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All Souls’ Day, November 2, Pray for the Dead

2 Maccabees 12:44-45

44 For had he not expected the fallen to rise again, it would have been superfluous and foolish to pray for the dead,

45 whereas if he had in view the splendid recompense reserved for those who make a pious end, the thought was holy and devout. Hence, he had this expiatory sacrifice offered for the dead, so that they might be released from their sin.

Roman Martyrology

“On this day is observed the commemoration of the faithful departed, in which our common and pious Mother the Church, immediately after having endeavored to celebrate by worthy praise all her children who already rejoice in heaven, strives to aid by her powerful intercession with Christ, her Lord and Spouse, all those who still groan in purgatory, so that they may join as soon as possible the inhabitants of the heavenly city.”

 

 

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God’s Garden

Remembering my Aunt Sue today. She is with the Lord in heaven. God let me spend time with her, my 2nd Mother before she passed. My Aunt Sue read the Holy Bible from cover to cover she would exclaim with such joy.  There is a place in my heart that is only reserved for her. May God give strength to my cousin her daughter, Marjorie and to all children and grandchildren. Especially, my dearest cousin Denise who ministers to me about the purpose life and death. She is such a humble Christian.  But My Aunt touched the heart of so many people. She was a Woman of God on this earth.

God of our ancestors in faith, by the covenant made on Mount Sinai, You taught Your people to strengthen the bonds of family through faith, honor, and love.  God of faithfulness, in Your wisdom You have called my Aunt Sue out of this world.  YOU have released her from the bonds of sin, and welcome her into Your Presence, so the she may enjoy eternal light and peace and be raised up in glory with all Your saints. Grant that I may see my dearest Aunt Sue again in the brightness of Your everlasting glory. I ask this through Your Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ.  In this I pray, Amen.

 

 

God looked around his garden,
And found an empty place.
He then looked down upon the earth,
And saw your tired face.
He put his arms around you,
And lifted you to rest;
God’s garden must be beautiful-He always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering,
He knew you were in pain;
He knew you would never get well on earth again.
He saw the road was getting rough
And hills were hard to climb
So he closed your weary eyelids, and whispered,
“Peace be thine.”
It broke our hearts to lose you,
But you didn’t go alone,
For a part of us went with you,
The day God called you home.

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Preparing for Lent.

This is the preparation for most solemn Feast in Christianity, Easter. As a child, I can recall the Catholic Calendar hanging in kitchen.  Every Friday had a symbol of a fish. That meant a meatless day, a reminder.

Questions and Answers about Lent and Lenten Practices

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God Gives Eternal Life: John 10:28, John 17:3.

John 10:28

I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.

John 17:3

And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.

Eternal life is the life everlasting in the presence of God.

Breath in me, Spirit of God, that I may think what is holy; drive me, Spirit of God, that I may do what is holy; draw me Spirit of God, that I may love what is holy; strengthen me, Spirit of God, that I may preserve what is holy; guard me, Spirit of God, that I may never lose what is holy.

+-- There is only one way: Through the blood of Jesus Christ.:

 

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All Souls Day, Pray for the dead, November 2.

Via Catholic Online

All Souls Day is a holy day set aside for honoring the dead. According to Catholic belief, the soul of a person who dies can go to one of three places. The first is heaven, where a person who dies in a state of perfect grace and communion with God goes. The second is hell, where those who die in a state of mortal sin are naturally condemned by their choice. The intermediate option is purgatory, which is thought to be where most people, free of mortal sin, but still in a state of lesser (venial) sin, must go.

Consistent with these teachings and traditions, Catholics believe that through the prayers of the faithful on Earth, the dead are cleansed of their sins so they may enter into heaven.

All Souls Day: Traditions from around the world

History of All Souls Day

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Satan’s Final Destruction: The Lake of Fire, Rev 20:10-14 ESV.

Revelation 20:10-14

10 and the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.

11 Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. From his presence earth and sky fled away, and no place was found for them. 12 And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done. 13 And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, Death and Hades gave up the dead who were in them, and they were judged, each one of them, according to what they had done. 14 Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire.

Revelation 12:

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Closer To God: Exodus 33:21-23, Exodus 15:11.

Exodus 33:21-23

21 And the Lord said, “Behold, there is a place by me where you shall stand on the rock, 22 and while my glory passes by I will put you in a cleft of the rock, and I will cover you with my hand until I have passed by. 23 Then I will take away my hand, and you shall see my back, but my face shall not be seen.”

