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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Mary TV Daily Reflection 11/28/2013


    
Pray with the heart...
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J.M.J.
November 28, 2013
Thanksgiving Day in the USA

Dear Family of Mary!

"Dear children! Today I call all of you to prayer. Open the doors of your heart profoundly to prayer, little children, to prayer with the heart; and then the Most High will be able to act upon your freedom and conversion will begin. Your faith will become firm so that you will be able to say with all your heart: 'My God, my all.' You will comprehend, little children, that here on earth everything is passing. Thank you for having responded to my call." (November 25, 2013)

Again today, I want to encourage all of us to take a little extra time for prayer, time to spend only with God in conversation. Our Lady wants us to try to pray a little bit more with the heart! Fr. Slavko writes so much about this prayer. Here is another excerpt:

A very important message is that of the 28th March (1985), "Pray, pray, pray, You will find your greatest joy in prayer." No one amongst us is against this joy, the greatest. And so no one refuses joy, we search for it all our lives. But why do we so often not find it? Perhaps the reason is that we do not yet know how to pray.

And from this message we can see what is meant by prayer. Prayer is a way of meeting with Our Lord, and meeting Him is very important. On a human level, if you want to meet someone, you must have time for him, sit down, have a coffee or eat and talk, see what he wants how he is, listen to his problems and tell him yours too; this is a meeting, at least on a human level.

To be able to pray, to feel a deeper joy, one must take time for prayer. Prayer does not mean just saying a Hail Mary or an Our Father, it means meditating in your hearts.

The prayers asked for in these apparitions are: The Creed and seven Our Father's, Hail Mary's, and Glory Be's, the whole Rosary, monthly confession, the Mass and fasting. At the beginning Our Lady asked for one day of fasting and as of August, 1984, two days.

How you fast and if you fast, I do not know. It does not interest me. What I want to tell you though is what Our Lady wishes. When she wishes for something, it is for our good. Prayer is the way to feel a deeper joy and peace. Fasting, too, is a way. We do not fast for fasting's sake and we know that fasting is first of all a service for the faith.

You must be very careful. Our Lady has announced atheism and here we can say that she is fighting against atheism, our practical atheism. We are all a bit atheist and when Our Lady asks for fasting, she is asking us to live two days a week like poor people before the Lord.

Fasting means leaving everything and opening our hearts to God. Our Lady also fasted two days a week because it was the custom to do so in the early Church, on Wednesday and Friday. And Our Lady lived like the early Church. So we must open our hearts and wait only for God. (Fr. Slavko Barbaric. April 10, 1985, Medjugorje)

Fr. Slavko cannot talk about prayer, prayer with the heart, without talking about fasting. Interesting! Practical atheism certainly can keep us from profound prayer. More tomorrow!

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

PS. Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving Day to all in the USA. May God bless our country, and all countries with His peace and providential care!!!

PPS.  Mary TV is planning to stream the December 2, 2013 apparition to Mirjana at the Blue Cross, as usual.  If the weather is inclement, Mirjana will have her apparition indoors, and we will not be able to stream.  We will try to keep you all informed.

December 2, 2013 - 8:00 am to 9:30 am Medjugorje time (2:00 am to 3:30 am EST!) 


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