Mary has requested that the daily message be given each day to the world. It is read nightly at the prayer service from her Image Building in Clearwater, Florida, U.S.A. This is according to her request. All attempts will be made to publish this daily message to the world at 11 p.m. Eastern time, U.S.A.

We acknowledge that the final authority regarding these messages rests with the Holy See of Rome.

I appear my children on this former bank building in Florida, Our Lady Clothed with the Sun.

April 24, 2005

April 25th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 2 Period I.

The Novena Rosary Mysteries
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April 24, 2005


                            Recite this Mission Statement

                            This is the mission statement of the Shepherds
                                of Christ Movement.

                                I have given my life to help with the
                                    renewal of the Church and the world.

                                I have given my life to Jesus as His Spouse.

                                I will try to grow to greater perfection
                                    by doing God's will for me as a
                                    member of the Shepherds of Christ

                                I will be thankful for the gifts God has
                                    given to me.

                                I will love God and love others as I know
                                    God wishes me to.

                                I have worked many jobs and developed
                                    many habits in relationships some
                                    good, some not right for working
                                    in a religious community where the
                                    focus is to have holy centers designed to
                                    do Apostolic work.

                                If a Center ceases to be a holy place,
                                    a place of prayer, a place of union,
                                    of working together for this common
                                    purpose to help others grow in love
                                    of God and love of one another we
                                    have failed in this mission.

                                Centers never exist for the individual to come
                                    and work out personal unfinished
                                    business with others in relationships.
                                    Centers exist to do the work of God.
                                    The individuals present do not dictate
                                    the purpose of the Centers nor do they
                                    adjust the overall mission statement
                                    in any way.

                                The building in Florida is a contact center
                                    to tell the people of the world about
                                    the love of Jesus, to lead them into
                                    greater love with God and love with
                                    each other.

                                    During the day prayers are prayed for
                                        the priests, the Church and the
                                        world, nightly at 6:20 a formal
                                        prayer service is celebrated,
                                        celebrated connecting with the
                                        internet and all praying united
                                        with others for the purpose of
                                        special prayers of unity as God has
                                        designated for the priests, the Church
                                        and the world from the prayers given
                                        in the yellow book to Rita Ring —
                                        the Holy Spirit Novena and the
                                        prayers given to Fr. Carter the
                                        Prayer Manual.

                                The Florida Center is so important the Virgin
                                    Mary, Mother of God appeared there for
                                    7 and 1/2 years daily as such


Mary by day
July 5, 2000

by night
July 5, 2000


April 24, 2005 message continues

Messenger:              Now the face of Jesus remains on this building
                                    for the world and future generations.
                                    Jesus has given us a very special gift of
                                    "Jesus water" in which He promises
                                    healing spiritual and physical to
                                    those who use it.


                                The China Center





April 24, 2005 message continues

Messenger:                   has been given as a gift to the Shepherds of Christ
                                        since 1997.

                                    The Church, once St. Anthony's Church,
                                has a monthly retreat of 4 days while
                                daily Mass is said and the Blessed Sacrament
                                is exposed for the retreat.

                                    The Church is used for prayer 24
                                hours a day, praying for the priests,
                                the Church and the world. Someone
                                prays there for 24 hours. Also hourly
                                prayers are said praying for the priests,
                                the Church and the world and the needs of
                                the Movement. There are servants and
                                handmaids and apostles that live
                                in China, Indiana and do the work
                                of this community, praying for the priests,
                                the Church and the world.

                                    There is a third Center in Morrow,
                                Ohio. This Center is used for communication,
                                business, mailing, phones etc.
                                The purpose of the Morrow Center is to
                                handle the business needs of the Movement
                                and to communicate with the world on
                                the phone, e-mail, mail about the
                                Shepherds of Christ Ministries and the love of Jesus.

                                    This Movement was designed by Jesus
                                as a Movement to tell the world about
                                the love of His Sacred Heart and love of
                                Mary's Immaculate Heart. This Movement
                                was given to us by Jesus to pray for the
                                priests, the Church and the world.

Jesus speaks:           I have called My Messenger to lead
                            this Movement which was formed totally
                            during the life of Fr. Carter and under
                            his constant guidance through the
                            messages given to My messenger Rita Ring.

                                My Mother appeared daily for 14
                            months at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit
                            Center long before Mary appeared daily
                            on the building in Clearwater for 7 and
                            1/2 years. And now I have appeared on
                            this building every day.

                                It is through the messages given to
                            Rita Ring as My Messenger that Fr. Carter
                            set up this Movement and the Ministries.
                            It was necessary for the Movement to move
                            from Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center
                            to the three Centers. I told Fr. Carter
                            about Morrow and China and they
                            were founded by the messages I gave

                                My Movement has sent My Priestly
                            Newsletter to at least 75,000 priests
                            for the most part for 11 years.

                                The purpose of these writings, the
                            Priestly Newsletter, the Prayer Chapters,
                            the Rosary Meditations, the Mass books,
                            the Blue Book Writings, the Daily
                            Messages is to help renew the Church
                            and the world.

                                Many have not recognized the importance
                            of My mission and even after Mary
                            appeared on the building for 7 and
                            half years have failed to see the
                            importance of the mission.

                                This is My message today —

                                Today many ignore the role of Mary
                            as Mother of the Church. I have picked
                            Mary, a woman, to be your Mother, My
                            Mother, Mother of the Church.

                                Many assign to her, because she is
                            a woman, a very weak role. Many priests
                            have failed to recognize the importance
                            of the Priestly Newsletter and the
                            devotion to the Sacred Heart and
                            Immaculate Heart.

                                Because people fail to recognize
                            the great gift given in the Eucharist
                            it does not change the importance of
                            the Eucharist. These people who fail
                            to see the importance of the Eucharist
                            are blind or uninformed.

                                I gave My letters of love in God's
                            Blue Book to tell all of the importance
                            of the Eucharist and tell them about
                            My love for them.

                                I have written volumes of My
                            gift given through this messenger
                            and many overlook the importance
                            of these writings and the prayers
                            I have given.

                            Holy Spirit Novena prayers



Holy Spirit Novena

Shepherds of Christ Publications
China, Indiana



Opening Prayer

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Dear Father, we come to You in the name of Jesus, in union with Him in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, in the Holy Spirit. We come to You united to the Child Jesus of Good Health and the Infant of Prague. We come to You in the perfect, sinless heart of Our Mother Mary, asking her powerful intercession, uniting ourselves to her holy tears. We come to You united to all the angels and saints, and the souls in purgatory.

Prayer for Holy Spirit

We pray for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit on us, to be baptized by the Holy Spirit, that He will descend mightily on us as He did on the Apostles at Pentecost. That the Holy Spirit will transform us from fear to fearlessness and that He will give us courage to do all the Father is asking of us to help bring about the Reign of the Sacred Heart and the triumph of Mary's Immaculate Heart. We pray for the Holy Spirit to descend mightily on the Jesuits and the Poor Clares on the Shepherds of Christ leaders and members and on the whole Body of Christ and the world.

Protection by the Blood of Jesus

We pray that the Blood of Jesus will be spread on us, everyone in our families, and the Shepherds of Christ Movement, that we will be able to move steadfastly ahead and be protected from the evil one.


We pray for healing in body, mind, and soul and generational healing in ourselves, in all members in our families, and in all members of the Shepherds of Christ Movement, the Jesuit Community, the Poor Clares, the Body of Christ, and the world.