Exodus God:15-11

11 “Who is like you, O Lord, among the gods?
    Who is like you, majestic in holiness,
    awesome in glorious deeds, doing wonders?

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee.
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty,
God in three persons, blessed Trinity!

Book of Exodus

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Hearts Shinning in Glory of Jesus: 2 Corinthians 4:6, Matthew 5:16.

2 Corinthians 4:6

For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Matthew 5:16:

16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that[a] they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

Dear Lord.

Almighty God who art the Light of the world, grant my son and I Thy heavenly blessing. May the radiance of Your Light illumine my heart and brighten our home with the spirit of faith and love as the enemy, the devil, lucifer was attacking this past weekend. Let the Light of Your Presence guide me and my son, for in Your Light do we see light. Bless us also with Your Spirit, that happiness, peace, glory and honor are yours Almighty Father forever and ever.

Please Hear my Prayer,
Amen

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Fallen Angels: 2 Peter 2:4, 1 John 3:8, Ephesians 6:12, Revelation 12:9.

2 Peter 2:4

For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to chains of gloomy darkness to be kept until the judgment;

1 John 3:8

Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.

Ephesians 6:12

12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.

Revelation 12:9

And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.

Heavenly Father, let the healing waters of my baptism now flow back through the maternal and paternal generations to purify my family line of satan and sin. I come before You, Father, and ask forgiveness for myself, my relatives, and my ancestors, for any calling upon powers that set themselves up in opposition to You or that do not offer true honor to Jesus Christ. In Jesus’ Holy Name, I now reclaim any territory that was handed over to satan and place it under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

By the power of Your Holy Spirit, reveal to me, Father, any people I need to forgive and any areas of unconfessed sin. Reveal aspects of my life that are not pleasing to You, Father, ways that have given or could give satan a foothold in my life. Father, I give to You any unforgiveness; I give to You my sins; and, I give to You all ways that satan has a hold of my life. Thank You, for Your forgiveness and Your love.

Lord Jesus, in Your Holy Name, I bind all evil spirits of the air, water, ground, underground, and netherworld. I further bind, in Jesus’ Name, any and all emissaries of the satanic headquarters and claim the Precious Blood of Jesus on the air, atmosphere, water, ground and their fruits around us, the underground and the netherworld below.

Heavenly Father, allow Your Son Jesus to come now with the Holy Spirit, the Blessed Virgin Mary, the holy angels and the saints to protect me from all harm and to keep all evil spirits from taking revenge on me in any way.

In the Holy Name of Jesus, I seal myself, my relatives, my friends, this room I sit, and all sources of supply in the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ.

In the Name of Jesus, I rebuke you spirit of all evil, the devil, the enemy, Lucifer.  I command to go directly to Jesus, without manifestation and without harm to me or anyone, so that He can dispose of you according to His Holy Will.

I thank You, Heavenly Father for Your Love. I thank You, Holy Spirit for empowering me to be aggressive against satan and evil spirits. I thank You, Jesus, for setting me free. I thank You, Mary, for interceding for me with the holy angels and the saints.

In this I pray,

Amen.

 

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Holy Thursday, John 13:1-15, Matthew 26:28, Matthew 26:36-39, Luke 22:43 ESV

13 Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. During supper, when the devil had already put it into the heart of  Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray him, Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going back to God, rose from supper. He laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it around his waist. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him. He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, do you wash my feet?” Jesus answered him, “What I am doing you do not understand now, but afterward you will understand.” Peter said to him, “You shall never wash my feet.” Jesus answered him, “If I do not wash you, you have no share with me.” Simon Peter said to him, “Lord, not my feet only but also my hands and my head!” 10 Jesus said to him, “The one who has bathed does not need to wash, except for his feet,[a] but is completely clean. And you[b] are clean, but not every one of you.” 11 For he knew who was to betray him; that was why he said, “Not all of you are clean.”

12 When he had washed their feet and put on his outer garments and resumed his place, he said to them, “Do you understand what I have done to you? 13 You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. 14 If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. 15 For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you.

Matthew 26:28

28 for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.

Matthew 26:36-39

36 Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, “Sit here, while I go over there and pray.” 37 And taking with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sorrowful and troubled. 38 Then he said to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death; remain here, and watch with me.” 39 And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.”

Luke 22:43

And there appeared to him an angel from heaven, strengthening him.

 Jesus Suffers in the Garden of Gethsemane

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