Medjugorje October 25, 2013 Message

open yourselves to prayer

open yourselves to prayer

“Dear children! Today I call you to open yourselves to prayer. Prayer works miracles in you and through you. Therefore, little children, in the simplicity of heart seek of the Most High to give you the strength to be God’s children and for Satan not to shake you like the wind shakes the branches. Little children, decide for God anew and seek only His will – and then you will find joy and peace in Him. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

July 25, 2013 Medjugore Monthly Message

"...be far from sin and temptation"

“…be far from sin and temptation”

“Dear children! With joy in my heart I call all of you to live your faith and to witness it with your heart and by your example in every way. Decide, little children, to be far from sin and temptation and may there be joy and love for holiness in your hearts. I love you, little children, and accompany you with my intercession before the Most High. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

June 2, 2013 Medjugorje Message-In this Restless Time..

Jesus, you are my only peace in this restless time

Jesus, you are my only peace in this restless time

JUNE 2, 2013 MEDJUGORJE MESSAGE VIA MIRJANA

“Dear children, in this restless time, anew I am calling you to set out after my Son – to follow Him. I know of the pain, suffering and difficulties, but in my Son you will find rest; in Him you will find peace and salvation. My children, do not forget that my Son redeemed you by His Cross and enabled you, anew, to be children of God; to be able to, anew, call the Heavenly Father, “Father”. To be worthy of the Father, love and forgive, because your Father is love and forgiveness. Pray and fast, because that is the way to your purification, it is the way of coming to know and becoming cognizant of the Heavenly Father. When you become cognizant of the Father, you will comprehend that He is all you need. I, as a mother, desire my children to be in a community of one single people where the Word of God is listened to and carried out.* Therefore, my children, set out after my Son. Be one with Him. Be God’s children. Love your shepherds as my Son loved them when He called them to serve you. Thank you.”

*Our Lady said this resolutely and with emphasis.

Forgive us Our Debts; AS WE FORGIVE OTHERS

As I have done for you, so you must do for others

As I have done for you, so you must do for others

Reflection on May 2, 2013 Medjugorje Message

Dear Friends:

Like many who are voicing their thoughts about Our Lady’s recent message given to Mirjana on May 2, 2013, I also have been doing a full examination of conscience. Especially after her message of 4/25/13 when she also said that we are still far away from her.

Then I begin to wonder myself, how am I offending the Lord? Where am I judging? Where am I gossiping? How am I not loving? Am I heading down the path to perdition as she said many of her own children are doing?

Earlier this year, the Mother of God declared that ‘satan was cunning and leading many souls into perdition.” All we have to do is look around us and see all the meyhem and chaos that is going on with government, politics, world leaders, uprisings, hatreds, wars, persecutions, and all the wars in the family, family tree and more. Well now that puts it more into perspective doesn’t it?

But what about me personally? All war begets in the heart before it is manifested into the world, and around us. Something stirs inside of us when we just don’t like something, and then it begins to fester and grow, until we begin to get angry and more bent out of shape, which then causes divisions, distractions, then we accuse and start the battles. I’m sure you all know what I mean.

So now we have to see it from this view. The Mother of God, sent from heaven is coming to the earth to convey a message from God. God is looking upon the earth and what does He see and hear on this earth?

This is what God said through her in this message that comes from Heaven and how the world is offending the Lord in the present time.

“Dear children; Anew, I am calling you to love and not to judge. My Son, according to the will of the Heavenly Father, was among you to show you the way of salvation, to save you and not to judge you. If you desire to follow my Son, you will not judge but love like your Heavenly Father loves you. And when it is the most difficult for you, when you are falling under the weight of the cross do not despair, do not judge, instead remember that you are loved and praise the Heavenly Father because of His love. My children, do not deviate from the way on which I am leading you. Do not recklessly walk into perdition. May prayer and fasting strengthen you so that you can live as the Heavenly Father would desire; that you may be my apostles of faith and love; that your life may bless those whom you meet; that you may be one with the Heavenly Father and my Son. My children, that is the only truth, the truth that leads to your conversion, and then to the conversion of all those whom you meet – those who have not come to know my Son – all those who do not know what it means to love. My children, my Son gave you a gift of the shepherds. Take good care of them. Pray for them. Thank you.” ( May 2, 2013 )

When I prayed about this message in my own examination of conscience I was given a simple remedy. That remedy was the:

Prayer of St. Faustina for the Grace to Be Merciful to Others.

