The Sweeping Wind – Let the Fire Fall

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In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was in the beginning with God.  All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people.  The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.  John 1:1-5

The other day I was with Jansen in a session and he said some things that got me thinking.  First, he said that in the beginning God had a thought, and the Holy Spirit waited until God spoke the words of the thought, and then like a sweeping wind once the word was spoken, the Holy Spirit moved into action.

In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth,  the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.  Genesis 1:1-5

In this account from Genesis we see God speak, and the Holy Spirit springs into action.  He said every time God has a thought, that when he speaks the word, the Holy Spirit gets immediately to acting to make the word happen.   If only we listened when God spoke then we too would be filled with the Spirit and move into action.  Instead we act without listening to God speak.

Later Jansen was talking about something else and he said that in the Garden Eve misquoted God.  I looked and sure enough it was true.  For God told Adam;

The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to till it and keep it.  And the Lord God commanded the man, “You may freely eat of every tree of the garden; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall die.” Genesis 2:15-17

But later in the Garden when the serpent is tempting Eve, her response is different;

He said to the woman, “Did God say, ‘You shall not eat from any tree in the garden’?”  The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden;  but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the middle of the garden, nor shall you touch it, or you shall die.’”Genesis 3:1-3

Did you catch it?  The mistake she made?  She said she couldn’t touch it, but God actually never said that.  God said they couldn’t eat it.  But He never said anything about touching it.  After I left I asked myself, why is this important?  It seems a small mistake, yet in that small mistake we see something much larger.  I could probably write a whole other post on the implication of this in relation to the Tree of Life, but that is for another time.

It wasn’t a sin for her to misunderstand the command, but the question is WHY did she?  Here in lies her even bigger mistake.  Because perhaps the answer is, she wasn’t talking to GOD.  Here we see Eve is not PRAYING which keeps you in right relationship with God.

Who does she talk to then?  The serpent.  She listens to the wrong Kingdom.  And why was she so easily convinced?  Why were seeds of doubt of God so easily acceptable?  I had to ask myself, when was the last time she talked to God?  So from the very beginning, we can see the importance of prayer in keeping our union with God.

I have often pondered in the past why the outcome for Mary was so different from the outcome for Eve.  Two sinless women, what was the difference that made Mary say yes, when Eve said No?  Afterall, Eve knew no evil and Mary did, so you would think Mary’s yes would be nearly impossible because Mary would be able to feel fear, where, to this point, Eve had not had the opportunity to feel it.  What was the difference?

Where Eve should KNOW GOD, perhaps in the gift of everything around her she got complacent in her relationship, the way we often do when everything is comfortable and good.  Comfort can breed apathy and luke warmness.  Perhaps she felt no need to speak to Him because all is going well and she had already begun interiorly to rely on herself instead of God.   This too could be why Adam gave in so easily as well, derelict in his duty to protect.  Was he talking to God?  We know He did, but had he stopped?  It is often only in suffering that we bow down and begin crying out to God.  What was it about Mary?  Why was it so different for her?  The answer lies in prayer, from the words of Mary herself.

We know Mary prayed because of her response to the Angel;

“Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.” Luke 1:38

And later her proclamation to Elizabeth;

 And Mary said,

“My soul magnifies the Lord,
    and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
 for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant.
    Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed;
for the Mighty One has done great things for me,
    and holy is his name.
is mercy is for those who fear him
    from generation to generation.
He has shown strength with his arm;
    he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts.
He has brought down the powerful from their thrones,
    and lifted up the lowly;
He has filled the hungry with good things,
    and sent the rich away empty.
He has helped his servant Israel,
    in remembrance of his mercy,
according to the promise he made to our ancestors,
    to Abraham and to his descendants forever.”  Luke 1:46-55

Those are not the words of a woman who isn’t praying.  Mary was praying for the Messiah, and God answered her prayer FOR HER.

blessed-mother-mary-in prayer

What does all of this mean for us?  Right now we live in a very confused world.  It is very hard to navigate.  I see people who proclaim Pope Francis to be an anti-Pope, and still others who say if you disagree with the Pope at all you’re schismatic.  How are we to know what direction to turn and what is actually true?  How can we endure this Passion our church is undergoing?

