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Part 3B

Adoration of His Precious Blood and Divine Will

The Prayer

of

ADORATION

Through

The Words of God the Father,

The Lessons of Our Lord Jesus Christ,

The Messages of Our Lady of Emmitsburg,

The Catechism of the Catholic Church

and its Saints

(Compiled by Michael T. Sullivan, MD)



“…But the hour cometh, and now is,

when the true adorers shall adore the Father in spirit and in truth.

For the Father also seeketh such to adore Him….”

(Jn 4:23)

 

Introduction

Catholic tradition and teaching most often refer to “prayer” as a lifting up of one’s spirit to God for the purpose of praise and adoration, thanksgiving, petition and/or reparation.  In this specific compilation of the spiritual gifts given to the world by God the Father, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and Our Lady of Emmitsburg through their messenger and prophet, Gianna Talone Sullivan, supplemented by the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the writings of the Saints, we hope to review and come to better understand the “Prayer of Adoration.”

In the online Modern Catholic Dictionary, the word “adoration” is defined as “the act of religion by which God is recognized as alone worthy of supreme honor because he is infinitely perfect, has supreme dominion over humans, and has the right to human total dependence on the Creator. It is at once an act of mind and will, expressing itself in appropriate prayers, postures of praise, and acts of reverence and sacrifice.”

God made it very clear to Moses when he was leading the Jews out of Egypt that the primary obligation of humanity towards its Creator was one of adoration.  The Catechism of the Catholic Church goes into considerable detail in explaining this in its discussion of the first of the Ten Commandments.

 

 

Adorable: His Precious Blood and Divine Will Part 3B

 

 

 

Adoration of His Most Precious Blood

“…For in Him all the fullness was pleased to dwell,
And through Him to reconcile all things unto Himself,

making Peace through the Blood of His Cross,

both as to the things that are on earth, and the things that are in heaven….”

(Col 1:19-20)

 

 

To the Precious Blood of Jesus

A Prayer of Adoration

O Precious Blood of Jesus, infinite price of sinful man's redemption, both drink and laver of our souls, Thou who does plead continually the cause of man before the throne of infinite mercy; from the depths of my heart, I adore Thee, and so far as I am able, I would requite Thee for the insults and outrages which Thou does continually receive from human beings, and especially from those who rashly dare to blaspheme Thee. Who would not bless this Blood of infinite value? Who doth not feel within himself the fire and love of Jesus Who shed it all for us? What would be my fate, had I not been redeemed by this Divine Blood? Who hath drawn it from the veins of my Savior, even to the last drop? Ah, this surely was the work of love. O infinite love, grant that every heart and every tongue may be enabled to praise Thee, magnify Thee and give Thee thanks now and for evermore. Amen.  (Catholicism.about.com, by Scott Eichert)

The Catechism of the Catholic Church

1359    The Eucharist, the sacrament of our salvation accomplished by Christ on the cross, is also a sacrifice of praise in thanksgiving for the work of creation. In the Eucharistic sacrifice the whole of creation loved by God is presented to the Father through the death and the Resurrection of Christ. Through Christ the Church can offer the sacrifice of praise in thanksgiving for all that God has made good, beautiful, and just in creation and in humanity.

1364    In the New Testament, the memorial takes on new meaning. When the Church celebrates the Eucharist, she commemorates Christ’s Passover, and it is made present: the sacrifice Christ offered once for all on the cross remains ever present.  As often as the sacrifice of the Cross by which ‘Christ our Pasch has been sacrificed’ is celebrated on the altar, the work of our redemption is carried out.

1365    Because it is the memorial of Christ’s Passover, the Eucharist is also a sacrifice. The sacrificial character of the Eucharist is manifested in the very words of institution: “This is my body which is given for you” and “This cup which is poured out for you is the New Covenant in my blood.”  In the Eucharist Christ gives us the very body which he gave up for us on the cross, the very blood which he poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.

1366    The Eucharist is thus a sacrifice because it re-presents (makes present) the sacrifice of the cross, because it is its memorial and because it applies its fruit:

[Christ], our Lord and God, was once and for all to offer himself to God the Father by his death on the altar of the cross, to accomplish there an everlasting redemption. But because his priesthood was not to end with his death, at the Last Supper “on the night when he was betrayed,” [he wanted] to leave to his beloved spouse the Church a visible sacrifice (as the nature of man demands) by which the bloody sacrifice which he was to accomplish once for all on the cross would be re-presented, its memory perpetuated until the end of the world, and its salutary power be applied to the forgiveness of the sins we daily commit.

1367    The sacrifice of Christ and the sacrifice of the Eucharist are one single sacrifice:  The victim is one and the same: the same now offers through the ministry of priests, who then offered himself on the cross; only the manner of offering is different.  And since in this divine sacrifice which is celebrated in the Mass, the same Christ who offered himself once in a bloody manner on the altar of the cross is contained and offered in an unbloody manner....this sacrifice is truly propitiatory.

The Father’s Gift of His Son

God the Father in His Words to the world authoritatively states that now is Life to be had.  All graces have been provided that we need to access eternal life through the Truth of His only begotten Son’s redemptive mission.  Our Father symbolically describes our becoming inebriated and drowning in the Precious Blood of His Son.  To choose otherwise would also lead to drowning, but one that results in our worldly death.

