June 15, 2011Dear Family of Mary!
As we near the Anniversary, many people are joining to pray a novena in honor of Our Lady of Medjugorje. I will include the novena prayers each day, so we can easily pray them together. Denis and I are preparing to leave for Medjugorje. It is a busy time. Please pray for us!!1st day: We pray for the Visionaries
(See this webpage for prayers: http://www.medjugorje.org/anniversarynovena.htm)
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2. Veni Creator Spiritus
3. Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary
Texts for Meditation
Jesus said to his disciples: "These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the law and in the prophets and psalms must be fulfilled." Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures. And he said to them: "thus it is written that the Messiah would suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and that repentance, for the forgiveness of sins, would be preached in his name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. And behold I am sending the promise of my Father upon you; but stay in the city until you are clothed with the power from on high." (Lk 24:44-49)
"Dear children! Today I thank you for living and witnessing to my messages with your life. Little children, be strong and pray so that prayer may give you strength and joy. Only in this way will each of you be mine and I will lead you on the way of salvation. Little children, pray and with your life bear witness to my presence here. May each day be a joyful witness for you of God's love. Thank you for having responded to my call." (Message, June 25, 1999)
"Prayer is the raising of one's mind and heart to God or the requesting of good things from God." But when we pray, do we speak from the height of our pride and will, or "out of the depths" of a humble and contrite heart? He who humbles himself will be exalted; humility is the foundation of prayer, only when we humbly acknowledge that "we do not know how to pray as we ought," are we ready to receive freely the gift of prayer. "Man is a beggar before God." (CCC. N2559)
4. The Litany of the Blessed Virgin
Concluding prayer: Lord, You call all Christians to be real witnesses of Your life and of Your love. Today, we thank You in a special way for the visionaries and for their mission in witnessing to the messages of the Queen of Peace. We present to You all of their needs. We pray for each one of them personally, that You may be near them, so that they may grow unceasingly in the experience of Your strength. We pray that You guide them to a deeper and more humble prayer in further witnessing to the presence of Our Lady in Medjugorje. Amen.In Jesus and Mary!
Cathy NolanPS Here again are the URLs for the "live" streaming windows on our webpage. You can also find them from our home page, www.marytv.tv
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Check each day from June 21 to 26 for updated scheduling!!!