Prayer for Strength and Light

We adore You, oh Holy Spirit. Give us strength, give us light, console us. We give ourselves entirely to You. Oh Spirit of light and grace, we want to only do the will of the Father. Enlighten us that we may live always in the Father's will.

Eternal Spirit fill us with Your Divine Wisdom that we may comprehend more fully insight into Your Divine Mysteries.

Give us lights, Oh Holy Spirit that we may know God. Work within the heart, the spiritual womb of the Virgin Mary, to form us more and more into the image of Jesus.

Prayer to Be One with God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit

We long for You, Oh Spirit of Light, we long to know God, we want to be one with Him, our Divine God. We want to be one with the Father, know Him as a Person most intimately. We want to know the beloved One, the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and live and dwell in Him at all times, every moment of our lives. We want to be one with You, Oh Spirit of Light, that You move in us in our every breath.

Prayer to Be One in Jesus

Let us experience life in the Sacred Heart of Jesus, so we can say as Saint Paul, "I have been crucified with Christ and yet I am alive; yet it is no longer I, but Christ living in me...." Let us live, united to the Mass, all through the day being one in Him. Let us be able to love and know in this elevated state of oneness with our God. We long for Thee, oh beauteous God, we love You, we love You, we love You. We praise You, worship You, honor You, adore You, and thank You, our beloved God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Prayer to Dwell in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary

We seek to be one in God, to live and dwell in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, our little heaven on earth, to experience life in the all perfect, pure, sinless heart of our Mother. We want the Holy Spirit to move in us and to be united to Jesus as the Bridegroom of our souls and be a most perfect sacrifice offered to the Father at every moment as we unite in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass around the world to help in the salvation of souls.

Prayer for the Holy Spirit and His Gifts

Come Holy Spirit, come, come into our hearts, inflame all people with the fire of Your love.

Leader: Send forth Your Spirit and all will be reborn.
All:  And You will renew the face of the earth.

We pray for the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, we ask for perfection in our souls to make us holy, holy souls likened to God.

Dear Holy Spirit, we give ourselves to You soul and body. We ask You to give us the Spirit of Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Fortitude, Knowledge, Piety, and Fear of the Lord.

Prayer for the Word Alive in Our Hearts

We know, dear Holy Spirit, the Word in His human nature was brought forth within the womb of the woman. We pray that His word will be brought forth in our hearts as He lives and dwells in us. We want the incarnation to go on in our lives. Dear Holy Spirit, work in us.

Little Prayers to the Holy Spirit

Dear Holy Spirit, help us not to be ignorant or indifferent or weak, help us to be strong with the love of God.

Dear Holy Spirit, please pray for our needs for us.

Dear Holy Spirit, help us to respect God and to avoid sin. Help us to live in the Father's will.

Dear Holy Spirit, help us to keep Your commandments and to respect authority. Help us to love all things as You will us to love them. Help us to want to pray and always serve God with the greatest love. Help us to know the truth. Help us to have the gift of faith, hope, and love. Help us to know what is right and what is wrong.

A Prayer for Intimacy with the Lamb, the Bridegroom of the Soul

Oh Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world, come and act on my soul most intimately. I surrender myself, as I ask for the grace to let go, to just be as I exist in You and You act most intimately on my soul. You are the Initiator. I am the soul waiting Your favors as You act in me. I love You. I adore You. I worship You. Come and possess my soul with Your Divine Grace, as I experience You most intimately.

First Period
Meditations Nine Days

  1. Romans 8:14-17

    All who are guided by the Spirit of God are sons of God; for what you received was not the spirit of slavery to bring you back into fear; you received the Spirit of adoption, enabling us to cry out, 'Abba, Father!' The Spirit himself joins with our spirit to bear witness that we are children of God. And if we are children, then we are heirs, heirs of God and joint-heirs with Christ, provided that we share his suffering, so as to share his glory.
  2. Romans 8:5-9

    Those who are living by their natural inclinations have their minds on the things human nature desires; those who live in the Spirit have their minds on spiritual things. And human nature has nothing to look forward to but death, while the Spirit looks forward to life and peace, because the outlook of disordered human nature is opposed to God, since it does not submit to God's Law, and indeed it cannot, and those who live by their natural inclinations can never be pleasing to God. You, however, live not by your natural inclinations, but by the Spirit, since the Spirit of God has made a home in you. Indeed, anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.
  3. 1 John 4:12-16

    No one has ever seen God, but as long as we love one another God remains in us and his love comes to its perfection in us. This is the proof that we remain in him and he in us, that he has given us a share in his Spirit. We ourselves have seen and testify that the Father sent his Son as Saviour of the world. Anyone who acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God remains in him and he in God. We have recognised for ourselves, and put our faith in, the love God has for us. God is love, and whoever remains in love remains in God and God in him.
  4. 1 John 4:17-21

    Love comes to its perfection in us when we can face the Day of Judgement fearlessly, because even in this world we have become as he is. In love there is no room for fear, but perfect love drives out fear, because fear implies punishment and no one who is afraid has come to perfection in love. Let us love, then, because he first loved us. Anyone who says 'I love God' and hates his brother, is a liar, since whoever does not love the brother whom he can see cannot love God whom he has not seen. Indeed this is the commandment we have received from him, that whoever loves God, must also love his brother.
  5. 1 John 4:7-11

    My dear friends, let us love one another, since love is from God and everyone who loves is a child of God and knows God. Whoever fails to love does not know God, because God is love. This is the revelation of God's love for us, that God sent his only Son into the world that we might have life through him. Love consists in this: it is not we who loved God, but God loved us and sent his Son to expiate our sins. My dear friends, if God loved us so much, we too should love one another.
  6. Acts of the Apostles 1:1-5

    In my earlier work, Theophilus, I dealt with everything Jesus had done and taught from the beginning until the day he gave his instructions to the apostles he had chosen through the Holy Spirit, and was taken up to heaven. He had shown himself alive to them after his Passion by many demonstrations: for forty days he had continued to appear to them and tell them about the kingdom of God. While at table with them, he had told them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait there for what the Father had promised. 'It is', he had said, 'what you have heard me speak about: John baptised with water but, not many days from now, you are going to be baptised with the Holy Spirit.'
  7. Acts of the Apostles 1:6-9

    Now having met together, they asked him, 'Lord, has the time come for you to restore the kingdom to Israel?' He replied, 'It is not for you to know times or dates that the Father has decided by his own authority, but you will receive the power of the Holy Spirit which will come on you, and then you will be my witnesses not only in Jerusalem but throughout Judaea and Samaria, and indeed to earth's remotest end.'

    As he said this he was lifted up while they looked on, and a cloud took him from their sight.
  8. Acts of the Apostles 1:12-14

    So from the Mount of Olives, as it is called, they went back to Jerusalem, a short distance away, no more than a Sabbath walk; and when they reached the city they went to the upper room where they were staying; there were Peter and John, James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot, and Jude son of James. With one heart all these joined constantly in prayer, together with some women, including Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.
  9. Acts of the Apostles 2:1-4

    When Pentecost day came round, they had all met together, when suddenly there came from heaven a sound as of a violent wind which filled the entire house in which they were sitting; and there appeared to them tongues as of fire; these separated and came to rest on the head of each of them. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak different languages as the Spirit gave them power to express themselves.

Second Period
Meditations Nine Days

  1. John 14:21-31

    Whoever holds to my commandments and keeps them is the one who loves me; and whoever loves me will be loved by my Father, and I shall love him and reveal myself to him.'

