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

Sunday, 29 January 2017

February Prayer Intention 2017

February Prayer Intention 2017

Jesus you are the Light of the World, bring us all out of darkness into Your wonderful Light.
Jesus you are the Good Shepherd who searches for the lost, draw all people to Yourself.
Jesus you are the Saviour, may all be saved through the power of Your Passion and Death on the Cross.

Above all preserve an intense love for each other

Notes of meeting on 24 January 2017

Jesus receives our praise and listens to the cry of our hearts. He from His Heart feeds back to us the power of His love and mercy and the power of His Spirit. So filled with His Love in our body, mind and spirit we can allow His Love to flow through us to those around us.

1 Peter 4 v 1-2 and 7 -14
1 As Christ has undergone bodily suffering, you too should arm yourselves with the same conviction, that anyone who has undergone bodily suffering has broken with sin,
2 because for the rest of life on earth that person is ruled not by human passions but only by the will of God.
7 The end of all things is near, so keep your minds calm and sober for prayer.
8 Above all preserve an intense love for each other, since love covers over many a sin.
9 Welcome each other into your houses without grumbling.
10 Each one of you has received a special grace, so, like good stewards responsible for all these varied graces of God, put it at the service of others.
11 If anyone is a speaker, let it be as the words of God, if anyone serves, let it be as in strength granted by God; so that in everything God may receive the glory, through Jesus Christ, since to him alone belong all glory and power for ever and ever. Amen.
12 My dear friends, do not be taken aback at the testing by fire which is taking place among you, as though something strange were happening to you;
13 but in so far as you share in the sufferings of Christ, be glad, so that you may enjoy a much greater gladness when his glory is revealed.
14 If you are insulted for bearing Christ's name, blessed are you, for on you rests the Spirit of God, the Spirit of glory.

Wisdom 6 v 12 - 21
12 Wisdom is brilliant, she never fades. By those who love her, she is readily seen, by those who seek her, she is readily found.
13 She anticipates those who desire her by making herself known first.
14 Whoever gets up early to seek her will have no trouble but will find her sitting at the door.
15 Meditating on her is understanding in its perfect form, and anyone keeping awake for her will soon be free from care.
16 For she herself searches everywhere for those who are worthy of her, benevolently appearing to them on their ways, anticipating their every thought.
17 For Wisdom begins with the sincere desire for instruction, care for instruction means loving her,
18 loving her means keeping her laws, attention to her laws guarantees incorruptibility,
19 and incorruptibility brings us near to God;
20 the desire for Wisdom thus leads to sovereignty.
21 If then thrones and sceptres delight you, monarchs of the nations, honour Wisdom, so that you may reign for ever.

Monday, 16 January 2017

Jesus is the Way the Truth and the Life

Notes of meeting on 10 January 2017

Picture of the baby Jesus who had just been born. He was crying and cold. On the horizon I could see His future life mapped out including the Stations of the Cross.

Our Heavenly Father says: "My Son Jesus came into the world to be as you are my beloved people, with all the frailties and hardships and joys of mankind. He walked before you in the way of true holiness.
My heart is broken when I look at the world, created in love, and see the terrible things man does to man. My people the spark of life, the spark of truth in each child conceived is being besmirched by the adversary, come to Me I will forgive instantly your transgressions for I know you though and through, come the Holy Spirit and He will guide you and lead you on the path of holiness and the path of My Son Jesus, then you will with ease pray for those others who break My Heart and through your heartfelt prayers I will save them from the Abyss.
If it were not for the spark of light seen within each they could not be saved.
I am Your Father and I love you with a Fathers love, so I ask you through My Spouse Your Mother Mary to pray for those souls who My Heart yearns for and My Son's sacrifice by His Blood will save.
I am the Alpha and the Omega yet My Heart is broken your prayers and sacrifice will stay My Hand. through My Son Jesus it is possible for all to be saved for He is the Way, the Truth and the Life.
Emulate Him My people My beloved.

Luke 2 v 15-21
15 Now it happened that when the angels had gone from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, 'Let us go to Bethlehem and see this event which the Lord has made known to us.'
16 So they hurried away and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in the manger.
17 When they saw the child they repeated what they had been told about him,
18 and everyone who heard it was astonished at what the shepherds said to them.
19 As for Mary, she treasured all these things and pondered them in her heart.
20 And the shepherds went back glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, just as they had been told.
21 When the eighth day came and the child was to be circumcised, they gave him the name Jesus, the name the angel had given him before his conception.

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2 Peter 3 v 10 - 18
10 The Day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then with a roar the sky will vanish, the elements will catch fire and melt away, the earth and all that it contains will be burned up.
11 Since everything is coming to an end like this, what holy and saintly lives you should be living
12 while you wait for the Day of God to come, and try to hasten its coming: on that Day the sky will dissolve in flames and the elements melt in the heat.
13 What we are waiting for, relying on his promises, is the new heavens and new earth, where uprightness will be at home.
14 So then, my dear friends, while you are waiting, do your best to live blameless and unsullied lives so that he will find you at peace.
15 Think of our Lord's patience as your opportunity to be saved; our brother Paul, who is so dear to us, told you this when he wrote to you with the wisdom that he was given.
16 He makes this point too in his letters as a whole wherever he touches on these things. In all his letters there are of course some passages which are hard to understand, and these are the ones that uneducated and unbalanced people distort, in the same way as they distort the rest of scripture--to their own destruction.
17 Since you have been forewarned about this, my dear friends, be careful that you do not come to the point of losing the firm ground that you are standing on, carried away by the errors of unprincipled people.
18 Instead, continue to grow in the grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory, in time and eternity. Amen.