MESSAGE: “My dearest children, I come to offer you my greatest gift—to give you my love in a most special exchange, my heart for yours. In this exchange, you shall make the Act of Consecration to My Immaculate Heart, thus partaking in my Triumph. I ask you my children, it is only your choice to accept.”
GUIDANCE: Our Lady reminds us of the purpose of the consecration. The consecration holds the promise of a soul to be possessed by her and through her to God, the Holy Spirit. As she remains the spouse of the Holy Spirit, all is given to God, so it is in this way that our hearts are also promised to God through our consecration to her. Since the entire purpose of Our Lady is to bring all hearts to her Son, she in effect, is collecting all souls to Him.
In the Act of Consecration, our heart is exchanged, by divine grace, for Our Lady’s heart and then our souls are purified and cleansed through a focused reconciliation with God. When the soul comes into union with Our Lady, the desire to imitate her becomes the purpose of this union. The heart is brought to the level of purity required for the heart to correspond with the imitation of Our Lady, thus bringing about the necessary spiritual atmosphere for the exchange of hearts to occur. In this imitation, our heart is pulled by a force of desire so that it can be met on the other side by God for the exchange. The Act of Consecration is a spiritual communion with Jesus through the heart of Our Lady.
DIRECTION: Our Lady tells us that we do not recognize the power given to us through prayer. We hold within our own hearts the key to peace in the world. Through prayer, a relationship will be increased; and through this heart to heart time we spend with Him, all our needs can be fulfilled. We should place aside a time for this relationship to grow. It is not possible to have a one-sided relationship. We must allow Jesus the time to reveal to our heart. His design created for us. Through the solitude of prayer, all the mysteries of heaven can be taught to our soul.
MEDITATION: O’Immaculate Heart of Mary, help me to pray for the fire within my heart to be brought by you, to the level necessary for the exchange of my heart for yours. I pray to give to you, dear Mother, a YES of simplicity created from the purity of my heart and with the intention of imitation of your heart. Holy Mary, assist me with the desire to love God with my entire soul; to spare nothing within my power to please Him, who loves me so greatly. I desire to become united with you eternally, so that you may present me before the throne of your son in a state of perfection and filled with sacred love. Such is my ardent hope, my fervent desire.
“And every one that has left house or brethren or sister, or father, or mother, or lands for my sake, shall receive a hundred-fold, and shall possess life everlasting.” Matt 19: 29
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