CATHOLIC MYTH DEBUNKED: PRAYING THE ROSARY

DO NOT PRAY VAIN REPETITION.

Matthew 6:7

[7]But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. 

The verse is an imposition against repetitive prayer done in one occassion–or one prayer session. God never imposed anything as repetitive prayer meant in that aspect. JESUS repeated prayers after an interval of perhaps one hour. Therefore repeating prayers after some rest period is permissible. Other than that, it’s unchristian. The four beast in heaven repeats praises bec it’s their nature and God permitted it whereas you cannot read GOD permitting continual repetitive prayers for one session as right conduct for man. In fact, he prohibits vain repetition. Vain repetition in the sense of making long prayers by continuous repetition as God in his majesty sanctioned TO PRAY WITH FEW WORDS.

Ecclesiastes 5:2

[2]Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.

Repeating prayers to make it lengthy is logically vain repetition.

Why?

BEC GOD wants FEW WORDS in prayer. 

David prayed lengthy prayers such as in psalms44 & 45. MOSES prayed lengthy prayer in psalms 90-91so when God said, MAKE YOUR WORDS FEW, it doesn’t mean FEW in word quantity as David & moses prayed lengthy prayers such as the one below:

  • Psalms 90:1-17
  • [1](A Prayer of Moses the man of God.) Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.
  • [2]Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.
  • [3]Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men.
  • [4]For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.
  • [5]Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which groweth up.
  • [6]In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down, and withereth.
  • [7]For we are consumed by thine anger, and by thy wrath are we troubled.
  • [8]Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.
  • [9]For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told.
  • [10]The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
  • [11]Who knoweth the power of thine anger? even according to thy fear, so is thy wrath.
  • [12]So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
  • [13]Return, O LORD, how long? and let it repent thee concerning thy servants.
  • [14]O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
  • [15]Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen evil.
  • [16]Let thy work appear unto thy servants, and thy glory unto their children.
  • [17]And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.
  • Psalms 91:1-16
  • [1]He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
  • [2]I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
  • [3]Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
  • [4]He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
  • [5]Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
  • [6]Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
  • [7]A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
  • [8]Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
  • [9]Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
  • [10]There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
  • [11]For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
  • [12]They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
  • [13]Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
  • [14]Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
  • [15]He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
  • [16]With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.

(Note: Psalm 90-91 is one prayer)

LOGICALLY, what he meant by FEW WORDS is to have prayers necessarily few logically, in the sense of having few repetition if not none at all. It speaks about not repeating and repeating prayers in one prayer session as it makes prayers VAIN.

GOD SANCTIONED:

  • FEW WORDS IN PRAYER.
  • MOSES AND DAVID HAD LENGTHY PRAYERS
  • DONT PRAY WITH VAIN REPETITION

The most logical conclusion we could establish from these context therefore is to PRAY with few words in terms of repetition. When God said, let your words be few he meant it as let your words be few in terms of repetition, meaning, there must not be many repetition in one occassion as it would make prayers vain. That is for me, the best logical conclusion we could arrive at provided it would be fairly assessed.

CATHOLIC OBJECTION:

There are repetition in psalms such as:

Psalms 136:1-7

[1]O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

[2]O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever.

[3]O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever.

[4]To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for ever.

[5]To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endureth for ever.

[6]To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy endureth for ever.

[7]To him that made great lights: for his mercy endureth for ever:

RESPONSE: 

THIS IS NOT A PRAYER. ITS A SONG.

Conclusion: Praying the rosary is unchristian as it employs vain repetition.

To REFUTE me, you have to give a better logical conclusion basing on these context below better than what I have presented above and favorable to your catholic faith:

GOD SANCTIONED:

  • FEW WORDS IN PRAYER.
  • MOSES AND DAVID HAD LENGTHY PRAYERS
  • DONT PRAY WITH VAIN REPETITION
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