    Judas-not Judas Iscariot-said to him, 'Lord, what has happened, that you intend to show yourself to us and not to the world?' Jesus replied:

    Anyone who loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we shall come to him and make a home in him. Anyone who does not love me does not keep my words. And the word that you hear is not my own: it is the word of the Father who sent me. I have said these things to you while still with you; but the Paraclete, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and remind you of all I have said to you. Peace I bequeath to you, my own peace I give you, a peace which the world cannot give, this is my gift to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid. You heard me say: I am going away and shall return. If you loved me you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I. I have told you this now, before it happens, so that when it does happen you may believe. I shall not talk to you much longer, because the prince of this world is on his way. He has no power over me, but the world must recognise that I love the Father and that I act just as the Father commanded. Come now, let us go.
  2. John 17:11-26

    I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep those you have given me true to your name, so that they may be one like us. While I was with them, I kept those you had given me true to your name. I have watched over them and not one is lost except one who was destined to be lost, and this was to fulfil the scriptures. But now I am coming to you and I say these things in the world to share my joy with them to the full. I passed your word on to them, and the world hated them, because they belong to the world no more than I belong to the world. I am not asking you to remove them from the world, but to protect them from the Evil One. They do not belong to the world any more than I belong to the world. Consecrate them in the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world, and for their sake I consecrate myself so that they too may be consecrated in truth. I pray not only for these but also for those who through their teaching will come to believe in me. May they all be one, just as, Father, you are in me and I am in you, so that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe it was you who sent me. I have given them the glory you gave to me, that they may be one as we are one. With me in them and you in me, may they be so perfected in unity that the world will recognise that it was you who sent me and that you have loved them as you have loved me.

    Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, so that they may always see my glory which you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world. Father, Upright One, the world has not known you, but I have known you, and these have known that you have sent me. I have made your name known to them and will continue to make it known, so that the love with which you loved me may be in them, and so that I may be in them.
  3. I Corinthians 15:20-28

    In fact, however, Christ has been raised from the dead, as the first-fruits of all who have fallen asleep. As it was by one man that death came, so through one man has come the resurrection of the dead. Just as all die in Adam, so in Christ all will be brought to life; but all of them in their proper order: Christ the first-fruits, and next, at his coming, those who belong to him. After that will come the end, when he will hand over the kingdom to God the Father, having abolished every principality, every ruling force and power. For he is to be king until he has made his enemies his footstool, and the last of the enemies to be done away with is death, for he has put all things under his feet. But when it is said everything is subjected, this obviously cannot include the One who subjected everything to him. When everything has been subjected to him, then the Son himself will be subjected to the One who has subjected everything to him, so that God may be all in all.
  4. Revelation 3:1-3,12,16-19

    'Write to the angel of the church in Sardis and say, "Here is the message of the one who holds the seven spirits of God and the seven stars: I know about your behaviour: how you are reputed to be alive and yet are dead. Wake up; put some resolve into what little vigour you have left: it is dying fast. So far I have failed to notice anything in your behaviour that my God could possibly call perfect; remember how you first heard the message. Hold on to that. Repent! If you do not wake up, I shall come to you like a thief, and you will have no idea at what hour I shall come upon you.

    Anyone who proves victorious I will make into a pillar in the sanctuary of my God, and it will stay there for ever; I will inscribe on it the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem which is coming down from my God in heaven, and my own new name as well.

    '...but since you are neither hot nor cold, but only lukewarm, I will spit you out of my mouth. You say to yourself: I am rich, I have made a fortune and have everything I want, never realising that you are wretchedly and pitiably poor, and blind and naked too. I warn you, buy from me the gold that has been tested in the fire to make you truly rich, and white robes to clothe you and hide your shameful nakedness, and ointment to put on your eyes to enable you to see. I reprove and train those whom I love: so repent in real earnest.'
  5. Revelation 5:9-14

    They sang a new hymn: You are worthy to take the scroll and to break its seals, because you were sacrificed, and with your blood you bought people for God of every race, language, people and nation and made them a line of kings and priests for God, to rule the world.

    In my vision, I heard the sound of an immense number of angels gathered round the throne and the living creatures and the elders; there were ten thousand times ten thousand of them and thousands upon thousands, loudly chanting:

Worthy is the Lamb that was sacrificed to receive power, riches, wisdom, strength, honour, glory and blessing.

Then I heard all the living things in creation-everything that lives in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth, and in the sea, crying:

To the One seated on the throne and to the Lamb, be all praise, honour, glory and power, for ever and ever.

And the four living creatures said, 'Amen'; and the elders prostrated themselves to worship.

  1. Revelation 7:14-17

    I answered him, 'You can tell me, sir.' Then he said, 'These are the people who have been through the great trial; they have washed their robes white again in the blood of the Lamb. That is why they are standing in front of God's throne and serving him day and night in his sanctuary; and the One who sits on the throne will spread his tent over them. They will never hunger or thirst again; sun and scorching wind will never plague them, because the Lamb who is at the heart of the throne will be their shepherd and will guide them to springs of living water; and God will wipe away all tears from their eyes.'
  2. Revelation 12:1-8

    Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman, robed with the sun, standing on the moon, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was pregnant, and in labour, crying aloud in the pangs of childbirth. Then a second sign appeared in the sky: there was a huge red dragon with seven heads and ten horns, and each of the seven heads crowned with a coronet. Its tail swept a third of the stars from the sky and hurled them to the ground, and the dragon stopped in front of the woman as she was at the point of giving birth, so that it could eat the child as soon as it was born. The woman was delivered of a boy, the son who was to rule all the nations with an iron sceptre, and the child was taken straight up to God and to his throne, while the woman escaped into the desert, where God had prepared a place for her to be looked after for twelve hundred and sixty days.

    And now war broke out in heaven, when Michael with his angels attacked the dragon. The dragon fought back with his angels, but they were defeated and driven out of heaven.
  3. Revelation 14:1-7

    Next in my vision I saw Mount Zion, and standing on it the Lamb who had with him a hundred and forty-four thousand people, all with his name and his Father's name written on their foreheads. I heard a sound coming out of heaven like the sound of the ocean or the roar of thunder; it was like the sound of harpists playing their harps. There before the throne they were singing a new hymn in the presence of the four living creatures and the elders, a hymn that could be learnt only by the hundred and forty-four thousand who had been redeemed from the world. These are the sons who have kept their virginity and not been defiled with women they follow the Lamb wherever he goes; they, out of all people, have been redeemed to be the first-fruits for God and for the Lamb. No lie was found in their mouths and no fault can be found in them.

    Then I saw another angel, flying high overhead, sent to announce the gospel of eternity to all who live on the earth, every nation, race, language and tribe. He was calling, 'Fear God and glorify him, because the time has come for him to sit in judgement; worship the maker of heaven and earth and sea and the springs of water.'

    Revelation 19: 7-8

    let us be glad and joyful and give glory to God, because this is the time for the marriage of the Lamb. His bride is ready, and she has been able to dress herself in dazzling white linen, because her linen is made of the good deeds of the saints.'
  4. Revelation 21:1-10

    Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; the first heaven and the first earth had disappeared now, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride dressed for her husband. Then I heard a loud voice call from the throne, 'Look, here God lives among human beings. He will make his home among them; they will be his people, and he will be their God, God-with-them. He will wipe away all tears from their eyes; there will be no more death, and no more mourning or sadness or pain. The world of the past has gone.'

