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

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Help me your Jesus to save souls

Notes of Praise and Intercession Meeting 9 July 2013

Picture of Jesus upon the Cross and He was calling out to the Father "Why have you forsaken me?"
Jesus is still feeling this anguish today, right now, not with his Father but with us. "Why have you forsaken me?"
Jesus asks us to win souls for Him through love. He can look around at the billions of souls who do not want to know Him and His heart is broken and sorrowful. It is as though he were re-crucified because of the intense pain he feels that these people created in his image might not be able to come into His Kingdom.
He pleads with us and others around the world, who are his consolation, to pray for prayer can move mountains.
Love can heal all wounds and divisions.
Peace brings healing.
The Spirit works effectively through prayer. It is prayer that enables poor souls to open up to the Spirit.
Jesus is like a shepherd who calls but cannot be heard because of the cacophony of noise and the clamour of the evil one clouding the minds of the people, especially young people, to his loving voice.
"Why do you forsake me?" becomes "Why do you forsake my children?". Pray, pray, pray.
Do not let the evil one infiltrate even those of you, my beloved consolation. Stay with me, help me your Jesus to save souls.
I love you, you console me in this anguish. Help me, help me, for I am broken hearted.

Psalm 22
1 [For the choirmaster To 'the Doe of the Dawn' Psalm Of David] My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? The words of my groaning do nothing to save me.
2 My God, I call by day but you do not answer, at night, but I find no respite.
3 Yet you, the Holy One, who make your home in the praises of Israel,
4 in you our ancestors put their trust, they trusted and you set them free.
5 To you they called for help and were delivered; in you they trusted and were not put to shame.
6 But I am a worm, less than human, scorn of mankind, contempt of the people;
7 all who see me jeer at me, they sneer and wag their heads,
8 'He trusted himself to Yahweh, let Yahweh set him free! Let him deliver him, as he took such delight in him.'
9 It was you who drew me from the womb and soothed me on my mother's breast.
10 On you was I cast from my birth, from the womb I have belonged to you.
11 Do not hold aloof, for trouble is upon me, and no one to help me!
12 Many bulls are encircling me, wild bulls of Bashan closing in on me.
13 Lions ravening and roaring open their jaws at me.
14 My strength is trickling away, my bones are all disjointed, my heart has turned to wax, melting inside me.
15 My mouth is dry as earthenware, my tongue sticks to my jaw. You lay me down in the dust of death.
16 A pack of dogs surrounds me, a gang of villains closing in on me as if to hack off my hands and my feet.
17 I can count every one of my bones, while they look on and gloat;
18 they divide my garments among them and cast lots for my clothing.
19 Yahweh, do not hold aloof! My strength, come quickly to my help,
20 rescue my soul from the sword, the one life I have from the grasp of the dog!
21 Save me from the lion's mouth, my poor life from the wild bulls' horns!
22 I shall proclaim your name to my brothers, praise you in full assembly:
23 'You who fear Yahweh, praise him! All the race of Jacob, honour him! Revere him, all the race of Israel!'
24 For he has not despised nor disregarded the poverty of the poor, has not turned away his face, but has listened to the cry for help.
25 Of you is my praise in the thronged assembly, I will perform my vows before all who fear him.
26 The poor will eat and be filled, those who seek Yahweh will praise him, 'May your heart live for ever.'
27 The whole wide world will remember and return to Yahweh, all the families of nations bow down before him.
28 For to Yahweh, ruler of the nations, belongs kingly power!
29 All who prosper on earth will bow before him, all who go down to the dust will do reverence before him. And those who are dead,
30 their descendants will serve him, will proclaim his name to generations
31 still to come; and these will tell of his saving justice to a people yet unborn: he has fulfilled it.

Picture of the stone being rolled away from the tomb.
Lord roll away the stone from our dead hearts and bring them to life. Help us live the resurrection.

James 1 v 19 - 27
19 Remember this, my dear brothers: everyone should be quick to listen but slow to speak and slow to human anger;
20 God's saving justice is never served by human anger;
21 so do away with all impurities and remnants of evil. Humbly welcome the Word which has been planted in you and can save your souls.
22 But you must do what the Word tells you and not just listen to it and deceive yourselves.
23 Anyone who listens to the Word and takes no action is like someone who looks at his own features in a mirror and,
24 once he has seen what he looks like, goes off and immediately forgets it.
25 But anyone who looks steadily at the perfect law of freedom and keeps to it -- not listening and forgetting, but putting it into practice -- will be blessed in every undertaking.
26 Nobody who fails to keep a tight rein on the tongue can claim to be religious; this is mere self-deception; that person's religion is worthless.
27 Pure, unspoilt religion, in the eyes of God our Father, is this: coming to the help of orphans and widows in their hardships, and keeping oneself uncontaminated by the world.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Living water and fire of Love

Notes of meeting on 2 July 2013

Picture of a city with an open door within which was a tree - The Tree of Life. From the tree flowed water that flowed out of the door and became a flowing river. Also from the tree came fire - the love of the Father spreading out on the people.

