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Sacred Heart of Jesus…Pray for us!

Posted by Anne Elizabeth on June 23, 2017

Sacred Heart of Jesus, Immaculate Heart of Mary, please pray for us.

First Published: July 3rd, 2011

In republishing this for today’s Solemnity, I also discovered a second writing of mine that has the consecration to the Sacred Heart.  You can go to it HERE...

The Solemnity of the Sacred Heart, morning prayer, can be found on page: 667 in the c.1976 edition of the Christian Prayer.

In the days leading up to the great solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the readings from the Christian Prayer, Week II, are – I thought – mighty timely!

READING: Tuesday, Week II, Evening Prayer: Romans 3: 21-26 (emphasis and extra text added)

The Justice of God has been manifested apart from the law, even though both law AND prophets bear witness to it – that Justice of God which works through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. 

[ Both /And = Good Theology… the Law AND the Prophets bear witness to the Justice of God. ]

All men have sinned and are deprived of the glory of God.  All mean are now undeservedly justified by the GIFT of God, through the redemption wrought in Christ Jesus.

[ The Gift = REDEMPTION = by Jesus laying down His life for His Friends ~ Jn 15:13 ]

Through His blood, God made Him the means of expiation for all who believe.  He did so to manifest His own Justice, for the sake of remitting sins committed in the past – to manifest His Justice in the present, by way of forbearance, so that He might be Just and might justify those who believe in Jesus. 

[The Blood of Jesus = expiation = all who believe in Him; Blood of Jesus = Justice = Forgiveness of sins, past AND present.   Forbearance – sound familiar? Related to Patience = Gift of the Holy Spirit.]

READING: Wednesday, Morning Prayer, Week II: Romans 8: 35-39 (emphasis and extra text added)

Who will separate us from the love of Christ?  Trial, or distress, or persecution, or hunger, or nakedness, or danger, or the sword?

As Scripture says: “For your sake we are being slain all the day long: we are looked upon as sheep to be slaughtered.” [cf. Ps 44:22]

Yet in all this we are more than conquerors because of Him who has loved us

For I am certain that neither death nor life, neither angels nor principalities, neither the present nor the future, nor powers, neither height nor depth nor any other creature, will be able to separate us from the love of God that comes to us in Christ Jesus, our Lord.

The Word of the Lord! … Thanks be to God…

Before Christ’s second coming the Church must pass through a final trial that will shake the faith of many believers.  The persecution that accompanies her pilgrimage on earth will unveil the “mystery of iniquity” in the form of a religious deception offering men an apparent solution to their problems at the price of apostasy from the truth. The supreme religious deception is that of the Antichrist, a pseudo messianism by which man glorifies himself in place of God and of His Messiah come in the flesh. ~CCC§675

The Church will enter the glory of the Kingdom ONLY THROUGH this final Passover, when she will follow her Lord in His death and Resurrection (cf. Rev 19: 1-9).  The Kingdom will be fulfilled, then, NOT by A HISTORIC TRIUMPH of the Church…BUT ONLY by GOD’s VICTORY over the final unleashing of evil, which will cause His Bride to come down from heaven (cf. Rev 13:8; 20: 7-10; 21: 2-4).  God’s triumph over the revolt of evil will take the form of the LAST JUDGMENT after the final cosmic upheaval of this passing world (cf. Rev 20:12; 2Peter 3: 12-13). ~CCC§677

Are we alone in this?  Certainly NOT!  Our Blessed Mother will be with her children EVERY STEP OF THE WAY, just as she was every step of Jesus’ Passion and Death.  And where our Blessed Mother is so is her Spouse – the Holy Spirit, giving us direction and comfort.

She Will Hold Your Hand! ~ Mark Mallett

Are you sitting with Me [Jesus] quietly? Are you asking Me to help you become holier? Are you offering Me your will? Or are you serving in the way you desire without willingness to change and adapt when I need you to adapt?

My friends, your life will always be changing. This should not alarm you because I do not change and My love for you does not change. Be at peace. Accept that if you are not open to change then you are not open to becoming holier. All is well and I am holding you very close to Me. ~Monthly Message, June 1, 2012, excerpt – Lay Apostles

—————————————————————————————————————–June 27th

Today we celebrated the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and tomorrow the Feast the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

For an more in-depth reflection on these two occasions, may I recommend  Mark Mallett ‘s writing.