 

 

“…The day of your invitation is blessed and ongoing.  The day of Life is now to be had, not that you die and are resuscitated; but it is  through the Death My Son endured that was salvific, redemptive, real, and eternal so that He would die no more.

“You have every port of glory at your fingertips if you but know how to access, retrieve, utilize and submit.  In all of your passion and suffering, even unto death, you are renewed in Life, not in words but in Truth…. 

“I am relinquishing all graces unto you, not one by one, but as if a floodgate was to open to you so that you can be inebriated by My Love and come drown in the Precious Blood of My Son, protected and full of Life. 

“Or, if you do not desire that, then the floodgates of the human natural world will pour forth and overtake you; and there, at the mercy of nature, you will have the same opportunity to drown in another world….”  (GTF, Aug. 8, 2008) 

 

 

Then, in a Prayer of Offering to the Eternal Father, we acknowledge many of those times and places where Jesus’ Precious Blood was shed for each of us, and ask that those drops of Blood be applied to our eternal salvation:

 

Prayer of Offering of the Precious Blood

Eternal Father, you have given Your only Son to be the Redeemer of the world and willed that He should shed—even to the last drop—His Precious Blood for the love of all people.  I offer you the effusion of the Precious Blood which flowed beneath the knife of the circumcision, which watered the Garden of Olives, which flooded the praetorium and streets of Jerusalem, which was shed in torrents at the Crucifixion, and whose last drops reddened the steel of the lance.  In the Name of this Adorable Blood, grant to sinners the grace of salvation, to the just an increase of love, and to all human beings a large share in the merits which it has assured us.  Pardon us in the Name of this Divine Blood.  Heed its pleading voice.  Remember that it is the Blood of Your Son in whose name You have promised to hear our every prayer.  Amen.


“…According to the foreknowledge of God the Father,

unto the sanctification of the Spirit,

unto obedience and sprinkling of the Blood of Jesus Christ;

Grace unto you and Peace be multiplied….”

(1 Peter 1:2)

 

 

My Blood, Your Salvation

In pondering Our Lord’s Lessons to the world, it would seem that no one, not any human being, could ever feel more alone, more abandoned, than did Our Lord on the Cross.  He did not have to choose that degree of rejection and suffering to bring about our salvation, but He chose to in order that He might convince us of His unfathomable Love and Mercy, and so that we might learn the true value of suffering and better understand its redemptive value for both ourselves and our neighbors in this world. 

 

“…As I was dying on the Cross, I looked in despair for My Mother in hopes that she should comfort Me and be by My side in My last moments of agony.  She gave Me hope and love for My broken body.  I could not find her because the Blood dripped into My eyes and My vision was blurred!  In despair I thought 'Where is My love to comfort Me?  Has she, too, abandoned Me?”  (JOM, Vo IV, #5, Oct. 21, 1991, Self-Denial)

 

“…When you feel that you are alone, not loved and unimportant, you can be sure I am closest to you….When you are in need interiorly, I give you strength to persevere.  I bleed for you from My Wounds when you are under attack from the evil one.  My Blood is your salvation, and I joyfully suffer for you when you are suffering….”  (JOM, Vol II, #14, Oct. 26, 1989, Internal Suffering)

         

“…Blessed be you who suffer—for My Kingdom shall be yours.  Blessed be you with torn hearts—for the Blood of My Heart shall rebuild you and strengthen you as children of unquestionable faith. All, who suffer because of Me, shall not suffer in the next life.  Your sin is expiated….”  (JOM, Vol 1 #59, June 13, 1989, Rededication)

 

“…Man will go against man and the battle between evil and good will commence….The men of evil judgment shall celebrate in the victory of battle; but I tell you, their celebration will be premature….The men of God shall reign forever and win in victory for all eternity….For each drop of blood shed, salvation results for their eternal glory.  What seems to be a loss in battle results in eternal victory….”  (JOM, Vol II, #15, Oct. 28, 1989, The Presence of Jesus)


“…But one of the soldiers with a spear opened his side,

and immediately there came out Blood and Water….”

(Jn 19:34)

 

A beautiful devotion in honor of the Drops of Blood lost by Our Lord on the road to Calvary was introduced by Pope Leo XIII, providing amazing promises for ourselves and our families:

 

Devotion in Honor of the Drops of Blood

Lost by our Lord Jesus Christ on His Way to Calvary 


“…Now if you invoke as Father

He who judges impartially according to each one’s works,

conduct yourselves with reverence during the time of your sojourning,

realizing that you were ransomed from your futile conduct,

handed on by your ancestors, not with perishable things like silver or gold,

but with the Precious Blood of Christ as of a spotless lamb,

He was known before the foundation of the world,

but revealed in the final time for you….”

(1 Pet 1:17-20)

St. Elizabeth, Queen of Hungary, with St. Matilda and St. Bridget, wishing to know something of the Passion of Jesus Christ, offered fervent and special prayers upon which Our Lord revealed to them:

To all the faithful who shall recite for 3 years, each day, 2 Our Fathers, 2 Hail Mary’s and 2 Glory Be’s in honor of the drops of Blood I lost, I will concede the following 5 graces:

1st: The plenary indulgence and remittance of your sins. 
2nd: You will be free from the pains of Purgatory. 
3rd: If you should die before completing the said 3 years, for you it will be the same as if you had completed them. 
4th: It will be upon your death the same as if you had shed all your blood for the Holy Faith. 
5th: I will descend from Heaven to take your soul and that of your relatives, until the fourth generation.

