A call to all people to reclaim this day by remembering to Whom it truly belongs.
What will you be doing on New Year’s Eve? How do you celebrate, or what do you do, on the first day of the year?
On the 1st January, Catholics celebrate the Feast of Mary, Mother of God. In this, we recognise that God became flesh within the womb of a woman; one who would be forever blessed and whose name was Mary. Honouring the Mother of God, pleases the Holy Trinity, Who could not have loved her- (God’s own beloved, created) more.
It is Mary, in her role, who shows us that Christ is truly God and truly man; One with us and yet Divine. Most importantly on this day, I take time out to pray Holy Mass and spend time with God.
This is because all the celebrations of New Year’s Eve: the resolutions, the fireworks, the happiness & prosperity wishes, are meaningless; if not anchored in and for Christ. It is an empty pagan celebration and yet, New Year’s Day truly belongs to Christ. Why?
Because all days, all time, all future and even the past, belongs to Him! Not just New Year’s Day, but every day. We need to thank Him for this! And we need to participate in the great work of Salvation to which He has commissioned us! We need to pray to God for our country and for our fellow man with fervent hearts; full of love and compassion, full of faith and hope, in union with the Holy Spirit, Who comes to a truly humble and God-centred heart.
In the Book of Truth, Jesus asks us to pray daily, and fervently, like this for the Salvation of Souls. He invites us to participate in the Mission of Salvation, for which He, Himself, has sent out the call to all mankind- so that all nations, all faiths, all creeds, all nationalities will hear His Call and respond with a resounding “Yes, Lord!”
In the Book of Truth, He also tells us that not everyone will be a Crusade Prayer Warrior but that there are many others in His remnant army who are equally important, who do His Work and who belong to Him. We must join with them in prayer also to become His formidable spiritual army!
Therefore, I am adding this call to prayer for the Salvation of souls and for the nations of the world, until all are under His Feet. When I read of the Sunrise Prayer Relay on New Year’s Day, I knew that the remnant army was swelling up to do God’s Will in every corner of the earth. I knew that what God had urgently called us to do, He was calling others to do, in their hearts too!
Read a little more about how another soul felt the call to prayer and to respond to God’s invitation, who then began to co-ordinate the prayer relay. The link is at the bottom of this post.
The Lord asks this of you, too! It doesn’t matter who you are or whether you feel worthy or able. It doesn’t matter if you can’t get up at sunrise; your own prayer in your own way, does matter!
Rise up and start the year with Christ. Do not hesitate to respond. New Year’s Day approaches and the call to prayer around the globe awaits for you to be part of it, too. Consecrate all things to Christ. Pray for the souls of every man, woman and child alive on the earth today.
More information about the New Year’s Day Sunrise Prayer Relay:Link to message and prayer from the Book of Truth: seek God’s Love.