Day: June 1, 2021

June 2, 2021 Reflection – “Decide for Holiness and Joy will begin to reign!”

Decide for holiness and joy will begin to reign! June 2, 2021 Sts. Marcellinus and Peter Dear Family of Mary! “Decide for holiness and joy will begin to reign!..“(May 25, 2021) Once we leave sin and evil, we have room in our lives for holiness and joy! We find ourselves able to receive from God that heavenly life that He so wants to give us. That life comes through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit!! Our Lady wants us to be steeped in the Holy Spirit, filled with the Holy Spirit and lit up with the Holy Spirit! She has told us many time to ask for the Holy Spirit because when we have Him, we have everything! Fr. Slavko wrote a beautiful prayer to the Holy Spirit in his book: Pray with the Heart! Here it is!! May this prayer open our hearts to the Holy Spirit so that we may be filled with joy! Prayer to the Holy Spirit Mary, thank you for having called me to pray every day to the Holy Spirit through whom you conceived Jesus Christ, through whom you, in meditation, understood the Word of God and remained faithful to it to the end. “Dear children! This evening I would like to tell you to pray in the days of this Novena for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on your families and on your parish. Pray. You shall not regret it. God shall give you the gifts with which you will praise Him to the last breath of your life on earth. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (June 2, 1984) O Spirit, I pray to You now with Mary who called me to pray to You. Pour Yourself out on me with all Your gifts. Pour out the gift of love into my life that from now on I may love God in You above all, and my neighbor as myself. Pour out on me the gift of wisdom that in everything I do, think, feel and decide, I may always think, decide and act in Your light. O Spirit of Counsel, descend on me that I may, with my knowledge and the word of love, help those who ask me for counsel. Let my every word be a light to others. Spirit of Jesus, grant me the gift of Your strength that I may stand every trial and do the Father’s will, especially in times of hardship. Spirit of Fortitude, strengthen me in the hours of frailty. O Spirit of Life, develop the divine life which was given to me, through You, when I was in the bosom of my mother and again at my baptism. Divine Fire, inflame the fire of divine love in my heart so that the darkness and ice of sin may disappear from it. Spirit of Healing, heal within me all that is wounded and develop the undeveloped. Descend on me with all your strength that I may be thankful for small things as well. Enlighten me, Holy Spirit, that I may know how to appreciate crosses and hardships, too. Mary, you are the bearer of the Holy Spirit. Thank you for calling me to pray to the Spirit of Truth: “Dear children! Tomorrow evening pray for the Spirit of truth. Especially you from the parish, for you need the Spirit of truth that you convey the messages as they are, without adding to or taking away anything from them, just the way I put them. Pray that the Holy Spirit may inspire you with the spirit of prayer, that you may pray more. I, your Mother, tell you that you pray little. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (June 9, 1984) O Spirit of Truth, enlighten me with Your truth that I may first live the truth of love, peace and righteousness. Help me that I may be able, with my words and deeds, to proclaim every day the Word of the Father in its full light to everybody. Holy Spirit, guide our Pope, bishops, priests and all others who proclaim the Word of God. Fall on the parish community of Medjugorje, too, that it may be able to live Our Lady’s messages and convey them to all. Fall on the priests who preach in Medjugorje. Fall on the confessors and those who confess. Spirit of Prayer, teach us how to pray. Cleanse our hearts that we may pray worthily and always find time for prayer. Holy Spirit, pray within me and invoke Abba, Father. Grant me the favor of praying with the heart. Mary, I also want to open my heart to the Holy Spirit, as you opened yours when you called to me: “Dear children these days I invite you especially to open your hearts to the Holy Spirit. These days the Holy Spirit acts through you in a special way. Open your hearts and abandon your life to Jesus that He may act through your hearts and strengthen your faith. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (May 23, 1985) Holy Spirit, take away all burdens from me that my heart may be like a developing and growing flower that brings abundant fruit. Mary, may the Holy Spirit start and continue within me the deed which started in you, that the divine Word may grow within me. O Holy Spirit, through Mary I choose You today as the Master of my whole being. With trust an hope in Your endless love, which manifested itself so marvelously in Mary, I decide for Your gifts. I renounce every evil spirit and his action, and accept You, Spirit of Light, Love, Peace and Order. I dedicate to you all my abilities and want to act in Your light. I surrender to You all rights over my life. Watch over me and lead me to the Father. I pray to You with Mary through Jesus Christ. Amen. In Jesus, Mary and Joseph! Cathy Nolan Mary TV 2021