If one prays this prayer, then he/she will be conscious of how they in themselves are committing sin.

Friends, Our Lady is directing this to everyone. There is no one excluded. But she emphasized very clearly who she is speaking to; ‘those who desire to follow Jesus her Son’.

…If you desire to follow my Son, you will not judge but love like your Heavenly Father loves you. And when it is most difficult for you, when you are falling under the weight of the cross do not despair, do not judge, instead remember that you are loved, and praise the Heavenly Father because of His love….

We have much to be angry about. Sin is ugly and it has an ugly face. And we easily direct our hatred to those who commit such ugly offenses against us because we see their face, and not what is behind the face. We forget however, we also offend others, by our own self righteousness, boasting in ourselves thinking that we are all doing what we should be doing living out our faith and so on, while we get angry at those who are not. I encounter and have had many conversations about all the sinners in the Church, he/she does or does not like this person, this priest, this or that.

We forget that we are just these ones we complain about if it were not for the grace of God! What High expectations we put on others without them knowing we have placed them on them!

Let us not forget friends, the burden of responsibility falls on those who are in His grace. Those who have the light, and walk in truth to be good examples, of Christian love. Jesus loved us in our mess and in our sin. He came to us right where we were in our ugliness and raised us up, and taught us about His mercy and gave us a gift of conversion of heart to love him. We have to pray for the same grace for those who do not know Him.

Forgive me Lord!

Forgive me Lord!

We are called to love and forgive just as He has done for us, if you are walking with Jesus. Believe me I am preaching to myself here. But the time is urgent now. Just look around you and see how many unbelievers you encounter every day, beginning in the home. How are they going to know the love of God, if they are not experiencing it through the ones who say they love them.

I say this beginning with me. Dying to self, and conquering and overcoming all the pains and the wounds, and the hurts caused to us, to love another, is a heroic act.

But Our Lady made it clear, prayer and fasting and acts of penance is where the strength comes to do this.

We pray every day the Lord’s prayer to forgive us AS WE FORGIVE OTHERS. Here is a condition on the mercy of God. If we are not forgiving, neither will we be forgiven ourselves. We really need to check our hearts. I have posted not to long ago also Healing Prayer of Forgiveness that can be found in this sight. We really need to be working on our hearts in this time.

Pray for the grace to fast. On a separate post I will post St. Fuastina’s prayer to be merciful so all can refer when they find it difficult to exercise mercy. And let us all hold each other up in prayer in this difficult time.

To God be glory for His mercy and patience with us! Ave Maria!

Medjugorje May 2, 2013 Message to Mirjana

Do not walk recklessly into perdition.  May prayer and fasting be your strength...

Do not walk recklessly into perdition. May prayer and fasting be your strength…

Medjugorje Message to Mirjana – May 2, 2013

“Dear children; Anew, I am calling you to love and not to judge. My Son, according to the will of the Heavenly Father, was among you to show you the way of salvation, to save you and not to judge you. If you desire to follow my Son, you will not judge but love like your Heavenly Father loves you. And when it is the most difficult for you, when you are falling under the weight of the cross do not despair, do not judge, instead remember that you are loved and praise the Heavenly Father because of His love. My children, do not deviate from the way on which I am leading you. Do not recklessly walk into perdition. May prayer and fasting strengthen you so that you can live as the Heavenly Father would desire; that you may be my apostles of faith and love; that your life may bless those whom you meet; that you may be one with the Heavenly Father and my Son. My children, that is the only truth, the truth that leads to your conversion, and then to the conversion of all those whom you meet – those who have not come to know my Son – all those who do not know what it means to love. My children, my Son gave you a gift of the shepherds. Take good care of them. Pray for them. Thank you.”

