God will hear your cries…
Dear Family of Mary!
Sometimes when Denis and I pray the Rosary together, I ask Jesus to give me the date of a message that He wants us to read at the end of our prayer. Very often a date will pop up in my mind. And when I find the message for that date, I am surprised at how important and timely that message is for us. The messages are not just meant for the time in which they were given, but are very much “now words” as well. The Holy Spirit speaks through them.
Today, when we prayed, I heard “March 25, 2020”. So I opened my message book and found that message. It had and continues to have a big impact upon my heart. Every sentence spoke to me urgently. Here is the message:
March 25, 2020“Dear children! I am with you all these years to lead you to the way of salvation. Return to my Son; return to prayer and fasting. Little children, permit God to speak to your heart, because Satan is reigning and wants to destroy your lives and the earth on which you walk. Be courageous and decide for holiness. You will see conversion in your hearts and families; prayer will be heard; God will hear your cries and give you peace. I am with you and am blessing you all with my motherly blessing. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
First of all, Our Lady makes it clear that she has been with us a long time…”all these years”! And all these years she has been trying to lead us on the way of salvation. Hundreds of messages have been given to us, all with the express purpose of saving us. We know we have needed this salvation. We know that we have strayed from the path of life, that we have been lost at times. And we are now so grateful to Our Lady for coming to find and lead us home.
But she tells us to “Return to my Son; return to prayer and fasting.” The way back to Jesus is always the same, prayer and fasting! There is no other way. We must seek the Lord in our prayer and do penance to free ourselves from the world, the flesh and the Devil. It is so easy to grow lax in prayer, to stop believing that Jesus will speak to us in prayer. Life gets heavy, and we forget that only Jesus can lighten our load. Through prayer!
Then Our Lady tells us why we must return to prayer. There is danger abroad. “Little children, permit God to speak to your heart, because Satan is reigning and wants to destroy your lives and the earth on which you walk.” She tells us that Satan is not just lurking about, trying to cause trouble. He is actually “reigning”…Satan is the ruling power on earth these days. He has bound many souls under his dominion and is using them to destroy our lives and the earth on which we walk. This is not idle talk. Our Lady sees it all, every deception and curse that has been woven over human society with the intention of destroying us. Don’t we feel it?
But the answer is still to let God speak to our hearts. In prayer God can speak to us words of power and light, helping us to stand and fight. And so Our Lady tells us: “Be courageous and decide for holiness. You will see conversion in your hearts and families; prayer will be heard; God will hear your cries and give you peace.” We have free wills, and so we must decide for holiness, courageously! But once we make the decision, God will help us in our conversion, and answer our prayers, hear our cries for help and deliverance, and give us peace. God is not far off. He only waits for us to return to prayer, to be courageous and to seek His face. He will do the rest.
And the last line is such good news: “I am with you and am blessing you all with my motherly blessing.” We don’t have to do it alone. God has sent Our Mother to bless us and to be with us. She is by our side in these days to help us stand against the enemy, and build the kingdom of God. She is with us to protect us and bless us!!
This messages was so powerful when we received it in March of 2020, but it is even more powerful for me today, because I realize even more how very much we need these words of encouragement. We must return to prayer and with courage, decide for holiness. God will bless us now as never before if we do. He wants to renew us and free us, and renew the face of the earth! And so we must answer Our Lady’s call again today. She thanks us for that response because we need her very much. We are in danger and we do need our Mother! And so she say, “Thank you for having responded to my call.”
In Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!
Mary TV 2021