Do You Need Somebody to Pray for You?

Speaking in Tongues

I am leading up to something, so please be patient with me. I have been praying in tongues faithfully for about a couple of months now. I say about half an hour in the mornings and off and on during the day. The Holy Spirit is prophesying in me. I am allow allowed to understand in part I think. It refers to my calling to suffer a future cross that has been worrying me for a while so I have prayed real hard that I will be able to endure it. Then for about the last week it has moved onto another cross I believe God wants me to carry straight after it. It seems that there is an enormous resistance coming from me. One of the reasons I believe the word crazy keeps coming up and I think it means this cross, many people are going to think I am crazy and the other thing is that I am told I am lazy. I love prayer and writing, but what He is going to want from me in the future is a completely different direction, in another country and living in a city that I don’t want to go. I hear the word Marie a great deal. I believe it is referring to Mary the Mother of Jesus. Her original name is not Mary as we know it, but Miriam. Mary and Marie and there is so many more names that come from Miriam.

I believe the Holy Spirit is saying to me only through calling on her intercession I will be able to endure and receive the grace to overcome my weakness so that I can fulfil the destiny that God wants me to accomplish. I eventually accepted the call that I will live in the city that I really don’t want to live. And I believe Jesus smiled at me affectionately as if to say He is pleased with me for accepting my calling. It was only a slight presence and when it is a slight presence I am not always sure if it is Him or not.

So What is this All About?

So what is this all about? Once again the closer you come to God the more light enters in you and you see more things about yourself that you don’t like. If you saw them before you are now going to see them even more clearly. I know I have always had a problem with laziness when it involves doing things I don’t like. And I am so sensitive what people think of me that it stops me from doing things that God wants me to do. I have been praying for months and months now that I make up a lifetime of waste in the little time I have left, like my earthy father did. I believe God wants to answer that prayer for all of us. I have been praying for all of us that this too will happen, but don’t worry God will want your permission first. This is what this whole week has been about, God trying to get permission from me to do His will on this matter.

Becoming More Like Christ is Going to Cost

The problem is growing and coming closer to God is going to cost. The higher we want to come to Him the more we have to resemble His Son Jesus Christ. Jesus died a terrifying death to save us. So to really follow Christ very closely means we are going to have to be like Him not only in virtue, but in suffering for our fellow man’s salvation. To do that we are going to need a great deal of help and prayers from people who are keener to get us there than we are. This is another reason why I believe in the communion of saints. They do know the reward far better than any of us, because they have travelled that road before us and are now reaping the rewards and have receive their crowns of victory. We can’t do this on our own. We all need help. And sometimes there is no one around or strong enough to help us.

is1DPX2JISMary is the most powerful of all the saints, because she has suffered more than anybody. St. Teresa led an ordinary Christian life for forty year of her life, than she was blessed by God and became a contemplative. This is a supernatural gift. She was ordered by a bishop to write a book on her experiences. I bet you would not understand a word she is saying but feel the love coming off the pages that’s what happen to me when I first read her book. The book is way too spiritual for people who are not gifted in contemplation at that level. The point she made was, while she lived the ordinary life of a Christian the suffering she said was nothing like the suffering she than experienced as a contemplative. The more spiritual you become, the closer you are to God, and the suffering is different in nature. Besides all the ordinary suffering you have to deal with in life, you now have to suffer on a supernatural level. Mary is more spiritual than any of us put together. And she loves her Son with far more intimacy than any of us. So Mary’s prayers are so much more powerful than we can imagine. And the Holy Spirit is saying to me I have to call on Mary a great deal more than I am, because it is going to be her prayers that will get me through the trials that awaits me.

I believe a great many people will object to what I have said here. Jesus has paid the full price of our Redemption and has paid totally for us to receive all the graces we need in life. God loves us working together with His Son. And He loves it when we work together as one body, the body of Jesus Christ.

How Many People are in Need of Prayer?

