Thursday, April 11, 2013

Mary TV Daily Reflection 4/12/2013

Rosary hands 
"Keep the Rosary close!"
Picture thanks to Tony Cilento      

April 12, 2013

Dear Family of Mary!

"I invite you to call on everyone to pray the Rosary. With the rosary you shall overcome all the adversities which Satan is trying to inflict on the Catholic Church. All you priests, pray the Rosary! Dedicate your time to the Rosary!" (June 25, 1985)

"Dear children! Today I call you especially now to advance against Satan by means of prayer. Satan wants to work still more now that you know he is at work. Dear children, put on the armor for battle and with the Rosary in your hand defeat him! Thank you for having responded to my call." (August 8, 1985)

"...God has sent me among you so that I may help you. If you so wish, grasp for the Rosary. Even the Rosary alone can work miracles in the world and in your lives." (January 25, 1991)

The power of the Rosary! That power has increased in these days. We may feel that we are more and more powerless, and it seems we are. But at the same time the power of the Rosary is increasing even as we decrease. God is giving us a lifeline in these days of spiritual battle. He sees how hopelessly small and mismatched we are to the task ahead. And so He is giving us a weapon that will counterbalance our weakness and work miracles. That counterbalance to Satan's power is the Rosary!

Recently I received an email from a woman on my email list. She was asking for prayer because she was in distress. She was losing hope because her problems seemed much bigger than she could handle. I responded to her with assurance of our prayers and suggested that she "Keep the Rosary close.". And yesterday I was surprised and happy to receive this response (she gave me permission to share it with you!):

Cathy! Ever since my last email to you, of the distress I was in, I followed your reply to me, "Keep the Rosary close."

Well, I have listened. And the amazing things God is doing in my life are unbelievable.  At least to me, for I never thought that I would come out of the empty pit that I felt I was in at that time.

God is great! He has done great things for me and others around me, just by keeping the Rosary close and keeping the Divine Mercy alive daily and just handing God my will (which is hard sometimes... no a lot of times). But the Lord and our Mother Mary have truly lifted me up.  I feel like I have a purpose.  I have never felt that before. You can't imagine how grateful I am...W.

What great news! A miracle! And it came through the Rosary, through clinging to Our Lady and her Rosary. I believe that there is nothing that cannot be handled through the Rosary. This is Mary's Time, and her prayer is given to us as our lifeline, our strong help. Let's not let go of our Rosaries, let's pray them as much as we can, in deep and trusting faith that God will answer us through Mary's prayer, the Rosary!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
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