The answer lies in your own prayer life and how grounded you are in the truths of the Magisterium and in the Sacraments.  Eve was disobedient.  Are you?  Is there an area you disagree with church teaching on and try to conform it to the ways of the world?  Do you feel conflicted inside by it?   You see the world gives peace by trying to remove external conflict often at the expense of your interior.   We justify our disobedience so we can disregard the interior conflict in our hearts in order to appease the exterior conflict around us.  But the removal of external conflict isn’t  the kind of peace God gives.  God’s peace comes smack in the middle of the external conflict.  He shows you what is true and it frees you interiorly so you see what’s really happening.  It involves letting go of our own control and handing it over to God, who has complete control.  It involves being obedient to God.  This is an impossible task if you are not praying and making progress in prayer.

Saint Theresa of Avila says if you aren’t progressing in prayer you’re moving away from God.  I don’t think we can do any better than the Carmelites in our understanding of prayer life.  It isn’t mindful emptying, it is a relationship with a person.  Dan Burke told us in a class I was taking at the Avila Institute, “it is a profound absurdity to think that Christian Meditation is concerned with thought management.  Christian Meditation is concerned with orienting the mind and heart to God.  The lover to the beloved.”   TALK TO HIM.  While we should take captive every thought in order to know which Kingdom is speaking, prayer is not a psychological exercise in altered consciousness.  It is a relationship with a person who elevates you out of sin.

Don’t be complacent and neglect your prayer life or you will end up eating a poisonous fruit instead of the fruit of the vine.  We see it all around us.

I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing.  John 15:5

It doesn’t matter if those around you are being disobedient, you SHOULD NOT BE.   Your yelling at them won’t make them obedient.  Letting God deal with them frees you.  And aligning yourself with God’s Will gives you peace.  Everyday we should be praying and examining our conscience.   And I am not talking about going through a check list of questions.  I am talking about closing your eyes and asking the Holy Spirit to illuminate you, the Holy Spirit to convict you.  For him to show you WHO YOU ARE.  So you can turn away from sin and move towards God.  For each person who makes a movement away from sin the world gets better.  Be that person even when you don’t understand what our leaders are doing.    

Speak these WORDS to God, illuminate and convict me, Lord.  And God will send the WORD like a sweeping wind over you and the Fire of God can fall upon you.  And you can be set into action by the Holy Spirit who will help you to navigate through these times in a Godly way.

You see you and I don’t have to have all of the answers, but we do have to have right relationship with God.  Don’t make the mistake Eve made.  Don’t misunderstand God and then not speak to Him.  Ask for the gift of understanding from the Holy Spirit, and let the Fire Fall upon you.

This is the time for Great Saints.  Be one.

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Prayer for our Child – (prayer of a parent for a troubled child)

 

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When a period of feasting had run its course, Job would make arrangements for them to be purified. Early in the morning he would sacrifice a burnt offering for each of them, thinking, “Perhaps my children have sinned and cursed God in their hearts.” This was Job’s regular custom.  Job 1:5

The writer of this prayer would like to remain anonymous.

Prayer for Our Child

Dear God, You are the author of all life. Father, You created our child (name), body and soul. The Holy Spirit breathed life into (name) at the moment of conception. The Son Jesus Christ has redeemed (name). Blessed Trinity, You have given this child to us as pure gift so that we may care for him/her and ultimately lead him/her into relationship with You. 

Merciful Father, we implore You to pour Your mercy out upon (name).  Father forgive him/her for he/she knows not what he/she does. May our prayers and sacrifices, united to Christ and perfected in His image, be lifted up to You as a perfect offering on behalf of our child.  May these prayers also be laid before the Most Immaculate Heart of Mary so that she may intercede on behalf of (name). Lord, we trust that You will not deny a request of Your Mother Mary and so we entrust our child to her completely. 

We ask that you send angels in sufficient rank, number, power and authority to fight any demons off and away from (name) so that in this very moment, the Holy Spirit may come down upon him/her, interrupting his/her day, and convict his/her heart.  May the loving touch of Your Heavenly grace enable him/her to turn back to You.  

St. Michael the Archangel, lift away and hold back the veil of confusion that covers over (name) so that his/her heart may be continually softened and opened to the Truth. St Gabriel the Archangel, deliver the message of Jesus Christ to (name), so that the Good News may be proclaimed and heard by him/her this very day. St. Raphael the Archangel, bring about complete healing to the body, mind and soul of (name), so that he/she may be restored and renewed as a beloved child of God. 