Look around, how many people know Jesus? How many need powerful prayers to be either converted or saved or the grace to come back to Him? How many of us need real help to get out of the situation we find ourselves in and there is no one to help us. Our prayers are answered according to our faith. If we have weak faith and a very massive problem and no one or nobody who has a strong enough faith to help us. This is where the communion of saints really helps out. And out of all the saints Mary the Mother of Jesus loves you the most, because she has suffered for you the most and therefore her prayers to God on our behalf is very powerful. You have to do your part, by praying how long it takes with passion, from your heart. If you pray without any concentration of who you praying to then of course it won’t be heard. When people talk to us, they too want our complete attention also, it is only natural.

is(2)When we say ‘I prayed to Mary about such and such a things.’ We are not referring to worshiping her like so many people think. Praying is simply talking or communicating to somebody who is no longer living on this earth, but are in heaven.  When we say pray to Mary we are saying to Mary pray to Our Heavenly Father or Jesus on our behalf. We don’t expect Mary to work as a goddess, we expect her to act as an intercessor. She has power, like we all will when we are in heaven. The power God has given us on earth in Jesus Name, is nothing compared to the saints that have passed the test and now living in heaven. Even so as we grow and call on God with faith we have the power in Jesus Name to cast out devils, heal the sick, and perform creative miracles. And it also depends on what calling God has given us to do, will determine what gifts He wants you to have. Mary has all the gifts far greater than any other saint. God has given us these gifts because of the sacrifice Jesus was willing to pay for us. Otherwise if He did not do this, Mary and everybody else would not have the power to do anything at all.

James 5:16

Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

The saints have made it to heaven, because of their righteousness in Jesus. They passed the test. So their prayers are exceedingly great. And they love us more than we can tell.

A Prayer to Invite Angels and Saints to Dwell in your Home

I just wrote this prayer that I say every day, for my protection. Inviting the angles and saints to dwell in my home as an example of what you may like to try for yourself. You might prefer different saints than I have or you might want to address the angels a different way. It is only meant to give you an idea of what you could do. God loves you to use your imagination in serving Him.

Prayer for Protection for your Home.

St. Michael, St. Gabriel, St. Raphael, and all the Seraphim’s, Cherubim’s, Thrones, Dominions, Powers, Virtues, principalities, Archangels, Angels and My Guardian Angel. May you all dwell in this home filling it with your loving presence and healing power and protection. Will you protect me from the snares of the devil and from the Anti-Christ and the false prophet, and all those who do evil, and all evil spirits including powers and principalities and wickedness in high places.

Holy Mother Mary, St. Joseph, St. Francis, St. Teresa, Sister Josefa, Mary Maglaine, St. John the Baptist, St. John of the Cross, St. John of God, St. Paul, St. Peter, John, James, Andrew, Steven, St. Jude, and the rest if all the apostles and also St. Rita, St. Gertrude, St. Anne, St. Agnes …….  Will you all dwell here in this place and fill it with your heavenly presence and love and healing and holy power and your confidence. May you protect all my animals, my car, my plants and all my possessions. May you fill this place with your heavenly peace and bless me for all eternity and protect me from the snares of the devil and the Anti-Christ, the false prophet, and all those who do evil, including evil spirits, powers, principalities and wickedness in high places.  May I also be made worthy to be ready to meet Jesus in the air and be welcome at the wedding feast as His bride, though the help of your prayers. Amen

When I had a Demon Attack

 Once while I was being attacked by a demon, I started to pray a famous prayer to St. Joseph that was said with the first century Christians. I soon found out my mistake, because the prayer was too long and I knew I would run out of breath before I finish it. Therefore die of suffocation. I knew that was the demon’s plan and I also knew when I could complete a prayer to God, I would be able to breathe again.  So very quickly I asked God from my heart to help me finish this prayer off for me, while I was still saying this prayer in my mind. So the prayer began ‘Oh St. Joseph whose protection is so great, so strong, and so prompt before the throne of God,’ then ended it with ‘bless me for eternity.’ Well I was able to breathe again, but I noticed the demon was not at all happy, because I asked St. Joseph to bless me for eternity. Especially under a serve attack like that just made the prayer a whole lot stronger. So that is why in the prayer above I ask the saints to bless me forever, because I know the demons do hate it with their whole being. They only hates things that really pleases God and therefore it must be very powerful, for them to detest it the way they do.

