May Your Holiness be Complete

I desire your holiness

“Dear children, today also I am calling you all in order that each one of you decides to live my messages.

God has permitted me also in this year, which the Church has dedicated to me, to be able to speak to you and to be able to spur you on to holiness.

Dear children, seek from God the graces which He is giving you through me. I am ready to intercede with God for all that you seek so that your holiness may be complete. Therefore, dear children, do not forget to seek, because God has permitted me to obtain graces for you. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (8/25/87 – Queen of Peace)

Live the message says Our Lady. Live and put to life the message she is giving.

In the world we live today, these are not easy words to swallow. It is not easy to live the message when we live in a world that hates God.

One of the visionaries of Medjugorje just said, that the majority of the world does not want God. And the one who does not want God, the soul is dead. We have a lot of walking zombies around who are dead in the soul. No Jesus, no life! Its that simple.

But Our Lady desires more for her children. She desires our holiness. This Mother is determined to help us. And she is here to help us IF WE LISTEN TO HER AND PUT TO LIFE THE MESSAGE.

All Christians are called to holiness, says the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Holiness does not always mean to live an austere lifestyle. Holiness is simply living a life of prayer, the sacraments, and renouncing sin. There are some who are called to a deeper spiritual walk with God, and some are even called to be martyrs. But this is not the case for the majority of Christians.

God is simply calling us to put Him in the first place in our lives, and walk the talk, live His Commandments.

This is my beloved Son, listen to Him

IF YOU SAY YOU ARE CHRISTIAN AND YOU BELONG TO GOD, THEN ACT LIKE IT.

Our Lady says to SEEK several times in this message. Jesus told us in the gospel of Matthew “ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened…” Those who seek will find. Seek Him. Ask Him. Tell Him what you need.

Gaze at the crucifix if you are struggling in your faith life. Look upon Him whom they have crucified. See what our sins have done to Him. <strong>Ask the question, ‘why would anyone lay His life down in this way freely if there were not something greater to follow after it?’

We are coming into a new year. The year of “FAITH” which the Holy Father has proclaimed. This is a time to seek and look for the truth. Look for God. He is waiting for you in His Father’s House, silently hidden in the tabernacle. Bear your heart and give Him all your problems and difficulties. Take the hand of the Mother of God, Who knows the way to her Son.

If you do not know how to pray, simply follow her messages. Our lady’s prayer is the perfect prayer. She is prayer itself. She will tell you how and what she wants you to pray for. This is the mystery of the message. And you will come to see how close heaven is to you.

Dear Mother, touch every heart that will read this post, and draw them into the refuge of your Immaculate Heart. Lead them to Jesus. Ave Maria!

Everything Falling Apart? – Medjugorje Msg. Reflection

"With all my heart and soul...I gave my Son to you..."

Thank you dear friends for your patience during this time of transition for our family. We have made our move and getting quite settled in. I was without internet coverage for several weeks, and when I heard the September 2, 2011 message of the Queen of Peace I worked hard at getting back to connection.

Wow! What powerful and direct words from Blessed Mother to the world, particularly to those who do not know the love of God. For the sake of those who have not heard her message, this is what she said to the world;

“Dear children, with all my heart and soul, full of faith and love in the heavenly Father, I gave my Son to you and am giving Him to you a new. My Son has brought you, the people of the entire world, to know the only true God and His love. He has led you on the way of truth and made you brothers and sisters. Therefore, my children, do not wander, do not close your heart before that truth, hope and love. Everything around you is passing and everything is falling apart, only the glory of God remains. Therefore, renounce everything that distances you from the Lord. Adore Him alone, because He is the only true God. I am with you and I will remain with you! I am especially praying for the shepherds that they may be worthy representatives of my Son, and may lead you with love on the way of truth. Thank you.” (9/2/11)

There is so much to this message, we will really have to break it down in the spirit of wisdom to understand the impact of this universal call. We cannot look at this message just at face value. These are words from Heaven! There is more behind them than what meets the eye.

In the first place, Blessed Mother said from the beginning of this message,

“Dear children, with all my heart and soul, full of faith and love in the heavenly Father, I gave my Son to you and am giving Him to you a new…”

How profound is this. Our Lady is pouring out everything of herself into this plan for the salvation of mankind. Everything of who she is from the very depth of her being is being offered to us. “With all my heart and soul...” This is the whole person. She is not just giving a part of herself but all of herself. It took her to offer her whole body for the Word Flesh to become incarnate in her. Not just for a few days, but for a whole term of pregnancy, and all the years Jesus was alive with her.

Time and time again she gave him to the world from the beginning of his conception to death always knowing that he would be rejected and defiled by men. And here in this month when we celebrate her sorrowful heart and all the suffering she endured, she is offering her Son to the world in His entirety with the love of God backing her up, filling her up and she is pouring Him out into the world.

The image will known to the church comes to my heart of “Our Lady of Grace” whose hands are just filled with enormous light being poured out over the world. She is the Mother of the New Advent, who is birthing her Son into human hearts.