    Then the One sitting on the throne spoke. 'Look, I am making the whole of creation new. Write this, "What I am saying is trustworthy and will come true."' Then he said to me, 'It has already happened. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give water from the well of life free to anybody who is thirsty; anyone who proves victorious will inherit these things; and I will be his God and he will be my son. But the legacy for cowards, for those who break their word, or worship obscenities, for murderers and the sexually immoral, and for sorcerers, worshippers of false gods or any other sort of liars, is the second death in the burning lake of sulphur.'

    One of the seven angels that had the seven bowls full of the seven final plagues came to speak to me and said, 'Come here and I will show you the bride that the Lamb has married.' In the spirit, he carried me to the top of a very high mountain, and showed me Jerusalem, the holy city, coming down out of heaven from God.

    Revelation 22:20

    The one who attests these things says: I am indeed coming soon.

    Amen; come, Lord Jesus.

Scriptural quotations are taken from The New Jerusalem Bible, Doubleday & Co.
Imprimatur granted by Cardinal Hume.

end of Holy Spirit Novena



Shepherds of Christ Prayers




A Prayer before the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

    Let me be a holy sacrifice and unite with God in the sacrament of His greatest love.

    I want to be one in Him in this act of love, where He gives Himself to me and I give myself as a sacrifice to Him. Let me be a holy sacrifice as I become one with Him in this my act of greatest love to Him.

    Let me unite with Him more, that I may more deeply love Him. May I help make reparation to His adorable Heart and the heart of His Mother, Mary. With greatest love, I offer myself to You and pray that You will accept my sacrifice of greatest love. I give myself to You and unite in Your gift of Yourself to me. Come and possess my soul.

    Cleanse me, strengthen me, heal me. Dear Holy Spirit act in the heart of Mary to make me more and more like Jesus.

    Father, I offer this my sacrifice, myself united to Jesus in the Holy Spirit to You. Help me to love God more deeply in this act of my greatest love.

    Give me the grace to grow in my knowledge, love and service of You and for this to be my greatest participation in the Mass. Give me the greatest graces to love You so deeply in this Mass, You who are so worthy of my love.

-God's Blue Book, December 27, 1995



Prayer for Union with Jesus

    Come to me, Lord, and possess my soul. Come into my heart and permeate my soul. Help me to sit in silence with You and let You work in my heart.

    I am Yours to possess. I am Yours to use. I want to be selfless and only exist in You. Help me to spoon out all that is me and be an empty vessel ready to be filled by You. Help me to die to myself and live only for You. Use me as You will. Let me never draw my attention back to myself. I only want to operate as You do, dwelling within me.

    I am Yours, Lord. I want to have my life in You. I want to do the will of the Father. Give me the strength to put aside the world and let You operate my very being. Help me to act as You desire. Strengthen me against the distractions of the devil to take me from Your work.

    When I worry, I have taken my focus off of You and placed it on myself. Help me not to give in to the promptings of others to change what in my heart You are making very clear to me. I worship You, I adore You and I love You. Come and dwell in me now.

-God's Blue Book, January 17, 1994



A Prayer for Intimacy with the Lamb, the Bridegroom of the Soul

     Oh Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world, come and act on my soul most intimately. I surrender myself, as I ask for the grace to let go, to just be as I exist in You and You act most intimately on my soul. You are the Initiator. I am the soul waiting Your favors as You act in me. I love You. I adore You. I worship You. Come and possess my soul with Your Divine Grace, as I experience You most intimately.



Morning Offering

My dear Father, I offer You this day all my prayers, works, joys and sufferings, my every breath, my every heartbeat, my every thought, all my actions, in union with Jesus in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, in the Holy Spirit. I pray the Holy Spirit is with me every second today, enlightening me to do the Will of the Father and filling me with the fire of God's love.

I ask Jesus and Mary to be one in me in all that I do and I unite with all the angels and saints and souls in purgatory to pray continually to the Father for these intercessions, in this prayer, for this day.

For myself, I pray for grace-abundant grace, to know and love God more and more and to follow the Will of the Father. I pray to the Holy Spirit to transform me in the heart of Mary to be more and more like Jesus. I pray that I can forever dwell in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. I pray for conversion of all those I hold dear who need conversion. I pray for each member of my family that they will be filled with Your abundant grace to grow in their knowledge and love of God.

I pray for all my friends that they will receive abundant grace to carry out the great plan of the Father, that they will grow forever closer to Jesus' Heart through Mary's heart, that we will all be led by the Holy Spirit to do His work, that we will, together, carry out the plan of the Father as He intends us to, to spread the love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary's heart to this world.

Jesus, I pray for myself so the Holy Spirit descends upon me and opens my heart to Your love so I will grow more and more deeply in union with You. I pray that I do not worry what other people think but try always to please the Father and do His Will. I pray that I may help lead many to Your burning love.

I pray for the following people in particular that they will be filled with the Spirit and grow deeply in their union with You, that they will receive abundant graces to know, love and serve You more. (Include special friends by name...)

I pray for priests the world over, for the success of the Priestly Newsletter, the Chapters and for the finances needed for the Newsletter. I pray for the circulation of the Blue Book messages, rosary meditations and tapes. I pray for all those involved in the publication of these messages.

I pray that You will shower Your abundant graces onto the priests reading the Newsletter the people reading and hearing the Blue Book messages and rosary meditations and all of Fr. Carter's publications.

We pray for the intentions we hold deep within our hearts, for our families and friends, for those requesting our prayers. We pray for children the world over and for the souls in purgatory. We ask God to shower His abundant grace on us and the members of our Shepherds of Christ Chapter so that we may grow more and more in our knowledge and love of God.

We consecrate ourselves to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. We pray for Father Carter, for Father Smith, for Rita Ring, and for John Weickert, for all leaders and helpers in the Shepherds of Christ Movement, for Shepherds of Christ Ministries, and Our Lady of Light Ministry. We pray for all those who are working in these ministries.

We bind ourselves and our children and our friends to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. We place the precious blood of Jesus on ourselves, and all we touch, so that we will be protected from the evil one. We pray to St. Michael to cast the devil into hell.

We love You, God, we love You, we love You. We beg that we may receive the grace to love You more and more deeply. We adore You, we praise You, our beloved Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.


Morning Offering

My dear Father, I offer you this day all my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings in union with Jesus in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, in the Holy Spirit.

I unite with our Mother, Mary, all the angels and saints, and all the souls in purgatory to pray to the Father for myself, for each member of my family, for my friends, for all people throughout the world, for all the souls in purgatory, and for all other intentions of the Sacred Heart.

I love You, Jesus, and I give You my heart. I love you, Mary, and I give you my heart. Amen.











May 16, 1998 - Prayer to the Father

My Father,

        With my whole heart I desire to consecrate the whole world to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. I wish with my whole being for the salvation of souls and that man live according to Thy Holy Will. I pray my Father that we may be one in You and Your Son Jesus and the Holy Spirit that we may intercede to You for this cause.

        It is this burning desire within my soul to spread the consecration to the far ends of the earth, that the cries of Your children are cries of glory and honor and adoration, praising God as their God.

        My Father, at this moment a soul hangs on the edge of death. For all eternity they will go to a place. It is not the plot of this soul as it trods this barren land to decide on the edge of death. You created us that we would grow in our oneness with God, that we would mature more and more in our image and likeness to God.

