The Gift of Miracles,  Fr. Robert DeGrandis (with Linda Schubert), a book that finally addresses the miracles available to us, that have happened to others, with testimonies and pointers on unleashing the power of God. What are miracles? What are their characteristics? What are the "action steps"? Have miracles occurred in places like Medjugorje? How do we pray for them? CLICK HERE



How's this for a prayer: "O my God! Source of all mercy! I acknowledge Your sovereign power. While recalling the wasted years that are past, I believe that You, Lord, can in an instant turn this loss to gain. Miserable as I am, yet I firmly believe that You can do all things. Please restore to me the time lost, giving me Your grace, both now and in the future, that I may appear before You in 'wedding garments.' Amen."

It's from St. Teresa of Avila. We spoke about this a year ago: how with God all is possible and how we can even ask Him to go into our pasts and correct wrong things we did or didn't do (especially to others).

How potent! We can redeem ourselves now -- through His grace.

Who doesn't have things they would like to reverse? There are times we hurt others. There are times we didn't do enough. There are times we said the wrong thing -- or didn't say the right thing. There are times we committed sin.

Turn time back. For Him, there is no time. With God, all is possible.

And anyway, we know that the Memorare can be called the "prayer of the impossible." We have that tool also!

When we right a wrong -- with our whole hearts -- in God's Eyes (after expiation) it is changed. Did you waste time? Did you neglect things? Have you offended (who has not)? Go back and ask God to fix that too. Pray that the results He expected occur despite your lapse. He can work this!

We also have the powerful novena called "Our Lady, Undoer of Knots." This prayer asks the Blessed Mother to untie knots we have created. As the author of a booklet on it explains, "Our lives are a jumble of knots! Knots in our personal lives, family lives, work lives. Knots big and small that we or others formed, that chain us, leave us vulnerable, fragile, timorous, enslaved, unhappy. Knots of anguish, of fear, knots of depression, which we cannot untie. Knots in our relationships with our spouses, parents, children, brothers, sisters."

Go back and fix them.

You'll feel harmony. You'll feel relief. Why harbor anxiety?

In prayer, go back through your life and send love where you should have sent love and embrace those you should not have rejected. It counts! In this way too, you recover your full mission, your full destiny.

Ask Mary, ask the Lord, to unknot your past. Make things right. Turn radiant. Call Heaven. The area code is "Jesus I trust in You" and the number is "Mary take over."

[resources: Our Lady Undoer of Knots and Mary Take Over]

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