Tuesday, October 14, 2008
I am Catholic and recognize that I know almost nothing about God’s word, but I do know that a miracle worked by the Holy Spirit saved my life.I suffered from diabetes for over 25 years. As a Catholic, I like to pray the Holy Rosary, but one day I felt inside of me the need to talk with God face to face. Then I decided to do a round of prayer of six hours straight. It began at six AM and continued until noon. For this special occasion, I prepared an altar: a little center table where I placed an image of Jesus, a Bible, Holy Water, a white rose, a white candle, incense, a Holy Rosary, a little book explaining the Holy Rosary recitations, Novena of Divine Child Jesus , and I dressed myself completely in white।During my prayers I remembered a biblical quote by Jesus:“All you should ask for, ask it the merits of my infancy,and all you have asked for it will be conceded.”Therefore I begged being healed of the arthritis pain from my right hand. Days later having concluded the round of prayer, I noted that my arthritis pain was gone. Then I wondered if the Holy Spirit had worked a miracle on my behalf. Would He also heal my diabetes? Then I begged Jesus to heal me from diabetes.I spent several weeks in meditation. For 30 days I prepared myself mentally and spiritually. Each night before going to bed, I repeated this thought:“Holy Spirit, I open my heart to let you come inside;I offer you my body to fill it up with your presence;I offer you my mouth and thoughts to talk for me;accompany me tonight and every night,until the arrival time of my six hours prayer. Amen”.I fasted for three days prior to starting the round of prayer. I called it “an act of spiritual purification” to be ready to receive the Holy Spirit. Once I had all my “weapons” gathered, I launched my prayer journey. Nevertheless the third hour became the most critical of my journey, because I thought I couldn’t receive a second miracle. Such negative thoughts beat my faith; I believe that this was the most intense moment of my prayer journey.“Satan, in the name of Jesus of Nazareth, I reject you.”I repeated this phrase in my mind six times, while I took 77 deep breaths and repeated “I breathe Holy Spirit.”Finally, I felt myself relieved from my own demons. Which ones were my own doubts that weakened my faith. On the sixth hour, I prayed only to be healed of my diabetes. No magical words or other inspirational phrase. I begged in the name of Jesus to not be under any medical treatment for my diabetes ever again. It was as simple as that. I just asked for what I wanted and felt in that moment.Concluding my prayers, I ate my first meal after fasting for three days straight. Soon after I often ate any food normally forbidden for the diabetics’ persons.At my next lab test, the results indicated that my sugar and cholesterol levels had decreased. I had already suspended my medication when I had launched my three days offasting. I now know that my diabetes had been cured.At one point, I prayed to give thanks for this second miracle. When I opened my Bible, I immediately saw the phrase “Lazarus comes out!” I thought whether Jesus raised Lazarus from the death and gave him a second chance to live. So I must take care of myself: moderation in my nutritional habits, exercising, and eating proper meals, so that the diabetes would not recur.To conclude this testimony, I wish to share with you a Divine Child Jesus picture. This is my faith and a thanksgiving. Nevertheless if you are not a Catholic person, but you believe in God, Yave, Jehovah or whatever you call Him, Please remember: “The images do not make miracles, rather the faith.”This reflection has worked for me; it might work for you too. I leave you with this promise of Jesus:“For this reason, I tell you. When you pray and ask for something,believe that you have received it, and you will be given whatever you ask for.”(Mark 11:24) God Bless You.