Day: October 26, 2021

October 27, 2021 Reflection – Return to prayer!

Return to prayer! October 27, 2021 Dear Family of Mary! Here again is the message from Our Lady, Queen of Peace for October 25, 2021: “Dear children! Return to prayer because [he] who prays is not afraid of the future; [he] who prays is open to life and respects the life of others; [he] who prays, little children, feels the freedom of the children of God and in joy of heart serves for the good for his brother-man. Because God is love and freedom, therefore, little children, when they want to put you in bonds and to use you, it is not from God. Because God loves and gives His peace to every creature; and that is why He sent me to you to help you to grow in holiness. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (October 25, 2021) Our Lady began this message with strong advice: Return to prayer! She knows that we wander away from prayer many times during the day. We may start of well, praying morning prayer or the Rosary to begin the day. But as we begin our work or study, prayer often gets shoved into the background. That can be dangerous, because when we are thinking and acting, if we are not steeped in prayer, we may take in the ideas and dispositions of the world around us, some of which are very dangerous for our spiritual life. Ideas like being afraid of the future, or despairing at the state of our countries or our families, and not having hope for the good. God is our future and He is our hope for the good. We won’t survive this world wide attack on the good if we are not steeped in prayer. So, how to return to prayer? For me it means to carry my Rosary constantly, to have a conversation with Jesus as much as possible, to keep holy pictures and Crucifixes near me wherever I am. I find it helps me to have Mary TV playing on my TV all day long. It helps me to return to prayer. We are in the midst of a Jericho novena in which we are trying to “Be Prayer” all day long, supporting Our Lady and St. John Paul II as they circle the city of man, the Jericho of our day, preparing to bring it down. They need us to return to prayer throughout the day, supporting them with our prayers. Thank you to all who have joined this effort. I believe there is going to be a turning of the tide of evil. Let’s keep up our prayer! In Jesus, Mary and Joseph! Cathy Nolan Mary TV 2021