Reckless behavior is leading souls to perdition. The world is very dark in this time and seems to be sinking more and more into an abyss of sin. Only the Lord God can pull us out of it. Let us thank the Lord for sending Our Lady who is the pillar of light to guide us in the darkness.

Do not underestimate the power of prayer and fasting. Our Lady has declared so often that through prayer and fasting, laws of nature can be suspended and wars stopped. How important is prayer and fasting for us today in our very difficult time.

Refer to this site for a prayer to obtain the grace to fast if you have a difficulty keeping up with fasting on Wednesday’s and Fridays.

You are Far From my Heart

You are still far from me.  Work on your conversion all the more

You are still far from me. Work on your conversion all the more

April 25, 2013 Medjugorje Monthly Message

Dear children, Pray, pray, keep praying until your heart opens in faith as a flower opens to the warm rays of the sun. This is a time of grace which God gives you through my presence but you are far from my heart, therefore, I call you to personal conversion and to family prayer. May Sacred Scripture always be an incentive for you. I bless you all with my motherly blessing. Thank you for having responded to my call.

How sad it is to hear that after 32 + years Our Lady is still saying that we as Church are still far from her. Conversion is most important in this time, especially in the family.

Pray, pray, pray, and pray unceasingly. This is non-stop prayer. This is what is most important in this time. There is nothing more important. We do not know how long the Lord will permit this time of grace. Therefore, pray and console the sorrowful heart of your Mother.

Ave Maria!

“Do not Shut your Eyes to the Warning…” March 2, 2013 Medjugorje Message

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I had a wow experience with this message in a personal way. This message came on the first Saturday of the month. A day Our Lady asked in Fatima to make reparation for the offenses committed against the Sacred Heart of Jesus and her Immaculate Heart.

I was at a local retreat center attending an all night vigil for just this…that is in reparation for the Two Hearts of Jesus and Mary, on the first Friday and Saturday of the month. It was not until into the evening on Friday when I realized that the 2nd of the month message would come for unbelievers and it would be apparition time during the night. I was so excited to be united with Our Lady in prayer during this apparition. And ironically I was given the post to sit with the Lord between 12:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. which is exactly when the apparition was occurring in Medjugorje. And the intention for that hour unbeknown to the one who gave me the intention was to pray for unbelievers and those who have separated themselves from God and His Church. God is so good!

As though this message were speaking directly to me, even though I know it was to the world, particularly for those who do not know the love of God; Our Lady said specifically, in the below message,

“….My children, keep vigil. I, as a mother, am keeping vigil with you. I am especially praying and watching over those whom my Son called to be light-bearers and carriers of hope for you – for your shepherds. Thank you.”

Her words not only penetrated my heart to the very depth but I understood in them that she was united with us who all remained awake with her in all night prayer, and how important this is for our faith life; that is STAY AWAKE be ready.

After I was able to ponder her words in spirit and in prayer, I asked her to help me to contemplate the meaning of this message,and the monthly message of 2/25/13 given to Marija. And she began to open her message to my heart.

Father forgive them, they know not what they do

Father forgive them, they know not what they do

I will give the reflection in parts as to take time to absorb in the heart the seriousness of the Mother of God’s messages.

Reflect below on her words:

“Dear children! Anew, in a motherly way, I am calling you not to be of a hard heart. Do not shut your eyes to the warnings which the Heavenly Father sends to you out of love. Do you love Him above all else? Do you repent for having often forgotten that the Heavenly Father, out of His great love, sent his Son to redeem us by the Cross? Do you repent for not yet having accepted the message? My children, do not resist the love of my Son. Do not resist hope and peace. Along with your prayer and fasting, by His cross, my Son will cast away the darkness that wants to surround you and come to rule over you. He will give you the strength for a new life. Living it according to my Son, you will be a blessing and a hope to all those sinners who wander in the darkness of sin. My children, keep vigil. I, as a mother, am keeping vigil with you. I am especially praying and watching over those whom my Son called to be light-bearers and carriers of hope for you – for your shepherds. Thank you.”</em>

Beginning with the first two sentences of her message,

“Dear children! Anew, in a motherly way, I am calling you not to be of a hard heart. Do not shut your eyes to the warnings which the Heavenly Father sends to you out of love….”

