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Friday, May 10, 2013

Mary TV Daily Reflection 5/10/2013



The Coming of the Holy Spirit      
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Novena to the Holy Spirit


J.M.J.
May 10, 2013

Dear Family of Mary!

"Dear children! Today I invite you to open yourselves to God by means of prayer so the Holy Spirit may begin to work miracles in you and through you. I am with you and I intercede before God for each one of you because, dear children, each one of you is important in my plan of salvation. I invite you to be carriers of good and peace. God can give you peace only if you convert and pray. Therefore, my dear little children, pray, pray, pray and do that which the Holy Spirit inspires you. Thank you for having responded to my call." (May 25, 1993)

Our Lady knows that the Holy Spirit has big plans for each one of us. Those plans have been designed for each of us by the Father and made possible by the redemption of the Son, and so it is now up to the Holy Spirit to put those plans in place. Our Lady wants to help us to open our hearts to the action of the Holy Spirit. And this time of the Novena to the Holy Spirit is an excellent opportunity to enter more fully into the graces of the Holy Spirit for the completion of that plan.

I want to offer prayers from Medjugorje and messages about the Holy Spirit from Our Lady during these nine days. Our Lady's words bring our prayers to life! So I will concentrate on Medjugorje as the source of our novena prayers. From today, May 10, until Saturday, May 19, we will turn our hearts towards the Holy Spirit, aided by the intercession of Our Lady. We should be excited! Our Lady tells us that the Holy Spirit will work miracles in us and through us!! (I will include a link to the traditional Novena prayers for our use as well.)

First Day (Friday after the Ascension)
(Here is a prayer to the Holy Spirit written by Fr. Slavko to begin our novena. It is long but very powerful! Fr. Slavko knew how to really settle into prayer and pray for a long time!!!)

Prayer to the Holy Ghost
By Fr. Slavko Barbaric

Mary, thank you for having called me to pray every day to the Holy Spirit through whom you conceived Jesus Christ, through whom you, in meditation, understood the Word of God and remained faithful to it to the end.

"Dear children! This evening I would like to tell you to pray in the days of this Novena for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on your families and on your parish. Pray. You shall not regret it. God shall give you the gifts with which you will praise Him to the last breath of your life on earth. Thank you for having responded to my call." (June 2, 1984) 
 

O Holy Spirit, I pray to You now with Mary who called me to pray to You. Pour Yourself out on me with all Your gifts.

Pour out the gift of love into my life that from now on I may love God in You above all, and my neighbor as myself.

Pour out on me the gift of wisdom that in everything I do, think, feel and decide, I may always think, decide and act in Your light.

O Spirit of Counsel, descend on me that I may, with my knowledge and the word of love, help those who ask me for counsel. Let my every word be a light to others.

Spirit of Jesus, grant me the gift of Your strength that I may stand every trial and do the father's will, especially in times of hardship. Spirit of Fortitude, strengthen me in the hours of frailty.

O Spirit of Life, develop the divine life which was given to me, through You, when I was in the bosom of my mother and again at my baptism.

Divine Fire, inflame the fire of divine love in my heart so that the darkness and ice of sin may disappear from it.

Spirit of Healing, heal within me all that is wounded and develop the undeveloped.

Descend on me with all your strength that I may be thankful for small things as well. Enlighten me, Holy Spirit, that I may know how to appreciate crosses and hardships, too.

Mary, you are the bearer of the Holy Spirit. Thank you for calling me to pray to the Spirit of truth:

"Dear children! Tomorrow evening, pray for the Spirit of truth. Especially you from the parish, for you need the Spirit of Truth that you convey the messages as they are, without adding to or taking away anything from them, just the way I put them. Pray that the Holy Spirit may inspire you with the spirit of prayer, that you may pray more. I, your Mother, tell you that you pray little. Thank you for having responded to my call." (June 9, 1984)  
 

O Spirit of Truth, enlighten me with Your truth that I may first live the truth of love, peace and righteousness. Help me that I may be able, with my words and deeds, to proclaim every day the Word of the Father in its full light to everybody.

Holy Spirit, guide our Pope, bishops, priests and all others who proclaim the Word of God. Fall on the parish community of Medjugorje, too, that it may be able to live Our Lady's messages and convey them to all. Fall on the priests who preach in Medjugorje. Fall on the confessors and those who confess.

Spirit of Prayer, teach us how to pray. Cleanse our hearts that we may pray worthily and always find time for prayers. Holy Spirit, pray within me and invoke Abba, Father. Grant me the favor of praying with the heart.

Mary, I also want to open my heart to the Holy Spirit, as you opened yours when you called me:

"Dear children! These days I invite you especially to open your hearts to the Holy Spirit. These days the Holy Spirit acts through you in a special way. Open your hearts and abandon your life to Jesus that He may act through your hearts and strengthen your faith. Thank you for having responded to my call." (May 23, 1985)  
 

Holy Spirit, take away all burdens from me that my heart may be like a developing, growing flower that brings abundant fruit. Mary, may the Holy Spirit start and continue within me the deed which started in you, that the divine Word may grow within me.

O Holy Spirit, through Mary I choose You today as the Master of my whole being. With trust and hope in your endless love, which manifested itself so marvelously in Mary, I decide for Your gifts. I renounce every evil spirit and action, and accept Your, Spirit of Light, Love, Peace and Order. I dedicate to You all my abilities and want to act in Your light. I surrender to you all rights over my life. Watch over me and lead me to the Father. I pray to You with Mary through Jesus Christ. Amen.
(From "Prayers from the Heart" published by the Medjugorje Web - www.medjugorje.org )

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
Mary TV 2013

Here is a link to the traditional Novena to the Holy Spirit:






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