My arms are full of treasures that no one wants…

Nehemiah 13:17-18 Then I remonstrated with the nobles of Judah and said to them, ‘What is this evil thing that you are doing, profaning the sabbath day? Did not your ancestors act in this way, and did not our God bring all this disaster on us and on this city? Yet you bring more wrath on Israel by profaning the sabbath.’

“My child, what am I to do with this generation? How few, even those who bear my name, keep the sabbath holy, doing only that work which is necessary, and spending the day at rest or in holy pursuits, or even remembering me when they gather with family. Am I not the head of all Christian families, indeed of all families? Then why am I not the guest of honour where my children gather? Oh, how I am scourged anew by so many slights! Do they not see that in rejecting me and neglecting me, they reject the blessings I so long to give them? My arms are full of treasures that no one wants. All they need do is invite me into their homes and make me their guest of honour, and I will shower them with blessings and graces in abundance. Keep holy the sabbath day in this way, and you will be abundantly blessed in the rest of the week. Cry out Abba! and I will be there.”

O my beloved Abba, forgive me for all the times I have neglected to consciously include you in my family gatherings, especially on the sabbath. I offer you the perfect attention of the Holy Family in reparation for these appalling slights of mine. In the Divine Will, apply their attentions to my poor efforts, in order to give you the glory and honour you deserve as Father of all, our loving Abba. Abba, I love you! Draw me near, and all those who are with me. Let us rest together in love this sabbath day and all sabbaths. Amen.

 

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I am scourged anew by the disinterest, the half-hearted prayers of those I long for…

Song of Songs 3:2 ‘I will rise now and go about the city, in the streets and in the squares; I will seek him whom my soul loves.’

“Beloved, how strong is your desire? How great is your longing? Does a Lover come to a half-hearted call? No. It would pain the Lover to see any form of disinterest on the face of His cherished one. It would break His heart. It is better not to respond a half-hearted call. But when the call is genuine, when the love is restless until it finds its Object, when it no longer wishes to live without its Beloved, then the Lover flies to her heart, lets her drink from the bottomless cup of His love until she is satisfied. But she is never satisfied, for the love of her Beloved is the sweetest nectar. Her heart cannot be joyful without it. My child, you must long for your Beloved with your whole heart. I am scourged anew by the disinterest, the half-hearted prayers of those I long for. Give me comfort, my child. Offer me your longing in the Divine Will in the name of everyone, so that I may not be wounded so much by their disinterest. Child, long for me as I long for you.”

O Jesus, what a great sorrow this is! I ask pardon for all the times I and others have been half-hearted in our prayers. In the Divine Will make our longing for you more ardent. In the Divine Will, in the name of everyone, I offer you the perfect longing of our Mother, she whose longing drew you to imprison yourself in her most pure womb. Maranatha! Come Lord Jesus! I long for your sweet presence, for the reign of your Triumphant Heart over the earth! May your kingdom come and come quickly! Amen.

 

I am the shield that surrounds you, your glory, and the one who lifts up your head…

Psalm 3:3 But you, O Lord, are a shield around me, my glory and the one who lifts up my head.

“Child! Why are you downcast? I am the shield that surrounds you, your glory, and the one who lifts up your head. Do not fear! Do not fear! I AM. ‘I have come so you may have life and have it abundantly.’ Then do not dwell in the shadow of death. Do not cling to the darkness. No matter the circumstances, contemplate your loving Abba. Feel his love, his protection, his infinite, unconquerable strength. Nestle yourself into the crook of his arm. Smell his sweet fragrance. Bask in the warmth of his loving gaze. This is your home, little one, more real than what you see around you. Dwell there, my child, and be at peace. Shalom.”

O beloved Father, Abba, how can such a miserable creature presume to do such a thing? Your love and mercy alone make it possible. Then, fiat! Let it be done to me, and to all those you have given me to pray for, as you have said. Abba, I love you! I love you! Amen.

The hour of mercy is slipping away while you daydream and slumber…

Hosea 11:2-3 The more I called them, the more they went from me; they kept sacrificing to the Baals, and offering incense to idols. Yet it was I who taught Ephraim to walk, I took them up in my arms; but they did not know that I healed them.