This was the attention getter for me. In her motherly way she is telling her child to quit being so hardened in the heart. And immediately the psalm came forth “…if today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts…”

And who is she speaking to? Her own children. These are the ones as I have often said IN THE CHURCH first. Yes to the world, but she said clearly, “MY CHILDREN…” You are the ones who Jesus gave to her at the foot of the cross. You are ones consecrated to her, who say you belong to her, and who say you love her.

Now lets hear this message and where you hear her say, “my children, or dear children” insert your name into the place of children. Because she is talking to you and me.

As a Mother I could relate to this message. I had an image of Our Lady being in a kitchen of the House of God, the place where the family eats the meal together. I saw the Mother talking to her children, admonishing them with a stern warning in a motherly way…(let’s think of a good Jewish mother here); who is trying the raise the conscience of her children. (I can hear myself say this to my own children, so I can appreciate the following words of the message which come as an examination of conscience.

So to ponder her message in the following reflection, we will reflect on Our Lady’s words as an examination of conscience in this Lenten time.

Do not take this lightly friends. Because Our Lady makes no bones about this message. She sternly said ‘DO NOT SHUT YOUR EYES TO THE WARNINGS WHICH THE HEAVENLY FATHER SENDS YOU…’

Anyone asking what warning the Heavenly Father is sending. The word WARNING is no accident here. Because part of the secrets are warnings to the world. And the visionaries have clearly indicated, we are entering into it, while the church is going to go through an ordeal.

Take to heart her words, and continue to reflect on them in the coming days. Ave Maria!

If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts…

Calling You Apostles of the Latter Times, part I

Today I thought I would share my personal prayer experience with this most recent message of Our Lady via Mirjana. I only write and post on this blog when I feel called to write.

Come Holy Spirit and bring a new baptism of your grace over us

Come Holy Spirit and bring a new baptism of your grace over us

Heaven was speaking loud this holy season of Christmas, with messages from four of the visionaries; all of whom were in different places. I have been praying my little heart out asking which message applies to my heart and family life, and how do we live it. Here we are now, several days at the close of the Christmas season and many things are coming to light in these message.

I encourage all to take these message to heart through deep contemplation. You cannot comprehend Our Lady’s words without prayer in the Holy Spirit, simply because Her words are authored by the Divine Author Himself. Let your hearts soak in the words, so that you are able to experience the Words from Heaven, and allow the little child Jesus Who was planted in your hearts to continue to grow anew in you.

For review below is the message of Our Lady given on 1/2/13 at the beginning of this new year. Keep in mind the extraordinary Word the Lord spoke as the infant child on Christmas day. “I am your peace, live my commandments.”

January 02, 2013 Message to Mirjana

“Dear children, with much love and patience I strive to make your hearts like unto mine. I strive, by my example, to teach you humility, wisdom and love because I need you; I cannot do without you my children.

According to God’s will I am choosing you, by His strength I am strengthening you. Therefore, my children, do not be afraid to open your hearts to me. I will give them to my Son and in return, He will give you the gift of Divine peace. You will carry it to all those whom you meet, you will witness God’s love with your life and you will give the gift of my Son through yourselves.

Through reconciliation, fasting and prayer, I will lead you. Immeasurable is my love. Do not be afraid. My children, pray for the shepherds. May your lips be shut to every judgment, because do not forget that my Son has chosen them and only He has the right to judge. Thank you.”

Our Lady began to remind us of her role as Mother. She is perfect Mother. A Mother with great love and patience for her child. A Mother who is teaching us how to be good. Wow! I thought, she wants my heart to be like hers. She wants me to have her humility, her wisdom, her Motherly love for those that God places in my life and those whom I meet.

Think about this for just a moment. We are talking about an Immaculate spotless heart, that flames and is burning out of love. A heart that is pierced, time and time again, by those who reject her, pay no regard to her, those who blaspheme against her Son and God, those who reject Truth, those who murder, commit sin and I can go on and on.

Her Immaculate heart feels pain for every bit of sin that opposes God and His Commandments, and all abuses to Her Son Jesus Christ and His Church.

