Act of Consecration to the Sacred Heart

isO Sacred Heart of Jesus, to Thee I consecrate and offer up my person and my life, my actions, trials, and sufferings, that my entire being may henceforth only be employed in loving, honouring and glorifying Thee. This is my irrevocable will, to belong entirely to Thee, and to do all for Thy love, renouncing with my whole heart all that can displease Thee. I take thee, O Sacred Heart for my sole object of my love, the protection of my life, the pledge of my salvation, the remedy of my frailty and inconstancy, the reparation for all the defects of my life, and my secure refuge at the hour of my death. Be Thou, O Most Merciful Heart, my justification before God Thy Father, and screen me from His anger which I have so justly merited. I fear all from my own weakness and malice, but placing my entire confidence in Thee, O Heart of Love, I hope all from Thine infinite Goodness. Annihilate in me all that can displease or resist Thee. Imprint Thy pure love so deeply in my heart that I may never forget Thee or be separated from Thee. I beseech Thee, through Thine infinite Goodness, grant that my name be engraved upon Thy Heart, for in this I place all my happiness and all my glory, to live and to die as one of Thy devoted servants. Amen

The Angelus

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V. The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.

R. And she conceived of the Holy Ghost. (“Hail Mary” prayer)

V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord.

R. Be it done unto me according to thy Word. (“Hail Mary” prayer)

V. And the word was made flesh.

R.  And dwelt among us (“Hail Mary” prayer)

V. Pray for us. O holy Mother of God.

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray: Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts, that we to whom the Incarnation of Christ, Thy Son, was made known by the message of an angel, may by His passion and cross be brought to the glory of His resurrection, through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen

Traditionally was said at 12 noon by religious mostly, but I feel it is an important prayer for all of us to say it. As a reminder of Mary’s important role as the Mother of Our Lord. Her simple faith and courage to be His Mother, is over looked, more and more these days by many Catholics as well as Protestants.

 

Trust in God at all Times

is(11)I find books of Bible Promises can really be helpful. They are small books full of God’s promises that you may need during different periods of your life. I want to concentrate on trust in God, because many Christians get attack with thoughts they are not good enough to go to heaven or be raptured on that great day, when our Lord comes to take us. All God wants is our faithfulness and that includes repentance. Yesterday I wrote down some of the many things I needed to repented off. It started out difficult, thinking will I be sorry enough about my sins, to be forgiven. Then I became confidence that God really forgives so simply and truly wipes away all sins the moment you repent. Once you start God helps, because He sees you are truly making an effort. You do what you can and then God always meets you halfway, and do what you can’t. Here are some beautiful promises of God.

I have trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation. Psalm 13:5

Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. Psalm 62:8

Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. Psalm 37:5

In God I trust I shall not be afraid. What can man do to me? Psalm 56:11

Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation. Isaiah 12:2

It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes. Psalm 118:9

Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever. Psalm 125:1

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.

Proverbs 3:5

Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit. Jeremiah 17:7-8

 

How to Strengthen Our Hope in Times of Troubles

The world is full of horror and there is so much fear abound. When we see repeatedly sad and tragic news all the time and more news of bloodshed can make way for crippling fear to take hold of us if we let it. If that is all we think about, we then become defeated of all hope of ever making it safely in this world. If we do what St. Paul teaches us, which came from his own experience in prison?  He tells us to keep our minds on all that is good and positive. Things that uplift us. Everything that glorifies God, which will keep our minds off what is going on that is negative in our lives to take a hold of us. Have faith that God uses even what is negative in your life, for His great glory. He can bring good out of evil, if we give it to Him in confidence. All this will help tremendously overcome fear and going the way of the world.

St. Pauls Example

When we look at how St. Paul was treated in prison, can be very helpful. He would have been told repeatedly how weak he was for believing in the crucified Jesus. And how much he would have been laughed at for his faith. Saying he was living in a fanciful world of his own making. Just think of the constant insults and bullying and beatings he had to endure daily for his faith in Christ Jesus. The prison was depressive and ugly enough to make anyone live in despair. Yet he kept his eyes off himself and on the goodness and on the promises of God. He tells us to pray without ceasing, it got him through. Praising God is the highest form of prayer. It is so powerful when you do it from the heart and out of love for God. When you are genuine, it so powerful words can’t describe.