“My children! Why have you abandoned me? Why have you gone chasing after idols? Why have you rejected me? Do you not know that I formed you in your mother’s womb with the tenderest care? That I placed within you the seed of eternal life, your immortal soul? Return to me. The hour of mercy is slipping away while you daydream and slumber. Awake! Return to me and I will heal your wounds. I will bandage you and tend to your needs. My children, come to me. My mercy waits for you, longs for each of you as an only child. Come…”

O beloved Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, blessed Trinity of Love, how fickle and frail we are! Draw us near. In the Divine Will, do for us what we are too weak to do for ourselves. Implant in us a desire to know, love, and serve you. Grant us greater faith, hope, and love. May your merciful heart enfold us, O Lord, especially those most in need of your mercy. May the Flame of Love cover us and all those you have given us to pray for. Jesus, Mary, Joseph, I love you! Save souls! Amen.

 

If you do this, it will be evident to all whose child you are…

Matthew 5:9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”

“My beloved, what is a peacemaker? It is one who has died to self so that Gods’ will alone reigns in him. It is one who seeks out the lost and guides them to the merciful heart of God. It is one who trusts so implicitly in God’s goodness that he exudes peace, and others are attracted by it. Whatever your station in life, my beloved, you can die to self, guide the lost into my merciful heart, and place all your trust firmly in your loving, gracious Father. If you do this, it will be evident to all whose child you are. Draw near, my beloved, your Father waits.”

O beloved Father of my heart, here I am. Let our Mama teach me how to be a peacemaker so that I may die to self, lead souls into your merciful heart, and learn to trust you more. Father, I place all my trust in you through Jesus in the love of the Holy Spirit. Blessed Mother—teach me! Amen.

The pure heart is an unwavering beacon where the Blessed Trinity longs to dwell and find rest…

Matthew 5:8 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.”

“My beloved, it is true that the pure in heart will see God, will behold the beatific vision when they have been purified in preparation for eternity. But there is another meaning here. For those who are pure in heart while on earth will also see God. To those who purify themselves through frequent confession, penance, prayer, and reception of the Eucharist, to these devout souls I will reveal myself in some way. I will give light to their hearts and help speed them on the path to purity. There is nothing I will not do for a soul that strives after purity. Indeed, I search the earth for such souls, like Noah’s dove searching for a place to land. The pure heart is an unwavering beacon where the Blessed Trinity longs to dwell and find rest. Seek after purity, my little ones. What you gain on this earth will speed your entry into eternity.”

Blessed Trinity of Love, I place my I love you and I thank you in this longing you have for little souls striving for purity of heart. Help us in our weak efforts so that all we accomplish of purity will have its origin in you. Father, Son, Holy Spirit, make your home in me. I love you! Take your rest here. Amen.

Even my faithful followers have let worldly distractions dampen their love, faith, and zeal…

Matthew 4:24 So [Jesus’] fame spread throughout all Syria, and they brought to him all the sick, those who were afflicted with various diseases and pains, demoniacs, epileptics, and paralytics, and he cured them.

“My child, is the Jesus of Scripture different than the Jesus you pray to 2,000 years later? Of course not! What then has changed? Love, faith, and zeal have changed. Even my faithful followers have let worldly distractions dampen their love, faith, and zeal. Love can only grow warmer in the furnace of prayer. Enter into my presence more frequently, or better yet, infuse every moment of your life, every thought, word, and deed with my presence, and your love will be so hot it will consume you from the inside out. When your love has reached the critical temperature, your faith, too, will be a flame that can never be extinguished. Your love and faith will seek an outlet and your zeal will be impossible to contain. Do you see, my dear child, how this was all manifested in the life of Mother Angelica? If you seek to be like her in faith and zeal, begin with love and prayer. Time is short. For those who desire this, abundant graces will be given so that the plan of God will be fulfilled. Tell me of your desire, dear soul, and I will do the rest.”

O my sweet Lord, all is grace! I begin with a desire for increased fervency in prayer, for fidelity and perseverance, for complete trust in your mercy and grace. Dear Lord let this be the fuel that fires the furnace of my love, and may this love ignite in me a burning faith and a holy zeal. Lord, may this all resound to your glory. May your kingdom come and your will be done. Thank you Blessed Trinity of Love. Praise you! I love you! Infuse my every thought, word, and deed so that my self is burned away in the furnace of love, the Flame of Love of our Blessed Mother. Amen.

You are Eucharistic agents….

Colossians 2:6-7 As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.

