Rest your body and spirit, may they be in God’s love…
February 5, 2024
Dear Family of Mary!
Our Lady told us on January 25. 2024: “May this time be a time of prayer.” When Our Lady gives us a short message, we know that we need to pay attention to each word. It is important to live those few words well.
When we pray, we are approaching God. We are turning our hearts towards Him, and desiring to speak with Him. But if we are nervous or worked up about something it can be hard to enter into prayer. We can pray with intensity, but without the ability to listen to God when He desires to respond to our prayer.
Our Lady teaches us how to pray in her messages. She knows that we need encouragement in prayer. One piece of advice she has given is to approach God in peace, in a position of rest. We have to have peaceful surrender and trust in God’s presence, and rest is a manifestation of that surrender and trust.
Here are 5 messages in which Our Lady speaks about rest. May they help us all to grow in our resting posture with the Lord. He is our Good God!! We are His little children!
Thursday, November 26, 1981
This evening, the Blessed Virgin was smiling. We prayed and sang with her. We asked her questions about the sick.
“Have a strong faith, pray and fast and they will be cured. Be confident and rest in joy. Go in the peace of God. Be patient and pray for the cure. Goodbye, my dear angels.”
July 25, 2001 “Dear children! In this time of grace, I call you to come even closer to God through your personal prayer. Make good use of the time of rest and give your soul and your eyes rest in God. Find peace in nature and you will discover God the Creator Whom you will be able to give thanks to for all creatures; then you will find joy in your heart. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
July 25, 2006 “Dear children! At this time, do not only think of rest for your body but, little children, seek time also for the soul. In silence may the Holy Spirit speak to you and permit Him to convert and change you. I am with you and before God I intercede for each of you. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
July 25, 2008 “Dear children! At this time when you are thinking of physical rest, I call you to conversion. Pray and work so that your heart yearns for God the Creator who is the true rest of your soul and your body. May He reveal His face to you and may He give you His peace. I am with you and intercede before God for each of you. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
July 25, 2011 “Dear children! May this time be for you a time of prayer and silence. Rest your body and spirit, may they be in God’s love… Permit me, little children, to lead you, open your hearts to the Holy Spirit so that all the good that is in you may blossom and bear fruit one hundred fold. Begin and end the day with prayer with the heart. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
May we learn to rest in God during this time of prayer! It is such a gift!!!
In Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!