Matthew 3:5 Then the people of Jerusalem and all Judea were going out to him, and all the region along the Jordan, and they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.
“Oh my beloved, how I long for the day when my children will enter into the ocean of my mercy with humble, contrite hearts. Pray unceasingly for this. There are many who do not acknowledge the existence of sin. If they do not recognize their own sinfulness, how can they repent? How can they understand their abject need for mercy? If they will not come to the waters of forgiveness, how can they be saved? My child, this is a grave situation. Many, many souls are in grave danger. During this Year of Mercy and especially during this holy season of Lent, let your fasting and prayer be for sinners. Be an agent of mercy. With your prayers, immerse these poor souls in the fountain of mercy that gushed from my side. Do not let my mercy go un-accessed. Be the one to pray unceasingly for souls. Children, the days of mercy will one day draw to a close. Use all the tools I have given you to immerse poor sinners in my mercy. Children, there is so little time.”
O my Jesus, merciful Savior, in the Divine Will I immerse all sinners through the Flame of Love in the ocean of your mercy. I ask that through this Lent you will use my poor offerings to best advantage. So I offer them to you in the Divine Will through the Flame of Love of our Immaculate Mother. Save souls, O Merciful one! Save souls! Amen.
Joel 2:12-13 Yet even now says the Lord, return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; rend your hearts and not your clothing. Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and relents from punishing.
“My children, happy are those who weep now for their sins, for they shall be comforted in the ocean of my mercy. My heart was rent—then imitate me and do not hold back. If you rend your heart you will become an instrument of Divine Mercy. Blessed are you who mourn now for your sins. You shall rejoice in the kingdom of heaven. But woe to you when you refuse to weep and mourn now over your sins! The gates of mercy will close on you and then you shall weep bitterly! Children let all that is about to befall you always lead you to glorify God. Trust that whatever comes, it will be followed by something so glorious you will forget the pain of former days. Enter into my rest, dear faithful souls. I am near!”
Heavenly Father, in the Divine Will we offer you our deepest sorrow over our sins and failings. Have mercy on us and on all those you have given us to pray for. We trust that they will all receive the grace they need to come back to you with all their hearts. We include in our prayers this Lent all those who have no one to pray for them. Jesus we trust in you. Save souls!
Matthew 5:22 “But I say to you that if you are angry with a brother or sister, you will be liable to judgment; and if you insult a brother or sister you will be liable to the council; and if you say, ‘You fool!’ you will be liable to the hell of fire.”
“My children, never has it been more important that you set a guard over your thoughts and words. What you utter has ramifications in the spiritual realm. Remain pure. Do not give the devil a toehold. Words spoken in anger invoke the enemy; words spoken in love, peace, forgiveness, and fellowship drive him away. Always remember who your true enemy is—not the one who has injured you, but the enemy of souls. It is only when you bless your detractors and do good to those who injure you that you truly defeat evil. Then do not be alarmed when these situations come, but put on the armour of grace and let go a volley of arrows tipped with love and self-sacrifice. Yes, these are the weapons most feared by the enemy. Remain steadfast, and pure. Forgive always. Do not focus on what is earthly but focus on defeating the enemy. See all these situations as strategic battles and be glad of the opportunity to defeat the enemy one arrow at a time. Children—love! This is no mere platitude, no sugary sentiment, but a strong weapon in the spiritual battle raging all around. Children—love!”
Jesus, beloved, show us how to love with your own Heart and that of our Mother. We are weak in love, but you are infinitely strong. Therefore we place all our trust in you. Love in us. Tip our arrows with your love. Lord Jesus we surrender to the invincible power of love. Work in us and through us! Save souls! Amen.
Psalm 111:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practise it have a good understanding. His praise endures for ever.
“Beloved, you do not know what is about to befall the earth. Cling to nothing but me and my Mother. There is nothing that can harm you if you do this, if you cling to us with unwavering faith. It is true, you may be asked to suffer. The harm you will avoid is spiritual harm. Yet, whatever happens, know that I hold you in the palm of my hand. Whatever befalls you, know that all is within the sphere of Divine Providence. Trust in me always. These trials are sent to test your trust. For it is easy to trust in times of comfort and prosperity. Easy to trust—but in whom? In God or in your wealth? No, it is in the crucible of suffering that one’s faith is tested. How will you fare? Practise now by accepting all things as from my loving hand. Practise in small things so as to build spiritual muscle. Never grumble or complain, but pour yourself out in love and service. Begin with those closest to you. Accept their faults and failings as I accept yours. Be swift to forgive as I am. There is much to come. I have been telling you this for a long time. Do not be afraid, but let faith be your guidepost in all things. I am near.”
O my Jesus, help me to trust in you in all the circumstances of my life. In childlike trust I cling to you and our Mother. Grant me the grace, O Lord, to triumph in trust always. Jesus I trust in you! Save souls!
Hosea 12:7 But as for you, return to your God, hold fast to love and justice, and wait continually for your God.
