The First Weapon Against satan: Prayer

The First Weapon Against satan: Prayer

We talk about that all the time. This is the center of Our Lady’s plan: Prayer! Again, this is the most frequent message in Medjugorje.


We talk about that all the time. This is the center of Our Lady’s plan: Prayer! Again, this is the most frequent message in Medjugorje. Let us quote just a few more simple messages about prayer:

April 25, 1987

“…today also I am calling you to prayer. You know, dear children, that God grants special graces in prayer…I call you, dear children, to prayer with the heart…”


To pray with the heart is to pray with abandonment, love, and trust and with concentration also. Prayer heals. Prayer heals human souls. Prayer heals history [history of sin]. Without prayer, we cannot have an experience of God:


February 25, 1989

“…without unceasing prayer, you cannot experience the beauty and greatness of the grace which God is offering you…”


What are the prayers Our Lady recommends? The four mysteries of the Rosary everyday, the Adoration of the Holy Sacrament, prayers to the Holy Spirit (especially before Mass), prayers in front of the Crucifix, prayers of consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Everybody should pray. Our Lady says:


August 25, 1989

“…Let prayer begin to rule in the whole world…”


In this way, through prayer, we will defeat satan’s power, obtain peace and salvation for our souls:


February 25, 1988

“…You know that I love you and am coming here out of love, so I could show you the path of peace and salvation for your souls. I want you to obey me and not permit satan to seduce you. Dear children, satan is very strong and, therefore, I ask you to dedicate your prayers to me so that those who are under his influence may be saved. Give witness by your life, sacrifice your lives for the salvation of the world…Therefore, little children, do not be afraid. If you pray, satan cannot injure you even a little, because you are God’s children and He is watching over you. Pray, and let the Rosary always be in your hands as a sign to satan that you belong to me…”


The power of satan is destroyed by prayer and he cannot harm us if we pray. That is why no Christian should be afraid of the future, unless he does not pray. And if he does not pray, is he a Christian? If we do not pray, we are naturally blind to many things; we cannot tell right from wrong. We lose our center; we lose our balance.

In the Love of Our Lady,
A Friend of Medjugorje


A woman quietly kneeling below the Cross on Cross Mountain. Praying on top of Cross Mountain is always a moving experience for all those who open their hearts to the graces of forgiveness, surrender, and openness to seeking God’s will in their lives.


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29 thoughts on “The First Weapon Against satan: Prayer”

  1. Mugisha Francesca

    I thank our Mother Mary for all she has done and is doing in my life. Life has never been the same, I am affected till eternity.Thank you Mama Maria

  2. Mugisha Francesca

    I thank our Mother Mary for all she has done and is doing in my life. Life has never been the same, I am affected till eternity. Thank you Mama Maria

  3. Deacon Art Tiongson

    Thank you to the Caritas Community for all your time, money, and effort for putting together this event that gave us the opportunity to be with the Mother of God. I do not want to missed the graces from these apparitions so I did my own devotion to this private revelation while awaiting for Church approval. The messages on prayer, fasting, penance, and peace are also basic teachings of the Church. We always start the event with the Holy Mass at 630 AM at the Church and I had the privilege to assist on all the Masses from July 1-5.I was touched when we climbed the Cross Mt. while praying the Stations of the Cross because all my sufferings are nothing compared to the Passion and Death of Our Lord to save all of us. I was also moved when in one of the talks of the Friend of Medjugorje called for renewal in accepting the Mission of our Lady and ended with the song, O, America.” My wife and I are followers and supporters of the Caritas Community. May God bless you all.

  4. friends from wisconsin

    Thank you for all your hard work on preparing for Our Lady. Words cannot describe the peace and joy my family experienced. God Bless.

  5. Thanks very much and May God Bless You All! Thank You Mother Mary for your Love for us. I can close my eyes and see your smile Mother! Have mercy and pray for me and my family! Praise the Lord!

  6. chris johnson

    What a beautiful simple message and blessing Our Lady gave tothe Community! Her smile says everything.Oh Joy!

  7. Faustina Mary Kamanzi

    I was in Uganda but I went through all the proccess of 54 – days novena and other proccess that took place. I am so happy first of all for having completed the novena and though i was far away i know i was near Mother Mary in all the apparations that took place. Indeed, my faith has grown and she has done great things for in this pariod. I dont know whow i can thank mother Mary. Physically i was not ther but spritualy I was there. Thank you Mother Mary

  8. Rich and Carole DiClaudio

    Carole, Diane, and I were blessed to be able to attend the retreat from Monday morning through the second Apparition on Wednesday night. What a grace-filled honor and delight to be there with our Lady, the Caritas Community, and the thousands of pilgrims that came to be with Mary, attend morning Mass nearby, and pray, pray, pray. Also the Cross that the community built overlooking the field of Apparitions is breath-taking and I am sure will bring great blessings to the valley, the Diocese, our country, and most especially all who climb the mountain to visit it. What a grace Caritas has afforded all who climb up, praying the stations of the Cross, and then praying at the foot of the Cross – an exact replica of the Cross in Medjugorje on Mt. Krizevac. Thank you again to Caritas for arranging this week and for all of your prayerful and tireless diligence in honoring the Triune God through our Lady of Medjugorje. God bless you all and our country. Much love and affection – TJTM

  9. I am very grateful to be able to receive Blessed Mother Mary most powerful holy words thank you ,Lord Blessed are the feet of those who bring the good news of the Gospel. Peppino

  10. I wanted to thank the community for your holy work on bringing families and our nation back to God thru Mary. I wanted to let you know that a lady by the name of Christine who came to Caritas homeless has found a home with another pilgrim named Mary from Kansas. Praise Jesus and Mary and the love they show to all who knock on the door of their hearts. Is there really any other way to live on the earth but in communion with the united hearts of Mary and Jesus. Praise God Almighty!!!!!

  11. Thank You Mother Mary for the assurance of Your unfailing Love. We shall be the apostles of Your Love in this world.

  12. Rita Childers

    Was sad reading the article, because I have been having multiple computer problems, did not know about the 5 days of prayer. Although, I know when our BLESSED VIRGIN appears, and send my petitions. GOD BLESS THE COMMUNITY AND WOULD LOVE TO BE WITH YOU! Rita

  13. Thank dear friends of Medjugorje, your faithfulness.Thank you Blessed Mother for coming to us! may i carry your words and love into this world. Jesus Jesus JesusShalom,Mary Alice

  14. We so wished to be able to attend, but duties prevented it. However, we prayed with you all as much as we could and united our Masses with your prayers in the bedroom and the field. To show that She was listening and that she considered us “present” with Her during these days, Our Lady gave the same message last night to us through praying and opening Words from Heaven-it as a message from another visit Marija had at Caritas. What a special gift!

  15. Thank you for keeping us , we at home posted on the good things that are happening in Caritas. How I love Our Lady and wanted to be there. God bless all the workers and all the sick in your prayers. I look forward to all the events and Our Ladies messages.

  16. Thank you so much for all you do at Caratas to help spread our Ladys mesages. I am looking forwards to the full update and pictures of the 5 days of prayer and our Ladies visits. Thank you for puting my petions in our Ladys presence as I could not afford to make the trip but my heart was with you. God Bless.

  17. Wiley Ann Dickerson


  18. Northern Apostle

    Thank God for His love and guidance. Thank God for our veterans and all those men whom fought for truth and love. God Bless America and Praise God for His goodness.

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