“Beloved, you have taken me into your body having received me in the Eucharist. Can you see the power of what has transpired in you? I tell you, you cannot! All of heaven is contained in the disguise of bread. Do you believe this?”

Lord I believe!

Then let this truth transform you. Let love conquer you. Let peace rule over you. Let wisdom guide you. All these things are available to you when I come to you in the disguise of bread. Then act with love, live in peace, immerse yourself in holy wisdom. You who are gifted with the divine treasury bear the greater responsibility. You are my instruments in the world. In you, my love, peace, and wisdom are meant to reign so that they may act in you wherever you go. You are Eucharistic agents. Do not take this lightly, or you will be called to account for squandering so infinitely great a treasure. You have been given this treasure for a purpose. Be mindful of this always. I am with you. I am in you. We are one.”

O my Jesus, forgive me for the times I have taken for granted this unimaginable gift! Help me to be your Eucharistic agent in the world, acting with love, living in peace, immersing myself in holy wisdom for the good of all those you send me. Jesus I praise you for giving yourself to me in the Eucharist—your Body in my body, your Blood in my veins, your Love in my heart. I am yours, you are mine, we are one! Save souls! Amen.

Addendum:

As confirmation, this came from an Archbishop Sheen fb page that I follow:

“What is true in the order of nature is true in the order of supernature or grace. Only those who use the graces they are given are given more.”  Archbishop Fulton Sheen (Thoughts for Daily Living)

Thank you Jesus!

I have started praying for specific needs in this way:

Jesus in the Divine Will and as your Eucharistic agent, I send your love, peace, and holy wisdom to (name) who is struggling at this time. I cannot help them but you can. Jesus I trust in you. Take care of everything. Amen.

I am showering graces in greater abundance than ever before upon those who are open to receiving them…

Ephesians 4:20-21 Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, for ever and ever. Amen.

“Beloved do not doubt! I am showering graces in greater abundance than ever before upon those who are open to receiving them. This has nothing to do with your own merit of grace, but has everything to do with the significance of the times. Where sin abounds, grace abounds all the more. Then do not limit what I wish to do in you and through you. Believe that I am acting in new ways. Throw yourself into my service. Hold nothing back. Let go of all that you cling to. This will make the coming trial easier to bear. Become love. Love those I send you. Repent as soon as you sin. Pray ardently. Desire to live in complete union with me. Fuse your own will into mine. I am calling you anew, dear children. Look into your lives and cast off what is unnecessary. Cling to me. Become love. Children I am calling. What is your response?”

Beloved Father of my heart, by your grace, my response is, Fiat! In the Divine Will I beg for the grace to give my will completely over to you. Help me to accept every gift and grace it pleases you to give me. Help me to pray more ardently and divest myself of all unnecessary attachments, that I might become love and live only and always in the Divine Will. Jesus and Mary please obtain for me these graces, especially that I might fuse my will into the Divine Will. Here I am Father, I come to live in your holy and adorable will. Amen.

 

You are living in the days of the Book of Joel…

Joel 2:13-14 Return to the Lord, your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger,  and abounding in steadfast love, and relents from punishing. Who knows whether he will not turn and relent, and leave a blessing behind him, a grain-offering and a drink-offering for the Lord, your God?

“My children, never doubt my mercy! Trust always in my unimaginably generous pardon to the one who is contrite. Sin has indeed purchased great suffering for the world. The foul stench of sin must be purged. You are living in the days of the Book of Joel*. Great suffering will lead to greater joy. You cannot imagine now what will grow from the ashes of purgation. Accept what comes as what must come. But do not dwell on the sorrow of suffering. Dwell instead on the mercy of God, on the joy that is to come. Remain peaceful. Be industrious. Be creative and I will create with you. My children, look for me in the time of suffering. Look for me and you will find me. Draw near, little ones. Cling to me and do not let go. I carry you in my merciful heart. Then let yourself be carried! Be my child, for I am your Father.”

O beloved Father of my heart, what joy to be carried by you! Help us to dwell on you and not on our own weakness and misery. Help us to look for you in all situations. Help us to be industrious and creative. Father, we are your little ones. We place all our trust in you through Jesus and Mary. Amen.

(*In a dream last night the Book of Joel was highlighted repeatedly. The details of the dream are lost, but the word Joel was emphasised many times.)