“My children, you know that I have written my law of love onto your hearts with the sacred ink of my Precious Blood. Then do not despair, but hold fast to the hope that you have in Christ Jesus. There is nothing that can happen to you here (on earth) that has any lasting power over you. It is only your sin that has eternal consequences—and that only if you do not avail yourself of the infinite gift of mercy. Wait for God—he will come to you, and he will come to the world in glory and majesty. Keep this thought before you as a light shining in the darkness. Your Lord comes! He comes to rule the world with justice and the peoples with fairness.”
Jesus, Beloved, you are our hope! You are our Light in a world darkened by sin. In you lies all our hope, our joy, our praise. Jesus we trust in you! Amen.
Obadiah 1:17 But on Mount Zion there shall be a portion saved; the mountain shall be holy, and the house of Jacob shall take possession of those that dispossessed them.
“Oh my beloved, wait for the day—it shall come! Long for the day—you shall be satisfied. For the anger of God lasts but a moment; his mercy is everlasting. The day of justice is very near. My children draw near to me. Do not stray , for your sin in these perilous days will put you in great danger. Show me your humble and contrite heart and I will heal you. Children come to me! Enter into the wound at my side, for there you will find my heart ready to welcome you.”
O my Jesus, your love and mercy are all we need. Help us to cling to you alone. Help us to long for the day when all will worship you in love and gratitude. Then you shall be our God and we shall be your people. May your kingdom come!
2 Corinthians 11:30 If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness.
“Oh my child, does your heart ache over the hurt you have caused to others? Is your weakness a cause of great shame and anxiety? Give me your broken spirit. A contrite heart is a gift that is infinitely pleasing to me. I take no joy in your weakness, but I take great joy in using your weakness to accomplish great works. Offer me all your weakness, every indiscretion, every trespass, all your sins big and small. Lay them at the foot of my cross. It will give me joy to remedy what your weakness has done. Confess, go your way, and pray for the grace to sin no more, but know that my mercy is limitless and that all things are possible to one who believes. I am who am. Show me your brokenness and I will heal you.”
Oh my Jesus! I fall contrite at the foot of your cross. Prostrate before you I ask you to take my sins and remedy the harm I have done. Jesus I trust in you. Jesus I trust in you. Jesus I trust in you!
2 Corinthians 7:1 Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of flesh and spirit, making holiness perfect in the fear of God.
“My beloved children, you know, don’t you, that nothing unclean can enter heaven? Then why do you cling to what defiles you? I have given you many ways and opportunities to repent of your sin. I make it easy and still you resist. Why? What do you gain when you refuse love and mercy? Do you think you are free in your sin? You are not. You are a slave to sin when you allow yourself to be mastered by it. Only in me is found true freedom and the forgiveness of sins. Run to me, not away. See, I am holding out my arms to you. Where else would you go? All joy, all peace, all holiness comes from me. I have everything you need in infinite abundance. You do eternal damage to yourself by your stubborn refusal of mercy. Come to me my child! I wait…”
O Jesus, merciful and good, holy and perfect, give us grace, the grace to see where we cling to sin and the grace to run away from sin and to run to you. Thank you Jesus for your love and mercy, the inexhaustible font of our joy and hope. Jesus, beloved, we trust in you. Amen.
2 Corinthians 6:16 & 7:1 What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; as God said: “I will live with them and move among them, and I will be their God and they shall be my people.” . . . Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of flesh and spirit, making holiness perfect in the fear of God.
“Beloved, never has it been more urgent that you keep yourselves clean from every defilement. Every unrepented sin is like a magnet to the enemies of your soul–and they are raging more than ever since their time is almost up. Keep yourselves pure through frequent confession and the Act of Contrition, through use of holy water and frequent Communion. I have given you many ways to make yourselves invisible to the enemy. Use them often, my children. Do not give the devil a chance to work on you. Forgive, repent, confess, rest in my mercy. I am very near to those who trust in me.”
Jesus we trust in you. We need your grace and above all your mercy. Keep us free from sin and protect us from all anxiety as we wait in joyful hope for your coming in glory. Amen.
Psalm 57:5 I must lie down in the midst of lions hungry for human prey. Their teeth are spears and arrows;their tongue, a sharpened sword.
“My beloved children, I sigh from the heart when I see all that the enemy has planned for the sons and daughters of righteousness. Yet my love overflows and my heart is filled with joy over those who will remain faithful to the last,those who will imitate me in forgiving their persecutors even in the face of unimaginable cruelty. Already my children are suffering as never before. Already they are being tested beyond human endurance. Do you not see, my children, that your own sin gives power to the enemy? Repent! Do not make him stronger by your unrepentant heart, but destroy his power through humble repentance. Acknowledge your sin before me. Enter into the power of my humility and you will participate in my joy in the defeat of evil. children hear me! So much is at stake.”
Jesus, forgive us for all the times we have held another’s sin against them. In your mercy, make us true agents of mercy. Help us to destroy the power of evil in the world through sincere repentance and the humility that can only come from you, who did not cling to your divinity, but humbled yourself to become a slave and to be slaughtered for our sins. Jesus, you alone can accomplish this in us. We trust in you. Amen.