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.
May 2, 2000
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.
Messenger: Include Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center in 6:20 prayers.
Live in the Moment
Todays Gospel in its story certainly points ahead to Jesus in His Passion and death. And as we read passages such as this during the Lenten season, we are reminded once again that the Church in her Liturgy of the Word gives us an opportunity to undergo a purification, an ever deepening cleansing of ourselves so that we may be a more fit instrument for receiving the great graces which are to be given to us at the time of the Resurrection memorial on Easter. And so all in all, Lent is a time of purification to prepare us for ever-greater gifts of the Lord. Its a time of self-discipline, a time to renew our efforts to be self-disciplined in the service of the Lord. Self-discipline is an aspect of purification. And I suggest that one of the most difficult acts of self-discipline in the spiritual journey is to concentrate on the present moment. We have a very strong tendency to disregard the importance of the present moment by focusing in a wrong way on the past or in a wrong way on the future. There are proper occasions for thinking of the past and the future. For example, we have to learn from the past and we have to prepare for the future, but our great emphasis has to be upon the present. There is a Latin axiom which says, age quod agis, age quod agis, which means: do what you are doing, concentrate on the present. And of course we are familiar with that term in the history of spirituality: the sacrament of the present moment. And so the discipline of Lent certainly encourages us to include in a deeper self-discipline a greater determination to get as much as we can out of the present moment. People with a terminal illness have an opportunity as they prepare for death for increased prayer, contrition, love of God. However, some are taken very, very quickly. But for those who have the opportunity of knowing with some certainty the time of their death, Im sure as they look back on their lives, they are saddened by the many times they did not use time and opportunities for the service of the Lord properly, and are overjoyed at those times in which they did use the present opportunity properly. A great means we have of living in the present properly is a greater focus upon our Lord. For if I have that awareness of the fact I am united with Jesus here and now, why should I be concerned so much about the future or the past? Yes, a great help in living in the present and deriving all the good we can from it for ourselves and others is an ever greater focus upon Jesus, because the more I focus upon Jesus and the more I live with Him in the present moment, the more I am satisfied with the present moment. And so let us in our Lenten activity resolve to grow in that self-discipline - which is very difficult at times - to really live in the presence with the fullness of our being as much as is possible, with the help of Gods grace. Now is the day of salvation. Now is the day of salvation.
May 2, 2000 - Second Message
Jesus speaks: My sons and daughters, before certain events there may be tremendous anxiety. Before visits with family there may be periods of anxiety in getting "loose ends together" and preparing for another meeting with the family.
Sometimes before surgery, times when you must wait, there may be tremendous trial. There may be pain at the sickness of one so dear to you, and anxiety over the coming event of visiting the doctor, going through surgery, having chemotherapy. The pain may be so great that you want relief and so other things in your life may seem to be the problem because you can control them, but not the illness or events. The anxiety, the pain, the fear are all real. In relying on My grace, offering up the most difficult time, great grace can be granted for the surgery or sickness of the one so loved.Today is healing day, Tuesday.
The devil can press down even more when times are difficult and little things may seem as gigantic mountains before an event.
Many people have suffered before a visit to the family or before a performance or event, and afterward they are entirely relieved. The problem almost diminishes. I hung to My death for three hours on the cross. My thoughts were of you.
I love you so much. I gave My life for you. I am with you in your suffering, I am with you while you wait. I am your light, your hope, your God, your all. I am almighty and all powerful. Do not give in to anxiety before an event. Live in the moment. Live in the moment, just do what you can do. I call you to let go and trust in Me. I love you so much. I am Jesus, your Savior.
I want you to love each other deeply. Uniting in the Mass will help you to grow in deep holy love. I am with you all days until the consummation of the world. I am your Savior, Son of the Living God. Whenever there is a transition in your life, you may experience turmoil and anxiety. Before and after meetings, on holidays, people can have difficulty in anticipating the union. They may have had previous problems with their family. They may try to resolve unfinished business with their present family so they will feel confident on their return home. Going on vacations may be tremendously stressful because of the plans. Coming back may cause periods of depression, having had to leave the loved ones. In all these periods of deep pain or joy or anticipation in the heart, the parties should not act hastily. When the devil is pressing down, a soul is in desolation. It is not a time to act, one must endure, and act only when it is Gods will. Waiting until the anxiety or event has passed many times lifts the pressure to act.The question is this:
What is Gods will? When a soul is feeling Gods favor they may act with great assuredness which leads to a fruitful outcome. One acting in desolation, when he is down and not feeling well, may be very sorry for having made hasty decisions concerning the future.A fast solution to relieve pain may make for a tremendously agonizing future for the soul involved, if the solution is not according to Gods will.
The approach to making decisions is they are not made in haste or in anger. They should be made because it is Gods will.
I only want those who want to serve Me, who act willingly. I want those who embrace Gods will and do it with love.
The Father wants you to act with love according to His will.
I am asking you to purify your lives. I carried My cross to My death. It was great suffering, it was the Fathers will. I hung on the cross for three hours, I did it in perfect peace.
Genesis 3: 1-7
Now, the snake was the most subtle of all the wild animals that Yahweh God had made. It asked the woman, Did God really say you were not to eat from any of the trees in the garden? The woman answered the snake, We may eat the fruit of the trees in the garden. But of the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden God said, "You must not eat it, nor touch it, under pain of death." Then the snake said to the woman, No! You will not die! God knows in fact that the day you eat it your eyes will be opened and you will be like gods, knowing good from evil. The woman saw that the tree was good to eat and pleasing to the eye, and that it was enticing for the wisdom that it could give. So she took some of its fruit and ate it. She also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate it. Then the eyes of both of them were opened and they realised that they were naked. So they sewed fig-leaves together to make themselves loin-cloths.
Jesus speaks: Endure your suffering in all you do, great grace is granted for all you endure.
I love you so much. The devil wants you to give in. I ask you to endure the moments of suffering for Me.
Mary speaks: I stood beneath the cross of my Son, and my Heart was in such pain for I saw Him before my eyes. I saw Him covered with blood. I saw Him die. My Heart, my children, my Heart to watch my Son, but my Heart, my Heart, how I suffered for my little children of the world that give in to this world and give up the love of my Son. O my little children of light, I give you this message. Carry this light into the darkness for your Mother Mary, for I stood beneath the cross and I cried. I cried for the little ones. I cried for the young ones, the ones that do not care and will lose their souls. How do I make you see for you will not listen to me? What can I do? I come. I appear. I beg. I plead. I give you these gifts from my Son, and you reject me. I do not deliver messages very often anymore for I have been ignored. The message is the same. You do not read the messages I have given to you. Please help me. Help the little children. I appear. I appear. I appear, and I am ignored. I stood beneath the cross, and I cried. I cried, and my Heart was in such anguish for my little children, for I am searching for them this day as I searched for the Child Jesus. Please, please help me. I cannot hold back the hand of my Son any longer. I am Mary, your Mother. I ask you to help my children. You are my children of light.
Song: O Lady of Light, shining so bright, be with us this day, guiding our way, O Lady, O Lady of Light.
Mary speaks: I appear to you as Our Mother of Sorrows.
(End of Mary's Message)
MY VALENTINE FOR JESUS AND MARY
AND THE WORLD
I _________________ give my heart to
You Jesus and Mary on this day
I promise to help spread the devotion to
the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.
Q: How do you feel we can better serve Our King and Master as a couple to help Him to be the King and Center of men's hearts?
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