The Mother of Jesus urges us to pray as a defense against evil. To Ivan’s prayer group:
"Dear children, your Mother warns you tonight that Satan is active in a special way these days. Do not allow emptiness inside of you, but fill this emptiness with prayer. Dear children, prayer is the best medicine these days to defend yourselves against evil. And so, dear children, make a special decision for prayer during Lent. Tonight I expect you to pray the Glorious Mysteries when you return home." VPG, BVM, Medjugorje 2 /19/1990
“Confident Prayer in Great Peril”:
But surely God is my helper; the Lord is the upholder of my life.
He will repay my enemies for their evil.
In your faithfulness, put an end to them.
With a freewill offering I will sacrifice to you; I will give thanks to your name, O Lord, for it is good.
For he has delivered me from every trouble, and my eye has looked in triumph on my enemies.
~ Psalm 54:4-7
Our Lady is calling us to prayer today. She has told us many times that prayer is our chief weapon against evil. Prayer of the heart is our communion with God, in unifies us and makes us one with him.
If Jesus was called to the desert to pray and unite himself to the Father, then how much more do we need to pray?
St. Paul tells us to "pray without ceasing"~ Thessalonians 5:17
It was only in the last few months that I came across the power of the Jesus Prayer. It is a very simple prayer that I find myself repeating throughout the day,
"Lord Jesus Christ Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner"
This prayer proclaims that Jesus is Lord and professes our faith in him as our redeemer.
Let’s simply heed our Lady’s advice today: “Don’t allow emptiness inside of you; fill this emptiness with prayer…it is the best medicine to defend yourselves against evil”
Adapted from Medjugorje Day by Day, by Richard J. Beyer