Psalm 2:10-11 Now therefore, O kings, be wise; be warned, O rulers of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear, with trembling kiss his feet, or he will be angry, and you will perish in the way; for his wrath is quickly kindled.
“My beloved, what is mercy? To allow evil to advance unchecked? No! The Lord is just as well as merciful. The poor and the innocent cry out to me. Their blood is so dear to me and I see it on the hands of those who have the power to work for justice. Rulers of the earth, do you not understand? I give you authority so that you can work for justice and the common good. What do I see instead? Corruption, greed, exploitation, death. Then prepare! For the God of justice will have his day—and soon! Proclaim a fast if you are wise. The ruler of Nineveh had wisdom. Do you? My children do not wait for corrupt rulers to proclaim a fast, but with prayer and supplication beg the Lord for mercy on this wicked generation. My ear is tuned to my little ones who pray. Do not make me wait. Much is depending on your prayers and sacrifices. Children—pray!”
Heavenly Father, merciful and just, we beg you through the most holy wounds of Jesus, for mercy on this wicked generation. Hear the prayers of your poor little ones, made perfect in the Blood of Christ. Help us always to work and pray for justice. May your kingdom come—and come quickly! Save souls O Lord, especially those most in need of your mercy. Amen.
Galatians 6:2 Bear one another’s burdens, and so you will fulfill the law of Christ.
“Beloved, do you see how connected you are—one to the other? In the body of Christ, if one suffers, all suffer. Do not imagine that you can turn a blind eye to those who suffer. In the Body of Christ this must not happen! Within the Body, the strong must protect the weak, the rich must help the poor, those whose faith is strong must pray for and gently instruct those whose faith is weak. In all things—charity! Do you see that it is the testimony of the weak, the poor, the lowly that I will consider on judgment day? Love, my children! Love at all times with the love I first gave you, the love I imparted to you from the cross through blood and water. These days are dark. Do not let your lack of charity darken them further, but let the light of my love shining in you be a beacon of hope to all the world. Then all will know that I have sent you.”
O Jesus, Beloved Savior, have mercy and forgive the times I have acted uncharitably with others. Remove from me all that prevents your pure light from shining through me. Let my actions of love be the window to your heart and multiply their effects to the infinite in the Divine Will so that all souls will come to know you and love you. Jesus, Mary, Joseph, I love you! Save souls!
Mark 12:44 “…She, from her poverty, has contributed all she had…”
“My children, what do you have that belongs completely to you? Everything you have is a gratuitous gift from your beloved Abba. Then why do you hold back? Does not this Father of yours shower you with blessings? Enter into his generosity, then, and give back to God everything he has given you. See your poverty and embrace it. Let all you do flow out of your poverty, for it is only from your poverty that God’s fountain of generosity springs forth. Meditate on the poverty of Christ, the only begotten Son of God, who embraced the poverty of the human condition in order to let loose the fountain of God’s generosity over sinful man. My children, be humble, be little. Blessed are the poor in spirit; theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
Jesus, my greatest poverty is my weakness. I offer you, merciful Abba, all my weakness, and with it every gift and grace you have given me. Help me to participate in your generosity with a loving, grateful heart, for your glory and for the sake of all those you place in my path. Jesus, I trust in you. Help me to desire to embrace poverty as completely as you did. Amen.
Isaiah 9:1 The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness—on them light has shone.
“Behold, the Light has come into the world. A land steeped in darkness is filled with promise. The hope and joy that filled the cave at Bethlehem is magnified in this age—for where sin abounds, grace abounds all the more. The darker the night, the more brilliant the light appears. Oh my children! Oh that today you would listen to my voice! Then I would speak gentle words of love and hope to soothe your battered hearts. Oh my children, how I long to draw you into the manger with me. In your pride you will not seek me in so low a place. And yet that is where I desire to be found. Do not hesitate to go to the lowest places, for I will be waiting there for you. It is there that you will find the fullness of joy. Peace to you dear children. Shalom.”
Prince of Peace, poor and lowly help me to root out the pride that keeps me from seeking you where yo wish to be found. I ask every blessing this night, O glorious Infant King, on all those you have placed in my path and all those lowly and poor souls who house you in a special way. Jesus, be born in our hearts! Alleluia!
Amos 9: 8 The eyes of the Lord GOD are on this sinful kingdom; I will destroy it from off the face of the earth. But I will not destroy the house of Jacob completely, says the LORD.
“My beloved, they have ravaged my house with their sin; they have ravaged creation with their greed. What is left? How am I to respond when all that I love is profaned? There must be a correction. Creation itself is sighing and moaning under the weight of sin. The rocks and stones that praise me, now cry out to me. If I am not deaf to mere pebbles, how much more does the cry of the oppressed reach my ears? My heart is rent by the sufferings the lowly are made to endure at the hands of those with earthly power. Children your fasting pleases me. It consoles me and gives my mercy an outlet on earth. Pray! There is much more to come.”
Heavenly Father, your love for your little ones is unimaginable. Take our poor offerings magnified in the Divine Will and let your mercy pour forth over the earth. Your mercy alone can save us. Jesus we trust in you. Amen.
Galatians 2:19-20 I have been crucified with Christ; yet I live, no longer I, but Christ lives in me; insofar as I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God who has loved me and given himself up for me.
