Friday, May 24, 2013

Mary TV Daily Reflection 5/24/2013

 little girl kissing Jesus
(c)Mary TV 2013
"Pray, persevere in prayer,
that the Holy Spirit may descend upon your families."

May 24, 2013

Dear Family of Mary!

"Dear children, also today, in a special way, I invite you in this time of grace to open your souls to the Holy Spirit. Dear children, do not permit the world to lead you. Therefore, may the Holy Spirit lead you. Pray, persevere in prayer, that the Holy Spirit may descend upon your families who are in darkness. The mother prays together with you, intercedes before her son for you. Thank you, dear children, for responding to my call today." (Message given through Ivan on May 20, 2013, on Apparition Hill with his prayer group)

Mother Mary is serious about one thing above all else. She is serious about prayer. She directs and redirects us over and over again to persevere in prayer. Prayer is her "secret" weapon. Of course prayer is not secret. But, in our world today, prayer is all but forgotten. And even we, who have heard her call, can forget to pray as we get busier and busier in our day to day lives.

In this message Our Lady gives us a really good reason for persevering in prayer, the good of our families. She tells us some of our family members are in darkness. "Pray, persevere in prayer, that the Holy Spirit may descend upon your families who are in darkness."  Without judging anyone in our families, we can assume that the darkness of this world is attempting to surround and swallow up our family members. There is darkness in our family histories, darkness in the present family line, and there will be darkness in the future generations if we do not pray with energy and commitment for them all. Through our prayer, the Holy Spirit will be able to descend on our ancestors, the present family members, and the future family tree. He will bring with Him, the Light of Truth, so that our families will be founded on the Truth of Faith.

This is a wonderful work of mercy that we can do for our families. We can pray for our families, generously and without stint. One day, they will know the effects of our prayer, no matter how hidden it is now. What joy there will be in heaven, when we will all be joined together for eternity, due to our faithfulness to prayer!!

Fr. John Hampsch C.M.F. has written a beautiful prayer for family healing which I want to share with all of you today. We pray this prayer every day at the end of our Daily Rosary, on line. It is powerful. I have seen the good effects of this prayer personally. Maybe you will find it helpful as well.


Heavenly Father, I come before you as your child, in great need of your help; I have physical health needs, emotional needs, spiritual needs, and interpersonal needs. Many of my problems have been caused by my own failures, neglect and sinfulness, for which I humbly beg your forgiveness, Lord. But I also ask you to forgive the sins of my ancestors whose failures have left their effects on me in the form of unwanted tendencies, behavior patterns and defects in body, mind and spirit. Heal me, Lord, of all these disorders.

With your help I sincerely forgive everyone, especially living or dead members of my family tree, who have directly offended me or my loved ones in any way, or those whose sins have resulted in our present sufferings and disorders. In the name of your divine Son, Jesus, and in the power of his Holy Spirit, I ask you, Father, to deliver me and my entire family tree from the influence of the evil one. Free all living and dead members of my family tree, including those in adoptive relationships, and those in extended family relationships, from every contaminating form of bondage. By your loving concern for us, heavenly Father, and by the shed blood of your precious Son, Jesus, I beg you to extend your blessing to me and to all my living and deceased relatives. Heal every negative effect transmitted through all past generations, and prevent such negative effects in future generations of my family tree.

I symbolically place the cross of Jesus over the head of each person in my family tree, and between each generation; I ask you to let the cleansing blood of Jesus purify the bloodlines in my family lineage. Set your protective angels to encamp around us, and permit Archangel Raphael, the patron of healing, to administer your divine healing power to all of us, even in areas of genetic disability. Give special power to our family members' guardian angels to heal, protect, guide and encourage each of us in all our needs. Let your healing power be released at this very moment, and let it continue as long as your sovereignty permits.

In our family tree, Lord, replace all bondage with a holy bonding in family love. And let there be an ever-deeper bonding with you, Lord, by the Holy Spirit, to your Son, Jesus. Let the family of the Holy Trinity pervade our family with its tender, warm, loving presence, so that our family may recognize and manifest that love in all our relationships. All of our unknown needs we include with this petition that we pray in Jesus' precious Name. Amen.

St. Joseph, Patron of family life, pray for us. Our Lady Queen of Peace, pray for us.

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

PS. Tomorrow, May 24, 2013, Mary TV will stream the apparition to Ivan, during his prayer group meeting at the Blue Cross in Medjugorje. The prayer group begins praying at about 9:30 pm Medjugorje time (3:30 pm EDT), and the apparition will take place at about 10:00 pm (4:00 pm EDT). Join us at  for this apparition and prayer time with Ivan.

PPS. This weekend, May 24-26, 2013, is the National Conference on Medjugorje at Notre Dame, Indiana. Though we are not streaming the conference this year, we will be attending, and hope to meet all our friends at our table up by the bookstore in the JACC Conference Center! This is the 25th consecutive conference at Notre Dame! May Our Lady be honored and loved this weekend!!


 "Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world!"   
Blessed John Paul II  -
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