Thursday, July 19, 2018

Thursday's Mercy Minutes...

Divine Mercy Daily

Part One of Conference

 

Conference on Spiritual Warfare.

My daughter, I want to teach you about spiritual warfare. Never trust in yourself, but abandon yourself totally to My will. In desolation, darkness, and various doubts, have recourse to Me and to your spiritual director. He will always answer you in My name. Do not bargain with any temptation; lock yourself immediately in My Heart and, at the first opportunity, reveal the temptation to the confessor (Diary, 1760). 

My Prayer Response:

Thank You, Jesus, for Your conference on spiritual warfare. May Your teachings sink deeply into my heart and mind. May I place my trust in You and abandon myself to Your will, locking myself in Your Heart. Remind me at the first opportunity to reveal the temptations to my confessor.
*Diary passages with bolded words are Jesus speaking

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Here's today's Mercy Minutes...

Divine Mercy Daily

Like Fog before the Sun’s Rays

 

Meditation:

Know, My daughter, that if your soul is filled with the fire of My pure love, then all difficulties dissipate like fog before the sun’s rays and dare not touch the soul. All adversaries are afraid to start a quarrel with such a soul, because they sense that it is stronger than the whole world ... (Diary, 1643).

My Prayer Response:

Lord Jesus, may I be filled with the “fire of mercy” (Pope John Paul II, Krakow, Poland, August 17, 2002, Entrustment of the World to Divine Mercy) and watch all difficulties to promoting Divine Mercy disappear like fog in the sun’s rays. I trust in Your mercy.
*Diary passages with bolded words are Jesus speaking

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

What have you all been up to?

Good evening everyone,

I'm sure that many of you have been very busy enjoying the summer, what with picnics, camp fires, cookouts, swimming, etc.  As for me, I rarely go outside.  But, perhaps I will tomorrow, as the weather is to be a bit better, with lower temperatures and much lower humidity.  I enjoy walking out back and looking at my flower beds.  My Black Eyed Susan's are blooming and they look beautiful.

I am now finished writing my new novel.  It's not as long as some of my other ones, but it does have just over one hundred pages.  I did my first re-read today and found some changes that I needed to make.  Now starts the proof-reading, which is so hard for me.

If you've never proof-read any document, I can tell you that it's very hard to do.  Most people, when we read, just surface read.  At least, that's what I can it.  I guess it's like scanning each sentence, which means we really don't actually look closely at each word.  When I proof, I have to read out loud, and read slowly, by saying each word as I proof.

Of course, computers today, have spell check and will usually let you know if you've made a mistake in word choice, but they don't proof the pages.  Only you can do that!  I will have to proof it twice, just in case I miss something, the first time through.

This novel is fiction and is about a subject that is close to my heart.  It takes place at the sea shore, and also has some interesting paranormal activity in it, as well.  I'll let everyone know when it's available for purchase, either in actual book form or for electronic reading.  I'll let you all see a copy of the cover, when I've got one, that is.

I thank all those who have bought my novels, either the actual book or an electronic copy.  It means so much to me for all your support.

May God be with each of you and keep you safe, always.
Susan

Tuesday's Mercy Minutes...

Divine Mercy Daily

The Work of Redemption

 

Meditation:

Listen, My daughter, although all the works that come into being by My will are exposed to great sufferings, consider whether any of them has been subject to greater difficulties than that work which is directly Mine — the work of Redemption. You should not worry too much about adversities. The world is not as powerful as it seems to be; its strength is strictly limited (Diary, 1643).

My Prayer Response:

Lord Jesus, may I not worry and lose my peace when I face difficulties in promoting Your mercy to souls in need. May I be inspired in the struggle by the words of the Great Mercy Pope: “The ultimate limit to evil is Divine Mercy” (see Pope John Paul II, Memory and Identity, p. 55).
*Diary passages with bolded words are Jesus speaking

Monday, July 16, 2018

Monday's Mercy Minutes...

Divine Mercy Daily

More Directives

 

Meditation:

Third, have the certitude that I am looking at you and supporting you. Fourth, do not fear either struggles of the soul or any temptations, because I am supporting you; if only you are willing to fight, know that the victory is always on your side. Fifth, know that by fighting bravely you give Me great glory and amass merits for yourself. Temptation gives you a chance to show Me your fidelity(Diary, 1560).

My Prayer Response:

Lord Jesus, thank You, for Your encouragement and support in fighting temptations. May I give You great glory in fighting temptations and show You my fidelity.
*Diary passages with bolded words are Jesus speaking

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Sunday's Mercy Minutes

Divine Mercy Daily

Directives about Temptations

 

Meditation:

February 3, [1938]. Today after Holy Communion, Jesus again gave me a few directives: First, do not fight against a temptation by yourself, but disclose it to the confessor at once, and then the temptation will lose all its force. Second, during these ordeals do not lose your peace; live in My presence; ask My Mother and the Saints for help(Diary, 1560).

My Prayer Response:

Thank You, Lord, for giving me directives about temptations. May I always be open with my confessor. May I remain at peace in the midst of temptation by living in Your presence and asking Mother Mary and the Saints for help.
*Diary passages with bolded words are Jesus speaking

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Saturday's Mercy Minutes...

Divine Mercy Daily

Help Me Withstand Temptations

 

Meditation:

[St. Faustina was tempted repeatedly by Satan against her vocation of proclaiming God’s mercy and praying for mercy for souls, especially sinners (see Diary, 1496-1499):]
At that moment, I saw Jesus, who said, I am pleased with what you are doing. And you can continue to be at peace if you always do the best you can in respect to this work of mercy. Be absolutely as frank as possible with your confessor.
Satan gained nothing by tempting you, because you did not enter into conversation with him. Continue to act in this way. You gave Me great glory today by fighting so faithfully (Diary, 1499). 

My Prayer Response:

Lord, may I be faithful to my vocation at times of temptation. May I not enter into temptation by conversation with the Evil One. By the grace of Your presence, help me to withstand temptations.
*Diary passages with bolded words are Jesus speaking