Dear friends, at this time I feel called to encourage you in prayer and to share with you some of the prayers I pray myself which I have now added to my Prayers and Novenas page. I will let the prayers speak to your hearts as God wills.
First is the Prayer of a Little, Abandoned Soul in the Divine Will, which I have been praying for myself and my loved ones, but since it has borne fruit, I have changed it to include all souls from Adam to the last man. I feel Our Lady is pleased that I have done so. May it grant you also many blessings.
Next is the Prayer to Re-Capture What Was Lost, a prayer I composed after reading this article from Spirit Daily. Prayers of this sort are most effective if one receives the sacraments of reconciliation and communion regularly. And of course, the Lenten fasting period gives prayers of deliverance even more power.
The third prayer new to the collection is my Divine Will Prayer After Communion. Of course there are a great many prayers for that time of grace, and the intimate prayer of the heart is always pleasing to our Lord. Here is one way you can add Divine Will prayers to your prayer.
One prayer which I added to my Prayers and Novenas page in 2016 is the Way of the Cross for Greater Trust, which includes excerpts from this blog. There is also a large print version, as well as a printable brochure–minus the excerpts–if you want to print and use it in your parish, with the permission of your priest of course. Most appropriate for Lent!
If you wish to refresh your desire for prayer, I encourage you to read these past messages, or to do a category search, in the search field of this blog, on the subject of prayer.
If I showed you what the world would look like without your prayers, you would be appalled…
Give me your pennies and I will open the storehouse of heavenly goods!
Those who have spurned and rejected me have need of many prayers and offerings…
By God’s grace, may our prayers and sacrifices during this holy season bear fruit in the Divine Will for all eternity. May His kingdom come and come quickly! Amen.
Isaiah 16:4b-5 When the oppressor is no more, and destruction has ceased, and marauders have vanished from the land, then a throne shall be established in steadfast love in the tent of David, and on it shall sit in faithfulness a ruler who seeks justice and is swift to do what is right.
Maranatha! Come Lord, and do not delay!
“My child, there is still much more to endure before that glorious day. Do not become despondent or lose hope but read the signs of the times. Look to the horizon; the dawn will surely come. If I seem to delay, do not despair, but know and believe in the unfathomable goodness and mercy of your God. No child who entrusts their cares to me will be disappointed. Do your part with prayer and sacrifice. Offer all in the Divine Will and you will be amazed at what I can do with your pitiful offerings. Do not be discouraged, but soldier on in hope and trust. I am with you always—to the end of the age.”
Fiat my Lord! May it be done to me and through me according to and in the Divine Will. I place everything in your will—all that I have, do, think, and am—and redo all in the Divine Will so that your kingdom may come and come quickly. Save souls, O merciful Lord! I love you! Amen.
Romans 9:22-23 What if God, desiring to show his wrath and to make known his power, has endured with much patience the objects of wrath that are made for destruction; and what if he has done so in order to make known the riches of his glory for the objects of mercy, which he has prepared beforehand for glory.
“Beloved, do not despair, but trust in my mercy. Do not question the Divine plan, but rejoice in it. Depend on it when all seems lost. Take care that you do not unwittingly fight for the wrong side. Be therefore humble, trusting, contrite, willing, abandoned, and joyful. If you could see my glory—even for the briefest instant—your fears would instantly evaporate, never to return. Trust in me. I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
O my Jesus, love, love, glory and love! Help me to love you more, to trust you implicitly, to rejoice in the mysterious Divine plan that is infinitely more glorious than I can imagine. Jesus I trust in you—save souls! Maranatha! May your kingdom come and come quickly! Amen.
This dream from April 2, 2007 came to me today and I think fits in well with this message of hope and trust in God’s plan:
I was looking at a house. It was a big house, but the owner lived only in one room. The furnishings were very shabby. I left the room he was living in and was taken on a tour of the house by a mouse. There were two cats running around – one white, one gray. At one point, one of the cats came up to the mouse and stroked its back, but almost against its own will. The house had space for many people, but there was no one to fill it. It seemed to be waiting. I asked the Lord what this dream might mean and this is what came to me: The house is God’s house, the Church. There is room for a great many people in it but so far only one room is occupied. The furnishings are shabby because people are giving to God only what they have left-over, almost like the left-overs from a garage sale, the things no one wanted to buy. About the mouse, I felt the Lord telling me that the house belongs to the humble and lowly who will be served by their enemies, represented by the cats. There was a sense of expectation – that the house would one day be filled.
