Persevering in Prayer
Dear Mary TV Family, Apostles of Our Lady of Medjugorje,
“Be angry but do not sin,” (Eph 4:26).
These thoughts have been very much on my mind: Today wolves in sheep’s clothing – shepherds even at the highest levels of the Church -are trying to change the Church’s teachings on marriage and family. “I bow my knees before the Father from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named,” (Eph 3: 14,15). This is the work of anti-christ!
As I thought about this, anger was starting to work its way into my heart. And then I heard Ivan speak after Our Lady’s August 11th apparition. (I share his words during the August 12, 2020 Rosary on the digital sea): https://marytv.tv/daily-rosary/
His words changed my life! He reiterated that Our Lady is calling us to live her messages, to be persevering and patient. “If we do not have peace in our hearts then we cannot understand, we cannot accept, we cannot live the message of prayer. Prayer today is so important. So much Our Lady has been calling us to prayer, to the prayer with the heart. Our hearts need to be open. We need to be at peace…”
On June 25, 2019 Our Lady had said, “I am praying with you for peace which is the most precious gift, even though Satan wants war and hatred. You, little children, be my extended hands and proudly go with God,” June 25, 2019). I had assumed Our Lady was referring to the wars being reported in the news, riots in cities, etc., etc. But listening to Ivan I realized she was warning about the hatred and war Satan wants to take place within my own heart!
Our Lady had warned: “You, little children, pray and fight against temptation and all the evil plans which the devil offers you through modernism. Be strong in prayer and with the cross in your hands pray that evil may not use you and may not conquer in you. I am with you and pray for you.” (March 25, 2015).
With anger in my heart I would lose peace and wouldn’t be able to pray!
That’s what Our Lady so urgently needs from me right now: persevering prayer!
God bless you!