This blog was started on July 21st, 2015, after my Mary, Our Mother blog had mysteriously disappeared. I will post only Marian items, especially regarding Medjugorje and other Marian apparitions. Thank you for reading this blog. May it give great glory to God through the Immaculate Heart of Mary!
QUEEN OF PEACE
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Mary TV Daily Reflection 12/1/2015
Be Firm in Prayer (c)Mateo Ivankovic
December 1, 2015
Advent, Week One
Dear Family of Mary!
"Dear children! Today I am calling
all of you: pray for my intentions. Peace is in danger, therefore,
little children, pray and be carriers of peace and hope in this restless
world where Satan is attacking and tempting in every way. Little
children, be firm in prayer and courageous in faith. I am with you and
intercede before my Son Jesus for all of you. Thank you for having
responded to my call." (November 25, 2015)
Our Lady asks us to be "firm in prayer." She needs us to pray for
her intentions in this most important moment in history. There have been
many who have prayed for Our Lady's intentions in the past, and maybe
there will be many in the future, but at this moment she has only us! We
are alive in this difficult moment when peace is in danger. We are
those who have come to know the love of Jesus, and are consecrated to
Jesus and Mary. We are the ones who are responding to Our Lady's call
from Medjugorje. So, we are the ones who must be "firm in prayer" for
her intentions now!
But because we live in this world, with all the distractions and
challenges that surround us daily, we can become weak in our resolve to
pray. We can be tempted to slacken our efforts. "Surely my prayer is not
that important," we may think. It is precisely when we are being
tempted to pray less, that it may be most important to pray more!
St. Faustina shared about such moments in her Diary:
(872) January 7.
During the Holy Hour, the Lord allowed me to taste His Passion. I
shared in the bitterness of the suffering that filled His soul to
overflowing. Jesus gave me to understand how a soul should be faithful
to prayer despite torments, dryness, and temptations; because oftentimes
the realization of God's great plans depends mainly on such prayer. If
we do not persevere in such prayer, we frustrate what the Lord wanted to
do through us or within us. Let every soul remember these words: "And
being in anguish, He prayed longer." I always prolong such prayer as
much as is in my power and in conformity with my duty.
"Often the realization of God's great plans depends mainly on such
prayer." Prayer that comes out of our fatigue or dryness is often the
most powerful of prayers. And it is in these moments of prayer when we
have to fight to stay faithful, that some big battles are won!
Our Lady gave us this message, in which she sounds like our cheerleader:
October 25, 1989 "Dear children!
Today also I am inviting you to prayer. I am always inviting you, but
you are still far away. Therefore, from today, decide seriously to
dedicate time to God. I am with you and I wish to teach you to pray with
the heart. In prayer with the heart you shall encounter God. Therefore,
little children, pray, pray, pray! Thank you for having responded to my
"Pray, pray, pray!" That is the battle cry for us. May we all be
firm in prayer, knowing that we are part of Our Lady's great plan for
the salvation of many souls in our day.