Our Lady once said, “do not think that Jesus will be born in a manger again, no dear children, that is not right, he will be born in your heart…

This is the new coming of Jesus. God fully alive in human hearts. He is coming in a new way. God is always creating and doing something new.

Our Lady then reminds us in the next part of the message by saying…

“…. My Son has brought you, the people of the entire world, to know the only true God and His love. He has led you on the way of truth and made you brothers and sisters…

Jesus makes God the Father visible and we come to know Who God is by knowing Who Jesus is and by the way He lived. A son or a child always models the parent. In this case Jesus models His Father in perfection and glorified the Fathers name above all creation. Everything that exists is under the sovereignty and dominion of God.

And yet; here again, Our Lady is reminding us as she has from the beginning of this year that WE (the people of this earth) ARE GOD’S CHILDREN, WE ARE GOD’S FAMILY.

Dear friends the only way to the Father is through the Son. The only way to the Son is through the Mother.

Through his suffering death and resurrection, Jesus became the Passover for the world to the way of the Father. We must pass through Him, the living spring of life to be made clean and purified by the fires of the Holy Spirit to enter the holy chambers of the Eternal Father.

It is plain and simple. Jesus is the way, THE ONLY WAY TO THE FATHER.

In this language, there is no distinction between Christian, Jewish, Muslim or any other faith The word the Mother of God used was “people of the entire world.” There is no exclusion of any race, color or nationality that she is making here. Every human being existing on this earth is the one who the Mother of God is talking to.

Well now this brings a whole new meaning to us. Look at how we are divided on this earth! Look at the wars that are fought in the name of God, and yet Heaven is making no distinction. This message is for ALL PEOPLE OF THE WORLD.

This is beyond one saying, “Jesus is MY Lord and MY personal savior…” Nope! This term does not exist for Heaven. We cannot personalize Jesus to what we want Him to be. He is Who He is, the Son of God in every facet of its meaning.

Well friends, this changes everything, for one who boasts in his so called “religion”. Jesus is not a religion my friends. Jesus is God and Man. He is the only name given by God to the human race from which comes salvation.

In the next part of this reflection Our Lady makes no bones of what is going on in the world, and how God is permitting it to be so.

Beloved, teach and urge these things. Whoever teaches something different and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the religious teaching is conceited, understanding nothing, and has a morbid disposition for arguments and verbal disputes. From these come envy, rivalry, insults, evil suspicions, and mutual friction among people with corrupted minds, who are deprived of the truth, supposing religion to be a means of gain…” (1 Timothy 6:2-3)

You will Lament for the Message

My eyes will always be upon you...

“Dear children, during this time multiply your prayers and go deeper into the messages that I have given. Tonight when you go home, pray the Joyful Mysteries in front of the crucifix.”

Our Lady gave this message on 2/27/89, but has recently led me to it for my private prayer. Through her message I felt in my heart she is calling me to deeper prayer, and to spend more time in prayer during this time.

Of course for our present situation, we are in a family transition and a move, and we are really looking to heaven to help us and to guide us.

In my private prayer my thoughts were not exactly on our personal situation. You see, I have been putting this off in sharing, as she had given this message to me on 7/9/11 which was several days ago from now. What she said after this made my heart sink.

Again, as with all private revelation, you must take this for your own discernment, and retain what is good. What was meant for me, may not be for you dear reader.

However Our Lady is keeping this at the fore front of my heart, which has always meant for me is that she wants this to be brought to light. So I am sharing her words she gave to my heart.

Multiply your prayers she said…this is where I begin…

The Our Lady said to me:

“A great event is about to occur on this earth. My little one I want you and your family to remain in prayer during this time.”

Then she referred me to another message from her Medjugorje messages given on 10/25/05 —

“Believe pray and love, and God will be near you. He will give you the gift of all the graces you seek from Him. I am a gift to you, because from day to day, God permits me to be with you and to love each of you with immeasurable love. Therefore little children, in prayer and in humility open your hearts and be witnesses of my presence. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

I saw myself as a little girl holding the hand of Blessed mother, looking up to her and asking her questions as a child would in innocence. I told her I looked to her to teach me, because I am a little child and I do not know the way to heaven. The simple words of “Believe, pray and love” kept coming and repeating in my heart along with “multiply your prayers…

Then my thoughts started to go toward my first born who is going off to college, and I said, “I know she feels she is losing me! I don’t want her to feel this way, especially with the distance that will be between us. I want her to know I am always near to her and that she does not need to be afraid…” and then I saw in the same way this is me with Blessed Mother.

Blessed Mother often teaches me through my own Motherhood and my imperfect relationship with my children. But in this case we are moving to another state while my child is beginning a new life on to college, much further from home now.

These are the words though that made my heart sink as I began to understand that Blessed Mother will be leaving soon…tears pour from my eyes at the thought of this, because I have literally grown up with her at my side, and I cannot bear to think that she will not be appearing in the world any more, and knowing she said in Medjugorje, “when I am no longer appearing you will lament for the message…”

She clearly is stepping back now, for the Father to step in. I don’t know the day, I don’t know the hour, but I do know it is soon, and sooner than we think. And I look around me and I see, countless will be caught by surprise and thrown into despair.

