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by Veronica.H
My prayer rope is ten years old and starting to show wear. Honestly, I sorta like seeing the signs of use on it.

When is it time to replace?
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by theophan
Christ is in our midst!!


I don't have an official answer. I replaced mine when it physically came apart. It was made of wool, had become stretched, and one day separated between two knots. It was in bad shape, but I had had it for about 41 years.
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by Phillip Rolfes
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Hi Veronica,

As a maker of prayer ropes, I'd encourage you to keep using your current prayer rope unless it's either falling apart or you've become overly attached to it.

That last bit sounds odd, I know, but I have a tendency to get attached to the prayer ropes that I make for my own personal use. When that happens it's usually a sign that the Lord is about to put someone in my life who needs a prayer rope, and I end up passing my personal rope along to them. Then it's months before I finally take the time to make myself a new one.

Signs of wear on a prayer rope are like signs of wear on a Bible, in my opinion. It makes the item unique to you and almost an extension of yourself. Wear on your prayer rope is a sign of growth in your life with the Lord.
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