would think that this subject matter has been amply covered after 2000
years of Christian Evangelization; but then again, one would also think
the world would not be in the state it is in now after the same 2000
of Christian Evangelization.
"crying over spilt milk" never solved a problem. God inspired action -
have received a letter from a frequent visitor to The M+G+R Foundation pages, whom we
know to be a devoted child of God, seeking guidance
regarding prayer. Her questions are so valid and universal that we have
letter as a prompting from God to address this issue as clearly and
quickly as possible and publish.
letter received, with a minimum of editing, follows:
After reading your recent board postings,
forum and news commentaries, I have a few questions.
My first question refers to the direction, dedication or offerings when we pray our rosaries and prayers to Divine Mercy, or in general when we talk to the Blessed Mother or Jesus throughout the day or suffer any penance. Always, if my recollection serves, the Blessed Mother has asked us to remember the Pope, Bishops, Priests in our prayers. During this time of transition, while we have no Holy Father, for whom to offer prayers, what, specifically, should we be asking from Heaven?
If, as you say, things will not be worked out until very late, and if evil forces are at work within the Vatican and elsewhere in the Church, then I am concerned about asking Our Lord and Our Mother to provide assistance to a conclave of man, and what may be a mockery of God. Is it best just to offer prayers without intentions in either direction, much like you advised Americans to defer to God's will during the last election, and let those prayers be directed as the Most Holy Trinity sees fit?
Or should we pray for the Church as we would for any dying friend or family member, since it seems She must soon be crucified? Or, should we focus on the future and pray for the glorious resurrection of the Church?
My other question is: During Our Lord's Passion, did the prayers of His Mother and His followers reduce his suffering... in that "Time?"
Or, can His suffering only be reduced by us in this "Time." The reason I am curious about this is because you stated that those who prayed to God not to take the life of Pope John Paul II caused him much suffering. If that is so, I would like to now be able to offer some reparation, on behalf of that suffering, and to ease any eternal suffering. But I am afraid I simply don't know if there is a way to do so that would be pleasing to God.
If you would be so kind, would you please share any enlightenment that has been availed to you in this regard?
I submit these questions to you faithfully, and I await, in the same faith, the enlightenment of the Holy Spirit,
answer to such universal and timeless questions
we are going to present a general guideline for effective
and then answer any specific question from the letter which may not
have been answered by our general guidelines.
The most comprehensive and powerful single line prayer to God is
seeking/asking that "The Will of the Father is Done on Earth as It Is
Why? Because His Will IS Perfect and
only as we approach such state we will approach a state of true
Justice on Earth; and only then, we will approach a true state of
Peace on Earth.
Peace is the Fruit of Justice; Justice is
the Fruit of doing the Will of the Father. All else is just talk -
simple and hollow chatter.
(b) Mary is truly our Mother and She is the soul Who is the closest to the Most Holy Trinity. Therefore, "This Mother" truly "knows best", thus we must seek Her guidance and defer to Her intentions for everything.
The string of Rosaries miguel de
Portugal (m de P) offers in a day are prefaced by the following
fully thought through
- and not just going through
the motions - invocation:
Queen of the Holy Rosary, inspire in my
heart a true love of this devotion so that meditating upon the
Mysteries of our Redemption which are recalled in it, we may obtain
Peace for the world, the Conversion of sinners, the Fulfillment of Your
Plans and Intentions dear Mother, the Triumph of Your Immaculate Heart
and the favor which I ask for in this Rosary which is to pray for me to
Your Son, Our Lord and God, so that my request before each decade be
heard and in His Merciful Goodness granted - but always, dear Mother,
secondary to Your intentions and plans to which I defer with great
trust and confidence and as
an act of my free will.
As you will see - m de P makes an issue
of deferring to
the Will of God and the Intentions of our Heavenly Mother - as an act of his free will -
regardless of what he may ask
addition before each decade. Why? Because he knows, does not believe,
but knows, that the Will of God IS Perfect and that his Heavenly Mother
has his intentions at heart without the detriment to any of Her other
By "default" all other prayers m de P
offers throughout the day fall under such invocation umbrella, even
additional, but not
contradictory, invocations may be offered.
