|INTRODUCTION: Jesus says in Matthew 11: 28,These Lessons/Meditations are a numerical series of 100 instructions given to Cyndi Cain, the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart over the time period of January 6, 1995 to March 1, 1995 (Ash Wednesday). Though there are a few of these Lessons/Meditations from Our Lady, the majority are from Jesus Himself. He asks that these simple messages with deep theological insight be called "THE HIDDEN WAY" for it is in being truly hidden - obedient, humble little ones - that we are lifted up with Him in sharing His Passion and ultimately His glory. He asks that we hide ourselves in His wounds and there meditate upon His Passion and Death, contemplating upon His words in Matthew, "for there is nothing hidden, that shall not be revealed: nor secret that shall not be known" so that through discernment and meditation we can be drawn closer to the Triune Divinity and understand more clearly the role each of us is to play in His Plan of Salvation for ourselves and others. Only by immersing ourselves in Christ can we understand this as the words from the prayer "Anima Christi" - the essence of the salvific nature of Christ's Passion and Death - states: "O Good Jesus, hear me. Within Thy Wounds, hide me...so that hidden in Your Most Sacred Wounds, I may quickly come to great holiness for love of Thee." This is the essence of these special Lessons/Meditations including Lesson/Meditation #83 from Our Lord below.|
the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart
PRAYING FOR THE LIVING AND THE DEAD
(Imparted on February 12, 1995 to the Hidden Flower by Our Lord)
On this Sunday, which I ask, nay command, all to give to Me in honor and worship, I will help you to open your hearts more fully so that, receiving My grace, you shall fulfill that Spiritual Work of Mercy which demands that you "Pray for the living and the dead."
O! How shallow is your faith, how weak your trust, how superficial your love because you do not pray!
For so many years at Medjugorje and in many countless places My Holy Mother has urged you to pray and to do so from your heart, for the heart and soul must be so intertwined as to be of only The Holy Spirit. Prayer from the heart is pure. It does not seek itself, it trusts Me, Loves Me, acknowledges Me as Creator of all.
If you are to fulfill this Spiritual Work of Mercy to pray for the living and the dead, first you must be guided by the Holy Spirit to pray from and with your heart.
Dear children, My covenant with you is Eternal. I Who Am keep My promises, and how many I give, and still you do not make use of the spiritual tools I give to you.
This final Spiritual Work of Mercy is of absolute necessity for it encompasses the full Mystical Body of which I Am the Head. If you are part of the true Mystical Body, the full Communion of Saints, you can do no less than pray for all your brothers and sisters, those living and all who have passed into Eternity.
How do you do this, little ones?
First, you must grow in faith, believing that I hear all prayers and I answer all, even if it appears to you that I do not.
You must be on guard in your prayer from over-burdening your heart with a ceaseless litany of purposes, intentions and names of individuals you wish to pray for. This causes your prayer to leave your heart and become a totally mental process.
I solemnly tell you it is better for you to trustingly, lovingly give to Me your whole heart-all that it contains-believing in My Infinite Merits, Graces and Power to come to the aid of all your intentions. When you pray invoke the Holy Spirit, your guardian angel and My Holy Mother, along with all the heavenly hosts, to help you. Make an act of your human will to pray fervently from your heart.
Your heart must love with My love which therefore embraces all the world, and all who have fallen asleep in Me. It is not possible for you to know by name every person, or their individual needs. It is sufficient that I know and I look down with tender Mercy upon My children and reach down to help them in accordance with your prayers. My little children, I do solemnly tell you that the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is the most perfect prayer, and at every Holy Mass you should surrender yourself totally to Me, Who Am Truly Present. In this act of total surrender all of your intentions are centered on Me, enter the Refuge of My Sacred Heart and are recipient of My Merits. Pray, then, for all that your surrendered heart contains in trust and confidence. Offer every Mass for both the living and the dead. I solemnly tell you that one Mass worthily attended while you are alive is worth more than hundreds upon hundreds offered for you after I have called you home.
Implore all of My children to seek true prayer from the heart, and to find in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass their true Food and True Drink for all who seek Me.
By your act of self-surrender you make a mystical heroic act of selflessness which so appeases My Sorrowing Heart that I can not help but pour out torrents of Mercy upon all My children.
At rising, make an offering of your entire day to Me - every thought, word and deed, every joy and sorrow. Invite Me to assist, accompany and help you in all that you do, be it ever so simple or so difficult. This then becomes prayer, for it is done for Me, with Me, in Me and through Me.
Recall the holy souls in purgatory. Yes, they are holy but their sufferings are of such intensity that if you could feel their spiritual pain for one instant, you would never cease praying and making sacrifice for them for Love of Me.
Call upon St. Michael the Archangel, to whom My Most Precious Blood is commended. Beseech this mighty warrior to pour out My Most Precious Blood upon all the holy souls in purgatory, upon sinners throughout the world, sinners in My One True Church, sinners in your home and in your family. This is a very good, holy and honest way to fulfill the Spiritual Work of Mercy to pray for the Living and the Dead. You will not fully realize in your earthly life the eternal merits you gain by this work of Mercy, but in the next I solemnly tell you that every single prayer will have attained merit, and I will exchange your merit for My Infinite Merits. All the souls you bring to Me shall be as shining stars in your eternal crown, while they whom you have brought unto Me shall entreat for you before the Throne of the Triune Divinity, and great shall be the graces given to you in your earthly life.
My children, please ponder well upon this Spiritual Work of Mercy, for you cannot conceive of its importance in this life, but it shall be revealed in the next. As the days become ever more critical I stand ready to hear your prayers and to pour out My help. Will I hear you, o, my children? Or shall you misuse the time allotted you, squandering it only for yourself?
Know that I Come and thus you must be prepared!
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