October 10, 2018 A.D.
“I have never fasted on bread and water, though I am 58 years old. I have always been afraid of getting a migraine headache from low blood sugar. But the state of the world, the church, and even my family really requires that I fast in this manner…”
There is no doubt that this world needs this 9-day bread and water fast. Our Lady’s recent words of October 2, 2018 tell us:
As mentioned before, fasting brings one’s heart low, in humility before God. The Fasting Novena prayer, written by a Friend of Medjugorje reads:
“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… 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…”
There are times in history, such as with ancient Israel, that the times require drastic action, out of ordinary life to bring about an extraordinary result. Now is such a time. As we humble ourselves in prayer, fasting and sacrifice, we bring our hearts low before God, that He may see the sincerity of our hearts and bring us to the triumph of Our Lady. Here below are just a few more words from others joining in this fast:
This is the third day of the fast, one third of the way, symbolic of the third of the angels which fell from Heaven. Continue to pray and fast with fervor for not only the defeat of evil, but the triumph of Our Lady’s Reign!
June 2, 2007
United in Prayer and Fasting for Her Triumph,
Caritas of Birmingham
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