Prayer to the Mother of Goodness, Love and Mercy…

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O Mother mine, Mother of goodness, love and mercy, I love you infinitely, and I offer myself to you. By means of yourgoodness, your love and your grace, save me. I desire to be yours. I love you infinitely, and desire you to protect me.

From the depth of my heart I pray you, Mother of goodness, give me your goodness. Let me gain heaven by means of it. I pray you, by your infinite love, to give me the grace so that I may love every man, as you have loved Jesus Christ. I prayyou to give me the grace to love your will, which is different to mine.

I offer myself to you completely and desire that you follow my every step. You are full of grace, and I desire that I will neverforget this. And if, by chance, I should lose grace I pray you to restore it to me once more. Amen.

~~dictated to Jelena Vasilj by Our Lady of Medjugorje, on April 19, 1983.

The Messengers of Peace and Love….

255px-Spas_vsederzhitel_sinayJesus, upon him be peace, was a lover because God is Love. Jesus would be seeking peace between enemies through Love. He would say, “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” 1 John 4: 7-8

Muhammad was also a lover and a peacemaker and one who sought harmony between people, all for the sake of God. He said:

“Son, if you are able, keep your heart from morning till night and from night till morning free from malice towards anyone”; then he said, “Oh! My son, this is one of my laws, and the one who loves my laws verily loves me.”

“A perfect Muslim is one from whose tongue and hands mankind is safe, and a true emigrant [muhajir] is one who flees from what God has forbidden.”

“You will not enter paradise until you have faith; and you will not complete your faith, till you love one another.”

“Faith is a restraint against all violence, let no Mu’min commit violence.”

The Prophet, saw, also said,

” Anyone of you who sees wrong, let him undo it with his hand; and if he cannot, then let him speak against it with his tongue, and if he cannot do this either, then (let him abhor it) with his heart, and this is the least of faith.”

“He is true who protects his brother or sister both present and absent.”

“The proud will not enter paradise, nor a violent speaker.”

“What actions are most excellent? To gladden the heart of a human being, to feed the hungry, to help the afflicted, to lighten the sorrow of the sorrowful, and to remove the wrongs of the injured.”

“Someone said to the Prophet, “Pray to God against the idolators and curse them.” The Prophet replied, “I have been sent to show mercy and have not been sent to curse.”

“I found this inscribed on the hilt of the Prophet’s sword: “Forgive him who wrongs you; join him who cuts you off; do good to him who does evil to you, and speak the truth although it be against yourself.”

because She is chosen…

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“To give worthy praise to the Lord’s mercy, we unite ourselves with Your Immaculate Mother, for then our hymn will be more pleasing to You, because She is chosen from among men and angels. Through Her, as through a pure crystal, Your mercy was passed on to us. Through Her, man became pleasing to God; Through Her, streams of grace flowed down upon us.”

–St. Faustina