        And so My Father, I pray with every cell in my body for this earth. In the name of Your Son Jesus I consecrate all the souls of this earth to the Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary in the Holy Spirit in union with the Holy sacrifice of the Mass with all the angels and saints and the souls in Purgatory.

        I beg You Father for mercy.
        I beg You Father for assistance.
        I beg You Father to help us to spread this consecration to the far ends of the earth.

        Please help us. We are helpless little ones coming in the heart of our Mother, bleeding from our wounds and our sins.

        Your Son, Jesus Christ, shed the last drop of His Blood for the salvation of mankind. We wish to unite in this sacrifice, sacramentally made present in the Mass all over the world at every moment. Help us to make reparation to You for the sins of men.

        Please my Father, help us. Held in the heart of Mary and the Heart of Jesus we come as the children of Eve to beg for the Reign of the Sacred Heart and the Triumph of Mary's heart. Look upon our love, Your shepherds in the Shepherds of Christ, our sacrifices and devotion to You Our Beloved Father. Come by the means of the Holy Spirit and sanctify us and make us whole, that we are one in Your Son Jesus, praying to You, Father, in the name of Your Son Jesus in the Holy Spirit united with all the angels and saints, in the heart of Mary. We beg for help for special intentions concerning the Movement. We beg for help to reach the Churches to give these prayers of Jesus to them, to reach the schools and the family. Help we cry as poor banished children of Eve. Help us Father to do this work the Good Shepherd has entrusted to us. Help us to be one in You that we act as intercessors to help this world to be turned to God as their God, loving, honoring and adoring Him as the Lord of Host is truly present on His throne.

        We are Your children Father, we implore You to answer our prayer.
        We love You, we worship You, we adore You, we thank you and we sing from the bottom of our hearts, Holy God we Praise Your Name. Alleluia

end of prayer to the Father


God the Father speaks:

                        Pray like this - say:

                            Dear Father, in the name of Your
                        Son Jesus, in the Holy Spirit, I give
                        you myself at this moment —
                        united to the Holy Sacrifice of the
                        Mass —
                        Oh Father, I love You so much and
                        I thank You for Your gifts to me.
                        Oh Father, You are so good.
                        Oh Father, help me.

                        Dear Father I pray through the
                        powerful intercession of Our
                        Lady of Clearwater and Father Carter.
                        I pray in union with the saints
                        and the souls in purgatory.

                        Oh Father, I love You, I love
                            You, I love You and beg
                            for Your mercy.

                        Oh Father, please forgive the
                            human race for their sins,
                            we are sorry for offending
                            God, please Father outpour
                            Your grace and Your mercy —
                            help us to be united in love
                            as You desire.

                                Dear Father cast the devil far
                            from us and spread us with the
                            Blood of Your Divine Son.

                            Oh Father please protect us
                                from the snares of the devil.

                            Please protect our children.
                            Please help us now, Father,
                            We pray for this particular need.
                            end of prayer


Consecration to the Holy Spirit

Dear Holy Spirit, You are my friend. I give You myself. I ask You to dwell deeply inside of me and make me holy. I want to know the fire of God's love. I want to love God with all my heart. Amen.



Words of Surrender of a Soul

Words of Consecration to God

Today Lord, (today's date), I give You my entire will-

I give You all my liberties, I want to love and serve You as You desire.

I surrender myself to You.

I ask You to run my life.

I ask You to help me act like You, Jesus, and like Your Mother Mary.

God, this day I consecrate myself to You.

I am  (name) , Your beloved child, guide me on my way now as I go about my day (or if in Church) as I leave Your Eucharistic presence.



Prayer for the proper disposition of heart at the Consecration of the Mass

Oh God, help me to be so one with you in the Holy Sacrifice. I want to be so deeply united to Mary’s pure Heart so I can be so one with Jesus in offering this holy Sacrifice.

Oh Father, please look down from heaven and see this holy Sacrifice and outpour your grace on our Church and our world and especially on our priests and our youth.

Oh God, we cry to you to hear us and help us and outpour Your grace and mercy. We love You so much, and we are so sorry for all our sins and the sins of the human race for all time.

Help us unite as a body at every moment with the Masses going on around the world, and in offering up our lives as a sacrifice, let us help to bring great grace down on the earth for our priests and the Church and the world.

Oh God we love you so, we pray this prayer from all our hearts united to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. We offer it to the Father, united to Jesus in the Mass, in the Holy Spirit, with Mary at our side, and united to all angels and saints and the souls in purgatory. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, help us, protect us, we place our trust in Thee.

Oh God, help us, We want to make reparation to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary for the offenses against them. Holy Spirit, fill us.

Oh God, we plead to You to grant grace for souls. Help us! Help souls Jesus gave His life for. Help us. Help our children and our priests.



An Examination of Conscience

We tell God we are sorry for all the Masses we attended and we were distracted and thought of other things.

We tell God we are sorry for not offering our daily lives united to the Mass as a sacrifice.

We tell God we are sorry for not trusting in Him.

We tell God we are sorry for not thanking Him for the gifts He has given us.

We tell God we are sorry for not singing so deep from our hearts in Mass and participating in giving Him the praise He so rightly deserves.

We tell God how much we truly love Him.

We tell God we are sorry for not recognizing the love others gave us and thanking them for all their help when they helped us.

We tell God we are sorry for all our sins and we want to be like Him.



A Prayer to be united more firmly to the Heavenly Family

Dear God the Father and Our Blessed Mother Mary, 

I recognize you as the Father and Mother of me and my family. I ask you to father and mother me and my family. I am completely dependent on you.

I love you so much. Holy Spirit descend on me and my family. My beloved brother Jesus, help me to be more like you and live as a son of God.


Prayer for Parents (pray daily)

O heavenly Father and Blessed Virgin Mary, help us to teach our children the right way you desire us to live, always living according to the Father's will. 

Help us be united as one and to teach them (our children) your ways and to act always in the name of Jesus in the Holy Spirit.

Help us to have unity in our family and live in God.

We give our family to you. We want to act as you desire us to, please help us.

We consecrate our hearts and the hearts of all our children and their children to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

We ask that ourselves and our family be spread with the Blood of Jesus.

We cast out Satan far from our family.

We beg for the coming of the Holy Spirit.



Prayer for the Hardened Heart

Jesus, place Your hands on my brother. His heart is in need of Your healing. His heart is dark and hard and he needs You to melt all the hate and anger that has made his heart black and cold. Thaw his heart with the warmth of Your love. Let the fire of Your love turn his heart soft, vibrant, aglow inside, with Your rich love.

Let the heart be as Yours, red and filled as a furnace with Your love, red outside, burning with white light and heat inside. Melt the trouble away. Cast the devil and his hatred back to hell. Command him to stay there and never to return to the heart of my loved one. You are all powerful. You I adore and honor and praise. You I am forever thanking for Your great glory. You I love intently.

Thank You, Jesus, for responding to this heart.

We love You so!                                                                                                             From Blue Book II



Teach Us to Love You and One Another (A Prayer)

Lord, give me all I need to have a closer union with You. Possess my soul, permeate my being, use me as Your vessel to do Your work. Satan constantly wants us to demand the ways of ourselves. Let me die to self and think first of Your glory. Let me reach with my soul and not my body to know You more. Open me to the realm of the soul. Holy Spirit, Spirit of love, teach me how to love all people spiritually. Teach me the ways to love. I am Your child. I reach out to You to give me these gifts.

