Prayer is by far one
of the most powerful
tools that will unlock
the door between God
and man. Prayer
is the key through
which we discover
the truth, feel the
presence of God, can
literally call down
miracles from heaven,
and can begin to see
the signs of God's
light and magic.
Once daily prayer
has begun and continues,
the Holy Spirit of
God will come in and
soon you will notice
that something strange
is beginning to happen
- something magical
!! It doesn't
matter who you are
or what you are into.
God knows what you
need to feel . . .
and you will!!
Once you begin to
feel the power of
the effects of prayer,
you'll be hooked on
prayer forever! -
the key is, don't
If you don't feel
anything at first,
If you feel you are
entering a dry period,
just keep praying
- it will pass.
We are a witness to
the tremendous power
of prayer both at
a personal and global
Prayer is still not fully understood.
It is not just for asking for things.
When you pray you are not just blindly talked
to the heavens. You make a connection,
and then a sparkle of magic begins to flow
into your life. You will know when you
feel it. You become close to the heavens,
begin to understand life and see God working
in yours and others lives and in the world.
You will also discover the power of being
able to hear God's voice!! Yes - He
will talk back. Why wouldn't he?
He's been waiting all our lives to speak to
us, we just haven't been open to hear him
in us. Prayer is the key. Don't
wait, start now! Pray daily. Everyone
needs to pray - not just those that feel religious.
Not sure how to pray? There is actually
no totally right or wrong way, but from our
past experience with the heavens and from
previous messages from Christ and Mary we
have the following:
When you pray, create in yourself the desire
to seek God. Pray aloud or quietly
in your heart. Pray in your own words
or say known prayers. Some feel that
prayer should only be directed to God,
however history and many messages from
Jesus and Mary have shown that prayer to
others in the heavenly court is in no way
offensive to God.
One known prayer that Mary has often
asked be said is the Rosary. This
is also the prayer that has led to my
own and to many others personal testimonies
to the truth of Medjugorje and has brought
many wondrous and powerful miracles
that I myself am witness to. Additionally
when praying the Rosary, many have reported
that the chains in their rosaries have
turned golden. I have also had
my rosary turn golden as well and have
seen other changed rosaries too.
For many, seeing is believing. Here
are a few pictures
of 2 rosaries that have turned golden.
The pictures of my rosary show a side-by-side
comparison (to another similar rosary)
showing how my rosary looked one morning
and then how it looked that SAME afternoon.
Rosaries turned golden is becoming common
with regards to the events happening
in Medjugorje. It is now understood
that when someone's rosary turns golden,
it is a sign and a grace given by God
to help and encourage their faith and
belief. In a way, He is saying,
"Thank you. Your prayers
and sacrifices are well received.
What you have been seeking IS true,
Please continue." Even the
Bible says, "Signs will follow
those that believe". People
should not place too much emphasis on
signs, however. It is far more
important to seek God than simply to
seek signs from Him. For more
information on praying the Rosary, click
Prayer and the Rosary is becoming in many
ways a cornerstone of conversion and has
been bringing amazing experiences to many
all across the globe. Remember, however,
that to God, all forms of prayer are good
and can help one make the connection to
the heavens, discover the truth, and bring
about the flow of magic and personal testimony
into your life.
key is: Do it, start today, and don't
The lesson of fasting and making sacrifices
is another primary focus of the messages flowing
from Medjugorje. Over the past years
ever since Mary has been appearing, she has
been carrying the message of 'sacrifice' to
the world. Since those early days, the
incredible effects of fasting and giving up
small things of little importance has been
transforming millions of people. If
you've never experienced the power, magic,
and testimony to the truth that offering up
a small sacrifice to God can bring, you owe
it to yourself to try this lesson from Medjugorje.
The entire concept of spiritual fasting and
making other small sacrifices is really nothing
new to humanity. However, through Medjugorje
and other apparitions around the world, it
seems it is being re-taught to a world that
has forgotten the great benefits that can
be gained from such a forgotten art.
Mary has been teaching us that fasting for
spiritual purposes can be done in many ways.
For those who are sick, or those living in
circumstances where good nutrition is a problem,
she has said that other kinds of small sacrifices
can be offered in place of fasting from food.
The beauty of 'sacrifice' is that we can also
offer up to God situations that befall us
that are beyond our control. If you
are suffering, offer it to God to purchase
the alleviation of the suffering of others.
If you feel emotional pain, offer it up to
call down blessings for those around you.
I assure you - this can be POWERFUL!!
Remember this doesn't mean that one
should avoid seeking relief from harmful
suffering where relief is available.