(Blessed by His Holiness Pope Leo XIII in Rome, April 5, 1890.)

 

Our Lord then speaks of “glory”—His own Glory in His Oneness with the Father, but also the promise to share that glory with us as we bring Him glory through our faithfulness to His commands.  Moreover, Our Lord reiterates the precious gift we have available to us through His Most Precious Blood in the Eucharist, our forgiveness and sanctification, but unfortunately so often dismissed and rejected by the closed-hearted:

“..All who dwell in My Kingdom are glorified in Oneness with My Father….I am Glory, for I am One with Him!  It is through My Blood that We are One with each other….You bring Me glory when you live My Gospel words.  You bring Me glory when you love one another….You bring Me glory when you have mercy….You bring Me glory through simple prayers of thanksgiving….”  (JOM, Vol I, #24, Dec. 29, 1988, Glory)

 

“…O’ if My beloved would come to receive Me in My Eucharist, I would cleanse them and comfort them.  I would place the Truth of My law in their hearts and on their minds.  The sorrow is that they cannot accept the Truth of My words and do not believe that My Sacrifice for men was to sanctify them through forgiveness in My Blood shed.  I came to do the Will of God,  His Will of saving men from condemnation and sanctifying them through My Blood for redemption….there are so few wo receive it with an open heart!...” (JOM, Vol II, #19, Nov. 7, 1989, Sorrow)


“…The chalice of benediction, which we bless,

is it not the communion of the Blood of Christ?

And the bread, which we break,

is it not the partaking of the Body of the Lord?...”

(1 Cor 10:16)

 

The Blood of Her Son

Our Lady of Emmitsburg speaks of the protective value of the Most Precious Blood of her Son, both the Christ Child and the Most Sacred Heart, to which she encourages our adoration as well as our praise and thanksgiving to the Father for providing us the means through which evil could be confounded and the safety of all her children secured:

 

“…This very night the King of Kings, the Savior of the world is embarking upon you to allow you to know the grace of His being and the joy of His coming….Yet so many people forget the true meaning of Who He is.  He is your Savior.  In all humility I bow in obedience to Him, and I invite you to bow in obedience also, to bow at His most precious feet.  Those precious little feet have walked the world.  Those feet have been torn and skinned with sores from all the sins of mankind.  My Son has shed His Precious Blood for the salvation of mankind….”  (Private OLOE, Dec. 24, 2002)

 

“…The enemy can only cause death, but cannot speak of light, hope and truth, or offer an invitation to prayer and adoration.  In the Presentation…, my Son is there for you as always….I would like you to join with my precious and adorable Son, and among all the Angels and Saints, in giving praise to God the Father for the Precious Blood He willed His Son shed for you and for all my Son endured for you….”   (Private OLOE, Feb. 2 2010, Feast of the Presentation)

 

“…Through all the good and through all the bad, you always come to His Most Sacred Heart.  You always bathe yourself in His Precious Blood, and you hide within Him.  There He teaches you all of His virtues and all of His ways, especially the virtues from when He was a child.  Your great adoration to the Christ Child and to His Most Sacred Heart protect you and bind you in Union with the Holy Trinity….”  (Private OLOE, Dec. 19, 2009)

 

“…There is nothing more holy in this world

than to work for the good of souls,

for whose salvation Jesus Christ poured out

the last drops of His Blood….”

(St. John Bosco, 1815-1888)

 

“…In all the events that happen in the world, whether good or bad, it amazes me how the focus of conversation is on the event instead of on prayer.  When good things happen, all praise and thanksgiving should be given to God immediately.  When other events happen that are not so good, then the topic should be that of imploring God’s intercession, pleading for His Mercy, trusting in His infinite goodness, thanking God the Father and presenting Him the Precious Blood of Jesus in atonement of your sins and for the souls in Purgatory.  This would blanket you with tremendous protection….”  (Private OLOE, Feb. 6, 2010)

 

“Eternal Father, I offer you the Most Precious Blood of Jesus

in atonement for my sins

and in supplication for the Holy Souls in Purgatory.

I love you. Help me now!”

(Private OLOE, Mar. 20, 2010)

 

 

One of Our Lord’s most generous promises to humanity, demonstrating the power in venerating His Most Precious Blood, comes in the prayer given to St. Gertrude the Great, (1256-1301).  In it each of us offers to the Eternal Father His Only Begotten Son’s Most Precious Blood that shed on Calvary and that which is again offered each day in the several hundred thousand Masses throughout the world.  Since we are all sinners, it is for the benefit of all humanity as well as the Souls in Purgatory, and these promises are unlimited in their availability for each of us to take advantage:

 

 

Prayer of St. Gertrude the Great

 

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus,

in union with the Masses said throughout the world today,

for all the Holy Souls in Purgatory,

for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal Church,

those in my own home and within my family.

Amen.

 

Our Lord told St. Gertrude the Great that the following prayer would release 1,000 souls from Purgatory each time it is said. The prayer was extended to include living sinners which would alleviate the indebtedness accrued to them during their lives.