Spirit of love, teach me Your way of love. Teach me to love as God wants me to love. Teach me to love God as You so desire. Teach me all I need to love You and my neighbor. I love You, God.

                                                                                                                                                 From Blue Book II



Prayer for nursing home loved ones 

"Jesus loves me, He is with me, He died for Me.

Jesus loves me, He is with me, He died for Me.

My Father loves me so much. I am His little Child.

The Holy Spirit will fill me with the fire of God's love if I ask Him. The Holy Spirit is with me.

Mary is my Mother. She loves me and is with me now."



April 24, 2005 message continues

Jesus speaks:        Pray for your vocation every day —
                            Fr. Carter said he prayed daily for the
                                grace to be a good Jesuit.

                            What can happen is some try to turn
                                My work into a job. They act as
                                if it is an 8:00 - 5:00 job —

                            Some try to turn My Centers in homes
                                where the Centers exist for them
                                to have a home —

                                The people are to dictate why
                                    the center exists — this is wrong —

                            You come to live your life in this
                                vocation — to live by the mission

                                I give directions for My messenger to
                            accomplish this task of running the
                            Movement, of traveling from site to
                            site, center to center, sub-centers,
                            other places needed for My mission
                            through My messenger in the Shepherds
                            of Christ.

                                The people have joined to live out
                            their vocation to Me. They are adults
                            following this way of life. Never is
                            it a glorified family for some, a job
                            for others, it is a vocation in which
                            live-in servants, handmaids and apostles
                            follow this way of life I have set
                            down for them, living in community,
                            monthly retreats, 24 hours adoration
                            in China, daily Mass, one hour
                            of adoration daily, hourly prayer,
                            6:20 prayers, praying for the
                            priests, the Church and the
                            world and the needs of the Movement.

                                I am the Spouse of the people
                            in the Shepherds of Christ — they
                            live to serve as My Spouse. Relationships
                            are as a community operating individually
                            and united as the Spouse of Jesus
                            serving God as a body of persons,
                            praying as one, committed to this mission.
                            Every person spend personal time
                            with Me daily.

                            People trying to make others dependent
                                on them, needing them for
                                rescuing weaken My Movement.

                            The focus is on strength, operating in
                                this vocation in a healthy
                                way to promote the love of God
                                and love of God in the world —
                                through individual holiness.

                            Blocking My mission for your own
                                personal gain is blocking
                                My mission.

                            I have set up the Movement the way
                                it is to function —

                            You are to pray united in strength.
                            You may want to be the head, but
                                I am the head, you may want
                                to go to a job, but this is
                                not an 8:00 - 5:00 job, it
                                is a way of life — you may
                                want a wife, but this is
                                a holy community in which
                                the people in it live as
                                the Spouse of Jesus.

                            I have dictated to you the purpose
                                of My Movement and Mission

                            I have asked for specific tasks
                                through My messenger when they
                                needed to be done.

                            Those seeking power, delay and do not
                                respond blocking very important
                                tasks, I have asked for —

                                I am the head of My Movement
                                    Shepherds of Christ

                                It exists primarily to reach as
                                    many priests as possible
                                    in English and Spanish with
                                    the Priestly Newsletter —

                                A coequal purpose is to begin
                                prayer chapters praying for the
                                    priests, the Church and the world.

                                Much can be seen in these 3
                                    messages given to Fr. Carter


Given to Father Carter
on the Feast of St. Ignatius

July 31, 1994

Words of Jesus to Members of
Shepherds of Christ Associates:

"My beloved priest-companion, I intend to use the priestly newsletter, Shepherds of Christ, and the movement, Shepherds of Christ Associates, in a powerful way for the renewal of My Church and the world.

"I will use the newsletter and the chapters of Shepherds of Christ Associates as a powerful instrument for spreading devotion to My Heart and My Mother's Heart.

"I am calling many to become members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. To all of them I will give great blessings. I will use them as instruments to help bring about the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and the reign of My Sacred Heart. I will give great graces to the members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. I will call them to be deeply united to My Heart and to Mary's Heart as I lead them ever closer to My Father in the Holy Spirit."

- Message from Jesus to Father Edward J. Carter, S.J., Founder, as given on July 31, 1994,
feast of Saint Ignatius Loyola, Founder of the Society of Jesus (The Jesuits)



Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus

My dear fellow Associate Members,

Jesus is calling special apostles to join a new division of the Shepherds of Christ Movement. Here is a message from Jesus given to Father Carter:

    My beloved priest-companion, I am requesting that a new prayer movement be started under the direction of Shepherds of Christ Ministries. I am asking for volunteers who are willing to pray before the Blessed Sacrament for one hour, twice-weekly. Members of the Shepherds of Christ prayer chapters, as well as others, are to be invited to join this movement.

    These apostles are to pray for the intentions I am giving you. For part of the hour they are to use the prayers of the Shepherds of Christ Associates Handbook. They may spend the rest of the hour as they so choose.

    I will use this new prayer movement within My Shepherds of Christ Ministries in a powerful way to help in the renewal of My Church and the world. I will give great graces to those who join this movement. The name, Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, is to be given to this movement.

    I am inviting My beloved Rita Ring to be coordinator for this activity.

    I pour out the great love of My Sacred Heart to all. I am Jesus, Chief Shepherd of the flock.

    This is indeed a special calling for us to unite in one heart with His Eucharistic Heart and pray for the following intentions:

  1. For the spread of the devotion to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary culminating in the reign of the Sacred Heart and the triumph of the Immaculate Heart.
  2. For the Pope.
  3. For all bishops of the world.
  4. For all priests.
  5. For all sisters and brothers in the religious life.
  6. For all members of the Shepherds of Christ Movement, and for the spread of this movement to the world.
  7. For all members of the Catholic Church.
  8. For all members of the human family.
  9. For all souls in purgatory.

end of Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart message



October 13, 1994

The Birth of the Full Ministries
of the Shepherds of Christ

    "I wish to share with you part of a message which Jesus gave us on October 13, 1994. The message tells us about the expansion of the Shepherds of Christ movement:

    'My beloved priest-companion, today I come to you with another mission. I am asking you to establish Shepherds of Christ Ministries. At My request you have already begun the priestly newsletter, "Shepherds of Christ", and the prayer chapters, Shepherds of Christ Associates...

    'I am giving you this message on this day, the 77th Anniversary of the Great Apparition at Fatima, because of the close connection between the Shepherds of Christ movement and the Fatima message. The Fatima message is centered in devotion to My Heart and My Mother's Heart, especially in consecration to Our Hearts. Shepherds of Christ Ministries is also centered in devotion to Our Hearts. I will use Shepherds of Christ Ministries as a great instrument in helping to bring about the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and the reign of My Sacred Heart. When this occurs, My Church and the world will be experiencing the great era of peace promised by My Mother at Fatima.

    'Today, then, October 13, 1994, the 77th Anniversary of the Great Apparition at Fatima, marks the birth of Shepherds of Christ Ministries. I pour forth the great love of My Sacred Heart to all. I am Jesus, Chief Shepherd of the flock.'

    "Jesus has told us that Shepherds of Christ Ministries includes: the priestly newsletter, Shepherds of Christ, Shepherds of Christ Associates prayer chapters, various publications, including books, whatever else Our Lord directs us to undertake.

    "As members of Shepherds of Christ Associates, you are an extremely important part of Shepherds of Christ Ministries. You have given great joy to the Heart of Jesus by responding to His invitation to become members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. As He draws you closer to His Heart and to His Mother's Heart as Associates members, He will fill you with an ever-increasing experience of His love, peace, and joy."

