September 7, 2012
Dear Family of Mary!
"Dear children, as my eyes are looking at you, my soul is seeking those souls with whom it desires to be one – the souls who have understood the importance of prayer for those of my children who have not come to know the love of the Heavenly Father. I am calling you because I need you. Accept the mission and do not be afraid, I will strengthen you. I will fill you with my graces. With my love I will protect you from the evil spirit. I will be with you. With my presence I will console you in difficult moments. Thank you for your open hearts. Pray for priests. Pray that the unity between my Son and them may be all the stronger, that they may be one. Thank you." (September 2, 2012)
Several people have shared with me their experience of sleeplessness and intercession in response to yesterday’s reflection. It seems that many of us have been called to wakefulness in order to pray for souls!
I must admit after I wrote Thursday’s reflection, I went to bed only to be awakened at about 3:00 am by what sounded like a knock on our front door. I jumped out of bed and ran to the door to discover that no one was there. Of course when I went back to bed, the adrenaline had done its work, and I was wide awake.
Then I remembered the excerpt from Caryll Houselander about sleeplessness and intercession! I realized I was being asked to pray. So I proceeded to pray a Rosary and the Divine Mercy Chaplet. I offered these prayers for whomever the Lord and Our Lady had in mind. Then I went back to sleep.
But at 6:00 am I was awakened by the phone. It was my daughter. She told me that her father-in-law had just passed away. We talked about his passing and then hung up. Then I realized for whom I had been praying during the night. It must have been for Frank, the father-in-law.
Later yesterday I visited with Frank’s wife, Marian, and told her about my night of intercession. She teared up and told me that 3:00 am was when Frank began to struggle and fail. She was grateful to know that I was praying at that time. I was amazed at Our Lady’s timing!
We don’t always find out for whom we are praying, but sometimes the Lord wants us to know. I am so grateful that Our Lady had been preparing me to intercede through this message. She must have known. We can all count on Our Lady to lead us with great precision and wisdom on the road the Lord has for us. She is the best of guides. Didn’t she tell us: "Accept the mission and do not be afraid, I will strengthen you. I will fill you with my graces." She definitely will strengthen us and fill us with actual graces to accomplish God’s will in our lives. Even in the night, she can help us to wake up and fight for souls!
Tomorrow is the Feast of the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This birthday celebration fills us with joy! Have a beautiful feast day with Our Lady, and I will see you on Monday.
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
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