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Mary TV December 18, 2016 Reflection - Christmas Novena - Day Four
(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2016
December 18, 2014
Christmas Novena Day Four
Dear Family of Mary!
is the fourth day of our Novena before Christmas! Again today the
parish will climb Apparition Hill, praying the Rosary. We will join them
live, through Mary TV! This novena is a big commitment for the
parishioners. They must drop everything to go to the hill at 2:00 pm and
climb. But they come. It seems that the more prayer, the more
sacrifice, the more grace is poured out. It is a lesson to me about
priorities. Prayer must be high on our list even at Christmas!
Lord speaks to Father Dolindo today about growing evil, and how to
respond to it. Of course Jesus does not recommend that we rely on our
own strength! Our Lady also comments in the message below about how we
respond to the evils of our time. She says we work, gather and run
without blessing, because we don't pray. The answer? Stop, drop on our
knees and pray, handing it all over to the Lord.
Here is the message:
25, 2008 "Dear children! You are running, working, gathering - but
without blessing. You are not praying! Today I call you to stop in front
of the manger and to meditate on Jesus, Whom I give to you today also,
to bless you and to help you to comprehend that, without Him, you have
no future. Therefore, little children, surrender your lives into the
hands of Jesus, for Him to lead you and protect you from every evil.
Thank you for having responded to my call."
Novena of Surrender to the Will of God, Day Four
see evil growing instead of weakening? Do not worry. Close your eyes
and say to me with faith: "Thy will be done, You take care of it." I say
to you that I will take care of it, and that I will intervene as does a
doctor and I will accomplish miracles when they are needed. Do you see
that the sick person is getting worse? Do not be upset, but close your
eyes and say "You take care of it." I say to you that I will take care
of it, and that there is no medicine more powerful than my loving
intervention. By my love, I promise this to you.
O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything! (10 times)
Let us pray 7 Our Fathers, 7 Hail Marys and 7 Glory bes.
Jesus, through the Intercession of your Mother, Mary, we want to stop
worrying and start praying to you when evil threatens. May we learn to
stop running and working on our own, and instead turn to you for help.
May we learn to surrender our entire selves to You, that we may give you
glory and honor all our days, and especially at this celebration of
your Incarnation and Nativity. We are all yours through the guidance and
intercession of our Mother, Mary! Amen.