“Our souls are restless until they find their rest in Thee.” - St. Augustine
Life isn’t easy. Each one of us has difficulties that we must work through in order to reach a place of peace and joy— which ultimately, is happiness. On our own, we can wander around in the desert, say for 40 years, as did the ancient Israelites, or we can follow the maps as received via the Church.
The Rosary being one of these maps will give us graces to persevere, the ability to find solutions to the challenges we face, and will help us reach our goals much sooner. By praying the Rosary, we are making an act of faith that no matter what happens, we will trust in God, do our best, live out our calling, and thus, serve God and others, fulfilling the twofold commandment of love: love God and your neighbor.
In praying the Rosary daily, we are building up personal discipline, and are developing in our relationship with God, a deeper trust. We begin by expressing our belief in Him, (Apostles’ Creed) and then, after submitting to His Will (Our Father), we ask Him for signal graces: an increase in faith, hope and charity (Hail Marys). Then we reflect on the wisdom of Christ’s life, and implement the love found in Him into our own circumstances (the Mysteries).
We find comfort in the Rosary because God has promised us that:
“[E]ven to your old age I am He, and to gray hairs I will carry you. I have made, and I will bear; I will carry and will save.” – Isaiah 46:4
"and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." – Matt 28:20
God will nurture us and answer our prayers. The saints and faithful profess this as true from their own experiences:
“Never will anyone who says his Rosary every day be led astray. This is a statement that I would gladly sign with my blood.” - Saint Louis de Montfort
“Give me an army saying the Rosary and I will conquer the world.” - Pope Blessed Pius IX
“The greatest method of praying is to pray the Rosary.” - Saint Francis de Sales
“The Rosary is the most beautiful and the most rich in graces of all prayers; it is the prayer that touches most the Heart of the Mother of God…and if you wish peace to reign in your homes, recite the family Rosary.” - Pope Saint Pius X
By praying the Rosary, our daily sorrows will be comforted, our wills will be rightly aligned with God’s Will, and we will fall deeper in love with Him. Thus, by praying the Rosary, we are guaranteed to have a more secure happiness, than if we do not pray.