Dear children! With great joy, also today, I desire to call you anew: pray, pray, pray. May this time be a time of personal prayer for you. During the day, find a place where you will pray joyfully in a recollected way. I love you and bless you all. Thank you for having responded to my call. Medjugorje message, August 25, 2010
“Again, I tell you to find a time and place for prayer. Do not look to others but begin yourself to pray. Our Lady first chose Apparition mountain to call us to come and pray. This was a problem for Fr Jozo, the pastor at the time. He would ask why Our Lady didn’t appear in the Church. He said that the living Jesus was present there. He could not understand why the throngs of people would choose to go to such a rugged, thorny mountain, day and night, to pray. Trust me; this is because the mountain, every thorn, every rock, and every bush have been blessed by the presence of Our Lady, because Our Lady chose that place to meet us and to talk to us and to pray with us… I was 16 at this time (when the apparitions began) and I wanted to learn to pray more and do good deeds. The six of us waited for Our Lady with great joy. Many nights we would gather together and spend the night in prayer. At daybreak, we would go home to meet our parents to work in the fields all day. It was a beautiful time.
• Visionary Marija Pavlovic speaking recently to pilgrims in Medjugorje.
Dear children! The cross was also in God’s plan when you built it. These days, especially, go on the mountain and pray before the cross. I need your prayers. Thank you for having responded to my call. Medjugorje message, August 30, 1984