Virgin of Vladimir (+ image by the hand of Stephen Allison 2008)

Sunday, 30 January 2011

My yoke is easy

Notes of meeting on 18 January 2011

Jesus the Good Shepherd kills the wolf.
Like prodigal sons and daughters we can return to Him.

Matthew 11:29-30 (New International Version, ©2011)
29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Joel 2 (New International Reader's Version)
The Day of the Lord Is Coming
28 "After that, I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy.
Your old men will have dreams.
Your young men will have visions.
29 In those days I will pour out my Spirit
on those who serve me, men and women alike.
30 I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth.
There will be blood and fire and clouds of smoke.
31 The sun will become dark.
The moon will turn red like blood.
It will happen before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes.
32 Everyone who calls out to me will be saved.
On Mount Zion and in Jerusalem
some of my people will be left alive.
I have chosen them.
That is what I have promised.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Unity in Praise, Pray for victims of abortion

Meeting 25 January 2011

Unity in Praise

Romans 15 v 16
May the God who gives you endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ

I have not forgotten you my child. I have carved you on the palm of my hand

Matthew 2 v 18 -
18 "A voice is heard in Ramah.
It's the sound of crying and deep sadness.
Rachel is crying over her children.
She refuses to be comforted,
because they are gone." —(Jeremiah 31:15)

Eileen shared about the extent of abortion and the many children who are being killed. Yet we must be positive in prayer as things can be changed. Pray for the victims of abortion, children and parents – prayer can change things. See prayers at the end of these noted *

Lullaby of Praise – lamentation

Thank you Lord that we are united in Praise. Thank you for the gift of Praise that unites us body heart mind and Spirit with one another and with Father Son and Spirit

I am sending you a fragrance breathe it in and know how much I love you,

United in you we find glory, strength, faith, peace….


*Proverbs 24: 11-12 'Rescue those being led away to death, hold back those who are being dragged to the slaughter.will you object saying "But look, we did not know"? Has he that weighs the heart no understanding, he who scans your soul no knowledge/ He himself will repay a man as his deeds deserve.

St. Michael, Defender of Children

Please join in a prayer campaign to St. Michael the Archangel using the powerful prayer first given to the Church by Pope Leo XIII.

Scripture shows St. Michael the Archangel defending children.
The Old Testament Book of Daniel relates the following:
But at that time Michael shall rise up, the great prince, who stands for the children of thy people: and a time shall come, such as never was from the time that nations began, even until that time.
And at that time shall thy people be saved every one that shall be found written in the book. - Daniel 12:1

In what period of history have children, especially the unborn, faced such tremendous threats to their lives? How is it possible that almost 2 billion children have been killed by surgical abortion worldwide since 1960 and the response of even pro-life people is so muted? Today there are countries like Russia where 52% of pregnancies end in abortion. Evil on this gigantic scale has to have a satanic origin, and St. Michael is the one who first defeated the Devil's plans.

Please join us in reciting this prayer and asking the Church to re-institute it after the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Many parishes and individuals already follow this traditional practice. Given the unprecedented attacks from the diabolical culture of death since then, SPUC believes it is time for the Church to massively storm Heaven again and ask for St. Michael's aid in converting those most deeply involved in the sin of abortion.

We have received the support of priests and bishops from around the world and in Rome for this campaign, but it is very important to mobilize the laity. The sensus fidelium, or belief and practice of faithful Catholics, has since the early centuries guided the Church, including calling for the proclamation of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Mother. Millions of persons invoking St. Michael in our hour of pro-life need will be a powerful spiritual counter-attack against the slaughter of the innocents and the ruin of souls.

The Every Day Prayer

Every day, O Lord God, men and women, who are your children and our brothers and sisters, seek a final solution to their immediate problems in the killing of an unborn child. This temptation is especially strong today, when the law in many lands, no longer protects innocent human life. Grant us O Lord, a new appreciation of its sanctity. We pray that you will send today to that person you know is most in need of it, the grace to reject this unloving expedient. Send to that person, whose name is known only to you, the courage to persevere so that the child already living, whom you have loved from all eternity, will be born safely, to grow in knowledge, in love, and in service of you. Help us too dear Lord, so to know, love and serve you that we shall never fail those who need us. Show us how to make our society one in which, no child is unwanted, no adult feels abandoned, and the pressure which leads to abortion no longer exist. For these intentions Lord, and in union with your sacrifice on the cross, we offer to you, the trials and anxieties, which may come to us today. Grant, Lord Jesus, that those who acknowledge the sanctity of life will be inspired by you to lead a life of sanctity. Amen

“ A Great Pray for Life is Urgently Needed”
Pope John Paul II – 25.3.95
O Mary,
bright dawn of the new world,
Mother of the living,
to you do we entrust the cause of life.
Look down, O Mother,
upon the vast numbers
of babies not allowed to be born,
of the poor whose lives are made difficult,
of men and women
who are victims of brutal violence,
of the elderly and the sick killed
by indifference or out of misguided mercy.
Grant that all who believe in your Son
may proclaim the Gospel of life
with honesty and love
to the people of our time.
Obtain for them the grace
to accept that Gospel
as a gift ever new,
the joy of celebrating it with gratitude
throughout their lives
and the courage to bear witness to it
resolutely, in order to build,
together with all people of good will
the civilisation of truth and love,
to the praise and glory of God,
the Creator and lover of life. AMEN

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Prince of Peace

Notes of Meeting 11 January 2011

The Prince of Peace is here.

Picture of a flower and as it opened the petals were actually our Guardian Angels. In the centre of the flower was Our Lady with the baby Jesus in her arms just a few hours old. They were both in radiant light; she presented Him to each of us and individually placed his tiny hand on our hearts to receive Him. There seemed to be an imprint of his tiny hand on each heart.

Receive the Prince of Peace, my Son Jesus; let His peace so imprint itself on your lives that this grace will draw men to my Son. They shall be drawn to the Light.
The mark of his hand would be a constant reminder to us and we would feel it and live it when most needed.

Luke 2 v 32 He is a light to reveal God to the nations and is the Glory of your people Israel

We are called to pass on the peace and other gifts and graces we receive so they do not stagnate but rather flow out of us as living water to others.

Philippians 4 v 4 - 9
4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you

Follow Jesus on the path to Calvary. It can be an uphill struggle to follow Jesus but he gives us the strength and peace to endure.

Do we have the Obedience and courage to share with others what we have received.