Day: July 23, 2020

July 23, 2020 Reflection – Prayer works miracles!

  July 23, 2020 St. Bridget, Religious and Married Woman Dear Family of Mary! April 25, 2001 “Dear children! Also today, I call you to prayer. Little children, prayer works miracles. When you are tired and sick and you do not know the meaning of your life, take the Rosary and pray; pray until prayer becomes for you a joyful meeting with your Savior. I am with you, little children, and I intercede and pray for you. Thank you for having responded to my call.” During these days of trial and unusual difficulties, we may all be a little bit tired.  Such difficulties require a great deal of energy.  Being sick can really throw us off.  We may be tempted to lose hope, to get listless about the spiritual life.  Life is always a trial.  Things don’t go our way.  We have to practice patience and trust in so many ways.  It can be at times like this that we grow lax in our prayer. Our Lady understands this.  And so, in this message she gave us a pep talk about prayer.  “Also today, I call you to prayer.”  She lets us know that she knows she has been calling us to prayer in every message, but “also today” she is going to call us to prayer again!! Why does she call us to prayer so consistently?  “Little children, prayer works miracles.”  That’s why!  She wants us to receive miracles from her Son.  We need miracles.  We need miracles of faith, of hope and of love.  We need healings.  We need inner healings.  We need to get that job or find the person to marry.  We need to be converted more completely.  Prayer connects us to God, the One who can truly help us in our lives. And so, when we are tired and sick and we do not know the meaning of our lives, we need to tale the Rosary and pray;  pray until prayer becomes for us a joyful meeting with our Savior.  When we take up the Rosary and pray, we are saying, “I will not give up on prayer.  I will pray, not matter how I feel right now.  I will pray the Rosary with Our Lady, no matter what.  This not giving up is important. Mother Immaculata wrote in her book “Communion with God”: Whatever happens we must never give up prayer: “Never give up our hours of prayer; you do not know when the Bridegroom will summon you, and you might share the fate of the foolish virgins.” (Way of Perfection. Ch. 18:4 St. Teresa of Avila) “If he does not give up prayer, let him be assured of this…prayer will bring him to the haven of light.” (Lettters of St. Teresa, No 19:7)   St. Teresa assures us that even the so-called obstacles to prayer such as aridity, distraction, impotence to think anything good, burdens of worries and anxieties can even be used as the subject of our prayer and can help prayer.  (Sister Immaculata. Communion with God. P. 119) We do not know when the bridegroom will summon us!!  May we be found in prayer, with our Rosaries in our hands!  We will not be alone in that prayer.  Our Lady says,” I am with you, little children, and I intercede and pray for you.”  Our Mother will pray with us.  Indeed, she never stops praying for us. May we never give up on prayer.  Prayer works miracles! In Jesus, Mary and Joseph! Cathy Nolan ©Mary TV 2020