Day: October 22, 2021

October 22, 2021 Reflection – St. John Paul II

    “Pray, pray, pray!” October 22, 2021 St. John Paul II Dear Family of Mary! I am finally back at my desk and able to write to you all! Denis and I miss Medjugorje already. But this is no time for nostalgia. A great battle is engaged between Our Lady and her adversary, the devil. It is a battle that was foretold in Genesis 3:15, when God spoke to the devil these words: “I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.” In these late days, that enmity is at its peak. Our Mother is leading an army against the devil in these days. And it is time that we join her in the fight! As I was praying this morning, I felt led to read Joshua 6. Joshua was leading the people after the death of Moses, and the Lord told him to destroy Jericho. Jericho was blocking the entrance to the Promised Land, and it had to be taken. The Lord told Joshua to gather the people, and with trumpeters leading them, and the Ark of the Covenant with them, they were to circle Jericho once a day for six days. Then on the seventh day they were to circle Jericho six times, with trumpets blaring, and on the seventh trip around the city, the people were to shout and make a huge noise. They did as Joshua told them, and on the seventh trip on the seventh day, the walls of Jericho came crashing down and God’s people took the city. I think that the Lord was showing me that something like this needs to take place now. We are led by Our Lady in these days. She has taught us to pray and believe. St. John Paul II is her most beloved son, and he too taught us to pray and believe. I feel that we should start a novena today, October 22, to and with St. John Paul II and Our Lady of Medjugorje, so that the enemy of our souls would be defeated in a telling battle now. The Novena, if begun today, will end on Halloween. We all know what the devil has done with Halloween. He has turned it into something very evil. But it was not always so. All Hallow’s Eve is the beginning of All Saint’s Day. It is holy. This alone shows what the battle is all about. Good and evil are locked in a battle for souls. Our Lady told us: “Dear children! Today I call you especially now to advance against satan by means of prayer. Satan wants to work still more now that you know he is at work. Dear children, put on the armor for battle and with the Rosary in your hand defeat him! Thank you for having responded to my call.”  (August 8, 1985) So I propose that we start today to pray as much as we can. In fact to pray, pray, pray! The Rosary is the kind of prayer I would say while circling a city. The Divine Mercy Chaplet is also good! We can pray these two prayers as much as possible, so that Our Lady will be supported by our prayer. She has spoken to us about praying constantly: Tuesday, June 26, 1984 “When I say pray, pray, pray, I do not want to say to only increase the number of hours of prayer, but also to reinforce the desire for prayer, and to be in contact with God. Place yourself permanently in a state of spirit bathed in prayer.” August 25, 1989 “Dear children! I call you to prayer. By means of prayer, little children, you obtain joy and peace. Through prayer you are richer in the mercy of God. Therefore, little children, let prayer be the life of each one of you. Especially I call you to pray so that all those who are far away from God may be converted. Then our hearts shall be richer because God will rule in the hearts of all men. Therefore, little children, pray, pray, pray! Let prayers begin to rule in the whole world. Thank you for having responded to my call.” September 25, 1992 “Dear children! Today again I would like to say to you that I am with you also in these troubled days during which satan wishes to destroy all that my Son Jesus and I are building. He desires especially to destroy your souls. He wants to take you away as far as possible from the Christian life and from the commandments that the Church calls you to live. Satan wishes to destroy everything that is holy in you and around you. This is why, little children, pray, pray, pray to be able to grasp all that God is giving you through my coming. Thank you for having responded to my call.” August 25, 1998 “Dear children! Today I invite you to come still closer to me through prayer. Little children, I am your mother, I love you and I desire that each of you be saved and thus be with me in Heaven. That is why, little children, pray, pray, pray until your life becomes prayer… Thank you for having responded to my call.” “Pray, pray, pray!!!!” That is the program for our Novena with Our Lady and St. John Paul II. They will pray with us, and together we will take down the Jericho of our day which is blocking our way into the holy and blessed land of the Father. Thank you, every one of you!! You are each very important in Our Lady’s plan! Let’s pray, pray, pray! In Jesus, Mary and Joseph! Cathy Nolan (c)Mary TV 2021