Thursday, May 22, 2008: (St. Rita)

Jesus said: “My people, in the Gospel I used strong language to emphasize to the people how to remove yourself as much as possible from near occasions of sin. It is the same as speaking to those who are addicted to drink or gambling, and advising them to avoid bars and casinos. At times you are led to sin by allowing something to control you. But addictions are not the only source of abuse or sin, it can also be an obsession for any earthly desire or pleasure taken to the extreme. Whenever you desire something more than Me, then you could make that an idol in your eyes. You also know that I do not want you to worship any gods or idols before Me according to the First Commandment. So put these desires and near occasions of sin out of your mind when you are tempted, so you will not have to face the fires of Gehenna. I am telling you also that hell is a true place of flames that will last forever for those condemned to be there. Strive to follow the narrow road of keeping My Commandments, and you will receive your reward in heaven.”
Prayer Group:
Jesus said: “My people, I want to thank all the members of this prayer group for your dedication, your prayers, and your endurance to keep your prayer group going for so many years. Your prayers have been a saving grace for this parish, and you have seen some rewards in your current pastor and your cross on the altar. Continue to pray your rosaries. Your hours of Adoration have brought you all many graces as well.”
Jesus said: “My people, many of you pray your prayers before meals, but you also should be praying together as a family as well. This vision of a prayer bench in the living room is a sign to have family prayer in your home. You recently had your home re-consecrated to My Sacred Heart with your Enthronement certificate. Remember to share the certificates with your daughters in their own home enthronements. This Enthronement to the Sacred Heart is a protection for your home and the souls of your families.”
Mary said: “My dear children, when I appeared to the children, I had to teach some of them how to properly pray my rosary slowly and completely. You, yourself, know the power of prayer in your life and how important it is to pass this rosary devotion on to each generation in your children and your grandchildren. You remember how you had to teach each of your religion classes how to say the prayers of my rosary. If the children are not taught their prayers, they cannot use my best weapon against the evil one. Continue to share rosaries and how to pray the four Mysteries of my rosary. This May is a month dedicated to me, and you can remember me most in praying for my intentions, as I guard you with my mantle of protection.”
Jesus said: “My people, you all know that the Mass is the greatest prayer that could be offered up to Me. You are renewing in a spiritual way My death on the cross as you partake in My Body and Blood of My Eucharist. Holy Communion is your spiritual food and you need to be free of mortal sin in order to receive Me worthily. For a short time I am intimately present in your soul after you receive Me in Holy Communion. You are experiencing My Real Presence as a taste of heaven on earth. Those, who can receive Me at daily Mass, have even more blessings because you are coming without obligation as on Sunday. Encourage your people to honor Me at daily Mass and Adoration whenever you can visit Me. Enjoy this opportunity now because these gifts will only be had in secret in the future.”
Jesus said: “My people, you have read in the Scriptures how My apostles asked Me how to pray to God. I gave them My very words in the ‘Our Father’ prayer. The rosary prayers are very Scriptural, so do not let people tell you that it is just an old tradition and is not necessary. I tell you, your world needs more prayer now more than ever to fight the evil going on. There are many ways to pray, whether it be formal prayer, personal informal prayer, contemplative prayer, or even attending Mass. However you pray, I listen to all of your prayers and your intentions.”
Jesus said: “My people, I know every thought in your mind and every intention that you make in your prayers of petition. I know that you pray for people who are sick to get better, but your best intention should be for the saving of that soul so they could come to heaven one day. Your sicknesses come and go except for terminal illnesses. But when your body dies, you are only left with your immortal soul. This is why your prayer intentions should be directed for whatever is best for the deliverance of that soul. This is also why I healed people of their sins first, and then healed their body.”
Jesus said: “My people, all forms of prayer are really your means of talking to Me and expressing your love for Me and your love for your neighbor. There are different intentions in your prayers. When you come before My Blessed Sacrament, you are praying prayers of praise, Adoration, and worship. When you seek My forgiveness in Confession you are seeking Me with prayers of contrition to pardon your sins. When you have a prayer answered or something in life is given to you by My gifts, you can offer Me prayers of thanksgiving and give Me all the credit for your accomplishments. You know most about prayers of petition which are answered in My time. You also pray over people in deliverance prayers, for meals, or the blessing of objects with the priest. In all of these prayers you are united in our two hearts.”