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Abandon Yourselves Totally to Me

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  1. The main message is this : the presence of Our Lady
  2. The family must pray together and read the Bible
  3. To fast means to open up to the Lord
  4. When you are humble, when you pray fervently and when you love, satan cannot even draw close
  5. This is the time of decision
  6. I am with you and I am your Mother
  7. 'Today is the Feast of the Mother of goodness, love and mercy', and She gave us her blessing.
  8. 'Pray so that all the trials which come from satan might result in the glory of God'
  9. We must enter into our prayer before we begin to pray
  10. 'But why do you pray ? To be with God, to feel God inside yourselves'
  11. 'I am beautiful because I love. If you want to be beautiful, love'
  12. 'Be reconciled with Our Lord'
  13. "In our daily lives, we must find the Word of God which saves us in a real way"
  14. I say to you: love
  15. Pray with your Hearts
  16. "In our daily lives, we must find the Word of God which saves us in a real way"
  17. "I knock, but there are so many hearts that still do not open to Me"
  18. You must die in order to be resurrected
  19. 'I invite you to the light you must bring to all those who are in darkness' Lent messages
  20. Our Lady has taught us to take three steps forward in group prayer.
  21. Many stop at Easter and do not live the Resurrection
  22. The first thing to understand is the Will of God, even in suffering
  23. The apparitions are a stage in the spiritual life of the Church
  24. "Pray that hearts gripped by sin may open. I wish for this. God wishes it through me."
  25. When we say "pray" to the people, many do not know what it means
  26. Pray to the Holy Spirit for enlightenment
  27. "You ask me to stay with you always, not to leave you, but now I ask you not to leave me"
  28. In every prayer, we must express our inner life
  29. "I invite you to a more active prayer, and to participate in the Holy Mass. I would like every Mass to become an experience of God for you."
  30. The last daily meeting between Ivanka and Our Lady (7th May 1985)
  31. There is a fundamental error: to ask for things instead of seeking God.

This book is the second of the four volumes of sermons and discourses given by Fr. Slavko Barbaric and Fr. Tomislav Vlasic during 1984 - 1987 in Medjugorje, and contains discourses given from January to June 1985.

30 Chapters of this book are now completed

When we say "pray" to the people, many do not know what it means

From the point of view of spiritual progress, Our Lady always calls to conversion, to prayer and to fasting.

When we priests speak of this, we come up against some problems. These messages are given along the way of spiritual progress, but many people do not know what we mean when we say "pray". It means prayer but at the same time it means entering deeper and deeper into the heart of prayer.

For example, I have just finished with a class of thirteen year old children who are unable to find that peace and tranquillity. But when I made them say the Our Father as Our Lady had taught us we spent a whole half hour just saying the Our Father.

We can that in every stage of our lives, if we pray in the right way, both children and adults are able to be quiet and are happy to be with God. I tell you this because , during the second week of Lent, Our Lady practised this prayer with the prayer group. And now I can tell you that if we want to pray well, we must live the Lord's Prayer every morning in a way that really touches us. The Our Father is enough to pray for the whole world, because He is our Father, because in two words, we can embrace the whole world, both friends and enemies, as the sun shines on all, both good and bad. We must emphasize that in these messages, Our Lady told us that we have become so accustomed to our prayers. Prayer must not be a habit, but an inner need like the need to eat. not a need to pronounce words but a need to meet the Father, to meet God. if we pray like this, to meet God, to meet the Father, every prayer will make us happy, every prayer will change us.

If we do not feel this liberation, this happiness during prayer, then we have not prayed well; we have said the prayer but we have not met God, we have not met the Father. And to those who follow the rhythm of these messages, She brings us all to the heart of life, so people feel very very happy.

The other day a girl said to me: 'I cannot get married now.' I asked 'Why ?' 'I feel that the family binds me and I want to live in God, for God. I could accept a family life only if God were to say to me 'Take this cross and bear it'. I want to live for God.' This girl has had this inner experience ; that with God there is life, whoever enters God finds life and the fulness of life. Now you can understand how people are able to pray day and night: they have found life. Now you can understand why people can pray in the fields, while they are working - they interrupt their work and pray - because they feel the need to pray, as they feel the need to eat or drink ...

Our Lady brings us to this state of mind and there is no need to ask. What prayers ? Our Lady's idea is this : to bring us to a state of humility, simplicity, sincerity and love. And in this state of mind, we should say the Our Father and Hail Mary.

One Hail Mary or one Our Father is enough for us to live the whole day . There is too little time to say an Our Father, because if we enter into the depth of prayer, it will open out to embrace new meaning all the time.

For my part I will make this suggestion: go to Medjugorje and say every word of the Our Father, the Hail Mary with your whole heart; everything is wonderful when you enter into prayer. It is enough to remember the words "Our Father, give us today our daily bread" and then you see that the world is crying out, searching and does not know what it is searching for. It is God who can give us bread. "Forgive us our trespasses": the poor nations are destroying themselves because they are so indebted and all mankind must be forgiven. We ask for this. When you enter into the Lord's Prayer, you can see that prayer brings you to faith and faith develops and opens every heart as a bud opens into a flower.

And now I say to you; Happy Easter, but not yesterday's Easter, the Easter you must live today, tomorrow, because now if you try to put into practice what Our Lady told us, very soon you will understand the importance of the apparitions after the death of Jesus.

The apparitions come as a necessary stage along the way of salvation. When we live what God offers us today, through Our Lady, we are able to be open to the time of the Holy Spirit.

Christians commit a big sin when they try to pray a little more or fast during Lent but when Easter day is over, just let everything become empty. Easter lasts forty days and never ends.

And so I wish you a Happy Easter which may never end. Every day I bring you to the Immaculate Heart.


(Fr. Tomislav Vlasic, 19th April 1985)



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