Lord, as parents and guardians of (name), we consecrate him/her to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Most Chaste Heart of Joseph. Jesus, Mary and Joseph, help us to persevere in faith, hope, and love.

Most Chaste St Joseph, pray for us

Immaculate Virgin Mary, pray for us

Merciful Jesus, we trust in You

 

If you would like to pray with others who are struggling with children who have left the faith, check out Praying for Our Prodigals.

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Litany to the Divine Child Jesus- Sacred Heart of Families

Holy Family

 

and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them. Luke 2:7

Another prayer for our times.  The writers would like to remain anonymous.  A meditation of the Mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary

Divine Child Jesus, Sacred Heart of Families Litany

Divine Child Jesus, sacred heart of families, begotten by God the Father, have mercy on us

Divine Child Jesus, sacred heart of families, Savior of the world, have mercy on us

Divine Child Jesus, sacred heart of families, life of the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us

Chosen One, I trust in You

Morning Star, I trust in You

Beloved Son, I trust in You

Grace upon Grace, I trust in You

Divine Physician, I trust in You

Innocent Victim, I trust in You

Resurrected Lord, I trust in You

Divine Child of the Annunciation, save us and protect us

HOPE of the world, have mercy on us

Divine Child of the Visitation, save us and protect us

JOY of our souls, have mercy on us

Divine Child of the Nativity, save us and protect us

Humble ADORATION, have mercy on us

Divine Child of the Presentation, save us and protect us

FULFILLMENT of prophecy, have mercy on us

Divine Child of the Temple, save us and protect us

CORNERSTONE of faith, have mercy on us

Giver of life, I trust in You

Fruit of obedience, I trust in You

Benefit of the womb, I trust in You

Mercy of the Father, I trust in You

Adoration of Angels, I trust in You

Prince of peace, I trust in You

Joy of finding, I trust in You

Divine Child of the Jordan, save us and protect us

SANCTIFICATION of the waters, have mercy on us

Divine Child of Cana, save us and protect us

SOURCE of miracles, have mercy on us

Divine Child of the Sermon, save us and protect us

The WAY, TRUTH, and LIFE, have mercy on us

Divine Child of the Transfiguration, save us and protect us

GLORY from on high, have mercy on us

Divine Child of the Last Supper, save us and protect us

LAMB OF GOD, have mercy on us

Light of the world, I trust in You

Truth of nations, I trust in You

Forgiver of sins, I trust in You

Leader of mankind, I trust in You

Word of God, I trust in You

Healer of wounds, I trust in You

Bread of life, I trust in You

Divine Child of the Garden, save us and protect us

TRUST in the Father, have mercy on us

Divine Child of the Pillar, save us and protect us

REPARATION for our sins, have mercy on us

Divine Child of the Crown, save us and protect us

Eternal KING, have mercy on us

Divine Child of the Cross, save us and protect us

CARRIER of our burdens, have mercy on us

Divine Child of the Crucifixion, save us and protect us

SAVIOR of the world, have mercy on us

Servant of God, I trust in You

Gift of salvation, I trust in You

Enemy of Satan, I trust in You

Ladder of Heaven, I trust in You

Offering of the Father, I trust in You

Restoration of humanity, I trust in You

King of the universe, I trust in You

Divine Child of the Resurrection, save us and protect us

CONVERSION of hearts, have mercy on us

Divine Child of the Ascension, save us and protect us

The great COMMISSIONING, have mercy on us

Divine Child of Pentecost, save us and protect us

FIRE of evangelization, have mercy on us

Divine Child of the Assumption, save us and protect us

PRESERVATION of our Blessed Mother, have mercy on us

Divine Child of the Coronation, save us and protect us

ENTHRONEMENT of Mary Immaculate, have mercy on us

Conqueror of death, I trust in You

Restorer of new life, I trust in You

Wisdom of on high, I trust in You

Fire of the Spirit, I trust in You

Treasure of our hearts, I trust in You

Life of our souls, I trust in You

Hope of the world, I trust in You

Divine Child of the Consecration, save us and protect us

REAL PRESENCE come down from Heaven, have mercy on us

Divine Child of the Eucharist, save us and protect us

REAL PRESENCE in which we partake, have mercy on us

Divine Child of the Tabernacle, save us and protect us

REAL PRESENCE ever with us, have mercy on us

Divine Child of the Monstrance, save us and protect us

REAL PRESENCE in which we adore, have mercy on us

Divine Child of the domestic church, save us and protect us