Her private message to me said this…

“My little one, I will be departing soon, but as I have promised, the eyes of my heart will always be upon you. I have taught you well my little one, you only need now to put to life what I have taught you. The message I give will always be your guide, in union with the Holy Bible. As I have taught you, it is through the message you will find me near to you. My little one, the hearts of men have grown cold. I must now decrease, and allow the Father to come to correct His children. Remain vigilant in prayer and you will be united with me in spirit. Remember I am your Mother and that I love you.”

I felt the Mother’s work on this earth is coming to its completion. 30 years she has been with us. It was in the 30th year that St. John the Baptist was beheaded, and it appears the herald for our time; the St. John the Baptist of our time is also being beheaded; many of you know who I am speaking about. It is the time now before the public mission of Jesus with his apostles began.

The apostles of this time are about to do mighty deeds in the name of Jesus.

“The Harvest is ready, but the laborers are few…”

The apostles of the Lord are being put into position through out the globe for what is about to take place in this great event the Mother speaks of.

Then the Mother gave the scripture from the Wedding of Cana, where she said to her Son, “They have no more wine…” There is no more wine to fill the jars. Our hearts, our souls are empty, and then the Lord said to His Mother, “what do you want me to do about it?” Her response is to her apostles; that is, “Do whatever He tells you…”

Dear apostles of these latter times – you know who you are, it is time now to get yourselves in the posture of silence and listening for His command, to fill those jars to the brim so the new wine can be poured out into the world.

The hours is coming upon us where the Son of Man will be made known, in His greatest act of mercy for the world.

Multiply your prayers my friends that you may be ready in the coming days, within the next couple of years for what the Lord has formed you for. Remember, 33 years is the perfect year-the year of the Lord when He triumphed and crushed the head of satan.

The Lord has allowed satan to try the Church for a reason, knowing what He had in mind and what He was going to do for man. He is about to be manifest in His fullness. Woe to those who do not recognize the time of this visitation, that is the visitation of the Blessed Mother who was sent by her Son to call the world to conversion FOR THE LAST TIME.

After I received this light, a strange peace and calm came over me, for I know in my heart it is all business now.

Jesus please keep the eyes of my heart upon you!

Those who have ears ought to hear…

Prodigal Children, Come Home – Part 4 of 4

Father forgive them, they know not what they are doing...

“Dear children, today I call you to a difficult and painful step for your unity with my Son. I call you to complete admission and confession of sins, to purification. An impure heart cannot be in my Son and with my Son. An impure heart cannot give the fruit of love and unity. An impure heart cannot do correct and just things; it is not an example of the beauty of God’s love to those who surround it and to those who have not come to know that love. You, my children, are gathering around me full of enthusiasm, desire and expectations, and I implore the Good Father to, through the Holy Spirit, put my Son – faith, into your purified hearts. My children, obey me, set out with me.”

Afterwards Mirjana said that as Our Lady left she saw a scene that showed darkness on the left and a cross in golden light on the right. Mirjana said she believed that this was Our Lady’s way of showing the difference between a purified and unpurified heart.

As we conclude the reflection of the most recent message from the Mother of God given on 7/2/2011, my hope is that an understanding is coming to light of where we are at as a people of God, or better yet, the prodigal family of God.

The Father is waiting for His children to come back home to His embrace, that is every one of us who have squandered the inheritance and His blessings, through the frivolous spending of excessive entertainment and material wants. He is waiting with open arms and has the fattened calf ready for the great feast.

However recall in this parable, it is the prodigal son who admits what He has done, when he has nothing left, and has been stripped of everything including his dignity before returning to His Father’s embrace. And only then does he kneel before the Father and confesses his sin of disobedience and licentious life he spent wandering as the wayward child.

(If necessary, God the Father will permit you to be stripped to nothing if you cannot return on your knees by your own will, for He is determined to have your salvation and knows what is best for you.)

The Father however upon hearing the remorse of His son, forgets it all, and embraces His son with great delight and welcomes him back home with overwhelming joy and celebration.

Come on dear children of the Family of God. It’s time to come home. Admit your sin, and confess it to the one who forgives, receive His absolution and be made pure. This is what the Mother wants for you. She wants you back home with her in the one loving family.

I saw this quote recently. Consider these words and live by them…

“JESUS CHRIST IS NOT A RELIGION, HE IS OUR SAVIOR. THERE IS NO SALVATION GIVEN UNDER ANY OTHER NAME, BUT THROUGH JESUS CHRIST MAY EVER KNEE BEND.”

“All Christians in any state or walk of life are called to the fullness of Christian life and to the perfection of charity. All are called to holiness. Be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect.” (CCC 2013)

7/2/11 Medjugorje Message to Mirjana

An impure heart cannot give love...