isML02FNOPHow I Got Through My Fears

I so believe in the communion of saints. Mary of course being the most powerful in times of trouble. Meditating on how Mary had such abundant faith in the goodness of God and how she must had and still cherish everything about God. Marys love and strength is worthy of meditation, we can learn a lot from her humble obedience in serving God. Even though the Bible says very little about her. The little it says is so powerful, if we take the time to meditate on her faith and love of God. I use to repeat the same short prayer of encouragement over and over again trying to keep my mind off my problem and on the love that God had for me, while waiting in line of the supermarket to be served. Not because I was holy, but just in order to be strong enough to do my shopping and it helped. And it also trained me to pray without ceasing in order to survive. If I didn’t do it I would have never been able to do anything at all in my life. My life has always been controlled by fear. The fear of people.

isVJF7ODZBMary’s Example

Luke 1:45

Yes, blessed is she who believed that the promise made her by the Lord would be fulfilled.

What faith must hers have been? How much her faith got her through all her circumstances, her fears? How she grew through her childlike faith. You can’t have this kind of faith if you always looking at all that is evil in this world. Her eyes were on God all day and all night. Her Son Jesus’s face was always before her. She would never been interested in all the negativity around her when she saw the gentleness, kindness and the beauty and peace that surrounded her Son Jesus. She was always in the presence of the Almighty One. How could she handle all those years as a refuge, running from danger all her life, if she did not centred her thoughts and heart on how wonderful and powerful and mighty in strength is the Lord Our God that protects us. We must do the same. What you feed your mind all day long becomes your reality.

Evil spirits do enter in you, if you keep dwelling on only the negative. When they get a strong hold in you, it doesn’t mean the end. Keep fighting back the way Mary would of. Praising God’s goodness and love all day long. In that way the Holy Spirit will grow in you. The more space you give Him to dwell in you the stronger His presence will be felt in you and the more power you will have to release in handling your problems. Making you victorious in whatever situation you find yourself in.

My Earthly Mothers Vision

My earthly mother told me once that she had a vision from God. She saw the evil one was represented as something solid like an iron rod and God was like air, soft and gentle. The iron rod in her vision was going with such force of hatred and anger towards God, to attack Him. My mother was frightened as it was getting closer to God. What she saw was the iron rod that represented evil was trying to beat very hard at the soft gentle air like love of God. It couldn’t do any harm at all to it. It needed something hard and solid like itself to hit onto. So you see how Satan is going to attack God’s children in the same way. He needs hardness to be able to hurt you. If you are always praising and loving God and loving one another there is no hardness, but softness. Love is soft. Anger and hatred hardens your heart. And when we are hard that’s when he can attack and hurt you. Negative thoughts harden you.

If you keep reciting beautiful uplifting verses from the Bible that floods your soul with confidence in God’s protection and love for you. The enemy has nothing to hit at you. There will be nothing he can grip onto. If you refuse to buy into the lies of Satan and instead praise God come what may, your faith and hope in Him comes alive and you will receive Our Loving Father response to your loving confident words of Him. You win victory after victory. Remember God is for you, Satan is against you. God is not going to condemn you for thoughts that you have not put in your head voluntary. But Satan will put all terrible things in your head and act as if you did it. Not all your thoughts are your own. God will convict you if you did something wrong, so as you understand not to do it again. But always out of love and He always forgives a humble, contrite heart. God is our loving Father, not an evil tyrant. He want to cradle you in His arms if you only believe. God wants to heal you.

Psalm 40:2

He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure.

Prayers For Protection

Ais(6)ugust Queen of Heaven, Sovereign Mistress of the angles, who didst receive from the beginning the mission and the power to crush the serpents head, we beseech thee to send the holy Angels, that under thy command and by thy power, they may pursue the evil spirits, encounter them on every side, resist their bold attacks, and drive them hence into the abyss of woe, most holy Mother, send thy angles to defend us and to drive the cruel enemy from us.

All ye holy Angles and Archangels help and defend us.

Our Father…..

Behold the Cross of the Lord! Be gone, all evil powers! Be gone to the foot of the Cross! To be condemned and never to return. The Lion of the Tribe of Juda, the root of David, has conquered.

Then say Hallelujah seven times and finish it with a Glory be…

Mary crushed the head of the Serpent. Amen.