 

 

The Journey

Our Lady of Emmitsburg describes the journey we are on, the enemy whom we will encounter, the weapons that are available to us, and the rewards that await each of us at the end of this journey.  She warns us about some of the distractions that may deceive us and the sanctifying power which lies in her Son’s Most Precious Blood, available to us if we accept the grace to submerge ourselves into It:


“…But if we walk in the Light, as He also is in the Light,

we have fellowship one with another,

and the Blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanses us from all sin….”

(1 Jn 1:7)

 

 “…We are on a journey.  This journey is a battle of good against evil….Pray together….Each of you must pray, so that the seal of protection may be upon your families….At this point of time in salvific history, you must know that no longer is there room for error….My army has been called to join together and to take up arms to defend my most Immaculate Heart and the Heart of my Son. When you do this, then all of you are safe….Only you know in your heart where my Son is leading you.  I am here to encourage you, to thank you, and to rally you on to persevere and to be cleansed with my Son’s Most Precious Blood, so that your soul may be sanctified in His Most Glorious Name….”  (Private OLOE, Nov. 19, 2005)

 

“…The only thing I ask of you is not to look for sensation, approval, affirmation, support or confirmation of your prayer; because in this grace that’s given, you submerge yourself into the passionate Heart of my Son, where the sword plunged first and only the water that cleansed was released.  But as you plunge further in with the sword, you tap into His tissue and His Most Precious Blood, a rare gift indeed for those who have the will and the hope to endure….”  (Private OLOE, Sept. 25, 2007)


“…Blessed are they that wash their robes in the Blood of the Lamb:

that they may have a right to the tree of life,

and may enter in by the gates into the city….”

(Rev 22:14)

 

The Signs of the Times

Much has been said and written throughout salvation history, especially in more recent centuries and decades, but even in Matthew’s Gospel:

 

“…You know how to judge the appearance of the sky,

but you cannot judge the signs of the times!

An evil and unfaithful generation seeks a sign,

but no sign will be given it except the sign of Jonah….”

(Mt 16:3-4)

 

There have always been those who mock the faithful who pay attention to God’s prophetic word either through Scripture or through His messengers.  It is no different now.  Our Lady of Emmitsburg reminds us that phrases such as “signs of the times,” “end of an era,” “apostasy,” “change,” “His Justice,” and “Seal of the Cross,” have been and still are met with indifference and indignation in many, if not most, Christian circles.  People of power and position seek the desires of their own wills through negotiation, arbitration, compromise (often of values), or through brute force and bullying, but almost never through love and unity.  Change is viewed as something which most often needs to occur externally to oneself, not internally, and much of the world is far too proud to acknowledge its need to be led, especially by the God of Truth or one of His faithful agents.  Thus, we now find ourselves in a world, as in the time of Noah, that can only be protected and saved through Divine intervention, a measure that through the instruments of God’s Mercy or His Justice will bring the Truth of His Love for all to see and then to make a choice.  For our part, we are being called to “evangelize,” reflecting internally on the change God desires in each of us as we strive to externalize God’s Love in us and unite with others in prayer for the salvation of souls. And it is from those who refuse Him that the faithful may need, at least for a time, God’s protection as we continue to hope, to love, and to hold on to the Sacramental life and His Divine Will for dear life:

 

“…The signs of the times have revealed that the end of an era is truly sooner than you think….There is no longer time to be distracted by anything.  All there is time for is to love and to unify; and in your actions of love, people will see the Truth…Already in the world there are too many people who no longer believe.  The apostasy is at hand….80% of the world are not walking with God….Prayer, the Eucharist and the holy Sacraments, sacramentals in your home, and all blessed objects will keep you firmly rooted in your faith…In the Name of Jesus, may His Precious Blood cover you….No one can take you away from God unless you allow any evil forces to draw you….”  (Private OLOE, Aug. 15, 2010)  “God gave His Precious Blood so that you could lead.  Continue with strength, courage and filial confidence.  There are so many people who will need to be led….”  (Private OLOE, Jan. 4, 2011)

 

“…Know in your hearts and through all your actions that my Son is present.  There is change to come soon….There will be changes in the world, because God looks upon this world, desiring to bring back once again all those who have walked away from Him.  His Justice will prevail.  All of you who love Him with all your hearts are protected with the Seal of the Cross and saved through His Precious Blood….”  (Private OLOE, Feb. 18, 2005)

 

“Little ones, have hope in Jesus…, and continue to love.  Know that His blessing and the Precious Blood poured forth from His Heart covers you and protects you….Blessed be those who give Him praise,… faithfully fulfilling the Will of God…”  (Private OLOE, May 13, 2004)

 

 

Sacred Heart of Jesus,

preserve me with your Precious Blood and keep me safe.

Allow my words to extinguish the heresies of the Church.”

(Private OLOE, Aug. 31, 2003)

 

 

Rosary of Glory

Join Our Lady in praying the "Rosary of Glory" prayer. The "Rosary of Glory" is prayed on the traditional Marian Rosary beads. It was given by Our Lady to Gianna as a prayer of consecration. In contrast to the traditional Rosary, Our Lady prays all the prayers in the "Rosary of Glory," whereas she herself does not say the "Hail Mary" prayers in the traditional Marian Rosary.

To begin pray: [1] Apostles' Creed, [2] Our Father, [3] Hail Mary, [4] Glory be to the Father, etc. Then, on the "Our Father beads" pray: "It is through your Blood that we are consecrated to You and You to us," and on the "Hail Mary" beads pray: "Glory be to the Father, etc." After the last "Hail Mary” bead of the 5th decade, pray: "Glory, glory, glory, alleluia! It is today we are consecrated to You."