We are referring to suffering that cannot
be readily alleviated. DO NOT
become fanatical about making sacrifices
or fasting. There is a "right
way" and a "wrong way".
The Lord has made it very clear that
he is displeased if someone should deliberately
cause themself to suffer in a harmful
way to offer it as a sacrifice to Him.
This is probably why, as long as one
is not sick, Mary has suggested fasting
on bread and water.
Mary says, "The best fast is on bread
and water. Through fasting and prayer
one can stop wars, one can suspend the
natural laws of nature. Works of
charity cannot replace fasting...
Everyone except the sick, has to fast."
(July 21, 1982). Fasting
is essential in order to achieve spiritual
freedom. Through fasting, one is better
able to listen to God, and can literally
bring about miracles. Our Lady recommends
fasting twice a week: "Fast
strictly on Wednesdays and Fridays."
(August 14, 1984).
Mary asks us to accept this difficult message
"....with a firm will."
She asks us to "Persevere in ... fasting."
(June 25, 1982). I, personally, have
never felt the love of God so strong as
when I've been fasting. My rosary
chain turned gold after a day of fasting.
The sacrifice of fasting and giving up
little things cannot be understated!!
In the Old Testament and in the New Testament,
there are many examples of fasting.
Jesus fasted frequently. According to Tradition,
fasting is encouraged especially
times of great temptation or severe trials.
Christ taught that certain evils, "can
be cast out in no other way except by prayer
and fasting" (Mark 9:29)
We have to realize the power of fasting.
Fasting means to make a sacrifice to God,
to offer not only our prayers, but also
to make our whole being participate in
sacrifice. We should fast with love,
for a special intention to purify ourselves
and the world. The great task of purification
those who wish to experience the magic
of having God in their lives now, and help
prepare themselves for the eternal life
that God is preparing, they should begin
fasting and offering up small sacrifices.
It is not easy, but it can be done.
Millions ARE doing it and they are receiving
powerful experiences that they could obtain
in no other way. God has special
blessings in store for those who are willing
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prayer and sacrifice have begun, something
amazing will begin to happen. You will begin
to see the world differently. You will begin
to understand things. You will begin to know
what to do - and what NOT to do. You will
begin to realize what the single most important
thing is about all of this:
You will come
to know that upon
turning to God, we begin the 'great'
incredible experience will not happen all
by itself - it will take your cooperation
- it will require you're "yes"
to God. Millions who have been touched
by Medjugorje are giving the Lord their
"yes" and testify to this rebirth
that for some is the most amazing event
that's ever come into their lives. This
great change is one of the primary reasons
for Mary coming to Medjugorje - to prepare
man for the coming of the new era.
So how will I change? How will I know I'm
changing? How will I know what to do? How
will this happen? How will I know what
I need to do to change? Simply put... you
will be told what to do. As mentioned earlier,
as you begin to make the connection to
the heavens and to God, he will in turn
complete the connection. You will seek
Him, and in return he will help you to
achieve what He has always intended for
you. You will speak to Him, and yes...He
will speak to you. Does this mean, you
will hear His voice like you hear another
person's voice? Well...some actually have.
Most likely, you will hear Him in a more
amazing way, a more common way that most
others hear His voice.
From time to time, especially during prayer,
He will speak to you in your heart and
mind. You will know it is Him when pure
knowledge, pure information, words of tenderness
and love flow in. From these words you
will feel peace and contentment. Nothing
has ever been so complete or satisfying
as receiving direct communication from
Him who made you and knows what you need.
He knows what you need better than you
know what you need. Many people may hear
His actual words whereas many others hear
Him as feelings and thoughts. Either way,
it is the same. You know it is Him and
not your imagination. He will help you
to know!! It is not difficult. God does
not want it to be difficult to contact
Him. It is one of His greatest desires!
What is important
in maintaining this new wondrous connection
with God is that you keep two things in
mind: Through faith you must keep yourself
open to hearing God's voice, and secondly,
you must continue to try to follow what
God is telling you. The beauty of conversing
with God is that He is so gentle with us
and so undemanding. He knows what we are
ready to hear and what we are not. Don't
be afraid to ask Him what you should do.
He will never ask anything of you that
you are not ready for.
We titled part
of this section "Seeking to change"
because that is the goal that the Lord
has in mind for each of us. Once we make
contact, with God's help and direction,
we need to seek to refine ourselves to
obtain all God promises us now and in the
future. God desires not only that this
connection be made, but for us to continue
and grow so that not only will we finally
understand who He is and what He does for
us, but also so that He may bless us with
all that He has. Would a father desire
anything less for his children? God has
clearly stated He desires to give us all
that He has!! What in our world is worth
as much as what God can give and will give
if we only continue on the path toward