In today’s message to Mirjana, on this feast day of the IMMACULATE HEART, Our Lady makes another call for us to recognize and confess our sins, and to cleanse our impure hearts. She says that an impure heart cannot bear the fruit of love and unity, or do what is right and justified, and that our impure heart does not show God’s love to those around us and who have yet to know his love. As in her previous message to Mirjana Our Lady says that we are gathering around her filled with excitement, expectations and desires but she begs us to listen to her and purify our hearts with the help of the Holy Spirit.

“Dear children

Today I call you to a difficult and painful step for your unity with my Son. I call you to complete admission and confession of sins, to purification. An impure heart cannot be in my Son and with my Son. An impure heart cannot give the fruit of love and unity. An impure heart cannot do correct and just things; it is not an example of the beauty of God’s love to those who surround it and to those who have not come to know that love. You, my children, are gathering around me full of enthusiasm, desire and expectations, and I implore the Good Father to, through the Holy Spirit, put my Son – faith, into your purified hearts. My children, obey me, set out with me.”

Afterwards Mirjana said that as Our Lady left she saw a scene that showed darkness on the left and a cross in golden light on the right. Mirjana said she believed that this was Our Lady’s way of showing the difference between a purified and unpurified heart.

Medjugorje 30 Year Anniversary Novena

I am the Queen of Peace

We are a little delayed in getting this novena out, but it can begin at any time. All prayer is good prayer.

30th Anniversary Novena to Our Lady
The Queen of Peace

On June 15, 2011, begins the Novena in thanksgiving for 30 years of the apparitions of the Queen of Peace. In Medjugorje, they will pray the rosary at Apparition Hill every day at 4 pm, and we unite with all our friends and with all the pilgrims all over the world through this Novena. The Novena ends on June 23, and on June 24, at 6 am, we pray for peace in the “Peace March” which leads us in a Eucharistic procession from Humac to Medjugorje. We invite all Our Lady’s pilgrims, wherever they may be, to unite in a joyful prayer!

1st day: We pray for the Visionaries

(See end for prayers)
1. Prayer to the Queen of Peace
2. Veni Creator Spiritus
3. Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary

Texts for Meditation

Jesus said to his disciples: “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the law and in the prophets and psalms must be fulfilled.” Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures. And he said to them: “thus it is written that the Messiah would suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and that repentance, for the forgiveness of sins, would be preached in his name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. And behold I am sending the promise of my Father upon you; but stay in the city until you are clothed with the power from on high.” (Lk 24,44-49)

“Dear children! Today I thank you for living and witnessing to my messages with your life. Little children, be strong and pray so that prayer may give you strength and joy. Only in this way will each of you be mine and I will lead you on the way of salvation. Little children, pray and with your life bear witness to my presence here. May each day be a joyful witness for you of God’s love. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (Message, June 25, 1999)

“Prayer is the raising of one’s mind and heart to God or the requesting of good things from God.” But when we pray, do we speak from the height of our pride and will, or “out of the depths” of a humble and contrite heart? He who humbles himself will be exalted; humility is the foundation of prayer, only when we humbly acknowledge that “we do not know how to pray as we ought,” are we ready to receive freely the gift of prayer. “Man is a beggar before God.” (2559)

4. The Litany of the Blessed Virgin

Concluding prayer: Lord, You call all Christians to be real witnesses of Your life and of Your love. Today, we thank You in a special way for the visionaries and for their mission in witnessing to the messages of the Queen of Peace. We present to You all of their needs. We pray for each one of them personally, that You may be near them, so that they may grow unceasingly in the experience of Your strength. We pray that You guide them to a deeper and more humble prayer in further witnessing to the presence of Our Lady in Medjugorje. Amen.

2nd day: We pray for all Priests who Minister at the Sanctuary

1. Prayer to the Queen of Peace
2. Veni Creator Spiritus
3. Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary

Texts for Meditation

Jesus said to his disciples: “Amen, amen I say to you, whoever believes in me will do the works that I do, and will do greater ones than these, because I am going to the Father. And whatever you ask in my name, I will do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything of me in my name, I will do it.” (Jn 14,12-14)

“Dear children! Today I am with you in a special way and I bring you my motherly blessing of peace. I pray for you and I intercede for you before God, so that you may comprehend that each of you is a carrier of peace. You cannot have peace if your heart is not at peace with God. That is why, little children, pray, pray, pray, because prayer is the foundation of your peace. Open your heart and give time to God so that He will be your friend. When true friendship with God is realized, no storm can destroy it. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (Message, June 25, 1997)

“If you knew the gift of God!” The wonder of prayer is revealed beside the well where we come seeking water: there, Christ comes to meet every human being. It is he who first seeks us and asks us for a drink. Jesus thirsts; his asking arises from the depths of God’s desire for us. Whether we realize it or not, prayer is the encounter of God’s thirst with ours. God thirsts that we may thirst for him. “You would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.” Paradoxically our prayer of petition is a response to the plea of the living God: “They have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters, and hewn out cisterns for themselves, broken cisterns that can hold no water!” Prayer is the response of faith to the free promise of salvation and also a response of love to the thirst of the only Son of God. (2560 2561)

4. The Litany of the Blessed Virgin

Concluding prayer: Lord, You are the only source of life, the only One who can quench our thirst for love and friendship. We thank You for Your humility in working through a simple man, a priest, giving Yourself to Your people in Holy Mass, in the Sacraments, in Benedictions… Today, we invoke in a special way Your blessing on all priests who minister at the Sanctuary of the Queen of Peace. May they further discover the power of faith through which You grant them whatever they ask of You. May they also become true carriers of peace, fruits of their deeply felt friendship with You. Amen.

