Monday, January 16, 2017

ST. PEREGRINE NOVENA FOR CANCER PATIENTS - DAY 1

Peace be with you!
Today is the first day of the Saint Peregrine Novena for Cancer Patients!

Saint Peregrine suffered with cancer on his leg and he was told it needed to be amputated. So St. Peregrine turned to the cross and prayed. He did not allow his illness to bring him to despair, but rather it brought him closer to the cross, even through his suffering.

So today, let's pray for all cancer patients -- that their illness will not bring them to despair.

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Here are the prayers for today: 
Day 1 - The St. Peregrine Novena
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 
Dear holy servant of God, St. Peregrine, we pray today for healing.
Intercede for us! God healed you of cancer and others were healed by your prayers. Please pray for the physical healing of…
(Mention your intentions)
These intentions bring us to our knees seeking your intercession for healing.
We are humbled by our physical limitations and ailments. We are so weak and so powerless. We are completely dependent upon God. And so, we ask that you pray for us…
Pray for us, that we will not let sickness bring us to despair
We know, St. Peregrine, that you are a powerful intercessor because your life was completely given to God. We know that in as much as you pray for our healing, you are praying even more for our salvation.
A life of holiness like yours is more important than a life free of suffering and disease. Pray for our healing, but pray even more that we might come as close to Our Lord as you are.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
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God bless you!
John-Paul & Annie - PrayMoreNovenas.com

Sunday, January 15, 2017

MEDJUGORJE APPARITIONS

Dearest Brothers and Sisters in Jesus Christ,

I have drifted away from the monthly apparitions, the ones I feel most credible and in which I can relate, are those of Mirjana Soldo. Her apparitions fall on the 2nd day of each month. I am posting below her last two messages.


Our lady is very stressed and urgent. People seem to be drifting from her Son, Jesus. Her Apostles are waning and I'm afraid that I am one of them.  Not on purpose; I just dried up. I was out of town for the Christmas holidays and find my poor daddy is haing some serious problems. My mother is a stroke victim and helpless to help him. I thank God Almighty for the lady who is so devoted to my folks and keeps watch over them.


Then I had health issues come up with the change in weaather and I have not been myself. I pray unceasingly, for there is much that needs prayer, but I have not been able to find the words I seek to impart that will bring you closer to Jesus. I am invoking the Holy Spirit without ceasing. I need Him to give me the words. Perhaps I will catch up with Him with some extra effort.


I urge you to read the apparitions of Our Lady from December 2, 2016, and January 2, 2017. Heed her worry, her need which is our need, be the Apostle that she specifically called you and me to be.


God bless you all,

ABBEY


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Our Lady's Message through Mirjana Soldo
December 2, 2016

Dear children, my motherly heart is crying as I am looking at what my children are doing. Sins are multiplying, the purity of soul is all the less important; my Son is being forgotten - honored all the less; and my children are being persecuted. That is why, you my children, apostles of my love, with soul and heart invoke the name of my Son. He will have the words of light for you. He manifests Himself to you, He breaks the bread with you and gives you the words of love so that you may transform them into merciful acts and, thus, be witnesses of truth. That is why, my children, do not be afraid. Permit my Son to be in you. He will make use of you to care for the wounded and to convert lost souls. Therefore, my children, return to the prayer of the Rosary. Pray it with feelings of goodness, sacrifice and mercy. Pray, not only with words, but with merciful acts. Pray with love for all people. My Son, by His sacrifice, exalted love. Therefore, live with Him so that you may have strength and hope; that you may have the love which is life and which leads to eternal life. Through God's love, I am also with you, and will lead you with motherly love. Thank you. 


Our Lady's Message through Mirjana Soldo
January 2, 2017

Dear children, My Son was the source of love and light when he spoke on earth to the people of all peoples. My apostles, follow His light. This is not easy. You must be little. You must make yourselves smaller than others; with the help of faith to be filled with His love. Not a single person on earth can experience a miraculous experience without faith. I am with you. I am making myself known to you by these comings, by these words; I desire to witness to you my love and motherly care. My children, do not waste time posing questions to which you never receive an answer. At the end of your journey on earth, the Heavenly Father will give them to you. Always know that God knows everything; God sees, God loves. My most beloved Son illuminates lives, dispels darkness; and my motherly love which carries me to you is inexpressible, mysterious but real. I am expressing my feelings to you: love, understanding and motherly benevolence. Of you, my apostles, I am asking for your roses of prayer which need to be acts of love. To my motherly heart these are the dearest prayers. I offer these to my Son who was born for your sake. He looks at you and hears you. We are always close to you. This is the love which calls, unites, converts, encourages and fulfills. Therefore, my apostles, always love one another and above all, love my Son. This is the only way to salvation, to eternal life. This is my dearest prayer which fills my heart with the most beautiful scent of roses. Pray, always pray for your shepherds that they may have the strength to be the light of my Son. Thank you. 

