5) Allow yourself to be amazed
One of the first and most important steps for inner prayer is to go from thinking and speculation to looking upon and being amazed. Think of lovers who meet, not to plan out what they’re going to give each other or what they might do on the next vacation, but to enjoy the time together and to rejoice in each other.
Looking at a family photo album is very different from looking at a history book. In the photo album, we see people who are important to us, whom we love and even more who love us! That’s how our gaze at Jesus and Mary ought to be in the Rosary.