Reasons Why I believe in the Communion of Saints

I do really believe in the communion of saints and since I live on my own, I pray by myself so therefore there is no other person I can call on to agree with me. I have notice that when I have a particular fondness of a particular saint, they always respond with my request to pray on my behalf with greater power than if I love them less. Another way I pray is I offer my prayers before The Divine Mercy in union with the Holy Family and the rest of the citizens in Heaven for example.

I remember reading a Protestant Prophet that I believe is a wonderful servant of God, but I disagree with him about his reasons for not asking saints or angles for intercession. The example he used was when King Saul went to a witch and called up a prophet from the dead. For starters Saul went to a witch. Witches serve Satan not God. Séance is a very dangerous practise, because we do not summons people from the dead full stop. But we can talk to those who enter the Kingdom of heaven. They are very keen to help according to the will of God. You don’t stop serving God just because you go to heaven. And we all belong to the family of God. We are all brothers and sisters in Christ. Families that are of God, that live by the spirit and not by the flesh, always help one another out when they are in trouble. Why would that change just because you are now a residence of heaven? They don’t stop praying once they get to heaven. They will pray on your behalf if you ask them. The results are always a lot quicker when you ask their help if you have affection for them and believe they will pray on your behalf. I open the bible in hope to find a scripture verses to help people understand that there is nothing wrong in this practise, but I got these verses instead. I believe from God, it doesn’t really back this message I am giving you but I feel it is what God wants me to write.

3 John 1:4

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in truth.

Psalm 43:3

Oh, send out Your light and Your truth! Let them led me; let them bring me to Your holy hill and to Your tabernacle.

Psalm 145: 18

The Lord is near to all who call on Him, to all call on Him in truth.

People whose lives do not live up to the standard of the cross, in other words their life styles are a life of self-seeking comfort and luxuries. People who have no desire to go the extra mile and follow Jesus, you can pick them out easily in the crowd if you only look. Those who are near to God are near for a reason. They are in communion with Him. They walk in the ways of the spirit not in the flesh. You can tell if somebody is of God or not. Because the fruit they bear resembles Christ. It is always of truth, love and humility. So if something works and helps a person to become holy, there has to be a reason for it. Their action must be pleasing to God before He blesses it. Because a bad tree cannot bear good fruit, that is in the bible. The proof of the pudding is in the eating. I love that saying because it is a simple test and it is so true. 

Inviting Saints and Angles to Dwell in your Home

isWNUVGOVLI have read a book many years ago of messages that came from Our Lady through a woman they called Little Mary. And one of the things that impressed me, was that Our Lady told us to invite Saints of God to dwell in our homes to protect us from our enemies. I have been practising this ever since I have read it. I also ask angels to dwell in my home to bless and protect me and all my possession and animals and I feel led now days to ask them also to protect my plants. We have many more enemies than we realised. There are so many people who are into magic and targeting Christians that we need to deliberately ask for daily protection from all curses and assaults from the devil and his followers. I am not being silly here, it is important to protect yourself from all evil. It isn’t just a matter of naming your favourite saints to dwell in your homes and then forgetting about it. You have to really believe and bless them and be grateful for their assistance, otherwise it only ends up being a superstition.

Have you notice you can walk into a home and feel in the atmosphere hostility, maybe severe tiredness or the opposite like cheerfulness, peace, love and etc. I believe you do leave a presence behind.  And if your home is filled with the saints and angels you do feel their presences unconsciously or not. You won’t be completely trouble free, but I believe every bit helps.

Sometimes We read the Bible Carefully, but Still Miss out its true Meaning

isZJPOFTZOI am now starting to pray the rosary audible outside in my backyard, but not loud enough for my neighbours to hear. I have never prayed outside before like this, because my backyard is very exposed and my neighbours can look right in. I love privacy. The thing is saying my prayers outside surrounded by nature is so much more natural than saying them behind four walls. It took courage at first. What are the neighbours are going to think? I am ashamed I have to admit that. I don’t think any of my neighbours really think it is a normal thing to do.  Or even believe that I have the right to do it. Society has condition them to think this way as well as many Christians. What gave me the courage to do it was, I thought, why shouldn’t I do what is natural for me. I am not making a nuisance of myself.

