On this holy night, remember in a special way my priest-sons…

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.

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Read this Scripture passage and claim it for your loved ones…

Baruch 5:5-6 Arise, O Jerusalem, stand upon the height; look towards the east, and see your children gathered from west and east at the word of the Holy One, rejoicing that God has remembered them. For they went out from you on foot, led away by their enemies; but God will bring them back to you, carried in glory, as on a royal throne.

“My children, do not be afraid! Do not despair! Do you see that for those who trust in me, only glory awaits? Do you believe this? You, my children, were made for glory! Then do not let the evil one rob you of your joy. When you contemplate the pain, sorrow, and disappointment of this life, you are brought very low. Then raise your thoughts to the higher things. What you see here, all your sorrow and pain, will disappear in an instant when your glory in Christ is brought to fulfillment. Every tear will be wiped away. Remain faithful. Keep to the prayers. All those you place in our Mother’s Flame of Love will be given her special protection. Do not dwell on the darkness your loved ones are mired in, but contemplate the glory which will be theirs through your complete trust in Me and My Mother. Read this Scripture passage and claim it for your loved ones. I tell you, this Year of Mercy will win souls as never before. Pray, trust, and hope in the glorious promises of Christ.”

O my Jesus! What hope! What joy! I claim this Scripture passage over all those you have given me to pray for. Though they may be led away by their enemies, you, O merciful Jesus, will bring them back carried in glory as on a royal throne. I place each one in the Flame of Love. Jesus and Mary I trust in you. Thank you! Praise to you, King of eternal glory! Save souls O Merciful One! Save souls! Amen.

Be my disciples, but ground yourselves in the Word…

Nehemiah 8:5 And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people for he was standing above the people; and when he opened it, all the people stood up.

“My child, there is no place on earth where my Word is not profaned. On this holy day, when I have commissioned all of you to make disciples of all the nations, do not turn away from your calling, but begin with reverence for the Word. If you think you can be missionaries apart from the Word, you are mistaken. It is the Word that gives life to your words. Let the Word fill you. Immerse yourself in Scripture—you cannot spread what you do not know. Be my disciples, but ground yourselves in the Word. It is your anchor and the Church is your steersman. Do not embark on your mission without them, dear children. Keep to the prayers and live in true joy.”

Heavenly Father, beloved and merciful, keep us rooted and grounded in your Word and teach us to follow you in the teachings of your holy Church, so that we may be effective fruitful missionaries to all those you send us. May your kingdom come! Amen. Alleluia!

Do not neglect to enter into the Word…

Revelation 1:3 Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of the prophecy, and blessed are those who hear and who keep what is written in in it; for the time is near.

“Beloved children, the Word of God is living and active, true in every age and for all time. Therefore, do not neglect to enter into the Word. The evil ones flee from the Word spoken aloud—it is painful to them, especially when it is spoken sincerely and reverently with the intention to praise God. The Word of God cuts like a two-edged sword. Children, you have need of every spiritual weapon in these perilous times. The evil one knows his time is short and he mounts every attack in his power. Do not be complacent, but neither should you be afraid. Be vigilant, humble, and surrender yourself completely to the Divine Will. My children, the time is near! Trust in me and have no fear. My Triumph is at hand!”

O my God, with joyful hope we await the day of your glorious triumph! In your mercy, grant us every grace and gift, that we may not be put to shame when tested, nor fall into sin when tempted. Jesus we place all our trust in you and surrender joyfully and completely to your most holy and desirable Divine Will. Fiat mihi secundum verbum tuum! Amen.

 

 

I have given you the Church for your protection and the gates of hell shall not prevail against her…

Ephesians 5:6 Let no one deceive you with empty arguments, for because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the disobedient.

“Children of my heart, what do you know? You know that all truth is to be found in Scripture as taught by my holy Church. Do not, therefore, be deceived, but distill what you hear. If at its source is not found Scripture and Tradition, discard it. I have given you the Church for your protection and the gates of hell shall not prevail against her. Will she suffer? She will follow Christ in all ways. But the Body of Christ on earth cannot cease to be the Body of Christ. The Body cannot repudiate itself. Cling to the Rock my children. Remain steadfast. There is much more to come. Do not be blown around by all manner of strange teachings, but cling to the Church. She is your safe harbor. Ask my Mother to assist you. My children, tread carefully and stray not from the path. I am with you. Follow me.”

