Our Prayer theme today: “Special Graces and thanksgiving”
The Bible reading tells us of God’s Love for His people, despite their (our) sins.
We had been discussing among us how it was getting difficult spiritually – it seemed harder to pray – time, motivation, etc – as if we could almost feel the darkness descending. The next reading from the Book of Truth seemed to affirm this: “Fasting is important for your souls”. The reading speaks of fasting during Lent in order to get ready for Easter.
The present time is the time of fasting, in order to get ready for Easter – the New Heavens and the New Earth.
We spoke of how difficult the one day per month fasting on bread and water is, (the “Novena of Salvation”) but this reading is telling us that we should fast once a week, but that it can be “according to your desire” and that “All that matters is that you offer up this day for souls.”
We thought this was possible – so we could at least have a cup of tea and something other than just bread.
The readings are chosen after the Crusade Prayers and after a prayer to the Holy Spirit for guidance and are listed below It is recommended that you read the messages in full by clicking on the link beneath each one.
The Readings today:
- Bible (Douay Rheims)
 Give glory to the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.  Let them say so that have been redeemed by the Lord, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy: and gathered out of the countries.  From the rising and the setting of the sun, from the north and from the sea.  They wandered in a wilderness, in a place without water: they found not the way of a city for their habitation.  They were hungry and thirsty: their soul fainted in them.
 And they cried to the Lord in their tribulation: and he delivered them out of their distresses.  And he led them into the right way: that they might go to a city of habitation.  Let the mercies of the Lord give glory to him: and his wonderful works to the children of men.  For he hath satisfied the empty soul, and hath filled the hungry soul with good things.  Such as sat in darkness and in the shadow of death: bound in want and in iron.
 Because they had exasperated the words of God: and provoked the counsel of the most High:  And their heart was humbled with labours: they were weakened, and their was none to help them.  Then they cried to the Lord in their affliction: and he delivered them out of their distresses.  And he brought them out of darkness, and the shadow of death; and broke their bonds in sunder.  Let the mercies of the Lord give glory to him, and his wonderful works to the children of men.
Book of Truth
Fasting is important for your souls
(Message received during Adoration of the Holy Eucharist.) 22 February 2012
My dearly beloved daughter, tell My children that this time of Lent is a time of quiet reflection, of personal sacrifice and an opportunity to pray for the mitigation of war in the world.
Emulate My fasting in the desert by making small sacrifices.
Fasting is important for your souls. It cleanses the spirit and gives Me great comfort.
You can save many souls by fasting just once a week. This can be according to your desire. All that matters is that you offer up this day for souls.
Use this time to help Me in My battle for souls.
Reflect on My Life on Earth, and the Gift I bestowed, by My death on the Cross, to provide all of My children with Eternal Life.
… (Recite following prayer)
Crusade Prayer (34) My Gift of Fasting to Jesus
O My Jesus, help me in my own small way, to imitate Your life of Sacrifice, in order to save mankind.
Allow me to offer You the gift of fasting one day a week, throughout Lent, to save all of humanity so that they can enter the Gates of the New Paradise on Earth.
I offer You, dear Jesus, my sacrifice with love and joy in my heart. To show You the extent of my love through this sacrifice, I beg You for the salvation of every soul who may have fallen from Grace. Amen.
Do not allow fear to cloud your hope of Eternal Salvation, children.
The purification will be swift.
You, My followers, who accept the Seal of the Living God, are blessed.
You must not worry.
You must be strong.
You must be hopeful and focus on Me at all times.
Only then will you rise and walk the thorny road, without hesitation.
I will guide and lead you on your journey every step of the way.
Your beloved Jesus
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