Friday, November 29, 2013

Mary TV Daily Reflection 11/29/2013

you are not alone
Open the doors of your heart... 
(c)Mary TV 2013

November 29, 2013

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)

Since we received this message on Monday, we have been trying to respond to it, not with words but with actions. We will again try to take some time for extra prayer today. Fr. Slavko will speak one last time about prayer with the heart, about profound prayer:

In a message of 28th March (1985) Our Lady said: "In prayer you will find the deepest joy." But precisely in that prayer is where you find Our Lord.

Prayer is a meeting with God speaking to us, leading us, giving us light, saving us. Our Lord who introduced himself as a Father and Jesus Christ as our Brother, as our Friend. In our meeting with Him we must have a deeper joy and one of us has anything against this deep joy.

We must wonder how to pray, how to meet this father, this brother, this friend? God revealed Himself in Jesus Christ.

Before this [message], Our Lady also said another thing: "Pray with your hearts," that is not only to repeat something in words. An example: in a kitchen you can find every kind of food, but you can still starve if you do not eat well or if you do not eat at all. Many people pray but do not feel this joy, this deep peace. Why? We must say: They do not pray as they should, they do not meet Our Lord as they ought to in order to receive this joy. What may be their predicament to pray and not feel anything?

If you want to meet one of your friends, you must look for him, you must find time to speak to him, to listen to him... If you want to have a satisfactory meeting you make preparations so that you will not be disturbed. If you do not have the time, if you do not try to arrange the meeting, if you do not try to say anything to the other person, you cannot have a meeting even on a human level.

The same thing can be said, I think, also of prayer, if you are determined to pray. At the beginning of her apparitions, Our Lady used to recommend: "Recite the Creed". If you have made up your minds to carry out whatever Our Lady has asked of you, you must get ready; that is, find the time and take time when you can be for God alone, when the telephone cannot interrupt you, nor your wife...a little corner in your house, and say: this half hour is only for prayer. Find the time, the place and begin as you can.

I am telling you to begin as you can. In the beginning Our Lady requested the Creed, seven Our Father's and fasting one day of the week. They are the concrete and simple things to begin with. And anyone who has begun like this finding every day a little time for prayer, has been able to learn how to pray. We must begin as when we started to pronounce the first words with our mothers. We must begin as we can and go on continuously in this way. Look for a time, a place; try to speak to and listen to God. In this concrete manner it is possible to go deeply into prayer and you will, from day to day, feel a mood for prayer. (Fr. Slavko Barbaric. March 30, 1985, Medjugorje)

How do we meet this Father, this Brother, this Friend? We must work to find the time, the place, and the quietness of heart to meet our Lord. It is worth the effort. It will help us to rid our hearts of our practical atheism, and to fill our lives with the joy of God!

Thank you, dearest Mother, for coming to teach us to prayer. Let our efforts to enter into profound prayer be blessed and fruitful! We need prayer of the heart!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2013

PS. We enter into a new Liturgical Year on Sunday! May this new year be filled with peace, joy and love! May our prayer of the heart lead us into such a year!!
PPS.  Mary TV is planning on streaming the December 2, 2013 Apparition to Mirjana at the Blue Cross.  If the weather is inclement, the apparition will take place indoors, and we may not be able to stream it.  We will keep you informed!

December 2, 2013, 8:00 am to 9:30 am Medjugorje time (2:00 am to 3:30 am EST!)  Join us for this blessed encounter with Our Lady of Medjugorje! 


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