The Community Prayer
Jesus says: (Gesù Our Teacher, Vol. 1) - "Dear children, the thought of joining yourselves in prayer is very pleasing to the Father. He is the God of infinite mercy, He loves all his creatures and wants them all saved. To this end He has sent Me, his Son, to the earth so that I would show to men, in my attitude towards them, his Goodness.
Now I would like to make you understand how necessary it is that everyone raise their cry, invoking from the Father again and always, through his Incarnate Son, that mercy which you require.
It is for this reason that the Holy Spirit goes arousing, in your cities and in many lands, those desires for collective prayer, the community prayer which has it's own particular strength.
The measure is about to overflow, children! Evil goes around spreading itself always more under multiple forms that wound the Heart of the Father.
How can you prevent Him from using even strong-arm measures, of convincing the wicked to return to the right path? Behold, these prayer meetings are like an oasis on which the Father can count on.
It is not the number of components that make a breach, but it is the ardour, the humility and the generosity that animates them. I would like these groups to multiply and spread themselves like drops of oil on the boundless sea of evil. I would like these humble drops of oil to draw the abyss of God's Mercy, so that the chastisements which threaten men be taken away from them.
My children, you understand well and I see it by that desire that you have for the divine Word for which you want to be near to whoever, as my instrument, passes it on to you. This religious instruction is very necessary, which, in it's simplicity, can easily enter into your minds.
However, I would like it to come down like a flame into your heart and bring to you the pure love of God, that love which makes you embrace his Will and to bless the Lord even in the midst of the adversities and difficulties of life.
It is this love the most beautiful prayer which, united to the formulas that you recite, transforms you so to obtain from God light and strength. If you knew how effective the knowledge of the Divine Truths is to always pray better and always love more!
I want to, however, give you a warning and an invitation. I would like you, after these meetings under whatever name they are undertaken, after having started them by prayer, after having cemented your affections with your God and between yourselves, to depart from this oasis a radiating light which communicates itself to many others.
It will be, first of all, to your families that you will bring the abundance of these gifts. Oh, holy patience, how much efficacy it will have on your dear ones!
How much effect will your words have, accompanied by that breath of charity that leaves my Heart! Your exhortations would be useless, but if leaving from here, you fill yourselves with Me, everything will change, because it is I who acts in you, I who speak, I who think, I who love.
I would like, also, that you have far-sighted aims like mine, to spread my good desires. There are many poor, many needy, many troubled: reach out to them I beg you. Be the extension of my arm and above all be the diffusing ray of my love.
My beloved ones are the sinners, the sick and the poor. They will believe in the infinite Mercy of the Father only through your action. Be in agreement with Me, between yourselves and with them.
If some fault weighs on your conscience and you feel guilty before God, remember that it will be your beneficiaries who will be your defence lawyers before God the Judge.
That God who rewards even a glass of water given to a child in his name, shall be rich in his forgiveness; in his Mercy and in his reward to you if you will learn to do all you can for others, by winning over that natural selfishness of which man is dominated.
If you have personal and family worries that torment you, don't get alarmed. You are all my children and for what you do to your fellow man, I compensate you and I promise you (a solemn promise), help in your daily difficulties.
Love Me, follow Me and make Me loved and followed. I bless you, beloved children. The light, with which I flood you, is worth much more than the light of your eyes. Let it be so deep that it illuminates your whole life."
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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