My Dream About the Power of PrayerNov 01, 2020
Occasionally, I have a dream that tells me something I didn't already know (for example, my dream about a great darkness which I shared here).
This is how I know that a particular dream is not from me, but from the Holy Spirit or my Guardian Angel perhaps.
Anyway, the other night I had a dream like that.
Lately, I've been praying more than ever before, but I have also been feeling discouraged because I'm still falling into the same traps that the devil lays for me. I'm still confessing the same sins over and over.
So I wondered to myself, what am I doing wrong? Are my prayers profiting anything?
Then I had this very simple but illuminating dream:
I was climbing a mountain. Not on my feet or even on my knees, but on my stomach.
I was commando crawling up the mountain, slowly but surely putting one arm in front of the other with all my might.
Despite this humiliating mode of travel, I was making progress! And as I watched myself going up that mountain, I understood that this is how God sees my prayer life.
Every day, with every prayer I say, I'm making spiritual progress. Even though my progress is slow and seemingly insignificant (to my own eyes), it has infinite significance in the eyes of God.
The top of the mountain represented to me Heaven. My final destination. I've still got a long ways to go, but prayer keeps me moving in the right direction.
With that, I'd like to share a recent message from Jesus Christ to Children of the Renewal, September 6, 2020:
“My little lamb, do not hesitate to write My words even when you have doubts about this gift I give to you. I am still working through you in the world and touching hearts. Do not allow the evil one to dissuade you, for others are learning to listen to Me in the quiet of their hearts by reading and learning from these words. My child, even though some who read do not actively hear Me, they are more open to My direction and they are learning how to enter more deeply into prayer. This is always very important, but even more so in this present age. I want all My children to have an active prayer life and bring all problems, decisions and even their joys and suffering to Me in prayer. I will provide clarity and direction to all souls who seek union with Me and who are striving for holiness. Openness to the Spirit of the Lord is crucial to discern the spirits of the age and to follow God, the Blessed Trinity, the only One True God who is Father and Creator of all.
“My beloved children, you will suffer much in the days ahead, even more so than you are already suffering, but unite your suffering to Mine on the cross. Offer it for souls, for conversion, for them to open their hearts to My Holy Spirit. I am counting on My Children of Light to be light bearers to a world steeped in darkness due to sin. Pray the Most Holy Rosary and the Divine Mercy Chaplet. If you already pray these daily, I invite you to add an additional Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet so that these are offered at the beginning of the day and at the end of your day. In this way, the heavenly protection and graces will cover you throughout each day. This is very important, My beloved children, for your protection and that of your children. Bind your children and grandchildren to My Most Holy and Pure Mother Mary through the prayer of the Holy Rosary. In this way, they will also be protected from evil.
“My children who have the opportunity and the will to pray three rosaries a day, I implore you to do so. Even more will be efficacious for souls who have not experienced My love for them. There are many people who have never heard the Good News of My saving act, due to lack of knowledge in their surrounding environment or because their parents raised them as atheists or in false religions (those who do not worship the One True God). Your prayers soften hearts and provide much love. Your prayers unite to those of all faithful Christians in the world and when united with My suffering on the cross for all of humanity, and through the Immaculate Heart of My Mother, are presented as worthy prayers before My Father’s throne in Heaven. My Holy Mother presents them herself and intercedes for you, My children. Do not underestimate the power of the Rosary, as its mysteries are the events in My life and the life of My Mother. When one prays the Most Holy Rosary, one prays the Gospel! The Divine Mercy Chaplet is closely linked to the Holy Mass, My children. This is why I request you pray both the Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet daily (twice, three times and more for those who can.) I say, for those who can, because I understand that mothers of young children, people who work and care for the sick, etc., may not be able to pray more than three rosaries a day. Be faithful to your vocation and to your daily duties. There is holiness in living faith fully and being dedicated to your vocation. Always pray while you are doing important but seemingly ‘meaningless’ tasks for this honors Me and offers your work, even daily chores to God. All work, united to Me is holy work. Pray often, even while driving, My children. We will be united in Spirit and I will direct you in life. My children, remember your Guardian Angels. Speak to them. Thank them for loving you and for guarding your souls. They are your angelic friends for life! They love you and want you to gain Heaven. Your angel will lead you sometimes visibly as when the day comes to take you to a refuge. Be familiar with your angel so you are more open to their guidance every day. Every soul has a Guardian Angel because of God’s great love for souls.
“Be attentive, My Children of Light. Be people of prayer, especially the prayer of Holy Mass, the highest form of prayer. Frequent the Sacraments. The day is coming soon when you will no longer have access to my churches and chapels. Some brave priests will do their best to make it possible for their flocks to receive Me in the Holy Eucharist, but many more will go along, like before. Seek these priests and if possible, go to them for the Sacraments. Do this even if you have to travel a distance to do so. My children, do whatever you can to receive the Sacraments so you will be strengthened in these times of trials. When the Time of Great Trials comes, which is very soon, more priests will do what they can to make the Sacraments available, but many people will go without them for long periods of time. Pray, pray, pray. Support My holy priest sons. Protect them. My sons who are among the laity, I am calling upon you to protect My holy priest sons. There is a movement underway to communicate this need to My holy and devout men. Do not be afraid. Ask for legions of angels whenever needed, and I will send them. If you lose your lives to save My holy priests, even one, you will be taken directly to Heaven for you will have died for your Jesus.
“Listen to Me; do not fear. Fear is not of the Lord. Take courage and trust in Me. I am with you. This is a time of great darkness, but will also be known later as a time of great light. The light will prevail over the darkness. My Mother’s Immaculate Heart will triumph over My adversary and yours. Her faithful children will form her heel to crush the enemy. Her heart will reign during the beautiful time of peace. You will all be very grateful to God and to My Most Holy Mother Mary and this time of difficulties will have been worth it, My children. Think of how wonderful the world will be when you see evil doing its best to make the world I created, ugly, dehumanizing and dark. Whatever he tries to do, think of the opposite, beauty, light, love for all mankind, love among all peoples and peace that only I can give. Think of these things, My children and believe in the God who saves. All will be well. Take up your rosaries, avail yourselves of the Sacraments and be a source of love, joy and strength to your families. Be love to others, My children. Be light. Be mercy. Be peace. I am with you and I will never leave you alone to face these trying and difficult times. Remain in prayer as much as possible. All will be well, even though it will not appear so.
“Go in peace My child. I bless you in the name of My Father, in My name and in the name of My Holy Spirit. Go in My peace and with My love.”