(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2016
December 20, 2016
Christmas Novena Day Six
Dear Family of Mary!
This is the sixth day of our Novena before Christmas! Again today the parish will climb Apparition Hill, praying the Rosary. We will join them live, through Mary TV!
The Lord speaks to Father Dolindo today about how important it is not to try to micro-manage our own lives. There is a danger for us in becoming too concerned about our everyday affairs. We can become little kings in our little realms, directing everything. And the enemy steps in and agitates us about everything, making us lose our peace and our perspective. Our Lady also warned us about this kind of unwise behavior.
October 16, 1986 “Dear children! Today again I want to show you how much I love you, but I am sorry that I am not able to help each one to understand my love. Therefore, dear children, I am calling you to prayer and complete surrender to God, because satan wants to sift you through everyday affairs and in your life he wants to snatch the first place. Therefore, dear children, pray without ceasing! Thank you for having responded to my call.”
Novena of Surrender to the Will of God, Day Six
(Jesus speaks to Fr. Ruotolo)
You are sleepless; you want to judge everything, direct everything and see to everything and you surrender to human strength, or worse- to men themselves, trusting in their intervention – this is what hinders my words and my views. Oh how much I wish from you this surrender, to help you and how I suffer when I see you so agitated! Satan tries to do exactly this: to agitate you and to remove you from my protection and to throw you into the jaws of human initiative. So, trust only in me, rest in me, surrender to me in everything.
O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything! (10 times)
Let us pray 7 Our Fathers, 7 Hail Marys and 7 Glory bes…
Lord Jesus, through the Intercession of Your Mother, Mary, we want to stop directing everything and start praying to You to take over in our lives. May we learn to stop judging and fretting about things and instead turn to You for help. May we learn to surrender our entire selves to You, that we may give you glory and honor all our days, and especially at this celebration of your Incarnation and Nativity. We are all yours through the guidance and intercession of our Mother, Mary! Amen.
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
©Mary TV 2016
PS. Join us for this live event from December 15 to 23, 2016 at www.marytv.tv It will be shown on our Channel Window on the home page.
Also, we will live stream this Novena on our Facebook page, “Medjugorje Mary TV”. https://www.facebook.com/marytv.tv/
If you are on Facebook with us, please “like” and “share” the event so we can spread the word about Medjugorje and Our Lady’s presence!