Please take a moment and ready what he writes concerning our Lord’s Sacred Heart and the Solemnity that we have come to know and celebrate.

It IS God’s last attempt to reach us before He is forced to bring upon us purification and judgment for our sins.

Precious Blood of Jesus, Save us!

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Please Pray for us!

O Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy, have mercy, have mercy upon us!

If that weren’t all, a friend of mine has contributed the following…


Thank you Carol and Company…!

July Follows with a full month dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus!

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Novena to the Holy Spirit…Day 9…

Posted by Anne Elizabeth on June 3, 2017

Receive ALL 12 Fruits!

TODAY IS IT! TOMORROW IS PENTECOST!

What you Should do… (1) Review the prayers, (2) Get to Confession and clear the slate of your heart, (3) Ask God to send forth His Holy Spirit to reside in YOU and then ACCEPT HIS GIFT!

It’s really THAT SIMPLE…

PREPARATORY PRAYER:

O Holy Spirit, beloved of my soul. I adore You, enlighten me, guide me, strengthen me, console me. Tell me what I should do. Give me Your orders.  I promise to submit myself to all that You desire of me, and to accept all that You permit to happen to me.  Let me only know Your Will.

A moment of silent prayer…

DAY 9

The Fruits of the Holy Spirit

The gifts of the Holy Spirit perfect the supernatural virtues by enabling us to practice them with greater docility to divine inspiration.

As we grow in the knowledge and love of God under the direction of the Holy Spirit, our service becomes more sincere and generous, the practice of virtue more perfect.

Such acts of virtue leave the heart filled with joy and consolation and are known as Fruits of the Holy Spirit.

These Fruits in turn render the practice of virtue more attractive and become a powerful incentive for still greater efforts in the service of God, to serve Whom is to reign.

PRAYER:

Come, O Divine Spirit, fill my heart with Thy heavenly fruits, Thy charity, joy, peace, patience, benignity, goodness, faith, mildness, and temperance, that I may never weary in the service of God, but by continued faithful submission to Thy inspiration may merit to be united eternally with Thee in the love of the Father and the Son. Amen.

HONOR TO THE HOLY TRINITY:

Hail Mary, full of grace, the LORD is with thee.  Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.  Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners.  Now and at the hour of our death. Amen! (3x)

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.  As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen!

And now for the FINAL INGREDIENT!  So that when the Holy Spirit falls on YOU, you’re ready to receive and “spring into action”… according to His Will for YOU…

A moment of silent prayer…

ACT OF CONSECRATION TO THE HOLY SPIRIT
On my knees before the great multitude of heavenly witnesses, I offer myself, soul and body to You, Eternal Spirit of God.

I adore the brightness of Your purity, the unerring keenness of Your justice, and the might of Your love. You are the Strength and Light of my soul. In You I live and move and am.

I desire never to grieve You by unfaithfulness to grace and I pray with all my heart to be kept from the smallest sin against You.

Mercifully guard my every thought and grant that I may always watch for Your light, and listen to Your voice, and follow Your gracious inspirations.

I cling to You and give myself to You and ask You, by Your compassion to watch over me in my weakness.

Holding the pierced Feet of Jesus and looking at His Five Wounds, and trusting in His Precious Blood and adoring His opened side and stricken Heart, I implore You, Adorable Spirit, Helper of my infirmity, to keep me in Your grace that I may never sin against You.

Give me grace, O Holy Spirit, Spirit of the Father and the Son to say to You always and everywhere, “Speak Lord for Your servant listens.” In the name of Jesus, I pray, Amen!

Keep YOUR HEART OPEN to GOD and LET HIM WORK through and with YOU!

But the Father blesses both the servant and the service, day after day. Remember that without the full knowledge of the Father’s plan, you lack the ability to evaluate the impact Heaven is achieving through your service.

Dear apostles, so committed to Me, please trust that the Saviour is bringing about exactly what is needed for the Father. Serve on and I will continue to bring you courage when you need courage. I will bring you strength when you need strength. ~Monthly Message, Lay Apostles, May excerpt.

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