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Ivan (Medjugorje seer) speaks about Family Prayer

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Ivan Speaks about Family Prayer

By June Klins

On April 26, 2008, Ivan Dragicevic spoke in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. I was blessed to have been present for his talk and the apparition of Our Lady. Although I have heard Ivan speak many times, I took notes anyway since there was no video or audio recording permitted, and there is always something I need to hear again. When I looked over my notes, I noticed that Ivan seemed to emphasize a central theme of family prayer.

Ivan said, “Prayer has evaporated from the family. Parents don’t have time for one another any more.” He lamented that there is too much infidelity in marriage and so many broken families. Too many young people live away from their families and the morals have gone down. He said to the parents, “Open yourselves to your children,” and to the children, he said, “Open yourselves to your parents.”

Ivan continued, “Prayer must return to families. Many times we are asked why there are no vocations to the priesthood. It is because there is no family prayer. If we pray in families there will be vocations, there will be fruits…If we return to prayer, our families will be healed. Our Lady said that our world today is spiritually ill. We cannot have bodily healing without spiritual healing. She brings ‘heavenly medication’ for our sores and wounds. She comes to us because She is concerned about our salvation.”

Ivan said that Our Lady does not come to criticize us or tell us about the end of the world or the Second Coming of Jesus. She comes to bring hope to our families and to our Church. “The family must be a chapel where we start praying. Christ’s words must be lived in the family itself. The world has a future only if it turns back to God. We are pilgrims traveling on this Earth.”

Then Ivan spoke about the concrete things Our Lady asks us to do. “Our Lady calls for monthly Confession, Adoration, reading the Bible in the family and praying the Rosary in the family. The Bible should be spiritual food for our lives.”

Ivan decried, “If you could see Our Lady for one second, I don’t think your life would be interesting any more.” He said the most important message of Our Lady is prayer from the heart. He advised, “Do not look at your watch when praying or answer the phone when you are praying.”

He also mentioned that Our Lady would like us to form prayer groups, but we are not doing it. She wants us to pray for three hours a day, and that includes Mass, Bible reading, praying the Rosary, family prayer, helping others by good deeds. Ivan said, “How selfish we can get when it comes to prayer… to pray better is a grace given to those who pray more. When someone loves something they always make time for it.”

Ivan went on to describe the apparition that evening and that Our Lady came with 3 angels. There was no public message that evening because we had just gotten a public message through Marija the day before.

Editor’s note: The full text of Ivan’s talk in South Bend, IN, on March 19, 2009, can be heard on the website www.marytv.tv. For those without internet access, you can contact us for a free audio cassette of a talk given by Ivan in Ohio in 2004.

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Lord, you pour out blessings and lovingkindness on me before I can even ask. And you offer more than I could even conceive of asking. -King David, Psalm 21


Sherri Davis deceased, may her soul rest in peace, introduced me to Medjugorje ~5 years ago. She respectfully presented praying the holy rosary with my family. Sherri was a holy witness to Blessed Mother and left me intrigued with Our Lady of Medjugorje.

Now it's my prayer to respond to the call and go to Medjugorje. Medjugorje's message is different. And I noted those who've been there have a special quality good difference in their spirit than me..and I believe Our Lady of Medjugorje will impart it to me..as I respond to Her call to go to Medjugorje..

Our Lady invited my daughter and I to become confraternity members to the most Holy Rosary shortly after Sherri's invitation. Blessed Mother instructed me to wait for my d/h to be willing to pray the rosary, God will give me the strength to persevere, and daily pray with my children.

He joined our family rosary daily prayer on St. Peter's feast day, our first Pope, on February 22, 2009. Praying the rosary is very powerful.

To view the 15 promises of the Blessed Virgin to Christians who faithfully pray the rosary click here on the hyperlink below:


Lord, you pour out blessings and lovingkindness on me before I can even ask. And you offer more than I could even conceive of asking. -King David, Psalm 21

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