Seeing things that I would not normal be able to enjoy, like a very big beautiful blue butterfly flew over my head and a bird I believe not from these parts. Thanks to my phobias I have spent most of my life indoors and now I am really making up for lost time. Some people might be complaining by now and say ‘you are supposed to say your prayers in secret like the Lord has told you too.’ There are two different verses I want to show you, that seem to contradict one another, but in fact they do not. You have to ask when you are reading them, what Jesus is actually saying here. I believe too many people only study at face value like they do with everything else, including people they have just met. When in truth life is very deep.

Matthew 6: 5-6

“And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners, to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

Matthew 5: 14-16

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

Some people might say that sounds like a contradiction, but it is not. What Jesus is simply saying is do everything for the glory of God, so that people will come to know God by your actions. You have to ask God for guidance what He wants you to do on any given moment. What was right one day, may not be the right thing to do today. God always looks into the heart of a thing. Saying your prayers in your own backyard despite what your neighbours might think, if done for love of God is so different from doing it just to seek attention. This new practise has brought me even closer to Him than praying to Him in my house. I see God more in nature than a picture of Jesus for example. Though I do love all my religious pictures and wouldn’t like to part with them. I just need both that is all!

isPMK3SZJMA good yard stick to measure if you are doing it for your glory, or for the glory of God’s, is to ask yourself ‘does it bring me closer to God or not?’ Jesus said people who will enter heaven are like a small child. Meaning pure and innocent. Children see everything differently, they don’t complicate things. Sometimes we have to make sacrifices and at other times we just have fun, but in both cases we will end up praising God more. The more we serve God with love for Him in all humility, the greater your good deeds will eventually bear fruit that will glorify God. Don’t expect to be perfect all the time. We do misjudge and have to redo things for the Lord. I am sure people who have read a number of my articles can see that with my writings also. We can only pray and try to do our best.

 

Times are serious

 

isW102ZQ1LHow many times do we stop and look at our lives through the eyes of Jesus? How many times do we complain to Him when things aren’t going well for us? How many times we forget we are in a middle of a most serious spiritual war. An enemy Satan, so dangerous, who wants to rob us of our souls and that of all the people we hold dear to us and the rest of humanity.  There are more important things at stake than our jobs, possessions and even our health. Time is short and we will be soon be made accountable for all our deeds and attitudes to one another and to towards our God who made heaven and earth. The ways God is set out for us in the Holy Bible.

We Need Balance

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, only the beginning! There is a whole lot more wisdom to come and most of it is so beautiful it is worth dying for. There are two sides to God, one of Justice and the other of Mercy. Humans always go to one extreme to the other. So we have to be very careful to walk in the middle. If we walk in the middle we won’t fear God to the point we don’t believe God is capable of forgiving us. If we see God only as mercy we will be tempted to take the easy way out, because we think to ourselves ‘all we have to say to God is I am sorry and it will be the end of the matter,’ which of course there is more to it than that. To be really sorry you will not want to sin against God at all. I am referring to people who only use God. They say sorry but do not really mean it. When somebody says sorry to us and we know they don’t mean it, we are really hurt how much more is God?

We all love good times and wish it would never end, but it does on this earth. There are seasons to cry and to laugh. We have to be mature enough to realise this, if we want to win the war of our salvation. We have to stay focus on Jesus the whole time. How many are more focus on their jobs or their looks etc. We got to get back to basics. Or we will not be strong enough to stand when Satan has so much power on this earth, because of people who obey him rather than God. If we do as God tells us we will survive anything and everything that come to harm us. It will turn around at the right hour and create so much glory for all God’s saints. We are all suffering for a reason. And that reason is sin, whether it is our sin or somebody else’s’ or both. Sin has destroyed this beautiful planet God has made for us to enjoy. Too many people have listen to greed and pride and hate of their fellow man. We have destroyed the very thing God gave us out of His love. Don’t think we are basically good! If it we were true, Jesus wouldn’t had to pay such a high price for our redemption.

