Mary TV: June 18, 2019 Reflection- 38th Anniversary Novena - Day 4

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June 18, 201938th Anniversary Novena Day 4 Dear Family of Mary! 

"Dear  Children! As a mother, I implore you, open your heart and offer it to  me, and fear nothing. I will be with you and will teach you how to put  Jesus in the first place. I will teach you to love Him and to belong to  Him completely. Comprehend, dear children that without my Son there is  no salvation. You should become aware that He is your beginning and your  end. Only with this awareness can you be happy and merit eternal life.  As your mother, I desire this for you. Thank you for having responded to  my call."(March 18 2002 - Mirjana)

It  seems that one of the prerequisites to Our Lady's school of holiness,  one of the underlying predispositions we need to have is an "open  heart". Our Lady has mentioned the need for an open heart at least 70  times in her messages. She not only suggests that we open our hearts, she implores us, begs us, and prays for us to have open hearts. Why is an open heart so important and what does it mean? I  think an open heart means that we let Our Lady into our inner self. We  invite her into our heart where our deepest secrets, wounds, desires and hopes are found. It means that we invite her into our inner room where we pray, where we love, where we choose. We do not hide ourselves  from her. And we do not put on a show for her, we are honest and  straight-forward with her about everything. The same goes for Jesus, the  Father and the Holy Spirit. We open our heart to them, that they may have free access to our inner self. Why is it important? Because it is only with an open heart that we can make contact with God and Mother Mary, and  receive all the graces we need to be saved. We must open our hearts, no  one can do it for us. It is our fundamental choice to believe in God  and love  Him. When we open our heart we choose to convert, turn to the Lord and  trust Him. We choose to follow Our Lady who is leading us to God. Medjugorje is the place where hearts open! May we be those open hearts!! The Annunciation

"Dear  children, By God's will I am here with you in this place. I desire that  you open your hearts to me and to accept me as a mother. With my love I  will teach you simplicity of life and richness of mercy and I will lead  you to my Son. The way to Him can be difficult and painful but do not  be afraid, I will be with you. My hands will hold you to the very end,  to eternal happiness; therefore do not be afraid to open yourselves to  me. Thank you. Pray for priests. My Son gave them to you as a gift."(May 2, 2008)

The Visitation

"Dear  children; Today I am praying here with you that you may gather the  strength to open your hearts and thus to become aware of the mighty love  of the suffering God. Through His love, goodness and meekness, I am  also with you. I invite you for this special time of preparation to be a  time of prayer, penance and conversion. My children, you need God. You  cannot go forward without my Son. When you comprehend and accept this,  what was promised to you will be realized. Through the Holy Spirit the  Kingdom of Heaven will be born in your hearts. I am leading you to this.  Thank you."(December 2, 2010)

The Birth of Jesus

"Dear  children, with much love and patience I strive to make your hearts like  unto mine. I strive, by my example, to teach you humility, wisdom and  love because I need you; I cannot do without you my children. According  to God's will I am choosing you, by His strength I am strengthening you.  Therefore, my children, do not be afraid to open your hearts to me. I  will give them to my Son and in return, He will give you the gift of  Divine peace. You will carry it to all those whom you meet, you will  witness God's love with your life and you will give the gift of my Son  through yourselves. Through reconciliation, fasting and prayer, I will  lead you. Immeasurable is my love. Do not be afraid. My children, pray  for the shepherds. May your lips be shut to every judgment, because do  not forget that my Son has chosen them and only He has the right to  judge. Thank you."(January 02, 2013)

The Presentation

"Dear  children! Today, I am calling you to a new life. It is not important  how old you are, open your heart to Jesus who will transform you in this  time of grace and, like nature, you will be born into a new life in  God's love, and you will open your heart to Heaven and the things of  Heaven. I am still with you, because God permitted me out of love for  you. Thank you for having responded to my call." (February 25, 2019)

The Finding in the Temple

"Dear  children, open your hearts and try to feel how much I love you and how  much I desire for you to love my Son. I desire for you to come to know  Him all the better, because it is impossible to know Him and not to love  Him - because He is love. I, my children, know you. I know your pain  and suffering because I lived through them. I laugh with you in your joy  and I cry with you in your pain. I will never leave you. I will always  speak to you with motherly tenderness. And I, as a mother, need your  open hearts to spread the love of my Son with wisdom and simplicity. I  need you to be open and sensitive to the good and mercy. I need you to  be united with my Son, because I desire for you to be happy and to help  me to bring happiness to all of my children. My apostles, I need you to  show everyone the truth of God, so that my heart, which suffered and  today suffers so much pain, can win in love. Pray for the holiness of  your shepherds, so that in the name of my Son they can work miracles,  because holiness works miracles. Thank you."(May 2, 2015)

Dear  Mother Mary, we gather together to pray this novena, with deep  gratitude for your presence in our midst. You have come to show us the  way to heaven. The Heavenly Father has sent you to us to help us to  repent and return to Him. You are coming to be the bond between us and  the Heavenly Father, and to help us to love and serve His Son. You pray  with us for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, because you have told us  that when we have the Holy Spirit, we have everything. Therefore we ask  that during this Novena you will help us to bond with you and through  you with our Triune God who loves us so much. We ask that every grace  can be poured out upon our shepherds during these nine days, that they  will be strengthened and purified for the days ahead, these most  triumphant days of the Triumph of your Immaculate Heart! Thank you,  dearest Mother!!! In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!Cathy Nolan©Mary TV 2019

 

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