REAL PRESENCE abiding in our home, have mercy on us

Source of Life, I trust in You

Source of Dignity, I trust in You

Source of Goodness, I trust in You

Source of Peace, I trust in You

Source of Joy, I trust in You

Source of Wisdom, I trust in You

Source of Charity, I trust in You

Divine Child Jesus, sacred heart of families, unite our family in charity and gift us with the Holy Spirit to teach, admonish, nurture, and love one another completely. Just as Mary and Joseph adored you in this world after your humble birth, may we too come to you in humble adoration before the Blessed Sacrament to be strengthened, renewed and healed by your love. Jesus, you are our Lord, our Savior, our King and our Friend. Your goodness extends to all generations. With humble hearts, we thank you and remember your unfailing help and blessings that you have poured out upon our family. At this time we turn to you again and beg you to come to our assistance, especially with the following situation:

(Mention your request here)

Divine Child Jesus, bless and protect us

Mary Immaculate, pray for us

St Joseph, pray for us

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

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Prayer for my spouse

Susan and Jason Dance

 

“With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” Ephesians 4:2-3

Another prayer for our times.

PRAYER FOR MY SPOUSE

Lord Jesus Christ my Savior, I offer this prayer for my spouse, (Name).  May (name)’s heart always be open to your Holy Spirit so that he/she be made holy by you Lord. Help me Lord to always uplift (name).  Help me to see his/her gifts, the gifts you yourself bestowed upon him/her.

Let me not get stuck in anger, bitterness or sorrow towards (name). 

May all the Saints in heaven pray for us.

Let not the devil enter our household.  

Send angels of sufficient rank, number, power and authority to our home to surround it and prevent any evil from entering our home or our hearts.  

Where there is unforgiveness heal us and show us how to extend mercy towards one another as you extended mercy towards us from the cross.

Where I see an unmovable mountain in our relationship, pick it up and move it as the miracle worker you are.

Guard our purity, let nothing defile our hearts, minds or bodies which are made for covenant with one another as a free gift.  Keep our hearts always pure for one another.

Protect always our marriage, let there be no division among us.

May we both seek to know Your Will, and choose it with a resounding YES, in the same way the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Joseph said yes, bringing you into their hearts and home.

May we together be a living sanctuary of your love that brings forth the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven.

I ask this in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

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Saint Joseph Anchor of Families

Saint Joseph Holy Family

…Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. Matthew 1:20

In this time of attack on the family Mary and Jesus keep pointing me to Joseph.   This Litany was written to him as the head of the Holy Family.  The writers wish to remain anonymous.

Saint Joseph Anchor of Families Litany

Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy

Christ have mercy, Christ have mercy

Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy

Christ hear us, Christ graciously hear us 

 

God the Father, Author of life, have mercy on us

Jesus the Son, Bread of life, have mercy on us

Holy Spirit, Breath of life, have mercy on us

 

St Joseph, head of the Holy Family and firm anchor of families, pray for us

Blessed Virgin Mary, heart of the Holy Family and healer of families, pray for us

Divine Child Jesus, fruit of the Holy Family and source of life for families, save us

 

O Most Chaste Saint Joseph, beloved son in the eyes of God the Father, pray for us

O Most Chaste Saint Joseph, pillar of humility for families, pray for us

O Most Chaste Saint Joseph, ever surrendering to the Divine Will, pray for us

 

Beloved son of the Creator, pray for us

Beloved son of the Father, pray for us

Beloved son of the Lord, pray for us

Beloved son of God Almighty, pray for us

 

Virtuous son, pray for us

Obedient son, pray for us

Faithful son, pray for us

Pure son, pray for us

Devoted son, pray for us

Charitable son, pray for us

Noble son, pray for us

 

O Most Chaste Saint Joseph, devoted spouse chosen for the Virgin Mary, pray for us

O Most Chaste Saint Joseph, pillar of virtuous leadership for families, pray for us

O Most Chaste Saint Joseph, ever willing companion of the Holy Spirit, pray for us

 