Rev 21 v 22-27

22 I could not see any temple in the city since the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb were themselves the temple, 23 and the city did not need the sun or the moon for light, since it was lit by the radiant glory of God, and the Lamb was a lighted torch for it. 24 The nations will come to its light and the kings of the earth will bring it their treasures. 25 Its gates will never be closed by day -- and there will be no night there- 26 and the nations will come, bringing their treasure and their wealth. 27 Nothing unclean may come into it: no one who does what is loathsome or false, but only those who are listed in the Lamb's book of life.

Rev 22 v 1-7

1 Then the angel showed me the river of life, rising from the throne of God and of the Lamb and flowing crystal-clear. 2 Down the middle of the city street, on either bank of the river were the trees of life, which bear twelve crops of fruit in a year, one in each month, and the leaves of which are the cure for the nations. 3 The curse of destruction will be abolished. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city; his servants will worship him, 4 they will see him face to face, and his name will be written on their foreheads. 5 And night will be abolished; they will not need lamplight or sunlight, because the Lord God will be shining on them. They will reign for ever and ever. 6 The angel said to me, 'All that you have written is sure and will come true: the Lord God who inspires the prophets has sent his angel to reveal to his servants what is soon to take place. 7 I am coming soon!' Blessed are those who keep the prophetic message of this book.

Truth is a person,Jesus. Jesus is among us.

Col 3 v 12 - 17

12 As the chosen of God, then, the holy people whom he loves, you are to be clothed in heartfelt compassion, in generosity and humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with one another; forgive each other if one of you has a complaint against another. The Lord has forgiven you; now you must do the same. 14 Over all these clothes, put on love, the perfect bond. 15 And may the peace of Christ reign in your hearts, because it is for this that you were called together in one body. Always be thankful. 16 Let the Word of Christ, in all its richness, find a home with you. Teach each other, and advise each other, in all wisdom. With gratitude in your hearts sing psalms and hymns and inspired songs to God; 17 and whatever you say or do, let it be in the name of the Lord Jesus, in thanksgiving to God the Father through him.

Monday, 15 July 2013

Freedom in the Spirit

Notes of meeting on 18 June 2013 I was praying my daily prayers today and started to pray to the Holy Family to take my unholy family in their midst and all those I love, all those I don't love, all my enemies and I then found myself praying for different groups and lastly brought before the Lord Theotokos.

Suddenly it was as though a huge force or vacuum parted the sky and came into the room at St Mary's it was as if we were in a vortex shaped like an egg timer. All our problems seemed to drain away as this light and strong wind enveloped us, went through us and filled us. It pushed along the floor and out through the windows at a mighty speed touching everything, going into all the dark places and touching all those who have hurt us and those we have hurt. All pain, bitterness, apathy, judgmentalism, revenge and hatred were replaced with contriteness, humility, peace, love, joy and fear of the Lord.

I personally felt a strange quietness of spirit a lassitude in love as though we had all encountered a new freedom in the Spirit.

Corinthians 5 v 1 -15

1 For we are well aware that when the tent that houses us on earth is folded up, there is a house for us from God, not made by human hands but everlasting, in the heavens. 2 And in this earthly state we do indeed groan, 3 longing to put on our heavenly home over the present one; if indeed we are to be found clothed rather than stripped bare. 4 Yes, indeed, in this present tent, we groan under the burden, not that we want to be stripped of our covering, but because we want to be covered with a second garment on top, so that what is mortal in us may be swallowed up by life. 5 It is God who designed us for this very purpose, and he has given us the Spirit as a pledge. 6 We are always full of confidence, then, realising that as long as we are at home in the body we are exiled from the Lord, 7 guided by faith and not yet by sight; 8 we are full of confidence, then, and long instead to be exiled from the body and to be at home with the Lord. 9 And so whether at home or exiled, we make it our ambition to please him. 10 For at the judgement seat of Christ we are all to be seen for what we are, so that each of us may receive what he has deserved in the body, matched to whatever he has done, good or bad. 11 And so it is with the fear of the Lord always in mind that we try to win people over. But God sees us for what we are, and I hope your consciences do too. 12 Again we are saying this not to commend ourselves to you, but simply to give you the opportunity to take pride in us, so that you may have an answer for those who take pride in appearances and not inner reality. 13 If we have been unreasonable, it was for God; if reasonable, for you. 14 For the love of Christ overwhelms us when we consider that if one man died for all, then all have died; 15 his purpose in dying for all humanity was that those who live should live not any more for themselves, but for him who died and was raised to life.

