Praying with Mary… Novena day one

When Jesus had been at table with his apostles, he had told them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait there for what the Father had promised. “It is” he had said, “what you have heard me speak about: John baptised with water but you, not many days from now, will be baptised with the Holy Spirit.” Acts 1 : 4-5

Dear children! Today I call you, through prayer and sacrifice, to prepare yourselves for the coming of the Holy Spirit. Little children, this is a time of grace and so, again, I call you to decide for God the Creator. Allow him to transform and change you. May your heart be prepared to listen to, and live, everything which the Holy Spirit has in his plan for each of you. Little children, allow the Holy Spirit to lead you on the way of truth and salvation towards eternal life. Thank you for having responded to my call. Medjugorje message, May 25, 1998

• Before his Ascension Jesus told his disciples not to leave Jerusalem but to wait for the promise given by his Father, that they would receive the strength of the Holy Spirit and would be his witnesses not only in Jerusalem but to the ends of the earth. After he said this Jesus was taken up to his Father (cf. Acts 1:4-9). The disciples and apostles were preparing for this coming through prayer. They were not alone. Mary, the Mother of Jesus, was with them. Among those present she was the only one who had the fullness of the Holy Spirit that had come upon her at the conception of Jesus. She must have encouraged the disciples to abandon fear and to take practice of fervent prayer. Before the coming of the Holy Spirit the apostles and disciples were timid and fearful. When the Holy Spirit came upon them, they changed. They were transformed into fearless witnesses of Christ. They witnessed what they had seen and heard when they were with Jesus. The flame of love and truth alight inside them encouraged them to immediately start announcing the Joyful News. • Fr Danko Perutina OFM

Dear Mother Mary, thank you for calling us to prayer and sacrifice in preparation for the coming of the Holy Spirit. Thank you also for reminding us that this is a time of grace, and also calling us to decide for God the Creator. We invite him to transform and change us as we open our heart to listen to and live everything he has planned for each of us. Dear Mother, we invite the Holy Spirit to lead us on the way of truth and salvation towards eternal life. Thank you Blessed Mother for your presence amongst us. Amen

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