O Jesus, we are surrounded by wolves! Keep us safe from error and do not let our faith fail when we are tested. Jesus we trust in you! Mother help us! Amen.

Root yourselves in the Word and water your faith with the pure spring of prayer…

2 Timothy 14-15 But you, remain faithful to what you have learned and believed, because you know from whom you learned it, and that from infancy you have known (the) sacred scriptures, which are capable of giving you wisdom for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

“Beloved children, do not waver in your faith. Now is the time to immerse yourself in prayer and Scripture so that when the enemy tries to seduce you with lies or trip you up, your foundation will remain secure. Root yourselves in the Word and water your faith with the pure spring of prayer. Children, I do not tell you this for my sake, but for yours. The pitfalls of the enemy are all around you. Remain steadfast. Be firm. Let the Rock (Church) be your foundation and you will never be put to shame. Be at peace dear children. I am near and I love you.”

O Jesus, forgive me for the times I have preferred entertainments to prayer and Scripture. Do not hold this sin against me but in your mercy, for the sake of your sorrowful passion, grant me grace upon grace, that your holy will may be done in me and through me. In the Divine Will, make up for what is lacking in me. I give you my weakness—give me your strength! Amen.

Those who are anchored to the Rock will find the harbor safe and the seas tranquil…

2 Thessalonians 2:8-9 And then the lawless one will be revealed . . . the one whose coming springs from the power of Satan in every mighty deed and in signs and wonders that lie.

“Beloved, do not be deceived! Cling to the truth, to what has been handed on to you through Scripture and authentic Church teachings. My little one, do you see how the spirit of this age seeks to confuse and confound? Then at the opportune time, the lawless one will manifest, and those whose hearts are anchored to shifting sand will be torn away, and they will perish. But those who are anchored to the Rock will find the harbor safe and the seas tranquil. Child, pray that many more will anchor themselves to the Rock. Those you pray for will receive special graces and I will come to their aid when they are put to the test. Then pray!”

Jesus, there are so many souls in need of prayer! I ask you in the Divine Will to come to the aid of all those you have given me to pray for, all those who are most in need of your mercy, and all those who have no one to pray for them. Jesus, merciful and just, I trust in you! Amen.

There is much to come, but I have given you invincible weapons if you only use them…

Ephesians 6:13 Therefore, put on the armor of God, that you may be able to resist on the evil day and, having done everything, to hold your ground.

“My child, do you see how I have been preparing you for the coming trial, how I have called you to increased prayer and fasting? Is this not so that you will be able to stand firm when you are tested? For all will be tested. Those whose lamps are filled will not be ashamed on the day of judgment, for their faith will have seen them through. Child, there is much to come, but I have given you invincible weapons if you only use them: the Word—a double-edged sword; the rosary—an anchor and a link to heaven; my Chaplet of Divine Mercy—a flaming arrow to my Sacred Heart. Child, I have given you my own Spirit, the Breath of Love that flows between the Father and the Son. If I have given you all this and more, why then do you fear? Rejoice! Your King comes in triumph to set his people free from sin and death. Rejoice! For he comes to rule the world with justice and the peoples with fairness.”

Jesus, Beloved, help us to know this always, and to make use of all the gifts you have given us in this age, most especially the gift of your Holy Spirit with whom we were sealed at Confirmation. Help us to wait in joyful hope for your coming at Christmas and at the end of the age. Amen. Alleluia!

A meditation on the Lord’s Prayer…

Dear readers, over the past few days I have felt called to meditate on the Lord’s prayer in light of the passion of our Lord. May what we ponder bear abundant fruit in our souls.

Our Father who art in heaven…

“Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.” (Luke 23:46)

“Child, I am your loving Abba. Can you not trust me with everything? Give me your very life and you will see what I can do.”

