To open or close one's heart (The need for prayer) Jun 30, 2017 8:06:54 GMT -5
Post by markdohle on Jun 30, 2017 8:06:54 GMT -5
To open or close one’ heart
(The need for prayer)
(The need for prayer)
“Dear children! Today, I desire to thank you for your perseverance and call you to open yourselves to profound prayer. Prayer, little children, is the heart of faith and is hope in eternal life. Therefore, pray with the heart until your heart sings with thanksgiving to God the Creator who gave you life. I am with you, little children, and carry to you my motherly blessing of peace. Thank you for having responded to my call.---June 25, 2017, Medjugorje Monthly Message
Prayer from the heart flows from a soul who knows of its need for God’s healing grace. Prayer opens us up to the Holy Spirit who is actually always praying within us, yet it is often overlooked or even forgotten. Everything in our lives that happens to us, both the good as well as the bad and even great evils, are taken up in the prayer of Holy Spirit for all of us. No one is outside of God’s love or care, yet if there is no prayer, there is something vital missing; a loving trusting relationship with God.
This life is very difficult for all of us, or I have met no exceptions to this rule. I have known people who are rich, beautiful and on the outside, all looks well and happy. Yet when they sit down to talk honestly, there is often a great deal of inner pain that drives them.
Until our inner wounds are addressed and we bring them to God in prayer, they will control us from a depth that is unperceived. In order to deal with that, a conscious relationship is needed so that we can open up our hearts to God’s love that calls us all to what we are made for…..relationship with the Infinite.
When people admit their need, even if not aware of God’s work in their lives, they come one step closer to the infinite embrace. To seeks healing through others is another step, a big one, for it takes humility to admit of one’s need for healing and support from others. God works through those around us. God works through all of us. Prayer allows us to understand that on a deeper level than those who do not pray.
If God is true. If there is a God and Jesus Christ is his son, then the deeper our relationship with God, the closer we are to reality. All people of faith, all who seek, no matter their faith path, are on the way, as we all are. In our prayer, we learn, perhaps slowly over time, of our deep connection to all of mankind, no matter who they are, or what they have done. For God forgives 70 X 7 times when I fail, so I learn from this to understand that the same mercy is extended to all. Some are called early, others late in life, all in God time.
For those who reject this, do it with full freedom of God’s gracious offer it is what they actually desire; it is the great mystery of our freedom. Hell is not an accident, nor do people fall into it without knowing that they have chosen it freely and it is the only place for them to be. For outside of God, who is life, love, and existence, there is only the prison of the self, trapped in an eternal void. When we deepen our prayer, our desire to pray for others and longing for all to be united in God’s love becomes stronger…..so prayer for all is something that many believers do, knowing that all are loved by God with a unique relationship with them, even if it is unconscious.