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Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 11:37 a.m.

Pearls of faith

Beads have been used as a tool for prayer since pre-Christian days and the practice can be found in many of the world's major religions. They are often used as an aid when reciting prayers, and can also be used during meditation. Strands of prayer beads come in all shapes and sizes and are crafted from various materials, from semi-precious stones to plastic.

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