Isaiah 14:20 But the Lord will have compassion on Jacob and will again choose Israel, and will set them in their own land; and aliens will join them and attach themselves to the house of Jacob.
“My beloved, do not fear these days of sorrow and woe. A cosmic battle is underway. The powers of darkness rage and roar. Know and believe, my children, that the victory belongs to me and to my little band of warriors. Remain in my Will. Take orders from your General, our Mother, and do not waver in your resolve. Victory is near! Believe, hope, pray, and be at peace. Shalom.”
O my Lord I pray for the coming of the Kingdom of the Divine Will and the Triumph of the Immaculate. Mama, please give me your orders and make me a willing soldier for Christ. May all souls be united under the spotless banner of Jesus. Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us! Amen.
Luke 19: “I tell you, to all those who have, more will be given; but from those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away.”
“My child, does this seem harsh to you? Do you not see that I am speaking of the harvest of souls? Then what will I not do to get them back? I entrust to each of you, my faithful ones, a territory of souls. What are you doing to grant increase to the heavenly treasure? If you do nothing, returning to me a single soul—your own—can I rejoice in that? What about the other souls I wished to save through you? Shall I abandon them because of you? No! I will give them to a soul whom I know and trust to grant increase. Those lost souls are mine and I do not mean to give them up. Expand your territories, dear souls! In the Divine Will this becomes unimaginably fruitful. Place no limits on your territory but make it as expansive as my Will. Do not place limits on me for I have no limits. But become humbler and more willing to do all you can to grant increase to the heavenly treasury. Be bold in the Divine Will, my children. Be bold in this unimaginable grace.”
O God of power and goodness! How far beyond us are your designs! Open our hearts to your treasures of grace, that we might become tireless workers in the Divine Will for the harvest of souls. In your mercy, take what little we offer and multiply it to the infinite in the Divine Will. Expand our territories. Grant us increase through the Flame of Love of Mary Immaculate. Help us to be bold in the Divine Will. May your kingdom come and come quickly. Amen.
Nehmiah 8:14 And they found it written in the law, which the Lord had commanded by Moses, that the people of Israel should live in booths (tabernacles) during the festival of the seventh month.
“Beloved, the Festival of Booths begins this year on October 4. In preparation for the 100th anniversary of my Mother’s appearance at Fatima, would you observe a time of reflection in the nine days preceding it, beginning on the first day of the Festival? Let each one decide how they will observe the novena—by fasting, prayer, or by retreating from the world. In some way, let my children retreat to the tabernacle of their hearts and pray for the coming of the kingdom, for the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart, for the conversion of sinners, and for reparation to be made to my much-wounded heart. Oh my children, do me this honor! I greatly desire it and the world greatly needs it. I will bless even the smallest effort. Do all in the Divine Will, through the Flame of Love, on behalf of everyone and you will accomplish far more than you can imagine. You do not know how much I long to reign in men’s hearts. What joy when I do! Help me!”
O my Jesus, FIAT! Grant each of us the grace to know what is the best way for us to participate—as our daily duty allows. In the Divine Will, through the Flame of Love, bless our efforts to cooperate with your unimaginable graces for the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart and the coming of the Kingdom of the Divine Will! O Jesus! I long for this with the longing of our Mother, which irresistibly drew you to earth at your Incarnation. Maranatha! Come, Lord Jesus—come to reign in our hearts! Amen.
(Note: The beginning of the Festival of Booths, October 4, also corresponds with the feast of the Transitus (passing to eternity) of St. Francis of Assisi. May he assist us as we contemplate what form our nine days of preparation will take. One suggestion is that we spend some time learning how to live more fully in the Divine Will through the writings of Luisa Piccarreta. Please see my page, “Divine Will Resources” for more information. May His kingdom come and come quickly!)
Jeremiah 9:12-14 Why is the land ruined and laid waste like a wilderness, so that no one passes through? And the Lord says: Because they have forsaken my law that I set before them, and have not obeyed my voice, or walked in accordance with it, but have stubbornly followed their own hearts and have gone after the Baals, as their ancestors taught them.