 

 

"…Conduct yourselves with reverence

knowing that you were not redeemed

with corruptible things as gold or silver,

or from your vain conversation of the tradition of your fathers,

but with the Precious Blood of Christ,

as of a lamb unspotted and undefiled.

He was foreknown indeed before the foundation of the world,

but manifested in the last times for you….”

(1 Pet 1: 18-20)

 

 

Adoration of His Divine Will

“…Do not conform yourself to this age,

but be transformed by the renewal of your mind,

that you may discern what is the Will of God,

what is good and pleasing and perfect…."

(Rom 12:2)

The Catechism of the Catholic Church
God Carries out His Plan: Divine Providence

302      Creation has its own goodness and proper perfection, but it did not spring forth complete from the hands of the Creator. The universe was created in a state of journeying” (in statu viae) toward an ultimate perfection yet to be attained, to which God has destined it. We call “divine providence” the dispositions by which God guides his creation toward this perfection:

By his providence God protects and governs all things which he has made, reaching mightily from one end of the earth to the other, and ordering all things well. For all are open and laid bare to his eyes,” even those things which are yet to come into existence through the free action of creatures.

303      The witness of Scripture is unanimous that the solicitude of divine providence is concrete and immediate; God cares for all, from the least things to the great events of the world and its history. The sacred books powerfully affirm God’s absolute sovereignty over the course of events: Our God is in the heavens; he does whatever he pleases. And so it is with Christ, “who opens and no one shall shut, who shuts and no one opens. As the book of Proverbs states: “Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will be established.”

304      And so we see the Holy Spirit, the principal author of Sacred Scripture, often attributing actions to God without mentioning any secondary causes. This is not a “primitive mode of speech,” but a profound way of recalling God’s primacy and absolute Lordship over history and the world, and so of educating his people to trust in him. The prayer of the Psalms is the great school of this trust.

305      Jesus asks for childlike abandonment to the providence of our heavenly Father who takes care of his children’s smallest needs: “Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?.’... Your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well.”

 

Providence and secondary causes

306      God is the sovereign master of his plan. But to carry it out he also makes use of his creatures’ cooperation. This use is not a sign of weakness, but rather a token of almighty God’s greatness and goodness. For God grants his creatures not only their existence, but also the dignity of acting on their own, of being causes and principles for each other, and thus of cooperating in the accomplishment of his plan.

307      To human beings God even gives the power of freely sharing in his providence by entrusting them with the responsibility of “subduing” the earth and having dominion over it.  God thus enables men to be intelligent and free causes in order to complete the work of creation, to perfect its harmony for their own good and that of their neighbors. Though often unconscious collaborators with God’s will, they can also enter deliberately into the divine plan by their actions, their prayers, and their sufferings….

308      The truth that God is at work in all the actions of his creatures is inseparable from faith in God the Creator. God is the first cause who operates in and through secondary causes: For God is at work in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.”  Far from diminishing the creature’s dignity, this truth enhances it. Drawn from nothingness by God’s power, wisdom, and goodness, it can do nothing if it is cut off from its origin, for “without a Creator the creature vanishes.  Still less can a creature attain its ultimate end without the help of God’s grace.


“…And 
God is able to make all grace abound in you,

that you always, having all sufficiency in all things,

may abound to every good work….”

(1 Cor 9:8)

 

 

His Way Home

In His Lessons to the world, Our Lord clearly marks out the Way, His Way home to the Father, a Way that He Himself has paved.  Certainly, for many in the world, this Way may not be fully apparent until that moment of their last breath; however, for millions of "Christians," this Way is not only apparent, but demands accountability in this life:

 

"Those who wish to acquire glory in Me must submit in resignation to the Father's Will as I.  No one goes to the Father except through Me, and there is only one Way.  You may exert much energy wastefully in attempting to reach the finish line through a shortcut, but only come to your own shortcomings….There is but only one Way to the Kingdom, the Way of Love; I am Love!"  (JOM, Vol IV, #43, July 29, 1992)

 

 

In our modern world, it is this invitation to submit or to surrender that seems so foreign to our human attention.  It would appear that all "hell" has successfully led mankind down that road of self-sufficiency and self-fulfillment.  However, our Heavenly Father reminds us that we risk losing everything in the next life if we pursue our own way in this life:

 

"…My Son's Heart is aflame, reaching out to the entire world with Love for you.  I am with you; and even as I am with you, My Son and the Holy Spirit are with you, for We are One in the Holy Trinity….What is important is the Love, there forever, cherishing and living in the Light and Truth of God.  Vigilance, prudence, temperance, patience, humility and the complete surrender to My Divine Will are the ultimate end of gratification and the ultimate beginning."  (GTF, Dec. 8, 2007)  "Life was created forever to be lived in Paradise.  You now have that opportunity once again by avoiding temptation.  Through your free will, you can reject evil and be the Truth and the Light through compassion, kindness, love and fidelity….Nothing goes unnoticed….It is best to surrender and to have nothing in this world than to lose everything in the next….For those who have eyes to see and ears to hear, this is for you to behold…."  (GTF, Sept. 8, 2008)

 


“…In all things give thanks;

for this is the Will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you all…..”