Devoted spouse of the Immaculate Conception, pray for us

Devoted spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, pray for us

Devoted spouse of the Mother of God, pray for us

Devoted spouse of the Queen of Heaven, pray for us

 

Diligent spouse, pray for us

Wise spouse, pray for us

Prudent spouse, pray for us

Tender spouse, pray for us

Chaste spouse, pray for us

Selfless souse, pray for us

Merciful spouse, pray for us

 

O Most Chaste Saint Joseph, adoptive father chosen for the Son of God, pray for us

O Most Chaste Saint Joseph, pillar of devotion to God for families, pray for us

O Most Chaste Saint Joseph, ever attentive to the needs of the Holy Family, pray for us

 

Adoptive father of the Divine Child, pray for us

Adoptive father of the Word made Flesh, pray for us

Adoptive father of the Lamb of God, pray for us

Adoptive father of the Eucharist, pray for us 

 

Generous father, pray for us

Respectful father, pray for us

Joyful father, pray for us

Honorable father, pray for us

Prayerful father, pray for us

Loving father, pray for us

Sacrificial father, pray for us

 

Saint Joseph, beloved son and man of faith, pray for us

Saint Joseph, devoted spouse and man of hope, pray for us

Saint Joseph, adoptive father and man of charity, pray for us

 

O Most Holy Trinity, in our efforts to follow the Lord more fully

Unite us and anchor us

O Most Holy Trinity, in our efforts to purify our desires

Unite us and anchor us

O Most Holy Trinity, in our efforts to be pure and holy sanctuaries

Unite us and anchor us

O Most Holy Trinity, in our efforts to forgive until it is complete

Unite us and anchor us

O Most Holy Trinity, in our efforts to be fully present to one another

Unite us and anchor us

O Most Holy Trinity, in our efforts to be the light of Christ in the darkness

Unite us and anchor us

O Most Holy Trinity, in our efforts to sanctify the domestic church

Unite us and anchor us

 

O Most Chaste Saint Joseph, by your yes to the plan of God, you were united to Jesus through Mary, Mediatrix of all Graces.  You were called by God our heavenly Father, through the Holy Spirit, to marriage with the ever-virgin Mary Immaculate and to the adoptive fatherhood of Christ the Son.  We ask O Saint Joseph, terror of demons, Patron of the Universal Church, and anchor of families, that you intercede on our behalf and extend your protection to our own domestic families.  Dispel all fear and confusion. Guard us from the evil one, just as you guarded and protected the Most Holy Family. In particular we ask you to defend us from (state intention here).  Anchor us in the storm so we will be ever united to the Most Holy Trinity just as you are for all eternity.  Guardian Heart, pray for us. We ask this in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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Meg Hunter-Kilmer – What’s your one thing? Smashing Idols (Audio)

Meg Hunter-Kilmer

Those who cling to worthless idols turn away from God’s love for them. Jonah 2:8

Meg Hunter-Kilmer, the “Catholic Hobo” who writes at Pierced Hands came to speak at my parish yesterday.  In her inspiring talk she urges you to take a look at the idols in your life and hand them all over to God.  The audio isn’t super great, but if you wear headphones you can hear it better.

 

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Her Immaculate Heart will Triumph

Father Dan Consecration all souls day

Father Dan Reehil celebrates Mass at Calvary Cemetery, Nashville, TN on All Souls Day at Priest Circle.  During the Consecration as the sunlight beams down a rainbow appears between Deacon Brian Edwards and Father Reehil.

Mary is the most beautiful flower ever seen in the spiritual world. It is by the power of God’s grace that from this barren and desolate earth there ever sprung up at all flowers of holiness and glory; and Mary is the Queen of them all. She is the Queen of spiritual flowers; and therefore, is called the Rose, for the rose is called of all flowers the most beautiful. But, moreover, she is the Mystical or Hidden Rose, for mystical means hidden. 

Saint John Henry Newman

 

The state of the church today is enough to send someone into despair.  That is, if you don’t have your eyes on Christ.

Our leadership performed an act of idolatry on October 4, 2019 as they bowed down in the Vatican Gardens to Pachamama, a fertility goddess of the Amazon.

