Pray with all your heart!
April 24, 2012
St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen
Dear Family of Mary!
For several years during the 80's, Jelena Vasilj helped facilitate a prayer group of young people in Medjugorje. She received locutions from Our Lady. She was then just a young girl. But she had an unusually open and lucid communication with Our Lady. Some of the messages she received for her prayer group can be found in a document of the messages posted at Medjugorje.org (http://www.medjugorje.org/messagesall.htm ). Steve Shawl has done an excellent job of collecting all the messages from Medjugorje and organizing them in one document on this page.
Below is a prayer dictated to Jelena by Our Lady that I found in Steve's document. It is a plea to the Lord to make our hearts unified and whole, by rejecting sin and satan and instead entrusting our lives to God. It is a good prayer. It is a child's prayer, simple and powerful, right to the point. I think Our Lady is most comfortable with children. We are her children! Let's pray like children, with open, sincere hearts!
Petition to God
(Given by Our Lady to Jelena Vasilj, 6/22/1985)
Recite 3 Glory Be's
Oh God, our heart is in deep obscurity,
in spite of our union to Your Heart.
Our heart is struggling between You and satan;
do not permit it to be in this manner!
Every time that the heart is divided
between good and evil,
let it be enlightened by Your light
and let it be unified.
for there to be able to exist in us two loves,
that there can never co-exist in us two faiths,
and that there can never co-exist in us;
lying and sincerity,
love and hatred,
honesty and dishonesty,
humility and pride.
Help us on the contrary,
so that our hearts may be elevated toward You
just like that of a child.
May our heart be ravished with peace
and continue to always have the nostalgia of it.
May Your holy will and Your love
find a permanent place in us, that at least
sometimes we would really wish to be Your
children and when, Oh Lord,
we will desire to be Your children,
remember our past desires
and help us to receive You again.
We open our hearts to you
so that Your holy love will remain in us.
We open our souls to you,
so that they may be touched by Your holy mercy
which will help us to see clearly all our sins,
and will make us realize,
that which makes us impure is sin.
God, we want to be Your children,
humble and devout,
to the point of becoming your cherished and
such as only the Father
would be able to desire that we be.
Help us, Jesus our brother,
to obtain the goodness of the Father in our regard,
and to be good to Him.
Help us Jesus,
to understand well what God gives us,
although sometimes we fail to perform a good act,
as though it were for us an evil.
In Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!
© Mary TV 2012
PS. Again, I would like to mention the National Conference on Medjugorje at Notre Dame. It takes place on May 11, 12, and 13. There are many beautiful opportunities for prayer during this conference, including a candle light procession to the famous Grotto at Notre Dame, two powerful masses, and several recitations of the Rosary. The music is beautiful as well. If you are interested, call 574-288-8777 for details. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.QueenofPeaceMinistries.com .