(1 Thess 5:18)

 

 

Jesus of Mercy and the Divine Will
“…For the word of the cross,

to them indeed that perish, is foolishness;

but to them that are saved,

that is, to us, it is the power of God….” 

(1 Cor 1:18)

 

Salvation does not come without the Cross.  In this compilation of His Lessons to the world, Our Lord teaches us about the Will of God.  He invites each of us to accept our cross with total resignation to His Will.  The very ability to desire and accomplish this is a gift from God—a gift that results in ultimate freedom.  It involves trusting in Him and denying the self in us, stripping ourselves of our own will.  In this way, through prayer, the Holy Spirit can act and move in us in a way that can bring inner strength, peace and holiness, often through no more than carrying out the acts and responsibilities of our daily lives.  It is this hidden work of the Spirit within us that can then with our cooperation bring about an encompassing brilliance of illumination, the Union with God:

 

“…All who acknowledge Me will follow My ways and My Word….All who follow the Word are justified in worthiness in the sight of the Father.  All who are worthy of Me will carry their cross (whether it be illness, heroism, finances, renunciation, mourning, spiritual depression or sadness) with resignation and acceptance, for it is by the Will of God that their cross is given!...”  (JOM, Vol II, #43, Feb. 6, 1990, Follow the Word)

 

“…The power My people have has been granted to them by My Father….They need to put aside their desires for personal gain and seek to please My Father in freedom.  I tell my people over and over again to desire to grow in My Holiness by desiring to unite in the Oneness of the Holy Trinity….Only My Father can take you to this point, for this is a gift from Him….Ultimate freedom results from total acceptance of God’s Will!....”  (JOM, Vol III, #19, Dec. 17, 1990, Love and Compassion)

 

“…Freedom only exists in total dependence on Me.  There lies your power….The freedom exists through discipline and obedience, obedience not to yourself, but to Me….

“…So seek first the Will of God.  Blindfold yourself from the way of the world and seek freedom through self-denial, so I may renew you and make you clean....It can only be done through Me….I am the Way….”  (JOM, Vol IV, #27, July 8, 1992, True Freedom)

 

“…If you trust in what you are doing and that My Word will be fulfilled by trusting in Me,…Then you are fulfilling My Will.  If you doubt what you are doing because of insecurities,… then it’s not of God…If you, with all your heart, trust that my Word will be fulfilled, because other circumstances which were against your expectations arose, that doesn’t mean the Will of God was not fulfilled.  Do not doubt!  All will be done in accordance to the Providence of God, not in accordance to your desires….”  (JOM, Vol IV, #4, Oct. 13, 1991, Trust in Me)

 

“…My people do not live in peace because they will not accept the Will of God, since they do not trust in Me….All surrounds the trust My people have for Me.  They are afraid I will not care for them….They are afraid that My Will for them will conflict with their will.  If they are afraid of My Will conflicting with theirs, they do not trust Me, because My Will only leads to peace and happiness…..It is the Will of God which will free them….”  (JOM, Vol II, #44, Feb. 10, 1990, Will of God)

 

“… Do not be caught up in yourself because it will only hinder your growth….You need to empty yourself, continually abandoning yourself to the Will of God.  Do not chase after the things of this world.  Chase only heavenly desires, for everything will perish that is of the world.  The more you strip yourself of your own will, the more of yourself you can sincerely give to one another….”  (JOM, Vol IV, #46. Aug. 1, 1992, Love Yourself Dearly)

 

“…Be on guard not to be a lover of yourself, but to earnestly and ardently love Me….My people are eager and are inclined to do good, but they do not restrain themselves to be reserved to the Will of God.  Many times their desires supersede with eagerness and prevent the Will of God from being fulfilled….Therefore, allow My Will to be fulfilled and carried out…. Be restrained and disciplined to the Will of God by waiting patiently and in prayerful contemplation….Place all your desires before Me, and conform to My Will and good pleasure.  Be patient people after you have submitted to My Will; and rejoice, for good fortune has befallen you!...” (JOM, Vol III, #7, June 18, 1990, Love Only Me)

 

“…Pray, My dear people.  You have no idea of the power of prayer and the need for it in your modern world.  Pray for the peace that men cannot give because of their self-centeredness, vanity and foolish power games.  Pray that you can surrender unto the Will of God tenderly and without struggle….”  (JOM, Vol III, #20. Dec. 26, 1990, Acceptance)

 

“…Allow the Holy Spirit to grace you and act in you.  Have confidence that whatever happens will benefit all souls.  You will not fully understand how the Holy Spirit works in you and for what purpose, until you reach the highest level of abandoning yourself to God.  In order to receive My grace you must surrender….Focus your attention on what is happening right now, not what happened in the past, or what may come to pass.  In this way, the Will of God can move in you….”  (JOM, Vol IV, #89, Sept 15, 1992, Confidence)

 

“…The Will of God is before you in your day to day activities.  If there is something more I desire, then the Holy Spirit will inspire you and motivate you in other ways….Options and opportunities will arise.  Your choice in selection should be the one that is centered around a prayerful life, one that is a peaceful decision and a decision completely surrendered into the palms of the Hands of God…..What is pleasing to Me is when you live day to day with the challenges and the opportunities to live My Will presented to you, with acceptance, enthusiasm and peace of heart….”  (JOM, Vol IV, #85, Aug. 22, 1992, Daily Growth)