“Oh, my dear children, my beloved!What have I not done for you? What have I held back that would be to your good? Know and believe that what I have done for you and what I have given to you is incalculable in human terms. Weak, pitiful creatures that you are your Creator loves you. Poor and helpless children that you are, your Redeemer gave his life for you. Lost and fickle children that you are, your Sanctifier fills you with all the gifts in the Divine treasury. What can I ask of you that would be too much? Live in my will. Ponder all I have done and you will desire nothing outside of my will. Do you see how I love you? Enter the chamber of my pierced heart where the fountain of mercy awaits you. Come to me, my children. Learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart.”
Jesus I love you! Father, son, and Holy Spirit I give you my weak and fickle heart. Redeem it, sanctify it, fill it with your gifts so that your holy will alone may be accomplished in me, around me, and through me. Holy Trinity of love, I love and worship you with the holy love of our Blessed Mother and the gratitude of the Gloriana. Love, live in me! Amen.
Psalm 76:9-10 From the heavens you pronounced sentence; the earth was terrified and reduced to silence, When you arose, O God, for judgment to deliver the afflicted of the land.
“Beloved, I mean to deliver the afflicted. Where is justice to be found on the earth? In every corner justice is spurned. My children cry out for justice. Am I deaf to their cries? I tell you I am not! Each one’s tears has been counted; each one’s prayers has pierced my heart. Let the earth tremble when I come to restore justice. For the scales will be re-balanced and no more will the hungry commit desperate acts for a morsel of bread, but all will be filled, every need tenderly cared for. Children, do not be afraid! Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after justice–they shall be filled, good measure, shaken down and flowing over.”
Jesus, beloved Son of righteousness, have mercy. You alone are just. Come, and do not delay! We trust in your infinite mercy to re-balance the scales of justice. Jesus we trust in you. We long for justice. Help us to work and pray for the reign of justice in the world. Jesus we trust in you. Amen.
2 Peter 3:5-7 They deliberately ignore the fact that the heavens existed of old and earth was formed out of water and through water by the word of God; through these the world that then existed was destroyed, deluged with water. The present heavens and earth have been reserved by the same word for fire, kept for the day of judgment and of destruction of the godless.
“Child, you are seeing water and you will see fire. First the water, then the fire. Do not be afraid, but know that all those you have entrusted to my care I will save* if you come to me as a poor beggar, believing in my goodness and knowing your own poverty. Child, do not be afraid; water and fire are purifying agents of the Lord. It is an act of great mercy for your God to put an end to this age of sin. Repeat often the simple prayer I have given you–Jesus I trust in you.”
Jesus I trust in YOU. I offer you the gratitude of the Gloriana** wrapped in the love and merits of the Blessed Mother in thanksgiving for your merciful love of me and all those you have placed on my heart. Jesus I have nothing of my own to offer–my poverty is all I have. But I trust in your goodness and generosity. You are my sure hope. Thank you Jesus in Mary! Amen
(*I understand this to mean salvation in the spiritual sense, not necessarily in the physical sense.)
(**Gloriana: The angels and saints in perfect communion with the Blessed Trinity; the perfect unity of heaven.)
Ezekiel 4:16 Then he said to me: Son of man, I am breaking the staff of bread in Jerusalem. They shall eat bread which they have weighed out anxiously, and they shall drink water which they have measured out fearfully.
“My child, I have been telling you in many ways that there is much to come, hardship, tears, woe. You will know weariness you have never known before. Strengthen yourself with prayer and fasting, for no human means will provide the strength you need. Enter into the wound at my side, the very source of mercy. Bring with you all those I have given you to pray for–leave no one out, for I desire all to be saved. Little one, the tide has turned and there is no going back. What has begun cannot now be stopped except by Divine intervention. Your Father’s mercy is not exhausted. Pray, fast, offer sacrifices, and give alms so that your Father’s just anger will be appeased. Child, the patience of God is everlasting, but because of the poor and helpless who are victimized daily, the correction must come. This too is mercy. Child–pray!”
Heavenly Father, in the Divine Will grant me the grace I need to fast well in reparation for the countless sins of the age. For the sake of his sorrowful passion may those whose lives are demanded of them be saved from final damnation. Jesus and Mary be with us. Holy Angels guide us. Jesus we trust in YOU. Amen.
Ezekiel 7:19 They shall fling their silver into the streets, and their gold shall be considered refuse. Their silver and gold cannot save them on the day of the LORD’S wrath. They shall not be allowed to satisfy their craving or fill their bellies, for this has been the occasion of their sin.
“My child, I am about to overturn the tables of the money-changers once more. Greed is an abomination! The love of money to the exclusion of charity is a great sin. Those who see to their own luxuries without looking out for the needs of their neighbors will feel the full force of their own sin. A time of hunger is coming such as the world has not known before. You do not know what hunger can do–to people and to society. Pray diligently; offer fasts in reparation. You may yet mitigate some of the punishment due to sin, but the time is short. Make good use of this holy season of Lent. I am with all those who assist me on the way of the cross by their prayers and sacrifices. Follow me.”
Jesus, here I am. I follow you on the way of the cross with your Mother and St. John. Help me to never leave you. May my Lent, offered and redeemed in the Divine will, be an acceptable offering to you for the salvation of sinners, for the liberty and exaltation of Holy Mother Church, and for the coming of the Kingdom. Amen.