Bowing down idolatry

The Pope himself was present and he later called her Pachamama.   He told us there were no idolatrous intentions.  I don’t know what the intentions were, only God knows and that is left for God to judge.  But what I did see was a clear violation of the first commandment.  We don’t bow down to anyone like that except God and yet the Blessed Sacrament was no where to be seen.  The devil doesn’t care about your intentions, he is just looking for our actions to open a door and let him in.  That’s why the road to hell is paved with good intentions.  Our leaders invited idolatry into our house.  There are consequences for this.  Mark Mallett gives a good explanation of what is happening here.

For me, what I saw watching this was a grave violation of our covenant with God, and it was perpetrated by our leadership.  If you remember covenant and covenant principles, you will remember that there is a part of covenant called the walk of death.  If covenant is violated curses are brought upon the party that violates the covenant.

Listen to the terms of the covenant and tell the people of Judah and those who live in Jerusalem.  Tell them that this is what the Lord, the God of Israel says:”Cursed is the one who does not obey the terms of the covenant.”  Jeremiah 11:2-3

Our leaders just invited curses upon us and unleashed the demonic upon the faithful.  I suspect this has been happening for a long while.  Generations perhaps.  But this is the first time it was totally out in the open for all to see.  Everything is being made transparent.

Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” And they divided up His garments by casting lots. Luke 23:34

We have divided up his baptismal garment that he gave us, trying to share it with other gods, and we have gambled with the souls of the faithful.

Lest you think I would say jump off the ship, I say instead the opposite.  The church needs us now more than ever.  The church needs our prayers now more than ever.  The Pope needs our prayers now more than ever.  Remember Peter was given the keys to the Kingdom before He denied Jesus.  None of us now, looking back, would ever say Peter didn’t love Jesus.   Peter tried to control what was happening and he cut off the ear of the soldier.  Peter didn’t understand how Christ was going to be victorious and he got scared when His ideas weren’t the path Christ chose.  So Peter tried to save himself instead of letting Jesus be the Savior, and he lied, denying he ever knew him.  I don’t know the interior of any of our leaders, but I do pray for all of them.  And I say, Jesus, I trust in you.  We must continue to be faithful even when those around us are not.  And we must pray for them.

Most of all we should not despair.  We should not be afraid.  Why?  Because the gates of hell will not prevail.

And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Matthew 16:18

And because HER IMMACULATE HEART WILL TRIUMPH.

….in the end my Immaculate Heart will triumph. Our Lady to the Children of Fatima

This brings me to why Our Lady is so important.  The above quote from Saint John Henry Newman speaks of Mary as the Mystical Rose.

Rosa Mystica

I have been drawn to this title for quite awhile now, as I am sure many of you have as well.  It is in the hiddenness of our hearts that Mary and her Immaculate Heart draws us closer to her son; to union with her son.  It is why Consecration to Jesus through Mary is so important.  She helps guide the Mystical Body to her son the head of the body.  The triumph of her Immaculate Heart begins in each of our own interior.  It brings us to repentance and asks us to Trust in her Son, even when the road ahead looks bleak.  The Mystical Rose knows who she is fighting, and wants you to know it too.  We are fighting Satan.   Put on sack cloth and ashes and pray Rosaries of reparation.  Forgive.  Forgive even our leaders, the way Mary had to, the way that Jesus did.  Forgiveness of our fellow man renders Satan powerless and crushes his head.   Be thankful because thankfulness is wrapped in mercy.  Thankfulness cannot hold a grudge.  Thankfulness is a Eucharistic walk.

And as for those demonic curses that have been unleashed, lay people have authority to break curses over themselves and their children.  Parish Priests can break curses over their entire parish.  Exorcists and Bishops can break the curses over their territories.  We should all be doing our part to break these curses.

I ask Jesus to bind in His Most Precious Blood any and all evil curses, pacts, spells, seals, hexes, vexes, triggers, trances, vows, demonic blessings, or any other demonic bondages sent against (name) or myself, or any of our loved ones or any of our possessions;  I ask Him to bind them all and break them rendering them powerless and void.  

In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of The Holy Spirit (three times). – Deliverance Prayers for use by the laity

We are no longer in control.  We never really have been.  God is.  He will clean out his own house, so we must do our part and clean out the interior of our hearts and act as living Sanctuaries in a world that will get bumpier and bumpier.  Do not be afraid, you were made to live in these times and you were made to be a Saint.

The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.  Romans 16:20

 

 

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