Sep 09 2012
Judith 4:13 The Lord heard their cry and had regard for their distress. For the people observed a fast of many days’ duration throughout Judea, and before the sanctuary of the Lord Almighty in Jerusalem.
“My children am I deaf to your cry? I tell you I am not! Pour out your hearts to me with contrite spirit and with fasting. I tell you this kind of faith and trust in me can move mountains. But discern in the Spirit what you pray for. Many prayers reach me that do not please me. I hunger and thirst for souls—make this your most fervent plea. If you did this you would find that grace upon grace would be heaped upon you. So many souls are in grave danger. What will happen to those who die suddenly, if you do not pray for them? On the day of judgment you will know the full impact of your prayers and you will see the souls that might have been saved if you had prayed for them. Children, do not allow that this should happen! Apply yourselves to pray and offer sacrifice for souls. The repercussions will be felt both in time and in eternity.”
O my Jesus, forgive me for the ways that I am lacking in this regard! In the Divine Will, make up for my weakness. Fix my mistakes in such a way as to surpass the fruits of my having done it well in the first place. O Lord, you know my weakness. Without your grace we are all lost. Then in your infinite mercy make up for what is lacking in my lifelong prayer. Jesus I trust in you to save all those souls I should have prayed for but didn’t. YOU Jesus—I trust in YOU. Amen.