Anything that m de P asks for - most specially in the spiritual sense,
i.e., increased faith, patience, humility, etc. is always asked with
the conditional that it be granted by God to the level (in the
of) God has ordained for him from all Eternity. We should never want to
have more faith, humility, etc. that He deems perfect for each one of
Each soul is truly unique and each
one has a special and unique "formula composition of virtues" so that,
from its very soul-core,
the also unique body, and expressed through psychological system
(brain) that God has granted that particular human, that individual
fulfills the Will that God intended for him or her at the moment of his
or her conception.
A most important reality to keep in the forefront is that God can and
does read our hearts (intentions) as an open book and He will act upon
such reality and not upon what we - consciously or unconsciously - "are
trying to pass by Him". That is, if we truly want to do His Will
or that something is granted only in accordance to His Will, - even
though we may "humanly" prefer that "this" or "that" were to be
granted - He, understanding our humanity, will not be offended an
will grant the request according
to His Will.
As a soul draws closer in communion with
God, it appears that said soul no longer has a will - or has very
personal preferences. However, as a soul journeys to that point of
communion with Him, it should rejoice in the safety of knowing that
God, empowered by our surrendered-to-Him free will,
will safely (for us and all!) grant our requests in accordance to His
Will, thus, in the most Perfect manner.
should strive to empty ourselves
of "self" and "ego" so that God can fully work through us as He
originally intended. Our "self" / "ego" blocks / interferes with His
action. Once again we remind the reader what Jesus told Peter
when he wanted to prevent Jesus from going to Jerusalem:
thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest
not the things that be of God, but those that be of men." [Matthew
Regarding the conclave which selected Ratzinger to succeed John Paul II
- It was m
de P's most sincere prayer
that the Most Holy and Adorable Will of God would be made manifest in
through it, and that the final choice be His. Now, we must remember
that His Will may be to allow something upon humanity which will
fulfill Prophecy and be for the ultimate benefit of humanity. There are
many examples of this. (1) Had we prayed for "this one" or "that
one", without total and complete deference to His Will, we would have,
in effect, done what Peter was doing as related Matthew 16:23 (see
In reality this is most pleasing to God
because, even though one may have a personal / human preference such
preference is being joyfully "sacrificed" for the Glory of God!
We should pray for the Holy Purification of the Church in accordance to
the Holy Will of God, thus suffering will be minimized, etc., etc.
The Faithful must pray, just as our Mother has asked repeatedly, for
Administration and clergy of the Church. This lapse by the Faithful has
biggest culprit for the Hierarchical Administration and clergy not finding
their way back to the light after having lost it for 1600 years
(exceptions always noted).
When Holy Orders are received we
should imagine that a "Target" has been placed in that consecrated soul
which will make it a preferential target of satan. Thus these men and
women need the
prayerful support of one and all. Since humans, in general, are so self
egocentric - the faithful is always demanding of them everything but
seldom pray on their behalf. We can all see the horrible
consequences of them not having been protected by the faithful's
prayers - i.e. A completely failed Evangelization effort.
Yes, we know that in Mass prayers are
offered for the Pope, Bishop, etc. but in most cases the congregation,
is just going through the motions and such prayers serve no purpose
other than to
offend God! [Otherwise, would the world be in the condition it is after
the billions upon billions of Masses offered over the centuries?
How can we console Our Lord and Mother for the sorrow they
experienced back then and now?
This is quite simple: Making every
drop of Jesus' blood and every tear shed by Mary count - That it may
never be said
that not even a single one was shed
But how?, we can hear a chorus of
This is even simpler: With every breath we take, we must truly
strive to do the Will of God in everything - specifically by living the
Regarding the praying at cross purposes with God's Will and thus
When this is done out of ignorance and
nor arrogance, the Divine Mercy of God reduces "its cost". As to what
reparation should be offered for this? A burning desire to understand
how can we
better serve Him and apply it.
This, of course, is applicable to
anything that we have done out of ignorance and not malice nor
sure that we have not covered every possible angle with the above
examples, but if the above is understood and applied - all will work
out in accordance to the Will of God... and, as you have heard us say
over and over again... What else could we want besides Perfection
in our lives which, by definition, is the Will of God?
(1)Mercy in Action - Part I and Part II
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