Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Mary TV Daily Reflection 4/25/2012

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May prayer become a need for you...

April 25, 2012

Saint Mark


Dear Family of Mary!


"Dear children! Also today, with joy, I desire to give you my motherly blessing and to call you to prayer. May prayer become a need for you to grow more in holiness every day. Work more on your conversion because you are far away, little children. Thank you for having responded to my call." (March 25, 2012)


This simple message was given to us one month ago. Today we will receive another message from Our Lady. Before we receive the new message, maybe we could take one last look at last month's message, and pray it back to the Lord, for his help in understanding and living this message. Each message is precious, words from heaven! We want to receive all the graces they contain.


Here is a stab at praying through the message from March 25:


Dear Father in Heaven! We are so blessed to have Mary as our Mother. We need her motherly care so badly. Please let her be our Mother in every detail of our lives. We welcome her motherly guidance and care. And especially, we want to receive her motherly blessing. Please give us the grace to be open to her blessing. Don't let us be hard of heart. Soften our hearts so that her blessing will penetrate!


Dearest Father, our Mother has called us to prayer. She has called us to prayer for 30 years! She has never lost this focus. She wants us to live and breathe prayer. She wants us to realize how very much we need prayer. Unfortunately, we are slow to understand. We know that the whole purpose of prayer is for us to communicate in a personal way with You, dear Father. How could we not want to communicate with You, our Creator and Savior? How foolish can we be? Father, we need You. Father, we depend upon You. Father, You are our Life. Help us to experience You in prayer. Give us the grace to run to You in prayer. Give us the Holy Spirit, Your Spirit, to fill us with Your presence, Your Word, Your will. We long to communicate with You in prayer, Lord. Help us to grow in holiness.


Finally, dear Lord, our Mother tells us something difficult. She tells us we are far away...far away from conversion...far away from communion with You. This breaks our hearts. We know it is true, because she tells us so. Like St. Paul, we know that we have a long way to run to complete the race. But it is hard to hear these words. Father, do not let these words discourage us, but instead, may we be moved to convert with more fervor and love. Show us what is blocking us on the way of conversion. Help us to root out any negativity that is lodged in our hearts that is interfering with our turning to God. Show us any agreements we have made with the enemy that are keeping us captive, stopping us from freely turning to You. Help us to renounce those things that hinder us from truly converting, truly choosing only You as our Lord and Father. We want our hearts to be unified and whole, totally given over to You. That is what we desire, what conversion means for us. Lord, please, give us the grace to turn to you and renounce all that is not of You.


Father, we want to respond to Our Lady's call. We want to respond to her love, her motherly heart. Thank you, Father, for helping us to respond to our Mother's call!


Thank you, dear Mother, for the message you will give us today!!


In Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

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