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.
August 11, 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.
Messenger: And He gave us the wonders of the earth.
Why do we not see how good He is to us?
Why do we not trust Him?
Messenger: To have His life so deeply planted in our soul should be our desire.
As St. Paul says:
Galatians 2: 19-20
...I have been crucified with Christ and yet I am alive; yet it is no longer I, but Christ living in me.
Messenger: We gaze at the beauty of snow-capped mountains and gape at the lily pads on a glistening lake. Our eyes behold a falls of enormous proportion and beauty. We love Him and He is the Creator, and these things, the beauty, He has created for us to enjoy.
The depth of knowing Him increases as we are penetrated more and more with His grace.
The depth of loving increases as we are saturated with His life.
Every moment of this life we live more fully as we exist more and more in Him through a deeper penetration of His grace.
I see the mountains and the transfigured Lord. Let our eyes behold His vision. He is a God of goodness and He loves us so.
Let us experience insight into the divine mysteries more and more and taste the beauty of those who know they are loved by God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Where before we knew so little of the Trinity, we relate more fully with each Person and we know the oneness and the trinity of God.
What a gift to know more fully our Divine, Beautiful, all loving God.
God is Creator, we are His creatures. All that He creates reflects His goodness and His love. He is just and right. We must honor Him and love Him and thank Him for His gifts given to us.
Alleluia, praise Him, Our God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
August 11, 2000 - Second Message
The blue of the sky we cannot capture exactly.
The white of the snow.
The color of the smoke of the geyser.
Do we not see the fire of the stars, the light of the sun, the denseness of the black night. It is the creation of God and we cannot describe it exactly as it is.
Oh, open your eyes, men, and see the softness of the skin of the baby, the intricacies of a human ear, the complexities of a human eye and the master mind of the Creator in the function of a human heart.
Oh, blind men, those who are so prideful, bow to God your Creator. See with the eyes of faith.
It is I who paint the hills with My mystical wand. It is reality. So, too, the things you do not see, they are real. It is your perception that is off. God Is and He is Divine and you cannot create as I do.
Get off your pedestals and live in reality. I am Supreme, you are under Me, but I elevate you to such heights.
Oh, men of the earth, worship God your Creator, be humble, live in the truth. If you are intelligent it is because of My grace and My goodness.
Huffy little men. Let Me see you produce the beauty of a sunlit field, from sun to flower. My men, you are limited, you are human, you are My creatures and I am your God. Recognize Me and live in the truth. Be docile to the hand of God in your life.
Oh, children of the light, hear Me, I am God.
I am the Light of the World.
In Me you live in the light.
My eyes beheld the beauty of the night, the stars, the moon.
My eyes beheld the sunlit day and the wonders of the lake and heard the trickle of the falls. First, faintly, and then as I approached, the sound of roaring water.
Why do men not comprehend the goodness of God? Why do they abuse Him with slang and slanting remarks?
The forest can burst into flame in the heat of the day and what was once a beauteous field, a garden of fruit, a forest of fir trees, can become lands of waste at the hands of the elements or what have you.
A home of lustrous beauty, ravaged by a violent wind of enormous proportion and you cry and then when the reality sets in you say, "Oh, but I have my life and the life of my children."
Oh, what is it that man can be so blind and then when health is taken away from a man, he sees those things that are transcendent, he sees the glory of God and the promise of everlasting life to those who love and serve the Lord.
We do not see and we do not understand the ways of God and yet in it all, He is attempting to lead us to Him, and He gives us the gifts of the universe. He gives us love.
August 11, 2000 - Third Message - Feast of St. Clare
Messenger: On this beautiful feast of St. Clare, I am overwhelmed with love for God and all others. I feel so connected to my brothers that are so dear to my heart. At Mass we prayed for a missionary, and I feel so close in my heart to the priest there beginning the mission with young men wanting to be priests. My heart burns with love for all even though I am not with them, I feel so connected to them in Him.
The Mass is the greatest, it unites us as a body no matter where we are. The love of God burns in my soul for all my brothers in the Movement that have given their lives to serve Him so selflessly.
God is love and He gives us Himself in the Holy Eucharist. What a gift God gives to us in the priest and in the Mass. God gives us Himself.
I live praying the rosary. My life is centered around the Mass, especially the one I will attend, and my great love is to be with Him after Communion and before the tabernacle and before the exposed Eucharist.
God is so good to us. He gives us Himself in the Eucharist. He gives us the priest and the Church and the sacraments. He gives us the saints and angels and Our Blessed Mother. God gives us such good things, a sunlit day, the beautiful green leaves, the wind that caresses our cheek, letting us know His presence with us. He gives us beautiful flowers and a blue sky, but more than all of these He gives us each other and hearts likened to Him to love. He gives us a beautiful baby, the tender skin, the gentle touch and He gives us the waters and the mountains to behold.
Let us live thanking Him for His gifts to us, living in the moment, being refreshed by His grace and helping to bring forth fruit for the Kingdom.
1 John 1: 5
God is light,
and there is no darkness in him at all.
A Prayer of Thanksgiving
(To be recited daily at the end of the day)
O God, on behalf of Shepherds of Christ Ministries and Our Lady of Light Ministry, we offer up these prayers of thanksgiving:
Thank You Father for Your love, patience, and understanding. We know we are not worthy of such gifts, but that You give them anyway - because of Your great love for souls.
Thank You Jesus for the many gifts and graces You give us as members of Your Movement - Shepherds of Christ. We offer You our love and gratitude through Your Mother's Immaculate Heart.
Thank You Holy Spirit for Your special gifts. Please inspire us to be grateful for what we have been given. Please help us to give ourselves in love to You and all we meet.
Thank You Holy Trinity for Your boundless love and mercy. Please help us to nurture Your presence within us. Help us to be obedient to Your commands and give all the glory to You - Our loving God. We especially thank You for the gift of our Heavenly Mother, Mary.
Thank you Mary for your example while on earth, and for your constant intercession today. Please help us to grow in holiness and put into action all that your Son Jesus asks of us.
We thank St. Michael and the Holy Angels for their prayers, help, and protection. Finally, we thank the saints in heaven and the souls in purgatory for their prayers. We ask them to unite with us in giving thanks and praise to the most Holy Trinity - Our Heavenly Father, Our Lord Jesus, and our Comforter- the Holy Spirit.
We love You! We love You! We love You! Amen.
Jesus speaks: Please pray for all Shepherds of Christ intentions.
There is a meeting in China, Indiana, August 12 - August 14, 2000, a mini retreat. A special rosary is given at 12:00 noon China time August 13. A big body of people gather to pray from 12:00 - 5:00 August 13.
(Please copy and pass out to family and friends.)
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 I feel I can unite with the Mass all day in my actions and be united to you in prayer? How do I think this will help the souls of the earth, especially children?
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