“Beloved children, can it be more clear? Can I speak more plainly? This generation has purchased great destruction by their sin and disobedience. Are my ways unfair? I tell you they are not! I have written my laws on every heart. Those who close their hearts to my law seal their own destruction, for my laws are life-giving. By rejecting them and following the Baals of the age, they turn their backs on life. Stubbornly choosing death, they write the script of their own demise. Child, all this will happen—it must happen—so that the triumph of the Immaculate can come to pass. Pray for souls. Pray for the coming of the kingdom. Those faithful souls—and there are more than you know who have responded to grace—these souls are working with me in many ways. Can I ask more of them? How can I not when the stakes are so high? Offer me everything, dear children. So many are in eternal danger. Help me to save souls. Shalom.”
Beloved Father of my heart, in the Divine Will help me to respond more perfectly to grace so that I may be a tireless worker in the field of the Lord. In the Divine will I beg for more graces, and accept every grace it pleases you to give me. Help me, O Lord, to help you save souls! Maranatha! Amen.
Luke 14:22-23 And the slave said, “Sir, what you ordered has been done, and there is still room.” Then the master said to the slave, “Go out into the roads and lanes, and compel people to come in, so that my house may be filled.”
Beloved, so many who were called by my name have spurned me. So many who I called by name have rejected me. Never have prayer and sacrifice, oblation and reparation been more needed. Those who have spurned and rejected me have need of many prayers and offerings, more so than those who have yet to hear the Good News. Do you wonder why you suffer? Do you not know? You are participating in the labour of the Cross. Pray for strength, and above all remain hopeful. Your suffering is not fruitless, but in the Divine Will, it shall bear abundant fruit, and your consolation will be beyond imagining. Shalom, dear children.”
Eternal Father, in the Divine Will grant us every grace we need to bear these sufferings with hope and joy. We are Simon of Cyrene yoked with you to the glorious Cross. In your abundant mercy, save souls! Amen.
Hosea 9:2 Threshing-floor and wine vat shall not feed them, and the new wine shall fail them.
“My beloved, see I make all things new. The old ways of sin are passing away. The new ways of righteousness have been conceived and await the hour of birth. The labor will be fierce but do not despair. In due time, joy will make the days of sin a faded memory, a dream that one awakes from and is overjoyed that it is over. Be patient. Pray for strength and KNOW that the labor is finite. Offer prayers and sacrifices in the Divine Will, and the duration and intensity may yet be lessened. Children I am near and I eagerly await our new life together.”
Blessed Trinity of Love, I praise and thank you in the Divine Will in the name of everyone for all you are doing to bring about the kingdom of the Divine Will. In the Divine Will, through the Flame of Love I offer all my prayers and sufferings, as well as every shard of suffering ever endured so that your kingdom may come quickly and that the labor will be of short duration and less intense than we deserve. Jesus, give us strength and hope. We place all our trust in you. Save souls! Amen.
Acts 6:7 The word of God continued to spread; the number of the disciples increased greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests became obedient to the faith.
“My beloved, how my heart longs for the day when the everlasting Word is found in every heart, when it is treasured, protected, and defended as the priceless treasure that it is, and when priests treasure The Word more than their own words. Much evil is done by even well-meaning priests who are so little acquainted with the Word made flesh that their words become a tool of the enemy and a trap for the faithful. But let this holy night fill you with great hope and joy! For even the apostles—all but one—failed in their duty as priests on Calvary. Yet what glory was accomplished in them through the Holy Spirit, and how, in the end, they glorified God and furthered the Kingdom. On this holy night, remember in a special way my priest-sons. Pray that they will learn to know the Word, love the Word and live the Word. Your prayers may be all that is lacking in a poor priest, and this will be counted against you at judgment. All the faithful have a role to play in building up the kingdom. Some are like the bricks in the parish church, but bricks without mortar are just a pile of bricks. Let your prayers be the mortar for those priests, so that they can succeed in what they were sent to do. I am near, my children. My mother sends her love and I join her in giving you an Easter blessing +.”
Oh Jesus, thank you! Blessed Mama, thank you! In the Divine Will, in the name of everyone, through the Flame of Love, I lift up all priests, especially those in my spiritual territory and those who have served me in any way during my lifetime. I ask that they would be held and protected in the Flame of Love, safe from the traps of the enemy. I pray that they would be strengthened in ministry and that you would send holy servants to assist them in their kingdom work. May this holy night be for them a new beginning in holiness and love of the Word, Jesus Christ, who is Lord forever and ever. And I thank you! Amen.