Mirjana: pray for non-believers - Eco di Maria nr. 136
At the recent Youth Festival in Medjugorje Mirjana said: Since 1987 my favourite day is the 2nd of each
month. On this day I pray with our Blessed Mother for non-believers, who says, however: "for those who
have not known God's love." She is asking for our help, of all of us, of all those who think of Her as
Mother. Mary says we cannot save the non-believers if not through our prayer and example. She is
asking us to give utmost importance to prayer in their favour, because She has said that the worst things -
such as war, divorce, abortion - come from people who do not believe: "When you pray for them, you are
praying for yourselves and for your families and for the good of the world."
Mary does not want us to preach to people, but that we speak through the way we live. She wants
non-believers to see God and God's love through us, and She asks us to take this call seriously: "If you
saw just once the tears on Her face because of the non-believers, I am sure you would do all you could
Our Lady says that this is a time for deciding; that we, who consider ourselves God's children, have an
enormous repsonsibility. Each of us six visionaries has a special mission. Mine is to pray for those who
have not yet known God's love. Vicka and Jakov pray for the sick; Ivan for the youth and the priests;
Marija for the souls in Purgatory; Ivanka for the families.
Our Lady's most important message is the Holy Mass: "Mass is not only the Sunday Mass," She once
told us. If you should have to choose between various forms of prayer, you must always choose the Holy
Mass because it is the most complete and in the Mass my Son is with you."
Our Lady asks us to fast on Wednesdays and Fridays on bread and water and to say the Rosary in the
family, saying that there is nothing in the world like prayer said together to unite the family. She asks us
to confess at least once monthly, saying that there is no one in the world who is not in need of monthly
confession. Mary asks us to read the Bible in the family; She doesn't say how much we should read, just
that the Word of God should be read in the family.
I would like to ask you to pray for the non-believers because this prayer dries the tears on Our Lady's
face. She is our Mother and like all mothers, She loves Her children. Mary is sad for each single person
who gets lost. She says it is important to love the non-believers even before we pray for them, and that
we should think of them as our brothers and sisters who have not had the same fortune as we did to know
God and His love.
When we will feel this love for them then we can begin to pray for them, however, we should never
judge them. Only God can judge. This is what Our Lady says. (3 Aug.97)