3rd day: We pray for all Parishioners

1. Prayer to the Queen of Peace
2. Veni Creator Spiritus
3. Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary

Texts for Meditation

Jesus said to his disciples: “I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit, because without me you can do nothing. Anyone who does not remain in me will be thrown out like a branch and wither; people will gather them and throw them into a fire and they will be burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you want and it will be done for you. By this is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples. As the Father loves me, so also I love you. Remain in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy might be in you and your joy might be complete.” (Jn 15,5-8)

“Dear children! Today I thank you for all the sacrifices you have offered me these days. Little children, I invite you to open yourselves to me and to decide for conversion. Your hearts, little children, are still not completely open to me and therefore, I invite you again to open to prayer so that in prayer the Holy Spirit will help you, that your hearts become of flesh and not of stone. Little children, thank you for having responded to my call and for having decided to walk with me toward holiness.” (Message, June 25, 1996)

Where does prayer come from? Whether prayer is expressed in words or gestures, it is the whole man who prays. But in naming the source of prayer, Scripture speaks sometimes of the soul or the spirit, but most often of the heart (more than a thousand times). According to Scripture, it is the heart that prays. If our heart is far from God, the words of prayer are in vain. (2562)

4. The Litany of the Blessed Virgin

Concluding prayer: Thank You, Lord, for Your love, thank You for the call to remain with the heart in Your love and to bear much fruit. Thank You for having chosen this parish in a special way, by giving it to Your Mother, the Queen of Peace, with the mission to call the world to peace and reconciliation, to conversion through the renewal of fasting and prayer… Thank You for the openness of each heart, which knew how to receive Her, and allowed Her to make each of them a visible sign for those who come here. Today we pray to You, o Lord: make this parish an even greater sign of the Kingdom of God, and help the parishioners to become joyful and holy fruits of the presence of Our Lady. Amen.

4th day: We pray for all Leaders in the Church

1. Prayer to the Queen of Peace
2. Veni Creator Spiritus
3. Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary

Texts for Meditation

Jesus said to his disciples: “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (Jn 8,12)

“Dear Children! Today I am happy to see you in such great numbers, that you have responded and have come to live my messages. I invite you, little children, to be my joyful carriers of peace in this troubled world. Pray for peace so that as soon as possible a time of peace, which my heart waits impatiently for, may reign. I am near to you, little children, and intercede for every one of you before the Most High. I bless you with my motherly blessing. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (Message, June 25, 1995)

The heart is the dwelling-place where I am, where I live; according to the Semitic or Biblical expression, the heart is the place “to which I withdraw.” The heart is our hidden centre, beyond the grasp of our reason and of others; only the Spirit of God can fathom the human heart and know it fully. The heart is the place of decision, deeper than our psychic drives. It is the place of truth, where we choose life or death. It is the place of encounter, because as image of God we live in relation: it is the place of covenant. (2563)

4. The Litany of the Blessed Virgin

Concluding prayer: Thank You, O Lord, for giving us the Church as Mother and Spouse, to lead us in our earthly life on a path of light towards You. Thank You, because in the Church we are all brothers and sisters, and members of one Mystical Body. Today we pray for those who lead the Church: may they unceasingly renew within themselves their covenant with You, the One and Only True Head, so as to become faithful and joyful carriers of peace and truth in this troubled world. Amen.

5th day: We pray for all Pilgrims who already came to Medjugorje

1. Prayer to the Queen of Peace
2. Veni Creator Spiritus
3. Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary

Texts for Meditation

Jesus said to his disciples: “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. What profit is there for one to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? (Mk 8,34-38)

“Dear children! Today I am happy, even if in my heart there is still a little sadness for all those who have started on this path and then have left it. My presence here is to take you on a new path, the path to salvation. This is why I call you, day after day to conversion. But if you do not pray, you cannot say that you are on the way to being converted. I pray for you and I intercede to God for peace; first peace in your hearts and also peace around you, so that God may be your peace. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (Message, June 25, 1992)

Christian prayer is a covenant relationship between God and man in Christ. It is the action of God and of man, springing forth from both the Holy Spirit and ourselves, wholly directed to the Father, in union with the human will of the Son of God made man. (2564)

4. The Litany of the Blessed Virgin

Concluding prayer: Our lives, O Lord, are in Your hands. You alone know what we need to be saved. Thank You for teaching us this here in Medjugorje for 20 years through Your Mother, who came to lead us on the way of salvation. Bless and strengthen all those who have started to walk on the way of conversion and prayer here in Medjugorje. Strengthen their faith, their hope and their charity and never let them betray their covenant with You. Amen.

