Wire Wrapped Komboloi
Wire Wrapped Protestant Prayer Beads
The purpose of prayer beads
Prayer beads, also called meditation beads, have been used for many centuries. Prayer beads can be used for discursive prayer and contemplative prayer. In the Catholic faith, prayer beads are known as a rosary and used while reciting repetative prayers.
Discursive prayer is not methodical in that it does not repeat the same prayer over and over. Discursive prayer is a personal conversation between you and God. It is using your words and thoughts to bring praise and supplications to God. Using prayer beads with discursive prayer could be using each bead to say a scripture, make a request, to pray for someone specfically, to sing a hymn, or express thanks for something. How you use prayer beads in discursive prayer is totally up to you.
Contemplative prayer is one that is internal. The goal is to free your mind of your own thoughts to allow yourself to be open to the Holy Spirit's guidance. You keep silent and focus inwardly. It is a form of religious meditation that assists to allow you to press closer into your relationship with God, to hear His whisperings intended only for you.
The purpose of manipulating each bead with the fingers while using a rosary or prayer beads is to occupy our external senses while allowing our internal senses to go deeper into prayer. The beads keep us focused in our concentration.
All prayer beads created by Talitha Gems are hand made in the USA using high quality gemstone or glass bead components.