The standard Anglican set consists of the following pattern, starting with the cross, followed by the Invitatory Bead , and subsequently, the first Cruciform bead , moving to the right, through the first set of seven beads to the next Cruciform bead , continuing around the circle.
How do I use them? Hold your mala with one hand. Let it drape across your fingers so you can move it easily. Complete one full breath (inhale and exhale). Move your fingers to the next bead , breathing in and out once per bead . Finish at the guru bead to complete 108 breaths.
Hold the beaded rosary in your left hand with both ends in your right hand. Use both cords together to form the last knots , close to the other knots . Loop both strings once away from you and twice toward you, then push both ends of the cord through the loops, creating the last cruciform bead.
Anglicans and Episcopalians make the sign of the cross from touching one’s forehead to chest or upper stomach, then from left side to right side of the breast, and often ending in the center.
The prayer is recited as follows: 33 times “Subhan Allah” (Glory be to God), 33 times “Al-hamdu lilah” (Praise be to God), and 33 times “Allahu Akbar” (God is the greatest) which equals 99, the number of beads in the misbaha. To keep track of counting either the phalanges of the right hand or a misbaha is used.
Traditional malas are almost always worn on the right hand, wrapped around the wrist like a bracelet. If you are going to wear Mala beads , there are a few rules you should know about. For example, it is not appropriate for your beads , either necklaces or bracelets, to ever touch the ground.
A traditional mantra for activating and sealing in the energy in your new rudraksha mala is “Om Hrim Namah Shivaya Om.” Chant this mantra at least three times. Sit for at least five minutes to seal the energetic bond. Once you have activated your mala beads , you may want to cleanse and clean them from time to time.
Add Your Beads One Side At A Time. Make a knot on top of every bead as you add them. Slide the knot as close as possible to the bead . Repeat this process: add a bead , tie a knot, add a bead , knot. Start and complete one entire side of mala : add 18 beads and 18 knots then add one counter bead and one knot.
Step 1: Near one end, wrap the long piece of paracord over a lacing needle or a short piece of a straw. Step 2: Wrap the long end over the first wrap by working toward the back of the needle. Step 3: Wrap the cord a third time to the left of the first and second wraps.
Rosaries can be made using individual beads, chain and other findings. 53 small (6-8 mm) beads, 10 for each of five groups of beads for the “Hail Mary” prayer, plus three additional “Hail Mary” beads. Each group of 10 beads is called a “decade.”
A rosary is composed of a crucifix, 53 beads of one color to represent Hail Mary prayers, and 6 beads of another color to represent Our Father prayers. The crucifix and beads are strung in a pattern on sturdy string or thread. Religious supply stores sell small crucifixes that are suitable for making rosaries.