That One Hour…

That great homily of our priest on Maundy Thursday has never escaped my mind. There was so much depth and how I wished I recorded it.  I saw there was a link to a message in the Book of Truth and the role we play (that in a minute).

‘The hour has come’ denoting something ominous was soon to happen.  That hour where Judas was to betray Jesus that Thursday night, the night before His Crucifixion.

As the evening began, after Jesus and His disciples had celebrated the Passover, they came to the garden. At some point, Jesus took three of them—Peter, James and John— to a place separated from the rest.  He asked them to stay with Him. “My soul is deeply grieved, to the point of death; remain here and keep watch with Me” (Matthew 26:38). He then went a little farther, fell to His face, and, in agony, asked God to find another way. His sweat fell like drops of blood; God sent an angel to comfort Him. We cannot know the depths of Jesus’ sorrow at this time. While Jesus wept in anguish, Peter, James, and John fell asleep. Jesus returned to the three and woke them up. “So, you men could not keep watch with Me for one hour? Keep watching and praying, that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak” (Matthew 26:40-41). But perhaps filled with good food and wearied from an emotional night the disciples fell asleep again. This was especially poignant because Peter did indeed fall into temptation later that very night when three times he denied even knowing Jesus.

Two things I would like to point out here:

  • The Hour – to mean something horrible was to happen, Jesus asked His three close disciples to spend an hour that they may not enter into temptation.  To spend an hour in prayer is to fortify us. It is also to avert or mitigate evil or destruction. That is why we spend an hour in Eucharistic Adoration.  This reminds me of a press release in 2017 where an increase in Adoration chapels in Mexico are reportedly leading to a stunning decline in crime rates.

In the Book of Truth, message 1213 , Jesus says “Spend at least one hour a day in prayer so that the impact of such trials may be reduced and, in some cases, eradicated.”   Message 892 “those of you who pray My Crusade Prayers diligently, know that I bring relief to the world from the snares of the devil.  The old serpent falls and stumbles losing much power when you strive to say My Crusade Prayers, daily. And while the times of great trials continue, your prayers will create many setbacks in the plans created by Masonic powers in the world, which are designed to create havoc in order to control the weak and vulnerable. Just one Crusade Prayer, said from the heart, is enough for Me to destroy the power of arrogant political leaders, who do not have a conscience.”

  • The second point I would like to draw your attention to is the angel who provides comfort to Jesus as he agonises and sweats blood (caused by extreme anguish that pores burst). angel consoling Jesus

The 19th Century nun and mystic Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich describes Jesus’ grief in harrowing detail in the book The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ. In her visions we see Jesus overwhelmed by visions of humanity’s sins (2,000+ years worth of sins and all kinds of it till the end), as well by as the ingratitude of so many of those for whom He would be crucified!   According to Sister Emmerich “angels presented to him all the bands of saints of future ages, who, joining their labors to the merits of his Passion, were, through him, to be united to his Heavenly Father. Most beautiful and consoling was this vision, in which he beheld the salvation and sanctification flowing forth in ceaseless streams from the fountain of redemption opened by his death… The army of the future saints passed before the soul of our Lord… This most affecting and consoling spectacle bestowed a degree of strength and comfort upon the soul of Jesus.”

I surely would like to believe that the ‘army of future saints’ not only included the past saints, martyrs, popes and other holy people but also include all the faithful and the Remnant Army in the end times that brought consolation to Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane.

We are an Easter people, we fight, we hope and we pray.  Happy Easter!

God bless.

