Prayer beads are a form of beadwork used to count the repetitions of prayers, chants, or mantras by members of various religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Shinto, Umbanda, Islam, Sikhism, the Baháʼí Faith, and some Christian denominations, such as the Roman Catholic Church, the Lutheran Church, the Oriental Orthodox Churches, and the Eastern Orthodox Churches.
String of beads used in various religious traditions
Traditional Catholic devotion which combines prayer and meditation. It is based on reciting sequences consisting of the Lord's Prayer followed by ten Hail Mary and one Glory Be to the Father; each sequence, called a decade, is said while meditating a different mystery of redemption.
A string of beads used by members of various religions to count prayers, chants or devotions.
Prayer beads, a string of beads used to keep track of repetitions in prayer, particularly in the Roman Catholic Marian prayer "Hail Mary" (Ave Maria).