“Be my extended hands in this lost world.”
Dear Family of Mary!
Novena before the 40th Anniversary Day 9:
May 25, 2021
“Dear children! Today I am looking at you and calling: return to God because He is love and out of love has sent me to you to lead you on the way of conversion. Leave sin and evil, decide for holiness and joy will begin to reign; and you will be my extended hands in this lost world. I desire that you be prayer and hope to those who have not come to know the God of love. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
“…you will be my extended hands in this lost world.”
Our Lady looked at us on May 25, and what did she see? She saw her children who needed to return to God! She saw so many of us in need of conversion. She saw sin and evil beginning to infect us again.
But instead of getting discouraged, what did she say? “Decide for holiness and joy will begin to reign!!” We simply have to change our hearts and minds and choose holiness again. Just do it!
And the best part, then we will become her extended hands in this lost world.
At first I didn’t think much about being her extended hands. But as I prayed, I realized that she has been working through her children for all these 40 years of her presence in Medjugorje. And those children have been her extended hands for ME!! I began to remember so many times when one of her children in Medjugorje offered me help so freely, and gave it so beautifully! And it changed my life. And as I prayed about it, I saw that there were many, many people who were her extended hands to me. So many!! And they blessed me so much!! (Thank you to each of you who have blessed me with your help and love…I am forever grateful!)
A good way to begin to be extended hands for Our Lady is by recognizing those who have been her extended hands for us, and then imitating them in their generosity, kindness, witness, and love. These extended hands of Our Lady are changing the world!
Let us pray:
How to Give Oneself to Mary, Mother of Goodness, of Love and of Mercy
(Given by Our Lady to Jelena Vasilj, 4/19/1984)
Oh my Mother!
Mother of goodness, love and mercy!
I love you immensely, and I offer myself to you.
Through your goodness, your love,
And your mercy, save me!
I wish to be yours.
I love you immensely
And I wish that you protect me.
In my heart, oh mother of goodness,
Give me your goodness,
So that I go to Heaven.
I ask you for your immense love
That you may give me the grace
That I will be able to love each one
Just like you loved Jesus Christ.
I ask you in grace
That I be able to be merciful* to you.
[That I will accept your plan when it differs from mine.]
I offer myself completely to you
And I wish that you will be with me at each step,
Because you are full of grace.
I wish never to forget your grace,
And if I should lose it,
I will ask, make me find it again. Amen.
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
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