6th day: We pray for all Pilgrims who will come to Medjugorje

1. Prayer to the Queen of Peace
2. Veni Creator Spiritus
3. Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary

Texts for Meditation

At that time Jesus said: “I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned you have revealed them to the childlike. Yes, Father, such has been your gracious will. All things have been handed over to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son wishes to reveal him. Come to me, all you who labour and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.” (Mt 11,25-30)

“Dear children! Today I also rejoice at your presence here. I bless you with my motherly blessing and intercede for each one of you before God. I call you anew to live my messages and to put them into life and practice. I am with you and bless all of you day by day. Dear children, these are special times and, therefore, I am with you to love and protect you; to protect your hearts from Satan and to bring you all closer to the heart of my Son, Jesus. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (Message, June 25, 1993)

In the New Covenant, prayer is the living relationship of the children of God with their Father who is good beyond measure, with his Son Jesus Christ and with the Holy Spirit. The grace of the Kingdom is “the union of the entire holy and royal Trinity . . . with the whole human spirit.” Thus, the life of prayer is the habit of being in the presence of the thrice-holy God and in communion with him. This communion of life is always possible because, through Baptism, we have already been united with Christ. Prayer is Christian insofar as it is communion with Christ and extends throughout the Church, which is his Body. Its dimensions are those of Christ’s love. (2565)

4. The Litany of the Blessed Virgin

Concluding prayer: We have not chosen You, O Lord, but You have chosen us. You alone know all the little ones who will receive the grace of the revelation of Your love through Your Mother, here in Medjugorje. We pray for all pilgrims who will come to Medjugorje: protect their hearts from all satanic attacks and open their hearts to all inspirations coming from Your Heart and from the Heart of Mary. Amen.

7th day: We pray for all the Medjugorje Prayer Groups and Centres in the Whole World

1. Prayer to the Queen of Peace
2. Veni Creator Spiritus
3. Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary

Texts for Meditation

Jesus said to his disciples: “Do to others whatever you would have them do to you. This is the law and the prophets. Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the road broad that leads to destruction, and those who enter through it are many. How narrow is the gate and constricted the road that leads to life. And those who find it are few.” (Mt 7,12-14)

“Dear children! I am calling you to that love which is loyal and pleasing to God. Little children, love bears everything bitter and difficult for the sake of Jesus who is love. Therefore, dear children, pray that God come to your aid, not however according to your desire, but according to His love. Surrender yourself to God so that He may hear you, console you and forgive everything inside you which is a hindrance on the way of love. In this way God can move your life, and you will grow in love. Dear children, glorify God with a hymn of love so that God’s love may be able to grow in you day by day to its fullness. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (Message, June 25, 1988)

In prayer the Holy Spirit unites us to the person of the only Son, in his glorified humanity, through which and in which our filial prayer unites us in the Church with the Mother of Jesus. Mary gave her consent in faith at the Annunciation and maintained it without hesitation at the foot of the Cross. Ever since, her motherhood has extended to the brothers and sisters of her Son “who still journey on earth surrounded by dangers and difficulties.” Jesus, the only mediator, is the way of our prayer; Mary, his mother and ours, is wholly transparent to him: she “shows the way” (hodigitria), and is herself “the Sign” of the way, according to the traditional iconography of East and West. (2673 2674)

4. The Litany of the Blessed Virgin

Concluding prayer: Love is the sign of recognition to Your disciples, O Lord. We thank You for every response of love given through service and gifts to others. We pray for all members of the Medjugorje Prayer Groups and Centres in the whole world. Together with Your Mother, may they more courageously and resolutely, within their families and wherever they live, always show this narrow way, the only one that leads to You. Help them to grow day by day in the fullness of Your Love. Amen.

8th day: We pray for the realization of all fruits and Messages of Medjugorje

1. Prayer to the Queen of Peace
2. Veni Creator Spiritus
3. Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary

Texts for Meditation

Jesus said to his disciples: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him will not be condemned, but whoever does not believe has already been condemned, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. And this is the verdict, that the light came into the world, but people preferred darkness to light, because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come towards the light, so that his works might not be exposed. But whoever lives the truth comes to the light, so that his works may be clearly seen as done in God.” (Jn 3,16-21)

“Dear children! Today, on this great day, which you have given to me, I desire to bless all of you and to say: these days while I am with you are days of grace. I desire to teach you and help you to walk the way of holiness. There are many people who do not desire to understand my messages and to accept with seriousness what I am saying. But you I therefore call and ask that by your lives and by your daily living you witness my presence. If you pray, God will help you to discover the true reason for my coming. Therefore, little children, pray and read the Sacred Scriptures so that through my coming you discover the message in Sacred Scripture for you. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (Message, June 25,1991)

Mary is the perfect Orans (pray-er), a figure of the Church. When we pray to her, we are adhering with her to the plan of the Father, who sends his Son to save all men. Like the beloved disciple we welcome Jesus’ mother into our homes, for she has become the mother of all the living. We can pray with and to her. The prayer of the Church is sustained by the prayer of Mary and united with it in hope. (2679)

4. The Litany of the Blessed Virgin

Concluding prayer: We thank You, O Father, for having given us Your Son and His Mother, so that none of those who believe in them and listen to them may be lost. Thank You for caring for each person and, in Your mercy, for condemning no one. We pray today for all that Our Lady has prayed for here in Medjugorje, and for every grace that has been poured out here into the world. May it bring the fruit of holiness and serve You in Your plan of salvation. Amen.

