Pray for the Dying
Jesus says: (Gesù Our Teacher, Vol. 1) "My children, peace be with you now and always. Behold: I am amongst you as I already was amongst my Apostles in the Cenacle, when I entered through closed doors after my Resurrection. I give you peace and with it my love, but I want also to express to you my desires and to promise you my graces.
I am Jesus of Mercy, and I want to give mercy, above all to those souls who pass daily from this life to the other.
There are thousands of people who encounter death in the most unexpected moments and in the most diverse ways.
Death is relentless in it's destructive action and has no regard neither for the age nor the condition of whoever is to be struck. It launches it's mortal blow and strikes.
You generally represent and think about death like this:
a skeleton carrying a sickle in it's hands.
If this can help your fantasy to fear death, I don't want to present it to your eyes, as my followers and very dear children, as so.
Death, for whoever believes, is like the servant of the Lord who opens the door of eternity.
From the moment in which the door of human life is closed, and that of eternal life is opened, important things happen.
The body undergoes a break-up, but it is not irreparably lost, because in the day of the resurrection it will recompose itself and reunite itself to the soul to enjoy eternally the reward or penalty merited. From the judgment of God, infinitely just, will depend the condemnation or the glory, which will be unchangeable. Towards this ultimate moment, so decisive, must your whole life aim at.
You must conduct yourselves in such a way that, in whatever hour death arrives, it may not catch you unprepared but equipped with your baggage of good works to be presented to the supreme Judge.
Now tell Me, my children, how many are the souls who, worrying themselves over what awaits them, want to seriously prepare themselves?
That's why, as I admonish you to behave in this specific way,
I beg you to be for all those dying that voice, which beseeches, by means of prayer, light and help.
It's enough at times a ray of light to rouse hearts, to enlighten minds and to make the wills to act. One of your petitions to the Heart of God is enough for Me to apply to the many dying those merits of my Passion which can obtain conversion and salvation. My children, if you were to see one of your dear ones on the edge of a precipice, what wouldn't you do to prevent him from falling? How many souls of your brethren are dangling on the brink of an abyss from whose depths it is impossible to rise again!
That good which you will have done to the dying, even those unknown to you, so that they can regain grace, shall be remembered by Me, since it is always true that whoever saves a soul has predestined his. I bless you all."
The thoughts, the reflections and the meditations in this booklet, were inspired by Our Lord Jesus to Carmela Negri Carabelli. They are, however, addressed to all those souls, who, desirous to love the Lord, seek to put into practice his teachings and to live the Christian life more perfectly. May Jesus bless these pages and those who read them with the desire to improve themselves, granting the help of his grace.
For more information about these magnificent teachings, for any spiritual assistance you may need or to participate and spread throughout the world the cenacles of prayer and the apostolate of the Divine Mercy, please contact:
Nihil Obstat: Reverend Gerard Diamond MA (Oxon), LSS,
D. Theol, Diocesan Censor
Imprimatur: Rev. Monsignor Les Tomlinson, Vicar General
Date: 20th July 2007
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