MARY, OUR MOTHER

Friday, January 20, 2012

Mary TV Daily Reflection 1/20/2011

Gospa

January 20, 2012

St. Fabian, St. Sebastian

 

Dear Family of Mary!

 

On January 31, 2012, Mary TV will stream Ivan's visit to St. Joseph Parish in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The event will begin at about 5:30 pm, Eastern Standard Time. Ivan expects his apparition with Our Lady at about 6:40 pm.

 

St. Joseph Parish has prepared a novena to be prayed before January 31 , as a preparation for Our Lady's coming. It is a beautiful novena adapted for this occasion by Sr. Chela who works at the parish there in Kalamazoo! She sent it on to me so that we could all pray together!

 

I am sending the entire novena today, so you can print it out and pray it each day, starting January 22 - Sunday! This is a wonderful way to prepare for Our Lady's visit to us all over the internet! (I hope to post it on our web page, and also the Spanish translation.)

 

 

Novena to Our Lady of Medjugorje*

 

Devotion to Our Lady of Medjugorje sprung up almost immediately after the revelation to the visionaries in 1981. These messages are spoken to the world for the conversion and repentance of sin, that we may all live our lives in service of Our Lord Jesus. The summons of Our Blessed Lady is for all and anyone who would hear her.

 

Prayer to the Mother of Goodness, Love and Mercy Queen of Peace

 

O Mother of goodness, love and mercy, I love you infinitely and I offer myself to you. By means of your goodness, your love and your grace, pray for my salvation. I desire to be yours. I love you infinitely and ask for your protection.  

 

From the depth of my heart I pray to you, Mother of goodness. Let me gain heaven by means of it. I pray to you, by your infinite love, to give me the grace, so that I may love everyone, as you loved Jesus Christ. I ask you to give me the grace to be merciful as you are.

 

I offer myself to you completely and desire that you follow my every step, because you are full of grace. I pray that I will never forget this. And if, by chance, I should lose grace I pray to you to restore it for me once more. Amen.

 

1st Day: Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit

 

Scripture Reading: "Blessed are the poor in spirit, theirs is the kingdom of heaven." (Mt 5:3)

 

Prayer: On May 2, 1982 you told us that you came to call the world to conversion; we pray that you help us convert our hearts to the will of your Son so that we may have a spirit of poverty and know that without God we cannot enter into Heaven. We ask that you obtain for us the gift of total dependence on the work and Word of your son Jesus, to do God's will on earth, so that we will one day be happy in Heaven.

Pause for Personal Meditation

  • Our Father...
  • Hail Mary...
  • Glory Be...

Holy Mother of Medjugorje, pray for us who have recourse to you!

 

2nd Day: Blessed Are the Meek

 

Scripture Readings: "Blessed are the meek, they shall inherit the land." (Mt 5:5)

 

Prayer: On December 25, 1989 you called us 'little children' and asked us to read the messages you send each day. Help us accept the messages and to be gentle as children to others, so that we may all accept what Jesus wants for us on this earth.

Pause for Personal Meditation

  • Our Father...
  • Hail Mary...
  • Glory Be...

Holy Mother of Medjugorje, pray for us who have recourse to you!

 

3rd Day: Blessed are Those Who Mourn

 

Scripture Reading: "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." (Mt. 5:4)

 

Prayer: On August 6, 1982 you asked us to pray for peace. O Blessed Virgin Mary, teach us to pray for the times we have not been remorseful of our sins, and thus have caused pain to this world by repeating them. Help us always to know that our sins offend your Son, and that we must change our ways.

Pause for Personal Meditation

  • Our Father...
  • Hail Mary...
  • Glory Be...

Holy Mother of Medjugorje, pray for us who have recourse to you!

 

4th Day: Blessed are those who Hunger for Justice

 

Scripture Reading: "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for justice; they shall be satisfied." (Mt 5:6)

 

Prayer: On June 9, 1984 you told the children to pray for the Spirit of Truth! You asked that your words be repeated by the children exactly as you spoke them. We pray for the Spirit of Truth in all that we do and say. We also pray that we may teach others the Spirit of Truth so that together we may find a deeper love for Justice.

Pause for Personal Meditation

  • Our Father...
  • Hail Mary...
  • Glory Be...

Holy Mother of Medjugorje, pray for us who have recourse to you!

 

5th Day: Blessed are the Merciful

 

Scripture Reading: "Blessed are the merciful: for they will be shown mercy." (Mt. 5:7)

 

Prayer: In June of 1989 you told us to 'live the messages that I have been giving you.' These are moments of grace and we desire the grace of God to be great for everyone. We pray that we may have God's mercy and be faithful to live out God's will. We ask that you help us in this, Blessed Lady.

Pause for Personal Meditation

  • Our Father...
  • Hail Mary...
  • Glory Be...

Holy Mother of Medjugorje, pray for us who have recourse to you!

 

6th Day: Blessed are the Pure in Heart

 

Scripture Reading: "Blessed are the Pure of heart for they will see God." (Mt 5:8)

 

Prayer: December 25, 1989 you told us to accept and live the messages and our souls would be happy. Help us Blessed Virgin Mary that our hearts only seek God. Help us to renounce the material things of this earth that separate us from God.

Pause for Personal Meditation

  • Our Father...
  • Hail Mary...
  • Glory Be...

Holy Mother of Medjugorje, pray for us who have recourse to you!

 

7th Day: Blessed are the Peacemakers

 

Scripture Reading: "Blessed are the peacemakers; they shall be called the sons of God." (Mt 5:9)

 

Prayer: On April 25, 1990 Blessed Virgin Mary, you told us that you would pray and intercede for us, so that we might understand the greatness of the gift which God has given by your presence. Help us to be messengers of peace as you are. Teach us to draw hearts to God as you have come to do. Help us to remember that we are all children of God and therefore brothers and sisters to one another.

Pause for Personal Meditation

  • Our Father...
  • Hail Mary...
  • Glory Be...

Holy Mother of Medjugorje, pray for us who have recourse to you!

 

8th Day: Blessed are the Persecuted

 

Scripture Reading: "Blessed are those who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." (Mt 5:10)

 

Prayer: On July 21, 1982, Blessed Virgin Mary, you told us, "Through fasting and prayer, one stops war; one can suspend the laws of Nature." Help us to be more fervent in our prayer even if we are persecuted for the sake of our faith. Teach us not to persecute those we do not understand; teach us to be more understanding. Help us obtain this gift through a deeper prayer life with you.

Pause for Personal Meditation

  • Our Father...
  • Hail Mary...
  • Glory Be...

Holy Mother of Medjugorje, pray for us who have recourse to you!

 

9th Day: Rejoice and be Glad

 

Scripture Reading: "Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven." (Mt 5:12)

 

Prayer: Oh Blessed Virgin Mary, on January 2, 1986 you asked the children to follow God wholeheartedly as you did. Help us to do the same for our reward in Heaven will be great. If we live only for God then we can be ambassadors for God on earth. We ask your help in this and in all things.

Pause for Personal Meditation

  • Our Father...
  • Hail Mary...
  • Glory Be...

Holy Mother of Medjugorje, pray for us who have recourse to you!

 

*Novena adapted from The Marian Library/International Marian Research Institute, Dayton, Ohio 45469-1390, and created by Kelly Bodner.

 

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

 

PS. Have a beautiful weekend! 


 

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