 

“…Those who work, focusing on the simpleness of My Love, find joy.  I find joy in My people when I look upon families, marriages, children, single lay people, religious, and all men and women who fulfill their daily duties consecrated to the Will of God….The Will of God unfolds in all people as they simply remain open, surrendering to love, utilizing all avenues of love which perfect them in holiness….I take delight in then when they desire to fulfill the Will of God….”  (JOM, Vol V, #12, May 31, 1995, My Joy)

 

“…Never think that My work goes unnoticed.  It remains hidden when I desire it to and is revealed when I desire!  The Will of God shall be done!  Even in the most wretched of sinners, the Will of God is accomplished.  Notice that man does not have control; he only lives with the false illusion that he does.  It is when he comes to Me admitting his weakness and imperfections, totally powerless, that he will experience an infused strength and inner peace.  I then unite My strength to his.  The soul then commences on the journey of Light until it unites with its Master in an encompassing brilliance of illumination, the Union with God!...”  (JOM, Vo,l III, #18, Nov. 15, 1990, Illumination)

“I am my beloved’s,
And His desire is for me.”

(Song of Solomon,  7:10)

 

 

 

Our Lady of Emmitsburg and the Divine Will

“…Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord.

May it be done unto me according to thy word.”

(Lk 1:38)

 

Certainly, the first human being to most perfectly adore her Creator and surrender to His Most Adorable Will was Our Lady.  This was a grace from God, a grace available to all of her children if each would just ask.  She offers herself to us as an intercessor and mediatrix in presenting to God our prayer, love, works of charity, praise and adoration, as we strive to accept whatever pain and suffering come our way as a means of healing on this most perfect path toward our own personal holiness and sainthood:

 

“…I, His Mother, desire you to know that He your God is not alone with you, but I your Mother join Him and am also with you.  God the Father releases the graces and gifts of holiness upon you, for all those who love, respect, adore and humbly submit and surrender their lives to Divine Providence.  I would ask all of you to do this.  We love you….”   (Private OLOE, Mar. 19, 2004)

 

“…Because this is the Center of my most Immaculate Heart, it is important that all my children, those who are afraid, those who are confused, and those who won’t stand up even if there be the sin of omission, all of them must look to their Mother.  I am the Mother of all the children of this world.  See how I not only defended my Son, but how I also will defend the Truth, as I will defend you….

“…Know that if you pray and if you love, if you are devoted to my Son through works of charity….and through adoration and praise, if you strive to live in His Holy Will, and if you listen and accept change, then you to will stand tall and defend the Truth; and you will know that you are safe….”  (Private OLOE, Feb. 6, 2006)

 

“…I, a humble servant, receive your prayers most graciously and I present them to my most adorable Son.  How blessed you are to gather in His Most Holy Name and give Him honor and praise.  I take all of your petitions; and at the same time, I see within your hearts all the suffering and pain.  For this you must bow most graciously to His Divine Will, for in suffering there is healing, and my Son will lift your suffering just as quickly as it was given to you, in good time and with a good reason….”   (Public OLOE, May 15, 2005)

 

“…All of you who have been dedicated to the Triumph of the Two Hearts, the Covenant of the Two Hearts, will be a tremendous light and will lead victoriously those in tremendous need of healing.  Everyone has a different opinion and version of how this will unfold.  The simplest and purest Way is to be found at the core of your soul, in union with God, by following the directives of His most adorable, Divine Will.  For the human mind cannot understand the depth and the breadth of God’s most glorious Plan.  However, the holiness and the call to sainthood are only given to those who seek selflessness, purification, humility, patience, Love and personal mortification, all of which you have gone through and continue to do daily….”  (Private OLOE, May 28, 2006)

 

"Those, who suffer in accord with God's Will,

hand their souls over to a faithful Creator as they do good." 

(1Pet 4:19)

 

 

The Kingdom of the Divine Will

“Our Father….

Thy Kingdom come,

Thy Will be done on earth

(and in me)

as it is in Heaven….”

(Mt 6:9)

 

I would be remiss in a discussion of the Divine Will not to include the Servant of God, Luisa Piccarreta, in spite of the fact that confusion has existed for many years concerning not her holiness, but the official translation and interpretations of her writings. One of her spiritual sons, St. Annibale de Francia, has been canonized and the Cause for her own beatification has been established:

 

“…Luisa was born in Corato in the Province of Bari, Italy on April 23, 1865 and died there March 4, 1947.  At the age of 17, Piccarreta is believed to have experienced a "mystical union" with Jesus akin to the religious ecstasy experienced by Saint Teresa of Ávila. Following this experience, she remained bedridden for the remainder of her life, claiming this was her fiat from Jesus. For the next 64 years until her death, Luisa stayed in bed, not eating enough to sustain her life. She received the Eucharist during the Daily Mass said by a priest in her room. During this time, Piccarreta produced 36 volumes of writing, believed by her followers to have been dictated by Jesus, and collected into a work entitled The Book of Heaven….