 

 

 

Lenten Program Instructions from the Book of Truth

“Lent is a time of quiet reflection, of personal sacrifice and an opportunity to pray for the mitigation of war in the world. These few weeks of Lent must be used to prepare your souls and those of your brothers and sisters.” (2-22-12)

Every week of the Lenten period

• Fasting once a week. Make small sacrifices according to your desire. Use this time to help Jesus battle for souls. Reflect on Jesus’ life on earth and His Gift of Dying on the Cross to give us Eternal Life. (22-2-12)

• Pray the NOVENA OF SALVATION (CP130: 3x) in one of those Lenten weeks so that all souls will be granted immunity from the fires of Hell and be granted salvation. (12-01-13)

• Recite the Holy Rosary every day with every Fridays of Lent to saying the four mysteries of the Holy Rosary between now and Easter to mitigate destruction in the world. (9-3-12)

• Fasting on Good Friday. Intention: to prevent One World Currency and bring freedom to nations. Pray CP 42 (prayed at time of fasting) (27-3-12)

• During Holy WEEK, conduct a time of fasting from Monday until 15:30 hours (03:30 PM) on Good Friday. Pray CP103 (22-3-13)

Receive the Sacrament of Confession (for non Catholics and for those unable to go to confession**, recite CP 24 – Plenary Indulgence for Absolution for 7 days) to be given the gift of Total Absolution and the Power of the Holy Spirit. (22-3-13)

“If you can accept this, you will, in atonement for the sins of mortal man, save millions of souls. I will grant Mercy to the most hardened sinners, in return for your gift of suffering.”

NOTES:
* By fasting you are requested to eat only one main meal during the day and then bread and water only at the other two meal times. (12-1-13)

** For those unable to go to confessions are circumstances where there are no priests available or out of reach.

CRUSADE PRAYERS FOR LENT
Crusade Prayer (34) My Gift of Fasting to Jesus
(Prayer to prepare for Holy Week and Easter)

O My Jesus, help me in my own small way, to imitate Your life of Sacrifice, in order to save mankind. Allow me to offer You the gift of fasting one day a week, throughout Lent, to save all of humanity so that they can enter the Gates of the New Paradise on Earth. I offer You, dear Jesus, my sacrifice with love and joy in my heart. To show You the extent of my love through this sacrifice, I beg You for the salvation of every soul who may have fallen from Grace. Amen

Crusade Prayer (42) Prayer of fasting to stop One World Currency
(Prayer on Good Friday during Fasting)

O God Most High, I offer you my gift of fasting, so that You will stop the grip of evil in the world, being planned to starve my country of food, including the Bread of Life. Accept my offering and listen to my pleas for other nations to prevent them from the suffering being planned by the antichrist. Save us, dear Lord, from this wickedness and protect our Faith, so that we can honour You with the freedom we need to love and adore You forever and ever. Amen

Crusade Prayer (103) To share the Cup of Suffering with Christ
(Prayer for Holy Week and any time of fasting (recite 3X) to atone for the sins of mankind to enable Jesus to pour His Great Mercy over the whole world.)

I lay before You, dear Jesus, and at Your Feet to do what You will with me for the good of all. Let me share Your Cup of Suffering. Take this gift from me, so that You can save those poor souls who are lost and without hope. Take me, in body, so I can share Your Pain. Hold my heart in Your Sacred Hands and bring my soul in union with You. Through my gift of suffering, I allow Your Divine Presence to embrace my soul, so that You can redeem all sinners and unite all God’s children forever and ever. Amen.

Crusade Prayer (130) Novena of Salvation
(Prayer in any week of your choice during the Lenten Period. Starts on a Monday, recited 3x in the morning for 7 days with one day of fasting. This is an extra day of fasting.)

My beloved Mother of Salvation, please gain for all souls the Gift of Eternal Salvation through the Mercy of your Son, Jesus Christ Through your intercession, I plead that you will pray to release all souls from bondage to Satan. Please ask your Son to show Mercy and forgiveness for those souls who reject Him, hurt Him with their indifference, and who adore false doctrine and false gods. We beseech you, dear Mother, to beg for the graces to open the hearts of those souls who are most in need of your help. Amen.

 

Note: The Crusade Prayers above are in addition to the usual crusade prayers and litanies, and other grouped crusade prayers you may wish to add during the Lenten season.