2 Chronicles 20:6-12

“O Lord, God of our fathers, are you not God in heaven? You rule over all the kingdoms of the nations. In your hand are power  and might, so that none is able to withstand you. Did you not, our God, drive out the inhabitants of this land before your people Israel, and give it forever to the descendants of Abraham your Fiend? And they have lived in it and have built for you in it a sanctuary for your name, saying, ‘If disaster comes upon us, the sword, judgment, or pestilence, or famine, we will stand before this house and before you- for your name is in this house-and cry out to you in our affliction, and you will hear and save.’ And now behold, the men of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir, whom you would not let Israel invade when they came from the land of Egypt, and whom they avoided and did not destroy – behold, they reward us by coming to drive us out of your possession, which you have given us to inherit. O our God, will you not execute judgment  on them? For we are powerless against this great horde that is coming against us. We do not know what to do, uy our eyes are on you.”

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I bind to myself today – God’s Power to guide me, God’s Might to uphold me, God’s Wisdom to teach me, God’s eye to watch over me, God’s ear to hear me, God’s Word to give me speech, God’s hand to guide me, God’s way to lie before me, God’s shield to shelter me, God’s Host to secure me,

Against the snares of demons, against the seductions of vices, against the lusts of nature, against everyone who meditates injury to me, whether far or near, whether few or with many.

Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ within me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ at my right, Christ at my left, Christ in the fort, Christ in the chariot seat, Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me, Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks to me, Christ in every eye that sees me, Christ in every ear that hears me.

The Chaplet of Our Lady’s Tears

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Begin as follows:

Replace the Creed with:

“Crucified Jesus! We fall at Your feet and offer You the tears of her who with deep compassionate love accompanied You on Your sorrowful way of the Cross. Grant, O Good Master, that we take to heart the lessons which the tears of Your most holy Mother teach us, so that we may fulfill Your holy will on earth, that we may be worthy to praise and exalt You in Heaven for all eternity.”

Replace the Our Father’s with:

V. ” O Jesus look upon the tears of her who loved You most on earth,” R. “And loves You most ardently in Heaven.”

Replace the Hail Mary’s with:

V. “O Jesus, hear our prayers,” R. “For the sake of Your holy Mother’s tears.”

At the end of the Chaplet, say 3 times the following:

V. “O Jesus, look upon the tears of her who loved You most on earth,” R. “And loves You most ardently in Heaven.”

Say the following prayers at the end of the Chaplet:

“O Mary, Mother of love, sorrow and mercy, we beg you to unite your prayers with ours so that Jesus, your Divine Son, to Whom we turn may hear our petitions in the name of your maternal tears and may give us in addition to the favours we ask, the crown of everlasting life.” Amen.

Quiet often I do things a little differently. I am on my own, so I just say the V. and the R. by myself. I have never been told personally what V. and R. stands for, but I suppose it is the leader and the follower. Another thing when I said it once, I imagine myself praying with everybody who was asking a favour from Jesus in the whole world. I just believed it made God very happy, so now I do it often. To give somebody who is praying with a little extra help from Mary.

 

 

 

Complete Surrender to God

When most of us look at the cost that at times God might call upon us to do, can be very scary. We may even turn God down by disobeying Him. When I have done this I end up with a heavier cross than if I had obeyed Him in the first place. Living in regret that I had let Him down and the people He had called me to help, is in my opinion so much harder, because it is with you always. And when I do obey, especially a very hard one, the reward brings much happiness. God lets you feel a little of His joy for doing it. If you are one of the privilege ones that see Jesus smile at you at times, it melts your heart with sweetness, love and so much joy that you are willing to do it all over again. We will all see Him smile at us in heaven and it won’t be through a veil either. That alone is worth all we go through here on earth.

Satan will try to deceive you into believing that God won’t fulfil His end of the bargain. That you have to face the trials by yourself without God’s help. In other words God will not give you the grace to fulfil what He has called you to do. God will fulfil His end of the bargain. For starters God’s love for you is so amazing we have trouble believing God can love something as insignificant as ourselves. We straight away look at our many sins and think how can this love be? And another thing God does not make empty promises, we do, but He doesn’t.  I want to write down another prayer that I feel God has given me, with a little help of somebodies else’s prayer that God gave her.

Eternal Daddy I offer up the Sacred Heart of Y’shua with all its love and all its sufferings and all its merits, I declare that Your Will is all that matters. My free will is Yours. Do with it as You may and may all your children and the whole church, be not deceive of the lies of Satan, the false prophets and of Anti-Christ. May we surrender completely and confidently, with full trust of Your Love and Mercy and our salvation in Jesus Christ our lord.