- From In the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, Newsletter of Shepherds of Christ Associates
by Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J., Volume 1, No. 1, 1995. p. 2.



April 24, 2005 message continues

Jesus speaks:        The Centers are run by
                                Servants and Handmaids of the Good Shepherd
                                    and a few Apostles promoting
                                    love of God — love of Others —
                                    love of the Eucharist —
                                    devotion to the Sacred Heart and
                                        Immaculate Heart
                                    love for the Rosary
                                    love for the Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
                                    personal holiness and
                                    praying as a body united
                                        for the priests, the Church
                                            and the world.




April 24, 2005 message continues

Jesus speaks:       This is My Movement
                            given to help bring
                            about the Reign
                            of My Sacred Heart
                            triumph of Mary's
                                Immaculate Heart

                        culminating in the renewal
                            of the Church and the world!



Picture of the Sacred Heart of JesusHe Is So Close to Us

April 26, 1994 On a bus from Dubrovnik

Do not worry, My sweet one. Time is short until I come. I am coming soon. I am He Who comforts you. Do not worry, for you have nothing to fear. I tend to your every need. I love you so, My little one.

R. I have been experiencing lots of visions but do not see Him, but I do. He walked all around Dubrovnik after Communion, until we ate lunch, wearing a white tunic and red garb. He was there talking to me the whole time. My chest burned so! On the deck next to the water, He kept talking.

Father S____ said the rosary on the bus to Dubrovnik. He made up meditations on the sorrowful mysteries. I had so much sorrow, I cried so hard, I couldn't pray. I just let myself feel the pain. It was an emotional experience, but such closeness to my precious Jesus!

This was some day for closeness to Him. He talked to me a lot all day. When I had doubts, He comforted me. It was so beautiful!

M____ gave me a book on purgatory. The letters said exactly the same as my letters. She told Father S____ she saw Jesus in the tabernacle.

I saw Jesus yesterday, a little lamb led to the slaughter, such a humble, beautiful face. I cried during Mass.

Nails in the hands…saw it…Blood on the head…beaded! I love Him so much, so close to Him…I experienced Him so alive…I saw Him in a white tunic on our bus…I really know He is here…visions in my heart and He talks to me…I say something to myself and He answers me so sweetly and affirmingly…such a beautiful day…I love Him so much…

At St. Blaze Church

Father S____ talked about all the crosses in Medjugorje and how we have to take up our cross and the way to Jesus is the way of the cross. Beautiful!

Such closeness after Communion, both days. I just sat there and wanted to stay forever.

end of April 26, 1994




April 24, 2005

Jesus speaks:        I write concerning fear of abandonment.

                            In healthy relationships, men and women
                                can go through doors, in and out
                                in trying to do God's will
                                as He dictates to them
                                through prayer and in their vocation in life.

                                People who have been wounded,
                            in dysfunctional ways, through death,
                            through relationships in marriage
                            where one who has been traumatically deceived
                            may lead to fear of abandonment.

                            I speak of impurities of the heart.

                            A person that carries a bag of bitterness
                                because of past wounding in relationships
                                is like a bag filled with a bubble.

                            Behavior may be that which one tries
                                to work out one more time
                                the bitter seeds that lurk inside
                                from the past, wounding others,
                                blaming others, in one more
                                futile attempt to be able to express
                                the desires of their heart
                                which they have locked away
                                through wraps they have wrapped
                                around their heart as bandages
                                to sop up the blood they have within
                                from a pierced heart.

                            Within the heart bandaged tightly
                                lies the expressiveness, the freedom,
                                to feel love once again
                                but they will not cut the wraps
                                that surround a hidden wounded heart.

                            And what would this mean
                                but to live in the truth
                                to no longer deceive oneself
                                of the abandonment felt,
                                the rejection they once experienced,
                                and the bitterness they know
                                in a clenched fist
                                holding the cork on the bottle.

                            The relaxing of one's jaw,
                                the letting go,
                                the facing of the truth
                                as it really is to them,
                                as it really was
                                when they locked up their heart
                                and told themselves a lie,
                                "It was no big deal,
                                it didn't hurt them much
                                and they can handle it."

                            While the child within,
                                the one seeking the truth,
                                the one wanting to express love,
                                the one wanting to share the blue sky
                                    of the sunlit day and see the waves
                                    as they tumble in from the vast ocean
                                    before them.

                            But the core, the center for loving
                                has been thwarted and locked away,
                                guarded by a stiff armed guard
                                who tells the story of their tough lie
                                every time their eyes start to open
                                to see the birds in flight
                                and the petals of the most pure rose.

                            And I speak to you of truth
                                and spontaneity
                                of letting go of jealousy,
                                of not interfering with those
                                doing the will of God.

                            For what is it with you
                                if your heart has become numbed,
                                closed-off and
                                afraid of facing the truth
                                of that painful relationship,
                                experience, or whatever it is
                                that keeps you from living the truth.

                            The more you live the lie,
                                the more you lock the heart,
                                the layers of bandages
                                grow like an onion
                                around the center
                                of blood beating
                                in the locked heart
                                and the very vessel
                                that will lead to real truth
                                in your soul.

                            Children are wounded many times in early life,
                                through death they may lose a parent,
                                the most important person to them,
                                alcoholic parents may continually abandon the child
                                as they live their life
                                being controlled by a drug.

                                Children living in homes
                                    where parents are work-aholics
                                    or have some other dysfunction
                                    may be on some other side of the world
                                    when their own little child wins the spelling bee,
                                    plays football on television,
                                    makes their first communion
                                    or even gets married.

                            And any tough person may say,
                                "No big deal"
                                while the sword they feel in their heart
                                they wrap up
                                with a bandage
                                while still bleeding
                                only to expect a partner
                                somewhere down the line
                                to make it all up to them.

                            This new person will never disappoint
                                me again, they may think,
                                expecting the other to be in a way
                                that only God can be to them
                                to heal the ugly wound
                                and help them to tell the truth,
                                the real truth
                                about the story of their heart.

                            Projection is no little matter,
                                projecting your pain on innocent others,
                                lying to yourself about the course of events
                                and how deeply you tell yourself
                                oh it doesn't matter,
                                while you try to get your power back
                                on innocent others doing the will of God.

                            It does matter to your soul when you lie,
                                when you block My will,
                                when you tell yourself you are tough
                                and inside you are bleeding,
                                spitting on others your poisonous venom
                                in passive-aggressive ways
                                that lead to your empowerment
                                you feel.

                            A man went into a field
                                wearing a red shirt
                                while looking at his shriveled crops
                                and lamenting the labor and the expense,
                                a thief came behind him
                                with an ax
                                and stuck it in his back.

                            When they found the man later
                                he was dead
                                and at first sight the blood did not show
                                later upon careful examination,
                                the blood was still warm
                                and the man had bled to death.

                            If you locked your heart away
                                and the life and love you wanted
                                could not be expressed
                                because you acted without life, part dead
                                and I appeared to you in dazzling light and said to you
                                your crops are shriveled,
                                your labor seems almost in vain,
                                your expense was tremendous
                                why did you wear the dagger
                                in your heart that blocked the life of
                                your soul?

                            And in pride you answered me
                                I learned to tell little white lies
                                sometimes as a child
                                I exaggerated things
                                and took pride in being a tough man.

