Like a missionary who wants to save all souls, Our Lady tells us already in her first apparition about her heart’s desire, “The prayer must be spread” (March 31, 1945). For she knows the divine plan of redemption for humanity, “This prayer has been given for the redemption of the world. This prayer has been given for the conversion of the world” (Dec. 31, 1951), and therefore she asks us, “Then spread my prayer, the prayer of the Lord” (May 31, 1957).
She wants to give strength and power to all those who contribute to the spreading of the prayer, and she assures, “I shall help them” (Nov. 15, 1951). Ida is the first one charged with this task, “Do your work, and see to the outspreading” (Dec. 31, 1951). “Work for this alone, and give spiritual and bodily help by saying the prayer of the Lady of All Nations” (Feb. 17, 1952).
Our Lady uses an image of snowflakes to teach the visionary that this prayer should be prayed everywhere. “I see the globe rotating under her feet, and snowflakes are falling thickly everywhere. Then the Lady says, ‘Did you see this? The Lady of All Nations will be brought throughout the world in the same way, from town to town, from country to country. This simple prayer will create one community’” (Feb. 17, 1952).