Hallowed be thy name…

So the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate, “Do not write ‘The King of the Jews,’ but that he said, ‘I am the King of the Jews.'” (John 19:21)

“My child, so many deny the kingship of Christ. Pray always that the eyes and hearts of all will be opened to the truth—that Jesus Christ, crucified, died, and risen is Lord of all.”

Thy kingdom come…

Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” He replied to him, “Amen, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.” (Luke 23:42-43)

“Oh my child! Pray for the coming of the kingdom. How it pleases me to hear children calling for my kingdom to come. Do this sincerely and often, and you give me great joy.”

Thy will be done…

After withdrawing about a stone’s throw from them and kneeling, he prayed, saying, “Father, if you are willing, take this cup away from me; still, not my will but yours be done.” (Luke 22:41-42)

“Imitate your Savior in this if nothing else! For in this is found everything else. Enter into the will of God and you will never be in want, for you will have everything. Ponder this my child.”

On earth as it is in heaven…

It was now about noon and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon because of an eclipse of the sun. Then the veil of the temple was torn down the middle. (Luke 23: 44-45)

“My child, if you knew how intricately I have linked heaven and earth you would be amazed. What happens on earth resounds in heaven and what happens in heaven resounds on earth. Do you see this? Look around at the world. Heaven is weeping at what sin has done and will do. Pray my child and do not stop!”

Give us this day our daily bread…

Then he took the bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which will be given for you; do this in memory of me.” (Luke 22:19)

“Can I say often enough how crucial the Bread of Life is to the life of the soul? My child, even in those who do not receive the Eucharistic bread, it is the Eucharistic Bread that sustains them in their faith. One day, they will come to realize this and they will lament at the time spent away from the Sacrifice. Pray that many will come back to me and will know the joy of union with me.”

And forgive us our trespasses…

Then Peter remembered the word that Jesus had spoken: “Before the cock crows you will deny me three times.” He went out and began to weep bitterly. (Matthew 26:75)

“My beloved, how often must I forgive my wayward children? The ocean of my mercy is infinite. Do not despair, but like Peter weep bitter tears at your transgressions and trust in my mercy. Trust completely, for mercy will never fail those who place their trust in me.”

As we forgive those who trespass against us…

Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, they know not what they do.” (Luke 23:34)

“Then, child, because of the great mercy shown you, go then and do the same. Let there be no excuse, for your Lord does not find excuses to hold you accountable for your many transgressions. No, your loving Father kills the fatted calf and throws a great celebration. Be reconciled my people. It is the commandment of love.”

And lead us not into temptation…

Then all the disciples left him and fled. (Matthew 26:56)

“Beloved, a trial is coming to my children unlike any before. Pray not to be put to the test. Pray for supernatural faith and it will be granted. I have given you a simple prayer for times of temptation: ‘Jesus I trust in you.’ Use it often and you will defeat temptation before it strikes. Can I make it more simple? Use this prayer my child. This prayer is mercy itself.”

But deliver us from evil…

When Jesus had taken the wine, he said, “It is finished.” And bowing his head, he handed over the spirit. (John 19:30)

“The moment of salvation—ponder this often my child. It was at this moment that evil was defeated, that hope was restored to fallen humanity. Enter into the passion and death of your Savior and you too will conquer evil. This is a great mystery and must be pondered. Child I have saved you. Rejoice and be glad!”

Cherish the word of God in Scripture as you cherish the Word made flesh..

1 Thessalonians 2:13 And for this reason we too give thanks to God unceasingly, that, in receiving the word of God from hearing us, you received not a human word but, as it truly is, the word of God, which is now at work in you who believe.

My child, have great confidence in the Word of God. Your Lord knew you would be lost without a word to guide you. From the beginning was the Word and the Word was made flesh and dwelt among you. Cherish the word of God in Scripture as you cherish the Word made flesh, for the same Spirit is at work in both. My child, immerse yourself in the word and you will never be lost.”

Lord Jesus, Word made flesh, I cling to your glorious word, my true compass and everlasting beacon of eternal life. I cherish your word in my heart and on my lips. My your word never be far from me. I love you, Word of the Father. Amen.