Self-Righteous is a Sickness

Being self-righteous is a very common sickness amongst all us. We have to learn to admit when we fail or when we have done wrong to one another. God does see what is going on and He does remember, and at the right hour will strike those who haven’t repented. The closer you come to God the more clearly you see yourself. Because God increases the light in you. I now understand why the saints of old would say things like ‘I am the worm of the earth.’ It sounded over the top with me once, but not anymore. I am now seeing myself that way. I see all that is good in me is God’s own doing. It has very little to do with me, except to consent to the will of God and do my best and when the right hour comes He does the rest.

I am bringing this all up, because I am hoping including myself that we will stand by Jesus when the greatest trials of our lives come our way. Wickedness is increasing and through the hands of people who will make our lives so miserable, we might be attempted to attack God for allowing it to happen to us and give way to the enemy of our soul. We are supposed to be soldiers in the army of God, but so few understand this. We have to fight whether it is in God’s army or His enemies. We can’t say ‘no I don’t want to join any army.’ ‘I want to stay clear away from all the fighting that is going on and be safe,’ because it is not going to happen.

isK0M5TO0LThe way to survive is not to forget all that Jesus has gone through, for you. You must remember He did so that you will learn His ways and follow Him and then you will have a beautiful place in heaven for ever. Where there will be no more evil to hurt us, but only love and joy. And it will be so full of exciting surprises that God keeps creating for us to enjoy and no one there ever to rob us of these things. To experience God’s personal love for you for ever is enough. To be a servant of God is such a great honour we wouldn’t complain to God about that role in heaven, but God is planning to up our status in heaven far more than just a servant. God is so in love with us He wants us to be equal heirs with His only begotten Son Jesus Christ the King of kings. And a whole lot more, surely that is worth fighting for.

Let’s Be Grateful to Jesus’ Suffering

We are all called to be co-redeemers. Do you think our suffering for righteousness goes unnoticed by God? No way He has shown me once, when I was suffering so badly that as deep as my pain that I feel in me, God will fill me up with Himself. How deep is God, how big is God, imagine this God we can’t measure filling you up, to the depth of your suffering. How much have you suffered for Him in this life? that is how much God, who is bigger than the universe is going to fill you up. Even the suffering you suffered before you converted, you can offer up to God in union with His Son’s suffering and He will. Do you understand what I am trying to say to you here? God is huge. The universe fits comfortable in the palm of His hand. You can’t even see earth it is that small. How smaller are we? Yet God is going to fill you up with Himself. It is no small reward for suffering a little for Him. What we suffer doesn’t matter how great we think it is, it is only a small pin prick compared to what Jesus did for us. If we truly love Him, we want to give Him some kind of thank you for all that He has done for us, it is only fair.

Four Patron Saints of Impossible and Desperate Cases

isK9K5GSHBMany saints will help if you ask it of them. Some saints have been known to be extremely even more helpful when a real crisis happens. No doubt they lived more strenuously for God and so are now more powerful than other saints in heaven. I also notice the more affection you have for a saint the more powerful your prayers are.  The saints seem to respond so much more if you praying from your love of them. I love the practise of the communion of saints, not only do they intercede for you on your behalf, sometimes they will even show themselves to you and directly communicate to you. Like when I asked Mary and Sr. Josefa Mendendez to help me learn humility, they both assured me they will. And I had a picture of Sr. Josefa and I saw in this picture how kind her eyes were in the supernatural realm. Jesus intercedes on our behalf all the time, so it is only natural that all heaven wants to join in and help out too. We will be all like Him in heaven.

Saint Jude

Saint Jude is one of the most known, because he was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ. And one of the authors of the New Testament.

Glorious apostle, St. Jude Thaddeus, true relative of Jesus and Mary. I greet you through the Sacred heart of Jesus. Through this Heart I praise and thank God for all the graces he has bestowed upon you. Humbly prostrate before you, I implore you, through this Heart, to look down upon me with compassion. Despise not my poor prayers; let not my trust be confounded! God has granted you the privilege of aiding mankind in the most desperate cases. Come to my aid that I may praise the mercy of God! All my life I will be grateful to you and will be your faithful devotee until I can thank you in heaven. Amen.

Saint Philomena

She was only 14 when she was martyred for Christ in most cruel ways. She wanted to give her life up to Jesus and refuse to marry this man, who wouldn’t take no for an answer. So he keep finding ways to torture her and then she was finally was beheaded. She died I think approximately in the third Century.

