(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2017
Novena to the Holy Spirit, Day 4
Dear Family of Mary!
February 25, 2005 "Dear children! Today I call you to be my extended hands in this world that puts God in the last place. You, little children, put God in the first place in your life. God will bless you and give you strength to bear witness to Him, the God of love and peace. I am with you and intercede for all of you. Little children, do not forget that I love you with a tender love. Thank you for having responded to my call."
In our societies today, it takes great fortitude to witness to Christ. The pressure to cave in, to be silent, to hide our faith in God is very strong. The strength we receive from the Holy Spirit in prayer is essential if we are to witness. Think of the disciples in the upper room, so fearful, in prayer, waiting for the coming of the Comforter, as Jesus told them. They were transformed at the coming of the Holy Spirit. Fortitude!! This is a sign of the Holy Spirit's action in our lives.
PRAYER FOR THE SEVEN GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
"Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world."
Saint John Paul II