Anglican Prayer Beads
Anglican Prayer Beads are comprised of four groups of seven beads called Weeks which are divided by four Cruciform beads. The Weeks remind us of the days of Creation, the temporal week, the seasons of the Church year, and the seven Sacraments. The Cruciform beads point to the Cross as the central symbol of our salvation, as well as remind us of the four seasons of the temporal year, and the four points on a compass. A Cross followed by a single Invitatory bead leads one into the circle of prayer of the Beads, similar to the Invitatory (opening psalm) of the Daily Office.
The symbolism of this particular prayer form is very rich and well grounded in Christian Incarnational theology. A flyer describing the symbolism is sent with each set of Beads ordered.
These Prayer Beads are prayerfully created by a member of the Solitaries of DeKoven both as a way to support ourselves and as a vehicle to intercessory prayer.
Our standard Anglican Prayer Beads are made from both dyed riverstone and a selection of semi-precious stones and five styles of crosses are available.
If you are not familiar with our Anglican Prayer Beads, we explain how to use them.