We beseech Thee. O Lord, to grant us the pardon of our sins by the intercession of Saint Philomena, virgin and martyr, who was always pleasing in Thy sight by her eminent Chasity and by the profession of every virtue. Amen. Illustrious virgin and martyr, Saint Philomena, behold me prostrate before the throne whereupon it has pleased the Most Holy Trinity to place thee. Full of confidence in thy protection, I entreat thee to intercede for me with God, from the heights of Heaven deign to cast a glance upon thy humble client! Spouse of Christ, sustain me in suffering, fortify me in temptation, protect me in the dangerous surrounding me, obtain for me the graces necessary to me, and in particular (Here specify your request). Above all, assist me at the hour of my death. Saint Philomena, powerful with God, pray for us. Amen. O God Most Holy Trinity, we thank, Thee for the graces Thou didst bestow upon the Blessed Virgin Mary, and upon Thy handmaid Philomena, through whose intercession we implore Thy Mercy. Amen.

Saint Rita of Cascia

Her body is still intact. It is displayed in a glass case in the Basilica of St. Rita in Cascia, Italy. She died in 1457; her body has shifted positions several times, plus the eyes have opened and closed unaided. While alive she implored God for some participation in Christ’s sufferings and was divinely accorded a thorn wound in her forehead, which festered and produced such an offensive odour that for fifteen years she was spent in reverential seclusion in the convent that she was in. She now has another title The Miracle Worker of Cascia.

Holy Patroness of those in need, St. Rita, so humble, pure and patient, whose pleadings with your divine spouse are irresistible, obtain for me from your crucified Lord the request I make of you. Be propitious towards me for the greater glory of God, and I promise to honour you and to sing your praises for ever. Glorious St. Rita, who shared in a marvellous manner in the sorrowful passion of our Lord Jesus Christ, obtain for me the grace to suffer with resignation the troubles of this life, and protect me in all my needs. Amen. St. Rita, pray for me.

Saint Gregory of Neocaesarea

He is a very interesting character that I have just found out about. And I am asking his intercession on some things and I feel he is answering them now. And I haven’t even finish the nine days that we usually say when we are doing a novena. I will continue, with the novena until I have finished the nine days. He is another very early saint of the early Centuries. He was converted to Christianity with his brother at the age of fourteen and became a bishop at the age of forty years until another thirty years. He converted so many souls that it was incredible, with his words and miracles. St. Basil, said he was comparable to Moses, the prophets and the apostles.

There is no prayer that I can find for him, but I also have been using the same prayer format as the novena for Sr. Josefa Mendendez. I am using this prayer format for a quiet a few saints at the moment, because there are many things on my mind. And things are happening. Of course you can always use your words with any of the saints. Sometimes I do and at other times I prefer to write my prayers down so I don’t forget anything. I ask each saints for many things not just one thing and they are helping me out, I can see progress.

The important things when praying is always pray with a humble and sincere heart. Don’t make the mistake of just reciting a prayer. You are talking to somebody who is all there for you, you got their whole attention, so you have to make sure your attention on them is one hundred percent also.

Chaplet of Saint Anne

I love saying this prayer when I want a prayer answered real desperately. I think not only did Saint Anne had a very special child Mary, but then became so bless as to be the Grandmother of Jesus. What confidence she must have in asking Mary’s intercession and Jesus’s on our behalf. She would surely know the heart of Mary and Our Saviour Jesus Christ and pray with such love and humility. This Chaplet has promises attach to it. A great number of spiritual and temporal favours are given to you if you say this Chaplet. Of course saying it with a humble and an affectionate heart never goes unheard in any of our prayers.

1.      In honour of Jesus, say 1 Our Father…. And Say 5 Hail Mary’s

Then say “Jesus, Mary and St. Anne, grant the favour I ask.”

2.      In honour of Mary, say 1 Our Father and then say 5 Hail Mary’s

Then say “Jesus, Mary and St. Anne, grant the favour I ask.”

3.      In honour of St. Anne, say 1 Our Father, and then say 5 Hail Mary’s

Then say, “Jesus, and St. Anne, grant the favour I ask.”