Many of us don’t even realize it but we share in this pain with her already. But how are we expressing our pain is another story. Remember, this Woman the New Eve bared all in the silence of her heart, with the words ‘Amen, so be it‘ with great love and patience. This is exactly how she is speaking to us today, with great love and patience, putting up with us miserable sinful creatures whose hearts are cold, indifferent, slothful, critical, judgmental, boastful, puffed up, and well I think you can get the message here.

My heart burns and flames for love of you

My heart burns and flames for love of you

Is our likeness unto hers? I know I absolutely fall short of her goodness, her holiness, and her obedience. But this is what SHE DESIRES, and wants to teach us how to do live this way. Friends, we have to give her our ear, so we know how. We do not know how. Don’t think that you do, because you are human, you are a broken creature, and filled with wounds of the heart and sin.

The Mother said it is God who wills this to be so. God has chosen you. God has given you as a gift to her to cooperate with her in this plan, to walk with her, and learn from her so that we can be a visible witness to her and her presence in the world. Friends, if you are chosen by God, then should be not ought to strive to live the call worthy of what we receive. We have to work all the more harder, for to be chosen by God is a great, great (and I use this word in universal terms, not in human terms) GREAT gift, but comes with GREAT responsibility.

Our Lady gives a remedy however. If we do walk with her, if we do in the little ways she is asking us then she said very clearly…

“…by His strength I am strengthening you. Therefore, my children, do not be afraid to open your hearts to me. I will give them to my Son and in return, He will give you the gift of Divine peace. You will carry it to all those whom you meet, you will witness God’s love with your life and you will give the gift of my Son through yourselves…”

(continued in part II)

Ave Maria!

“Jesus summoned the crowd with his disciples and said to them, ‘Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and that of the gospel will save it…” (Mark 8:34-37)

October 2, 2011 Message to Mirjana

God the Father is not far from you...

Our Lady Queen of Peace of Medjugorje’s October 2, 2011 Message
Given to Mirjana on the Day for Non-Believers

“Dear children; Also today my motherly heart calls you to prayer, to your personal relationship with God the Father, to the joy of prayer in Him. God the Father is not far away from you and He is not unknown to you. He revealed Himself to you through my Son and gave you Life that is my Son. Therefore, my children, do not give in to temptations that want to separate you from God the Father. Pray! Do not attempt to have families and societies without Him. Pray! Pray that your hearts may be flooded by the goodness which comes only from my Son, Who is sincere goodness. Only hearts filled with goodness can comprehend and accept God the Father. I will continue to lead you. In a special way I implore you not to judge your shepherds. My children, are you forgetting that God the Father called them? Pray! Thank you.”

Mirjana said: “I have never said anything before, but are you aware, brothers, that the Mother of God was with us? Each of us should ask himself: ‘Are you worthy of this?’ I am saying this because it is difficult for me to see Her (Our Lady) in pain, because each of us is seeking a miracle, but does not want to work a miracle in himself.”

I Stand Before Many Hearts, They Do Not Open…

I stand before Many Hearts they do not open...

Dear friends and children of Our Lady, I want to share with you a moment of time that I was able to have with Blessed Mother in my private prayer today.

I asked Blessed Mother to guide me in prayer this morning before the most Blessed Sacrament to adore her Son, and that she would speak to my heart through her message of Medjugorje, and to teach me how to pray with her. The following message she gave I believe was in answer to my request.

This is a plea for prayer from the Mother of God. This is what she said:

” If you knew how much I love you, your heart would cry. If there is someone there who asks you for something, give it to him.

I also stand in front of many hearts and they do not open up. Pray that the world may welcome my love! Dear children, I would like for the whole world to be my child, but it does not want it. I wish to give everything for the world. For that, pray!” (March 1982)

I have been to Medjugorje on several occasions to just pray with Our Lady. I do not go there to look for signs and wonders, but to just pray with her and offer sacrifice in way of penance. On these occasions she has called me to “pray for the world” as she is in this message again.

If we listen to her message, and just for a moment hear this message with her tender love, and let it rest in our heart, we can hear her plea for our help. She needs our prayers.

