“He who prays is not afraid of the future…”
St. Charles Borromeo
Dear Family of Mary!
“Dear children! Return to prayer because he who prays is not afraid of the future…” (10/25/21)
I must admit that there are moments in my day when fear of the future washes over me like a tsunami wave. When I look at the world from my human perspective I am overwhelmed with a sense of futility and vulnerability. And this sense is not wrong. There are no human solutions that can come close to righting this ship!
When I woke up this morning, this sense of futility and fear was very strong. And during our early morning Rosary, I tried to keep my heart and mind focused on God. At one point I heard in my heart the words: “ten thousand at my right hand.” I knew it was from Scripture, but I couldn’t remember the citation. So I did a quick search and found it in Psalm 91.
As I read Psalm 91, God was able to speak directly to my fear. I knew He was listening to my heart, and that He was directing me through that phrase to His Word, the Word that would rescue me from fear.
Here is Psalm 91:
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High,
who abides in the shadow of the Almighty,
will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress;
my God, in whom I trust.”
For He will deliver you from the snare of the fowler
and from the deadly pestilence;
He will cover you with his pinions,
and under His wings you will find refuge;
His faithfulness is a shield and buckler.
You will not fear the terror of the night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness,
nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.
A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand;
but it will not come near you.
You will only look with your eyes,
and see the recompense of the wicked.
Because you have made the LORD your refuge,
the Most High your habitation,
no evil shall befall you,
no scourge come near your tent.
For He will give His angels charge of you,
to guard you in all your ways.
On their hands they will bear you up,
lest you dash your foot against a stone.
You will tread on the lion and the adder,
the young lion and the serpent you will trample under foot.
Because he cleaves to Me in love, I will deliver him;
I will protect him, because he knows My name.
When he calls to Me, I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will rescue him and honor him.
With long life I will satisfy him,
and show him My salvation.
I plan to make this Psalm one of my daily prayers. It carries the anointing of the Lord for me, and surrounds me with His love and protection. May it do the same for you!
In Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!
Mary TV 2021