These over sized cross prayer beads are great on a coffee table, draped over books, or simply hung on the wall. The scale of these massive beads is fantastic! A little Information you might find interesting... Prayer beads are used to aid prayer and meditation. The beads of a rosary count the prayers as they are recited out loud or in the mind. Relying on the rosary beads to keep track of how many times you’ve said a particular prayer allows you to clear your mind and meditate on your prayer more effectively. The earliest records of the practice of counting prayers among religions of Western culture can be traced to the 11th and 12th centuries. It is believed that people carried small stones or pebbles in their pockets with which to count prayers.