Day: February 23, 2021

February 23, 2021 Reflection – Trust in God who is your Father in Heaven…

Trust in God who is your Father in Heaven… February 23, 2021 St. Polycarp Dear Family of Mary! The Gospel for today: Jesus said to his disciples: “In praying, do not babble like the pagans, who think that they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them. Your Father knows what you need before you ask him. “This is how you are to pray: “Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. “If you forgive men their transgressions, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you do not forgive men, neither will your Father forgive your transgressions.”  (Mt 6:7-15) In so few words, and with such a practical focus, Jesus shows us how to come close to His Father in Heaven.  And we so long to be there, in close union with Our Father!  This Lent can be a time to snuggle even closer to the Heart of our Father, through the guidance of Jesus, and Him Mother, Mary.  She also teaches us how to draw close to the Heavenly Father in this message: “Dear children! In this peaceless time, I am calling you to have more trust in God who is your Father in Heaven and who has sent me to lead you to Him. You, open your hearts to the gifts which He desires to give you and, in the silence of your heart, adore my Son Jesus who has given His life so that you may live in eternity – where He desires to lead you. May your hope be the joy of a meeting with the Most High in everyday life. Therefore, I am calling you: do not neglect prayer because prayer works miracles. Thank you for having responded to my call.”  May 25, 2018 Mother Mary tells us that in it in trust that we will find Our Father in Heaven.  The more we trust Him, the more He will reveal Himself to us!  And Jesus, the same.  As we adore Him, in the Blessed Sacrament, our trust grows, and His presence grows in our hearts.  We must long for a joyful meeting with the Most Hight, and pray, pray, pray…because prayer works miracles!! Such an invitation!  How can we say no??? St. Joseph, please help us to say yes to Our Lady’s call to have more trust in God our Father, and to pray as much as we can to Him so that miracles will happen! Prayer to St. Joseph (adapted from St. Bernardine of Siena) Oh my beloved St. Joseph, adopt me as thy child. Take charge of my salvation; watch over me day and night; preserve me from the occasions of sin; obtain for me purity of body. Through thy intercession with Jesus, grant me a spirit of sacrifice, humility, self-denial, burning love for Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, and a sweet and tender love for Mary, my mother. O Blessed St. Joseph, pray for me, that I may serve the Blessed Virgin Mary in her battle against the devil in these last days, always living her messages and answering her call from Medjugorje, so that the Immaculate Heart of Mary will Triumph in this world. Finally, St. Joseph, be with me living, be with me dying, and obtain for me a favorable judgement from Jesus, my merciful Savior. Amen. Dear St. Joseph, help me respond to this message from Our Lady: “Dear children! Today in a special way I invite you all to prayer and renunciation. For now as never before Satan wants to show the world his shameful face by which he wants to seduce as many people as possible onto the way of death and sin. Therefore, dear children, help my Immaculate Heart to triumph in the sinful world. I beseech all of you to offer prayers and sacrifices for my intentions so I can present them to God for what is most necessary. Forget your desires, dear children, and pray for what God desires, and not for what you desire. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (September 25, 1991) In Jesus, Mary and Joseph! Cathy Nolan ©Mary TV 2021  

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