Saturday, January 07, 2017

BAPTISM OF JESUS

I chose the following scripture because I had never actually read it, but I was able to extrapolate a greater understanding of how Jesus became known, about the name Yaweh, and how great his stature was on earth and is in heaven. 
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John the Baptist’s Testimony to Jesus.
29The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.30He is the one of whom I said, ‘A man is coming after me who ranks ahead of me because he existed before me.’
31I did not know him, but the reason why I came baptizing with water was that he might be made known to Israel.”32John testified further, saying, “I saw the Spirit come down like a dove from the sky and remain upon him.33I did not know him,but the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, ‘On whomever you see the Spirit come down and remain, he is the one who will baptize with the holy Spirit.’34Now I have seen and testified that he is the Son of God.”
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Where to begin with this reading?  Close your eyes and try to imagine yourself in the clothing of the time, standing with other men and women on the shore, waiting your turn to be baptized by John the Baptist. But wait, there is a man approaching and he's coming all alone.
John sees him and stops to immediately identify the man to the waiting crowd of people. 

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A man is coming after me who ranks ahead of me because he existed before me.’ 
Image result for jesus being baptized by john the baptistIt was divine intervention that John the Baptist knew on sight the identity of the man. Deciphering the above quote of John, "coming after me", he has always existed, for he is the Divine Human form of God, himself, "who ranks ahead of me", means he is the most nobel Son of God, "because he existed before me", the man existed in the heaven  because he was God in heaven before he came down and became flesh.` 
He readily admits that he did not know the man, but had been told (by whom? The Holy Spirit, of course!) John the Baptist has been informed of who this man is and that by his, John's, baptizing of Jesus, it would make all of Israel know him.
 They go through the baptism of Jesus, but not before The Holy Spirit comes down from heaven and rests on Jesus, which was the confirmation. THEN he was baptized. 
"Now I have seen and testified that he is the Son of God.”
Imagine yourself standing there on the shore by a fig tree, witnessing the baptism and introduction of the "Son of God" for the first time. What an amazing thing to witness. I would be dumbstruck and probably find it impossible to move away from Jesus.
People for years had heard that there would be a Messiah coming forth from the heavens, and that people will see angels in the hundreds come down from heaven. Please note tha this has yet to occur and will occur during the second coming.
This is so POWERFUL! How do you go on as you had before? At least one man became his first Disciple. To drop everything and know that you should follow Jesus is also a very powerful thing. This is where Jesus began to take on his Disciples, telling them to drop everything, to bring nothing with them, some being a little doubtful, yet they followed. In time, they would witness his sermons with awe, they would witness the healing of people everywhere he went and this evidenced that he was, indeed, the Son of God.
You've left everything to follow the Son of God. And soon you learn that name is Yahweh. As written in Philipians 2:9-11, Yahweh is a name above all others on earth and in heaven. People followed him everywhere, and the crowds following were growing.  To me, Jesus had a charismatic essence. God and salvation is what he preached. And he was quite clever at building parables that touched you to the point that you could not forget them, you contemplated them. People longed to hear all he had to say, to be a part of Yahweh every day, no matter where he went. His sermons engaged you to the point that you knew, you BELIEVED, this was the Son of God!
Philippians 2:9-11
Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father.
What about understanding his name?  To see just how breathtaking this statement really is, we must understand what Paul, as the author, had in mind. He is quoting the LORD speaking through the Prophet Isaiah:
"Turn to me and be saved, all the ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other. By myself I have sworn; from my mouth has gone out in righteousness
 a word that shall not return: "To me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear allegiance." Only in the LORD, it shall be said of me, are righteousness and strength; to him shall come and be ashamed
 all who were incensed against him, and the LORD all the offspring of Israel 
shall be justified and shall glory"
We are given a quite honest command regarding the Son of God. But as we know, the only path to heaven is through God's Son, Jesus Christ. This is your first priority, and because we are all sinners, this is whom we profess our allegiance and trust Him with our deepest agony at confessing our sins in prayer.  When we finish, we feel renewed, calm, and like out tank has been relieved of its emptiness and is now refueled. Continue on the path you are on with Jesus. He IS the source of YOUR salvation. He died FOR YOU. He suffered a horrendous scourging and hanging on the cross with nails in his hands and feet. He hung there until he died. The entire time he hung on the cross, deep, dark clouds hovered all the area. They were so dark that it was almost like the night.
Living for Jesus, knowing without any doubt that he is with you and will watch over you, it is something so soft because your whole life, the weight of your problems are lifted if you just free yourself by giving your worries to Jesus. I want that for every person in this world, and I began posting on Twitter for the purpose of winning souls for Jesus! Indeed, it is a labor of extreme love!
Lovingly for you in the name of Jesus Christ,
ABBEY