She is still waiting for open hearts. She said she is standing in front of many people, and they still are not open to her Motherly love.

Our Lady is showing me that this is not just in the world, but especially in the Church which often is where the greatest persecutions come.

Our Lady is asking that we pray for the world to welcome her and her love. She wants to give everything to the world.

“Everything” is a very broad word coming from heaven. When I hear this word spoken from the Blessed Mother she takes me back to another message about praying for the full outpouring of the Holy Spirit. When we have the Holy Spirit, we have EVERYTHING.

Our Lady wants to bring to the world the Holy Spirit in its fullness. If we understand who she is, then we understand fully that she is the vessel and spouse of the Holy Spirit. Where she is, there He is with her. And whenever the Holy Spirit comes with Our Lady, Jesus is born. They are inseparable.

“THE WORLD” Our Lady said on many occasions is in darkness, and is steeped into great sin. She said that “the World” cannot pull it self out of the abyss of sin without the help of God. We are speaking of a global and universal plea.

This is not about praying for our own intentions, this is a global and universal call for prayer.

The world needs a Mother to love it. She wants the whole world to be her child she said. The whole world! This excludes NO ONE. This is universal desire of the Queen of Heaven – her desire is to be loved by the world, and that she can give her love to the world.

The love of the Mother of God comes from the depth of the Heart of God. Her love is a perfect and profound love, and carries the tender love of Jesus. If you have been blessed to experience this Motherly love then you know what I am speaking of.

Blessed Mother, the Queen of Heaven wants her child (THE WORLD) to welcome her embrace. She began this message by saying…

“If you knew how much I love you, your heart would cry…”

IF YOU KNEW! Can anyone imagine their heart crying?

To know is to experience. If you experienced her love, your heart would cry. Can you imagine this? I can and I have experienced it. To be in her presence, to be in her embrace nothing else exists on this earth. There is only you and your Mother, and the love that she radiates just pours out of her existence and floods the soul.

When I experienced the Love of God through Blessed Mothers embrace, I fell to the floor on my knees and my heart was filled with tears of joy that just kept pouring forth with such awe of her beauty and embrace, that to this day I will never forget it, and it is sealed in my soul.

Our Lady once said, “my heart burns for love of you.” Imagine her flaming Immaculate Heart that is on fire for you. This same heart is flaming and burning for the World to welcome her love, which she is holding on to so much love that her heart is bursting so she can pour it out.

But the world does not want it, and human hearts are closed to it.

If the world only knew Who they were rejecting….

Our Lady was sent by God as our last hope of salvation. Our Lady said, that she has come to call the world for the LAST TIME TO CONVERSION.

I hear the cry of Jesus crucified as I think of this, crying out to the Father from the cross saying:

“Father forgive them, they know not what they are doing…”

If we only knew the love of the Mother of God; where would the world be today if it embraced her Motherly love?

We only need to turn on the news to see what a difference it would be to embrace her Motherly love.

How few are listening to her. She is standing right in front of you and me with hands open, filled with many graces that she wants to give, and we are not even aware of her presences among us. She wants to give them freely to you without expectations, no attachments; she just wants you to experience perfect love and welcome her embrace.

Can our human hearts bear this love?

Why are we running from her?

Why do we hide or ignore her?

Why is the world rejecting the most precious in the eyes of God?

In reality it is the desire of every human being to be loved. We look for love in many places and never find it in things, or in other human beings. Human beings let us down because of sin and brokenness.

So why can we not embrace perfect love; unconditional love? A great mystery and a very sad state we are.

The Mother is waiting for you. Open your heart. Pour out everything that is in it to her. Give her all your problems and difficulties, as a child would do as he enters the home to talk about his day. She is listening.

Please my friends, pray with me as the Mother of God requested, “pray for the world to welcome her love, and that hearts will open to her love, so that she can introduce Jesus her Son to them; and He will be better known and loved…”

“Now therefore put away the strange gods that are among you and turn your hearts to the LORD the God of Israel. The people promised Joshua, ‘we will serve the LORD our God and obey his voice.'” (Joshua 24)