9th day: We pray for the Intentions of the Queen of Peace

1. Prayer to the Queen of Peace
2. Veni Creator Spiritus
3. Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary

Texts for Meditation

At that time Jesus said: “Father, they are your gift to me. I wish that where I am they also may be with me, that they may see my glory that you gave me, because you loved me before the foundation of the world. Righteous Father, the world also does not know you, but I know you, and they know that you sent me. I made known to them your name and I will make it known, that the love with which you loved me may be in them and I in them.” (Jn 17,24-26)

“Dear children! Today I thank you and I want to invite you all to God’s peace. I want each one of you to experience in your heart that peace which God gives. I want to bless you all today. I am blessing you with God’s blessing and I beseech you, dear children, to follow and to live my way. I love you, dear children, and so not even counting the number of times, I go on calling you and I thank you for all that you are doing for my intentions. I beg you, help me to present you to God and to save you. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (Message, June 25, 1987)

Mary’s prayer is revealed to us at the dawning of the fullness of time. Before the incarnation of the Son of God, and before the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, her prayer cooperates in a unique way with the Father’s plan of loving kindness: at the Annunciation, for Christ’s conception; at Pentecost, for the formation of the Church, his Body. In the faith of his humble handmaid, the Gift of God found the acceptance he had awaited from the beginning of time. She whom the Almighty made “full of grace” responds by offering her whole being: “Behold I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be [done] to me according to your word.” “Fiat”: this is Christian prayer: to be wholly God’s, because he is wholly ours. (2617)

4. The Litany of the Blessed Virgin

Concluding prayer: We thank You, O Father, for the gift of prayer which allows us to touch Your heart; prayer in which You give Yourself entirely to us and in which You teach us to give ourselves entirely to You. We pray today for all intentions of the Queen of Peace and for all that is necessary so that the whole world, through Mary, may enter into Your glory, the glory of the Most Holy Trinity. Amen.

Prayers

Prayer to the Queen of Peace

Mary, Mother of God and Our Mother, Queen of Peace!
You came to us to lead us to God.
Obtain for us the grace not only to say:
“Be it done to me according to Your will!”, but to live it, as You did.

Into Your hands we put our hands, so that You may lead us to Him amidst these afflictions and woes. Through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Creed, 7 Our Father’s, 7 Hail Mary’s, 7 Glory Be’s…

Veni Creator Spiritus – Come Holy Spirit

Come Holy Spirit, Creator, come
best gift of God above,
the living spring, the living fire,
sweet unction and true love.

Thou Who are called the Paraclete,
from Thy bright heavenly throne,
come, take possession of our souls,
and make them all Thine own.

Thou who are sevenfold in Thy grace,
finger of God’s right hand,
His promise, teaching little ones
to speak and understand.

O guide our minds with Thy blest light,
with love our hearts inflame;
and with Thy strength, which never decays,
confirm our mortal frame.

Far from us drive our deadly foe,
true peace unto us bring,
and through all perils lead us safe
beneath Thy sacred wing.

Through Thee may we the Father know,
through Thee the eternal Son,
and Thee the Spirit of them both,
thrice-blessed Three in One.

All glory to the Father be,
with his co-equal Son:
the same to Thee, great Paraclete,
while endless ages run. Amen.

Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful, and enkindle in them the fire of Your love.

– Send forth Your Spirit and they shall be created.
– And You shall renew the face of the earth.

Let us pray: God, who taught the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, grant that by the gift of the same Spirit we may be always truly wise and ever rejoice in His consolation. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Litany of the Blessed Virgin

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.

God, our heavenly Father, have mercy on us.
God, the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God, the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us.
Holy Mary, ………………………… pray for us.
Holy Mother of God,
Holy Virgins of virgins,
Mother of Christ,
Mother of Divine Grace,
Mother, most pure,
Mother most chaste,
Mother inviolate,
Mother most undefiled,
Mother most amiable,
Mother most admirable,
Mother of good counsel,
Mother of our Creator,
Mother of our Saviour,
Mother of the Church,
Our Mother,
Virgin most prudent,
Virgin most venerable,
Virgin most renowned,
Virgin most powerful,
Virgin most merciful,
Virgin most faithful,
Mirror of justice,
Seat of wisdom,
Cause of our joy,
Spiritual vessel,
Vessel of Honour,
Singular vessel of devotion,
Mystical rose,
Tower of David,
Tower of ivory,
House of gold,
Ark of the covenant,
Gate of Heaven,
Morning Star,
Health of the sick,
Refuge of sinners,
Comforter of the afflicted,
Help of Christians,
Queen of angels,
Queen of patriarchs,
Queen of prophets,
Queen of martyrs,
Queen of confessors,
Queen of virgins,
Queen of all saints,
Queen conceived without sin,
Queen assumed into Heaven,
Queen of the most holy Rosary,
Queen of the families,
Queen of peace,

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord!
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord!
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us, O Lord!