“Luisa is believed to have suffered the pains of Jesus's passion, in reparation for the sins of the world, and to call down God's mercy upon the earth. She is believed to have received instruction about the Divine Will and a special degree of grace known as "living in the Divine Will," directly from Jesus….”  (Wikipedia, Luisa Piccarreta )

“….On November 22, 1900, the Lord made known to Luisa that He wanted to give her an extraordinary gift: THE GIFT OF THE DIVINE WILL. This particular grace which God gives to the creature from Himself constitutes a special and free gift. Except for the Blessed Virgin Mary, Luisa is to be the first to receive this grace, but God desires that it must be extended to all of humanity who desire to accept this new event of grace. But it was to begin in the most complete silence and hiddenness of the soul of Luisa….

“…As the years progressed, the Lord revealed to Luisa profound and ever deeper insights into the Divine Will. His purpose was to seek perfect fulfillment in Luisa of the Fiat petition of the Our Father, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” …He taught her that the three great phases or Fiats of God’s Work are the Creation, Redemption, and Sanctification. The Sanctification will be completed when the Divine Will is done on earth as it is in heaven. Luisa is to live the life of the Divine Will within her own soul, and her writings will inspire and teach others how to do so. This will help fulfill the Sanctification, which will bring about a new era of love, the era of the Third Fiat…..” 

(See more at: The Little Daughter of Divine Will)

 

In his book, The Signs of the Times, the New Ark and the Coming of the Kingdom of the Divine Will, theologian and author Dr. Kelly Bowring summarizes what this “living in the Divine Will” means in contrast to “doing God’s Will.”  He states that “doing” God’s will involves resigning or conforming one’s will to God’s Will, but there are still two wills.  Whereas “living in” God’s Will involves submitting to the dominion of the Divine Will Itself, thus fusing the Divine and human will as one united Will…..This grace enables one to act in and with the Will of Christ and to participate in the very divine acts of God Himself….However, those living in this hidden grace will appear no different than others striving to life a holy life of grace, following God’s Will, striving to fulfill the duties of daily life, practicing charity and mortifications, praying and frequenting the Sacraments….”

 

In his book, The Splendor of Creation, Rev. Joseph Iannuzzi describes four easy steps to “Living in the Divine Will”:  desire, knowledge, virtue and life.  The desire to enter into and live in the Divine Will does require a knowledge of it—a knowledge that is actuated and perpetuated in the human will by the Holy Spirit.  The creature confirms this continuous desire through the development of Christian virtues, often heroic virtues.  The intensity of this transformation depends strictly on the growth of the soul in virtue.  “To Live in the Divine Will is to live eternity on earth; it is to mystically traverse the present laws of time and space; it is the human soul’s ability to trilocate into the past, the present and the future, while influencing every act of every creature and fusing them in God’s eternal embrace!”

(The Splendor of Creation )


“…For this is the 
Will of God, your sanctification….”

(1 Thes 4:3)

 

 

Prayer of Consecration to the Divine Will

(Luisa Piccareta, 1865-1947)

 

O adorable and Divine Will, here I am, before the immensity of Your Light, that Your eternal Goodness may open to me the doors, and make me enter into It, to form my life all in You, Divine Will.

 

Therefore, prostrate before Your Light, I, the littlest among all creatures, come, O adorable Will, into the little group of the first children of Your Supreme Fiat.  Prostrate in my nothingness, I beseech and implore Your endless Light, that It may want to invest me and eclipse everything that does not belong to You, in such a way that I may do nothing other than look, comprehend and live in You, Divine Will.

 

It will be my life, the center of my intelligence, the enrapturer of my heart and of my whole being.  In this heart the human will will no longer have life; I will banish it forever, and will form the new Eden of peace, of happiness and of love.  With It I shall always be happy, I shall have a unique strength, and a sanctity that sanctifies everything and brings everything to God.

 

Here prostrate, I invoke the help of the Sacrosanct Trinity, that They admit me to live in the cloister of the Divine Will, so as to restore in me the original order of Creation, just as the creature was created.

 

Celestial Mother, Sovereign Queen of the Divine Fiat, take me by the hand and enclose me in the Light of the Divine Will.  You will be my guide, my tender Mother; You will guard your child, and will teach me to live and to maintain myself in the order and in the bounds of the Divine Will.  Celestial Sovereign, to your Heart I entrust my whole being; I will be the tiny little child of the Divine Will.  You will teach me the Divine Will, and I will be attentive in listening to You.  You will lay your blue mantle over me, so that the infernal serpent may not dare to penetrate into this Sacred Eden to entice me and make me fall into the maze of the human will.

 

Heart of my highest Good, Jesus, You will give me Your flames, that they may burn me, consume me and nourish me, to form in me the life of the Supreme Will.

 

Saint Joseph, You will be my Protector, the Custodian of my heart, and will keep the keys of my will in Your hands.  You will keep my heart jealously, and will never give it to me again, that I may be sure never to go out of the Will of God. 

 

Guardian Angel, guard me, defend me, help me in everything, so that my Eden may grow flourishing, and be the call of the whole world into the Will of God.

 

Celestial Court, come to my help, and I promise You to live always in the Divine Will.  Amen.

 

 

“…And be not conformed to this world;

but be reformed in the newness of your mind,

that you may prove what is the good, and the acceptable,

and the perfect Will of God….” 

(Rom 12:2)

 

End of Adoration, Part 3B


“…Saying with a loud voice:

‘Fear the Lord, and give Him honor,

because the hour of His judgment is come;

and adore Him that made heaven and earth,

the sea, and the fountains of waters….’”