(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2017
December 13, 2019
Dear Family of Mary!
(This is a reflection I originally sent on December 13, 2017! Still timely!!)
June 2, 2007 “Dear children! Also in this difficult time God’s love sends me to you. My children, do not be afraid, I am with you. With complete trust give me your hearts, that I may help you to recognize the signs of the time in which you live. I will help you to come to know the love of my Son. I will triumph through you. Thank you.”
Our Lady is with us, so close to us, so near, that we have only to whisper to her and she hears us. She is near because this is a “difficult” time. This is a time of intense spiritual battle in which many souls hang in the balance. Mary is here with us as the Queen of this army, her Son’s army.
God’s love has sent her. God’s infinite love knew just who to send at this time. He sent the Immaculate Mother to lead the battle against the enemy of our souls. She is equipped. She is strong and she can defeat him.
But she needs our cooperation. And so she asks us to give her our hearts, with complete trust, without fear. She needs our hearts, surrendered to her and to Jesus, so that she can fill them with light, the light of her Son. With this light we will recognize what is really going on in this difficult time. We will not be fooled. We will see the victory of her heart approaching.
Our job is to surrender. I found this beautiful prayer of surrender to God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit which is also directed to Mary, on a parish website in England! St. Vincent’s Parish! I share it with you here, and I will give the link so you can go to the site yourselves to print it off. It is very beautiful, and will help us to truly surrender everything in our hearts to Jesus and Mary, so that we will recognize the signs of the time we live in, the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart!
A prayer of Surrender from St. Vincent’s Parish –
God, my Father, I thank you for all that you are, and all that you do for me through your Son Jesus Christ. I praise you for my life, for your mercy and for your Eucharist. In Jesus’ name, Father, I place myself entirely in your Heart. I surrender to you my whole self, my heart, my mind, my memory, my imagination, my will, my emotions, my passions, my body, my sexuality, my desire for human approval, my weaknesses, my desires, my sins.
I surrender every person in my life to you. I surrender every situation in my life to you. I surrender every relationship I am in to you. I surrender every concern I have to you. I surrender every fear I have to you. I surrender every doubt I have to you. I surrender all confusion I have to you. I surrender all sadness I am experiencing in my heart to you. I surrender all my wounds to you. I surrender all anxiety and worry I have to you. I surrender all that deceives me in my heart to you. I trust you to care for me and others in a perfectly loving way.
As I have emptied myself, and surrendered everything to you, I ask you now, Father, to fill me with your Holy Spirit and all the gifts and fruits of your Spirit. Holy Spirit you are the source of love, hope, joy, peace, patience, goodness, gentleness, tenderness, faithfulness, humility, and self-control. Purify my desires. Help me to open my heart to you. Help me to become perfectly receptive as a pure child. Help me to believe in your love for me. Help me to hope in your love. Help me to receive from the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus all grace and virtues necessary for me to become the person you created me to be. I ask this in the Name of Jesus Christ, Your son, God Almighty Father.
O Most Holy Immaculate Virgin Mary. I entrust this prayer to your Heart, and ask you to press it to your wounded heart and intercede for me to your Son Jesus. Please help me to be as you are, a perfect disciple, an obedient servant, a true child of God. Amen.
Amen and Amen!!
I am excited that we can all draw very close to Mary’s heart, and through her to the Heart of Jesus. There we will find the Blessed Trinity, with every blessing and gift we need to help Our Lady’s heart to triumph!
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
©Mary TV 2017 (2019)
PS. We will begin the Christmas Novena on Sunday, December 15, 2019!!
PPS. Mike Nolan has produced two new CDs: (Still time to order for Christmas!!)
He also has pilgrimages for 2020! What a blessing it would be to give the gift of a pilgrimage to one of your children or grandchildren!! Check with Mike!!
“Oh Jesus, We Adore You!” (A collection of songs used for Adoration of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament in Medjugorje. It is very prayerful and peaceful!)
“The Mary TV Soundtrack!” (A joyful compilation of the music used on Mary TV! )
CDs are $15.00 each, and you can order them directly from Mike Nolan on his webpage: