2010 Worldwide Medjugorje Fasting Prayers to Cover the Year of 2011
October 25- November 2, 2010
As we enter fall and head toward an uncertain winter, the perils of life and uncertainty of what “the winter of life” brings, mandates that we purify ourselves, protect ourselves through prayer and fasting in order to be in peace. The 2011 9-day Medjugorje fasting novena follows. It is your firewood for this winter to keep your soul in the warmth of God. The fast is your house which will keep you secure this winter. We cannot express to you enough how important your participation in this fast is for your and the world’s well being.
For the 9-day fasting novena you will be assigned a single day of 2011 in which your fast will be offered to bind satan from his activity for the Nation and the world. You can call Caritas of Birmingham to receive the day your fast will sponsor. Your day is assigned in the order you call us. You may call 205-672-2000 to be given the day of 2011 that your 9-day fasting novena, beginning October 25, 2010, and finishing November 2, 2010, will cover. It is important you receive a day so that we can be sure all 365 days of 2011 will be covered by an individual with a 9-day fast. Again the 9-day fasting novena is October 25-November 2, 2010, and your assigned day for 2011 is not a fast day, rather the day that you are assigned in 2011 to be covered in prayer by your October 25–November 2, 2010, 9-day fast.
RECITE EACH DAY OF THE 9-DAY BREAD AND WATER FAST
BEGINNING OCTOBER 25 — NOV, 2, 2010
PRAYER FOR THE FASTING NOVENA
O Queen of Heaven, we unite ourselves with others across the land in a holy fast, reminiscent of the so many times ancient Israel cried out in repentance to their God. By their history, we know God the Most High will hear our cry. We humble ourselves because of our sins. Seek, Mary our Queen, on our behalf, that the Lord not look upon our sins, but the love we show Him through this fast. Persuade Him to not only forgive but also forget and blot out our sins, that through Your hands we will grow close to Him and know Him intimately as a Father, as our Protector.
O Mary, these days of fasting we wish to empty our hearts of everything useless. Cleanse us. Let this fast purify us and atone for everything that has defiled us. O Mary, Queen of Peace, let our hearts be refilled through Your hands with whatever graces are necessary to reconcile us, our families, and our nation back to God. We wish also to atone for any wrongs in advance for each day of the coming year 2011, so that all be consecrated to Your Immaculate Heart, to purify the body of believers in order for the rebirth and the ushering in of a new springtime for Christianity in our beloved Nation.
We seek the healing of our hearts of all spiritual disease and illness and for You to fill our hearts especially during December 8th–12th. Please, please, dear Mother, please grant us these requests, and grant the three special intentions of the Community of Caritas as well as my own personal intentions of (name your personal intentions) along with the quick, successful conclusion of Retooling The Tabernacle of Our Lady’s Messages………I especially offer _________ ____, 2011 (Day assigned by Caritas)*, that on that day the plans of satan against ourselves, our family, and nation will be thwarted and grace will abound for conversion across our land.
We consecrate our hearts to You, Mary, and to Jesus. We want to give You and Jesus “title” of not only our souls but also our bodies, as well as all we possess. We know Your words of January 1, 2001, when You revealed that satan was completely unchained, were followed with what our response should be. It was to give ourselves to You and Jesus completely, as a possession into Your and His hands, through the formal daily act of consecration, thereby, owned by You and Your Son, we are afforded protection through being Your possession.
January 1, 2001
We, therefore, present to You the intention to empty our hearts that You may refill them, as well as Caritas’ intentions and our personal intentions through this nine-day fast, prayers and consecrations, in order that You will present this novena with your Son before the throne of God. We ask for an unleashing of grace to be poured out upon ourselves, our families, our nation, and upon the countless numbers who are in need of conversion throughout our land, and Your intentions for all of the above intentions. Please intercede for us as our Mother and as our Queen. Amen.
Pray Also Everyday the Consecration Prayers to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary Below:
Consecration to Jesus
O Jesus, we know that You are
merciful and that You gave
Your Heart for us, that was
crowned with thorns by our sins;
We know that even today You
are still ¬pleading with us so that
we will not be lost. Jesus,
remember us when we are in sin.
By means of Your Sacred Heart,
grant us, that all men love one
another; Cause hatred to
disappear from among men.
Show us Your Love,
for we all love You,
and want You to protect us
with your Shepherd’s Heart
and free us from all sin.
Jesus, enter into each heart.
Knock on the door of our hearts.
Be patient and unwearied with us.
We are still closed, since we still have
not yet understood Your love for us.
Knock persistently and grant,
O Good Jesus, that we open our hearts
to You, at least when we will have
remembered the passion
You suffered for us. Amen.
Consecration to Mary
O Immaculate Heart of Mary,
overflowing with goodness,
show us Your love for us.
May the flame of Your heart,
O Mary, descend upon all mankind.
We love You so.
Impress true love in our hearts
that we may have a continuous
desire for You.
O Mary, meek and humble of heart,
remember us when we are in sin.
You know that all men sin.
Grant to us by means of
Your Immaculate Heart, to be
healed from every spiritual illness.
In doing so, we then will be able
to gaze upon the goodness
of Your Maternal Heart,
and thus be converted through
the flame of Your Heart. Amen.