                              When I planted my crops
                                I knew the soil was like hard clay
                                and the sun never shown in that
                                part of the yard
                                because of an overshadowing tree,
                                but I did not prepare for the outcome,
                                the real yield of the crops later.

                              My mind was distracted
                                and I lied to myself
                                about how important fertile soil was
                                and sunlight
                                and I labored day after day after day
                                out in the thwarted fields
                                and when I wanted to take a deep breath
                                while doing my work
                                I could only take little breaths
                                hardly forcing any air into my lungs
                                because I had choked myself with lies
                                not really telling the truth
                                when the end came
                                the days to reap a bountiful harvest
                                there was none.

                            So are the days of your lives
                                and so is the state of the world

                            I have called you to help Me usher in
                                the great era of truth
                                when there will be no more lies
                                but you put your time in
                                in hard unfertile soil.

                            You blocked the sunlight when
                                I sent it your way.

                            You choked yourself with pride of the world
                                and when I told you about real life,
                                the commandments, the way,
                                the truth, the life
                                and you lie to yourself
                                and projected your bleeding wounds
                                and the reason for them
                                on innocent others.

                            Why are the people of this earth so shallow
                                in their hearts?

                                Many have bombarded their ears
                                with the boisterous sounds of the night
                                and caroused, drinking spirits,
                                until the sun came up the next day.

                            And they do not see the folly of it all
                                focusing on the beauty of their bodies
                                and neglecting the care of their soul.

                            And you look with discerning eyes and judge them
                                when you yourself fail to look at your own sins
                                of envy, jealousy, pride, lust,
                                wanting to get ahead for the sake of recognition.

                            You fail to see your own impurities
                                and the fact I shed My blood
                                for your sins.

                            The world is full of wounded relationships
                                with all the divorces and promiscuity —
                                people killing babies to have a
                                freedom to run and carouse —

                            For you I have called to help Me usher
                                in the Reign of My Sacred Heart
                                you can grab a whipping boy —
                                see yourself as perfect and focus on
                                everybody else's sin, but your own, but
                                when you lie and act jealous you will
                                never be able to do the work I have
                                called you to.

                                You must come in humility and
                            seek Me as your Spouse — you love
                            one another in pain and suffering doing
                            so as I loved you in your sins and
                            died and shed My Blood for your sins.
                            You see yourselves as perfect and when
                            problems arise you grab a scapegoat
                            like they did to Me and you hide your
                            heart from the truth.




April 24, 2005

Jesus speaks:        One can try to control another emotionally.
                        I ask you to help in this mission. When one
                        comes to build up, another may tear down.
                        A person wanting to help will come with
                        purity in their heart.

                            One man may say he will do something and
                        then he never does it.

                            Another man may say he will do something
                        and does it without heartfelt commitment
                        to help promote the Kingdom of God.

                            I gave Myself to My death on the cross.
                        Out of pure love I gave Myself for you.
                        I gave My all.

                            A man who desires to act purely does
                        so for the honor and glory of God doing
                        God's will to promote the Kingdom of God.
                        One who acts this way to serve God purely
                        teaches others how to serve God and
                        love others. He sees the job God asks
                        him to do and serves willingly to do

                            Another man working with attachments,
                        manipulating men for control, his own
                        vain glory, shows others under him
                        a bad example. Some people use passive-
                        aggressive measures to emotionally control

                            I have pointed to how directly I did
                        My Father's will. When sent to do an
                        important task a man used that job
                        to be a wedge of control. It was one
                        of the most vital jobs he was asked to do
                        for the greatest good of the company.
                        The man had a bad habit of manipulating
                        others for control. If he knew others were
                        counting on him, he used passive-aggressive
                        measures to detain the work constantly
                        until he tried the patience of the
                        foreman to lose control. After days
                        and days of trying to control the
                        other emotionally to get emotional
                        control he would then see himself
                        as quite a hero rescuing the foreman.
                        He weakened the position of the one in
                        authority because his every effort
                        was for the foreman to lose control
                        and he then moved in rescuing and
                        walking away a hero.

                            He never admitted to how he hurt
                        others by his means of control. He
                        habitually used tactics to get the
                        acclaim for rescuing others and looking

                            If others did not have a problem,
                        he secretly began some bond fire
                        so the foreman would be tied up
                        solving the problem and then in
                        the end he would be there to give
                        his support and rescue.

                            The problem became so severe
                        and so underhanded the company
                        went under. When told the man
                        habitually tried to control he refused to
                        look at his actions lying to himself
                        and others about his need to manipulate
                        and control for power.

                            A man who wastes so much time as
                        this saps the whole establishment of
                        vitality and energy and blocks the work
                        that needs to be accomplished. See the
                        message April 19, 2005.

                            Important jobs are left undone,
                        done under duress and the vitality
                        is almost gone as one so set on manipulating,
                        controlling and being in power uses
                        passive-aggressive techniques to emotionally

                            Marriages fold as some partners do
                        such manipulating techniques to control
                        the other and block them from freedom
                        to perform necessary tasks.

                            People in failed relationships may
                        continue 9 times out of 10 acting the
                        same way — different partners, same
                        behavior and when the 4th partner
                        in desperation tries to tell the partner —
                        the dysfunctional party blames the other
                        and walks away with a white dress they
                        dress themselves in.

                            Why are there so many divorces? Rescuing
                        techniques have been used by many whether
                        in marriages or at work. The party fails
                        to tell themselves the truth about their
                        responsibility in needing to control,
                        overloading others with extra work when
                        they need the feeling of controlling

                            A person lying to themselves and steeped
                        in perfectionism, that is, seeing themselves
                        as sinless, hurts others while they continue
                        their anguishing behavior on others.
                        If they are not in charge, they will use
                        every form of manipulation to control
                        and get charge, rescuing, emotional
                        control etc. —

                            Like the man who could look
                        honestly at himself and admit his
                        hurt, cry, free himself of the
                        locked heart and freely learn to love
                        again — he has so much pride he
                        blames everyone for his pain, acting
                        in ways to control to alleviate his
                        disempowerment and then repeats
                        the same cycle over and over again
                        wounding an army of others over
                        a lifetime. He could let go, admitting
                        the truth of his locked up pain,
                        experience the suffering and let go of
                        it. It may take some time like peeling
                        an onion, but he would be on the way
                        to recovery and freedom.

                            A man using others as a rescue partner
                        can become so ill. He creates problems
                        to be the one who is over the other
                        poor miserable person needing him
                        and unable to stand on his own legs.

                            The day the dependent person met
                        him he was made a dependent person
                        for life.

                            These relationships cripple marriages,
                        companies, families and friends.

                            In My communities - all are to be
                        strong, depending on Me, praying
                        as a body united.

                            When one comes like this - he
                        sucks the life out of every action
                        as it is about to be performed by
                        seizing control for control sake,
                        wasting time while good ways of
                        operating are scrapped so he can
                        have his way and everyone must change.
                        He brings in people not fit for the job
                        just to be manipulating and when
                        the cards start to fall, the energy
                        goes out to those he has hired.

                            A job could have been built
                        on 3 steps on what was operating -
                        instead, people not right for
                        the job were put in and a mess
                        created for control.

                            Pray to do God's will and be truthful
                        don't manipulate events, don't try
                        to control for the sake of control,
                        be honest and do what is God's
                        will — IN TRUTH.

                            I am the way, the truth and the
                        life. Live to do God's will - not to
                        control people against God's will.






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