STAY STRONG: PRAY!
A couple of days ago Pope Francis made a call via his Twitter account for us to pray for one another. He said prayer is our greatest strength.
His last sentence struck me in a way as if a light had been switched on. I suddenly understood just why Our Lady is so persistent with her Medjugorje messages in inviting and urging us to pray – because it is simply ‘our greatest strength’, and she knows this.
It enables peace – in families and in the world. It enables God and his strength to enter hearts, It permits the Holy Spirit to lead us through life and bring us to real joy. It assists Our Lady in achieving her plans.
But above all it gives us strength to comprehend God’s love for each of us and all of his creation. Knowing God’s love in our heart is a special strength that enables us to share his love with others and put aside the selfish habits we adopt when we live in fear and uncertainty and by doing so close our hearts to the love of God.
Not surprisingly, Our Lady repeated her call to pray when she gave her latest message to Marija last month. But I had failed to realise that she had made similar calls in every message given to Marija last year until I checked them month by month. Stay strong – pray!
JANUARY 25, 2017
Dear children! Today I am calling you to pray for peace:
DECEMBER 25, 2016
Heaven is with you and is fighting for peace in your hearts, in the families and in the world; and you, little children, help with your prayers for it to be so.
NOVEMBER 25, 2016
Dear children! Also today, I am calling you to return to prayer.
OCTOBER 25, 2016
Little children, pray, pray, pray and permit God to enter into your hearts.
SEPTEMBER 25, 2016
Dear children! Today, I am calling you to prayer. May prayer be life to you.
AUGUST 25, 2016
May the chain of your life be prayer with the heart…
JULY 25, 2016
Return to prayer, little children, and put God in the first place and not man.
JUNE 25, 2016
I call you to persevere in prayer so that, with you, I can realise my plans.
MAY 25, 2016
Pray so that the Holy Spirit may lead you on the real way of joy and peace.
APRIL 25, 2016
Return to God and to prayer, that it may be good for you on earth.
MARCH 25, 2016
Little children, pray so that in prayer you may comprehend God’s love.
FEBRUARY 25, 2016
Little children, I am calling you: return to prayer with the heart so as to find hope and the meaning of your existence, in prayer.
JANUARY 25, 2016
Dear children! Also today I am calling all of you to prayer. You cannot live without prayer, because prayer is a chain which brings you closer to God.