Friday, March 14, 2014

20th Day

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THE FOUNTAIN OF MERCY


"In that day," says the Prophet Zacharias, "for the house of David and to the dwellers in Jerusalem there will be an open fountain where the sinner may be cleansed." (Chap. 13). This fountain foretold by the Prophet is the Blessed Sacrament. We can go to it as often as we wish to do so. There we can wash the stains of our daily faults from our souls. After committing a fault the best remedy we have is―to go at once to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. 

My Jesus, I will always do this.  I know that the waters from this Fountain of yours will make me clean; but more than this―they give me light, they give me strength not to fall again, they impart to me that joy which is my support in the midst of trials, and above all they inflame me with your love. 

For these reasons, I know you expect me to come to you when I have fallen; and you reward such visits, made by those who love you, with wonderful graces. 

My Jesus, come to me now and wash me from all the faults that I have committed this day. I repent of them because they have displeased you. Give me strength not to fall again; set my heart on fire with the intense longing to love you with a great love. 

It would be well for us if we could imitate the faithful servant of Jesus, Mary Diaz, in her love for the Most Holy Sacrament. She was a contemporary of St. Teresa, and the Bishop of Avila gave her permission to live in a small apartment attached to the church; she referred to Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament as her neighbor, and her time was spent almost always with Him; the only occasions that she left this place were when she wanted to go to Confession and Holy Communion. 

It is related of the Venerable Brother Francis of the Child Jesus, a Discalced Carmelite, that as often as he passed by a church he could not resist entering it to visit Our Lord, if he knew the Blessed Sacrament was reserved there; he said that it was not becoming to pass by the door of a friend without entering, at least to greet him and exchange a few words. But he was not satisfied with a few words: he always remained in the presence of his loved Master as long as he could. 

Jesus, I understand that you have instituted this Sacrament to remain on the altar to be loved by me―and you are my only Good, my Good that knows no limit and no end. The heart that you have given me is a heart that is capable of an exceeding great love. How then can it be that I have not loved you, or that I love you so little. How can I be so ungrateful? It is not right that Goodness, all―lovely as you are, should be loved so little. Besides, the great love that you have lavished on me deserves a very different love from that which I have hitherto given you: you are the Infinite God, and I am only a poor creature of no account. If I died for you, if I wore myself out in your service, it would be but a little thing: for you have died for me; and every day, for my love, you make a complete sacrifice of yourself on the altar. 

You deserve to be loved with an exceeding great love and I wish to love you exceedingly. Help me to love you, my Jesus: help me to do that which you so long for me to do and that which gives you so much pleasure.

Aspiration―My Beloved to me and I to Him.



SPIRITUAL COMMUNION  



Jesus, I believe you are in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love you; I want you to come to me. Come into my heart; I embrace you; O never depart from me.  
 

A VISIT TO MARY 

ACCEPT ME AS YOUR SERVANT



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My Queen, most sweet, most kind, most lovely, when I go to you for protection how beautiful is the confidence St. Bernard gives me! For he tells me that you make no enquiry into the merits of those who appeal to your love, but you offer to help everybody that prays to you: "Mary does not concern herself with our merits, but she helps everyone that appeals to her." Always gentle and kind, you help me if I pray. Then listen to what I am going to ask you for: I am a poor sinner that has deserved to be lost a thousand times over; but I want to change my life―I want to love that God whom I have offended so grievously. I consecrate myself to you as your servant; poor and unworthy as I am I give myself to you. And now I can plead with you―save what is your own. My Lady, you understand me; I am confident that you do understand, and that you have kindly granted my request.

Aspiration
―O Mary, I am yours, save me.

Prayer After Each Visit




13 comments:

  1. Amen. pray for us my mother , thanks for all your blessings.

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  2. PRAY FOR US O HOLY Mother of God that we may be worthy of the promises of Christ. AMEN

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  3. pray for us my Lord & my mother, thank you for all your blessings & intersessions amen.

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  4. pray for us my mother & Our Lord Jesus Christ, pray for us.. let there be peace in middle east . keep us safe my mother amen , thank you for all the graces & blessings , please hear my prayers amen

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  5. Blessed Mother Jeffrey and I love you ,please intercede on his behalf to make all his cancer go away from his body and restore him to full health again and let him be happy and loved by all and not afraid Amen

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  6. Pray for us my Lord & my Mother. Hear my prayer thy will be done amen

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  7. Please Blessed Mother Mary help my son Jeffrey and Sarah start feeling better and be healthy, loved and VERY HAPPY,PLEASE ADD THEM TO ALL PRAYER LIST.WE LOVE YOU. AMEN

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  8. Please Pray for Jeffrey Stevens to become very healthy and happy and to be completely healed in his mind, body and soul, and never be afraid and loved by everyone he comes in contact with. Let him always believe and have faith that there is a God and Heaven. Amen

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    1. Praying for Jeffrey and all of the family. May the Baby Jesus hold him ever close to HIS MOST SACRED HEART. AMEN

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    2. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR PRAYERS PLEASE KEEP PRAYING FOR HIM AND HIS FAMILY AMEN

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  9. My Sweet Jesus please be with all that are homeless and suffering from being alone.
    May the Baby Jesus bring Peace Love and Unity throughout the World for Christmas. AMEN

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  10. Please I pray that if you must take my beautiful son take him when he is a sleep and with no pain, take him with no fear an directly to heaven and let him be welcomed with open arms an loved by everyone that greets him in to see his family and friends that have gone before him that are in heaven thank you GOD, JESUS AN THE BLESSED MOTHER WE LOVE YOU. AMEN

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