We have freedom in Christ - stay free!

Invocation of the Holy Spirit

Let us invoke the Holy Spirit: praise to you Holy Spirit, artisan of God's works. May your gifts shape us! Just as the Church travels the same journey with all humanity, so too may we answer your call to exercise your gifts amidst the ups and downs of our daily life.

Empowered by you, and drawing upon faith's rich vision, may we help build a world in which God's gift of life is welcomed, respected and cherished - not rejected, feared as a threat and destroyed.

Help us build a new age in which hopw liberates us from the shallowness, apathy and self-absorption which deaden our souls and poison our relationships.

Help us build a new age in which love is not greedy or self-seeking, but pure, faithful and genuinely free, open to others, respectful of their dignity, seeking their good, radiating joy and beauty.

May we become prophets of this new age, messengers of your faith, hope and love, darwing people to ther Father and building a future of hope for all humanity. Amen

(Adapted from Pope Benedict's homily, World Youth Day, Sydney, 20 July 2008)

Ephesians 1 v 3-10 3

Blessed be God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all the spiritual blessings of heaven in Christ. 4 Thus he chose us in Christ before the world was made to be holy and faultless before him in love, 5 marking us out for himself beforehand, to be adopted sons, through Jesus Christ. Such was his purpose and good pleasure, 6 to the praise of the glory of his grace, his free gift to us in the Beloved, 7 in whom, through his blood, we gain our freedom, the forgiveness of our sins. Such is the richness of the grace 8 which he has showered on us in all wisdom and insight. 9 He has let us know the mystery of his purpose, according to his good pleasure which he determined beforehand in Christ, 10 for him to act upon when the times had run their course: that he would bring everything together under Christ, as head, everything in the heavens and everything on earth.

Monday, 8 July 2013

Oil of gladness

Notes from meeting of 4 June 2013

Picture of the prayer group and God pouring anointing oil over the building and right into the building and over the group.
The oil covered every person and they became free and able to work for God much more effectively. The oil seeped out in to the streets and to other parts of the surrounding areas. Everywhere this anointing went light became more visible and the people more free and more gifted.
Darkness was dispelled and the Spirit more able to do his mighty work. We could all see that this group has been and still is a great blessing not only to us and all those who have attended but those in surrounding areas and those we have prayed and interceded for.
We are little 'God Bearers' 'Theotokos' just as Our Mother asked us to be.

God is showing us that although we don't always see the fruits of our prayer and praise none the less it has had far reaching graces for us and others. Individually we are each important to God but because we are called to pray together as Our Lady requested our group has become a little oasis, a haven, a training ground for us and others.

It was felt that we will be used powerfully to help God's people as long as we are open and let the Holy Spirit work through us. We should be praying for the gifts but especially of humility and perseverance both gifts that Our Lady has.

Acts 4 v 29-33
29 And the jailer called for lights and rushed in, and trembling with fear he fell down before Paul and Silas. 30 Then he brought them out and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” 31 And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.” 32 And they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house. 33 And he took them the same hour of the night and washed their wounds; and he was baptized at once, he and all his family.

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Pray Pray Pray!

Notes of meeting on 28 May 2013

A picture of a blue light which on looking closer was revealed to be a gossamer net.
Four angels pulled at the four corners and pulled it towards the Earth covering it then they drew the four corners together completely enclosing our world in this gossamer net of blue light.
Our Lady shows us that this gossamer net is a protection she has woven along with the Holy Spirit and our prayers. Our prayers are important because if we keep praying the holes that Satan makes in this protection are repaired.
Our Lady implores our prayers to save her fallen sons and daughters. If we pray the Evil One cannot sustain his onslaughts. If we pray her children will receive graces to turn back to her Son and the Father. If we pray the protection stays intact to allow the Holy Spirit to give extra graces to her children.
She says Pray, Pray, Pray!
She smiles at us.


We are all parts of Christs body. He is the head (the vine) we are the limbs (the branches). Cut off from him we can do nothing. Let us remain with him, live in him. Let us pray for one another that we stay united to Christ and one another. Let us pray for those who have become separated from him that they be given the grace to return and re-unite with him.