Pray for us, o holy Mother of God,
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ!
Let us pray: Pour forth, we beseech you, O Lord, your grace into our hearts, that we, to whom the Incarnation of Christ, your Son, was made known by the message of an angel, may by his passion and cross be brought to the glory of his Resurrection, through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Hail Holy Queen

Hail! Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, O most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us; and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus, O clement! O loving! O sweet Virgin Mary! Pray for us O Holy Mother of God that we may be worthy of the promises of Christ.

The Medjugorje Hymn
To the Mother and Queen of Peace

We come to you, dearest Mother,
from all quarters, from all nations;
bringing to you all our troubles
ardent wishes, aspirations.

Look upon us and console us,
lay your gentle hands upon us;
intercede with Jesus for us,
Mother of Peace, do pray for us.

All the faithful look up to you,
you the lodestar of salvation;
cleanse, embrace us, we pray to you,
bless all in the congregation.

Bijakovo, Medjugorje,
little hamlets spread the story,
bearing witness to your beauty
to your name and to your glory.

For all your love, dearest Mother
all the wonders that we have seen,
we give to you solemn promise
to be better than we have been.

Reject False Prophets…Pray and Fast

You wonder why all these prayers? Look around you dear children and see how sin has dominated the world...

On December 15, 1983, the Queen of Peace addressed the signs of how to identify a “false prophet.” Our Lady said;

“Pray and fast! I am asking you for prayer…Fast on Thursday and Friday for the Bishop….” (regarding catastrophe predictions) “That comes from false prophets. They say; ‘such a day, on such a date, there will be a catastrophe.’ I have always said that misfortune will come if the world does not convert itself. Call the world to conversion. Everything depends on your conversion.”

False prophets undermine the whole purpose for the coming of the Mother of God to the world. We forget that God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world but to save the world and to bring it to salvation. It is the same today. God did not send His Mother to condemn the world, but to call it to conversion and lead it to salvation to her Son. God loves the world and His creation.

False prophets have their own agendas, and seek to have their own following, that is those who will follow after them. They lead others astray and distract the people of God from the call the Lord is giving them. Be weary of these individuals.

We forget most often that we are dealing with the God of Mercy in this time of grace.

Yes, there will be a day of justice to come. But justice will be dealt according to the severity of the sin. The world is already feeling the affects of its sin. Our Lady once said that the world cannot convert on its own without the help of God.

Well my friends, here we are today. The world is already feeling the effects of God’s justice because of sin, because the world is rejecting God in many ways, and men are living Godless lives. If you do not think so, just look again at the most recent message from the Mother of God on 6/2/2011. If God is rejected, then there is no more blessing and man is left to himself in his own misery and darkness.

Sin always has a cause and effect and it always affects more than just one person on a small scale, or a larger scale. With sin, someone is always getting hurt.

False prophets always speak about wars and disasters. But the Queen of Peace said, those who speak of such things are on their way to meeting them. War always begins in the heart.

The most common theme from Our Lady is the call to peace and to live peace in the heart. We do not have to meet with misfortune as she said above, if only the world would convert. That begins with every individual person and every one opening their heart to God.

We have forgotten the Commandments. We do not live the precepts of God. This has brought upon the world the curse and not the blessing. It is biblical history that when the people strayed from the Commandments of God and His way, the always fell into misfortune, and the enemy came an pillaged the land from them.

Jesus said in the gospels, ‘you are my friends IF you do what I tell you and if you “live my commandments.'”

The Blessed Mother gives the remedy on how to live the Commandments. On countless occasions she has said, “live my messages… put to life the message I give…”

If you want to know how her message speaks to you personally, you have to pray the message and listen to how it is speaking to you.

Put away false prophets, and stay away from those who speak of disaster, destruction or war. Keep your eyes upon heaven, and live day by day on the messages of the Queen of Peace. Here is where you will find a better lot. If God chooses to punish the world, that is none of our business. We are called to live the gospels. Leave the rest to the Lord!

CCC 2052 “Teacher what good deed must I do to have eternal life?” To the young man who asked the question, Jesus answers first by invoking the necessity to recognize God as the ‘One there is Who is good.’ as the supreme Good and the source of all good. Then Jesus tells him; ‘if you would enter life, keep the commandments.’ And he cites for his questions the precepts that concern love of neighbor; ‘You shall not kill, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not bear false witness, honor your father and mother.’ Finally, Jesus sums up these commandments positively; ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'” (Mt. 19:16-19)

Its that simple to avoid disasters and war — LIVE THE COMMANDMENTS