Prayer Group Overview
Our prayer theme today: Protection
The readings are chosen after the Crusade Prayers and after a prayer to the Holy Spirit for guidance. They are listed below. An overview of the readings will be posted below. It is recommended that you read the messages in full by clicking on the link beneath each one.
The Readings today:
Bible: 2 Joel 2:1-11
Book of Truth:
2. Mother of Salvation: The Feast Day of the Mother of Salvation, will be the last day accorded to me, the Mother of God (4 June, 2014)
See here for the full message: https://missionofsalvation.wordpress.com/Message-1140/
- I may be their only true friend, their only salvation, but many of them will ignore My Warnings (18 Oct. 2013)
See here for the full reading : https://missionofsalvation.wordpress.com/Message-0939/
4. Mary: Satan loses his power when My Rosary is recited (25 June 2011)
See here for the full message: https://missionofsalvation.wordpress.com/Message-0122/
Overview of the readings:
The Bible reading refers to the “terrible day of the Lord”. It tells us that it is near – the darkness, whirlwinds, fire and being overrun by a strong people. (That is, the chastisements which are to come).
The first reading from the Book of Truth reminds us about the Feastday of the Mother of Salvation and the medal of Salvation.(Indeed, it is in about 2 weeks that we have an interregional prayer group meeting planned to celebrate).
The second reading from the B of T tells us that so many people “who love (Jesus) the most” will ignore His warnings and their souls will be lost. Jesus tells us of the intense hatred that the devil has for Him and His Church. Jesus, however, tells us that He will fill their souls with the Holy Spirit and that He will fight for these souls.
In the final message, Our Blessed Mother tells us about the power and importance of the Rosary. She tells us that it is the weapon that will help save souls. The devil groans in pain when it is said, his power is weakened, he cringes and loses his power. Our Mother tell us that we must tell others, including non-catholics to say it.
In conclusion, our theme for the prayers we prayed today was for “Protection”. We are told of the medal of Salvation and the Rosary (in this month of May!), 2 of the messages from the book of Truth. In The other message Jesus tells us how He will not give up in saving His most-loved souls. This message as well as the last one also tell us about the intense hatred of the devil and his efforts to deceive and capture souls. Jesus and our bl. Mother reassure us about the protection we have at our disposal and of their love for us in this battle.
Please click on the links beneath each message to read them in full.
The Bible Reading is below:
Bible Reading (Douay Rheims)
Joel 2: 1-11
 Blow ye the trumpet in Sion, sound an alarm in my holy mountain, let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: because the day of the Lord cometh, because it is nigh at hand,  A day of darkness, and of gloominess, a day of clouds and whirlwinds: a numerous and strong people as the morning spread upon the mountains: the like to it hath not been from the beginning, nor shall be after it even to the years of generation and generation.  Before the face thereof a devouring fire, and behind it a burning flame: the land is like a garden of pleasure before it, and behind it a desolate wilderness, neither is there any one that can escape it.  The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses, and they shall run like horsemen.  They shall leap like the noise of chariots upon the tops of mountains, like the noise of a flame of fire devouring the stubble, as a strong people prepared to battle.
 At their presence the people shall be in grievous pains: all faces shall be made like a kettle.  They shall run like valiant men: like men of war they shall scale the wall: the men shall march every one on his way, and they shall not turn aside from their ranks.  No one shall press upon his brother: they shall walk every one in his path: yea, and they shall fall through the windows, and shall take no harm.  They shall enter into the city: they shall run upon the wall, they shall climb up the houses, they shall come in at the windows as a thief.  At their presence the earth hath trembled, the heavens are moved: the sun and moon are darkened, and the stars have withdrawn their shining.
 And the Lord hath uttered his voice before the face of his army: for his armies are exceeding great, for they are strong and execute his word: for the day of the Lord is great and very terrible: and who can stand it?
Notes:  The day of the Lord: That is, the time when he will execute justice upon sinners.
 A numerous and strong people: The Assyrians, or Chaldeans. Others understand all this as an army of locusts laying waste the land.