Our Lady gave a beautiful gift this morning, concerning tonight’s Vigil for our nation’s birthday tomorrow to all the pilgrims gathered for prayer at 9:00a.m. The Caritas Community every morning during prayer opens up the book Words from Heaven to pick one random message out of the thousands Our Lady of Medjugorje has given over the years. Often Her words are profound in that they speak perfectly to the situations we are living through at that moment in our lives. This morning we requested of Her in our prayer that She give us words to help us prepare for the Vigil apparition this evening. The message that was randomly opened up to follows:
June 23, 1989
The day that comes, of course, is July 4th, our nation’s birthday, of which we will watch and pray tonight in vigil, waiting for this special day to dawn. The crowd of pilgrims broke out in applause upon hearing the profoundly beautiful words. In regards to Our Lady of Medjugorje's words above, “…I would like to pray for you in a special way tonight…”, we encourage you to take the time to send us your petitions that we may have them in Our Lady’s presence this evening, that Our Lady may include you in Her prayers tonight as well.
Click here to send your petitions.
Today, we consecrate our families to Our Lady. The prayer of consecration comes from a spontaneous prayer the Medjugorje visionary Marija spoke years ago when praying over a group of married couples on pilgrimage with Caritas. The words were so beautiful that it became a special prayer of the Community. We will be offering Our Lady our families during the morning Rosary in the Field, and again, tonight during the apparition.
Click here for Marija’s Prayer of Consecration for Our Families.