Daily Reflections
by Cathy

September 19, 2023 Reflection – Prayer with the heart! Obstacle 2

Obstacle 2! WORRY


September 19, 2023

Dear Family of Mary!

Here is the August 25, Message again:

Dear children!
In this time of grace,
I am calling you to prayer with the heart.

May your hearts, little children,
be raised in prayer towards Heaven,
so that your heart may feel the God of love
who heals you and loves you with immeasurable love.

That is why I am with you,
to lead you on the way of conversion of heart.

Thank you for having responded to my call. (August 25, 2023)

Today we take on Obstacle 2 to praying with the heart…Worry!

Fr. Shamon wrote:
Chapter 1, Teaching One:

In every apparition at Medjugorje, Our Lady asks for prayer. “Pray, pray, pray.” On April 25, 1987, she begged the children (and that includes each of us) to pray, pray, pray with our hearts. To pray, we must first remove the two obstacles to prayer; sin and worry.


The Second obstacle to prayer is worry!

First of all, you cannot be preoccupied with two things at the same time. If a bottle is filled with vinegar, it has to be emptied before you can fill it with honey.

It is upsetting when you are talking to someone and that person is not paying attention. Generally, you stop speaking. When as kids, if we were not paying attention in class, the teacher would just stop teaching. Our Lady mentioned this problem in praying. She said: “Your hearts are still taken up by earthly things and they worry you.”

Worry is fear of the future- of an impending evil. The future belongs to God. He has a No Trespassing sign there. When you trespass into the future, the penalty or fine for so doing is worry. Someone said: “Sorrow looks back, Worry looks ahead, and Faith looks up!”

What Our Lady advised was for us to cast out worry by looking up to God. The biblical section she asks us to meditate upon again and again is Matthew 6:24-34. Your worries, your problems, must not mean more to you than God Himself. If you are full of worries, you are closed to God. Put God first, and the problems will become manageable. It is as simple as that.

Our Lord Himself said; “Come to me all you who are weary and find life burdensome and I will refresh you” (Mt. 11:28)

In His last talk to His own, Jesus said, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Have faith in God and faith in me” (Jn. 14:1). St. Peter echoed the same thought; “Cast all your cares on Him because He cares for you” (1 Ptr. 5:7)

Some unknown poet explained why you can in “The Weaver.”

My life is but a weaving
Between my Lord and me;
I cannot choose the colors,
He worketh steadily.

Oft-times He weaveth sorrow,
And I, in foolish pride,
Forget He sees the upper,
And I the under side.

Not till the loom is silent
And the shuttles cease to fly,
Shall God unroll the canvas
And explain the reason why.

The dark threads are as needful,
In the Weaver’s skillful hand,
As the threads of gold and silver
In the pattern He has planned.

He knows, He loves, He cares-
Nothing this truth can dim;
He gives the very best to those,
Who leave the choice with Him.

Therefore, Our Lady asks that we abandon ourselves totally to her. “Dear children, surrender yourselves to me so that I can lead you completely” (7/17/86). “Dear children…my Son is happy for your abandonment” (5/17/84). “Dear children…I am always with you, so do not be afraid of the trials, as God always watches over you…” (7/19/84). “Dear children. Pray with your hearts and abandon yourselves in prayer to Jesus…” (8/9/84).

(From “Our Lady teaches about Prayer at Medjugorje”, by Rev. Albert J.M. Shamon)

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
(c) Mary TV 2023


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Vicka, one of the visionaries in Medjugorje, wrote the note (above) after Our Lady spoke with her during an apparition in Medjugorje in April, 1999, about Mary TV’s  plan to build a television facility in Medjugorje.

Vicka wrote to Denis: “Our Lady says that the plan is good – but you need to wait a little.  Now you can get prepared little by little, until Our Lady tells when the right moment is.  You don’t need to hurry, make haste, but to be patient.”

When Our Lady said this to Vicka, the technical genius in Medjugorje that she had her eyes upon, who would begin Mary TV’s live streaming from Medjugorje, was seven years old.

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Immaculate Conception, Mary my Mother, Live in me, Act in me, Speak in me and through me, Think your thoughts in my mind, Love through my heart, Give me your dispositions and feelings, Teach, lead me and guide me to Jesus, Correct, enlighten and expand my thoughts and behavior, Possess my soul, Take over my entire personality and life, replace it with Yourself, Incline me to constant adoration, Pray in me and through me, Let me live in you and keep me in this union always.

Our Lady gave this prayer 25 years before She started appearing in Medjugorje. This prayer is being answered through Our Lady’s presence in Medjugorje and through Her messages. Mother Immaculata writes: “This is Mary’s hour and She is about to crush Satan’s head. Her very being is like incandescent heat in the center of the Trinity and the manifestation of Her power is growing daily. The Immaculate Conception prayer (which is what Our Lady called the prayer she gave me for union with Her) has been used by exorcists who have told me that the devil reacts violently to it and is subdued by it. We are praying daily for the success of Mary TV!“

Our Lady Gives A Sign…


MARY TV was LIVE STREAMING Ivan’s May 24, 2013 apparition on Mt. Podbrdo (Apparition Hill) in Medjugorje. My wife, Cathy, was praying in front of her computer in the US, connected through the Internet, welcoming Our Lady along with everyone gathered on the mountain. She couldn’t see anything on her computer screen because it was late at night and Ivan had said, “No lights.” She found herself asking Our Lady for a sign – a little light – as a sign that MARY TV was on the right track and really serving her. Just after the apparition, when she went to give an account on Mary TV’s Facebook page, the page opened with this picture that she had never seen before, captioned: “MARY APPEARS OVER BUILDING IN MEDJUGORJE, PHOTO TAKEN BY PILGRIM.” Our Lady is standing directly over MARY TV’s studios, her feet right where we have two POV cameras STREAMING 24/7 LIVE TO THE WORLD Apparition Hill & Cross Mountain!


Our Lady spoke to Vicka during an apparition in Medjugorje in April, 1999, about the importance of Mary TV’s mission. At that time she told Vicka that she herself (Our Lady) would begin Mary TV! She did! But she didn’t do it alone. The generosity of her children made Mary TV a reality for her. Your generosity is needed now for it to continue!