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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

July 2, 2014

Wednesday, June 18, 2014:
Jesus said: “My people, in the Gospel I am inviting My people to live their Lenten devotions all year long. When you pray, do not tell people how many rosaries that you pray, so you are not bragging. Remember Me in your daily offerings, and make some time to pray to Me every day. When you are giving alms to the poor or to the Church, do not let people know how much you are giving. Also, you need to share with a meaningful donation, according to your means, and not just a token amount. You should also make an effort to do some fasting a few days every week. Try to fast from something you like on Wednesdays and Fridays, but remember to be faithful to it without being lazy. Fasting is a way to restrain the body from doing sinful behavior. During Lent you are also focused on getting to Confession more frequently. By remembering to give honor to Me in your prayers, almsgiving, and fasting, you can live a better Christian life of carrying your daily cross.”

Jesus said: “My people, you sometimes include the souls in purgatory in your prayer intentions. Many of you have not seen how much these souls are suffering, so you do not realize how desperate they are for your prayers and Masses. Some souls in purgatory have been allowed to make some signs to their living relatives and friends on earth for prayers. Some people have gifts to know if a certain soul is still in purgatory. Your heart goes out to those souls, who are suffering in purgatory, but your prayers can help advance them out of lower purgatory into upper purgatory where there are no flames. Keep offering up Masses for souls that you know who are still in purgatory. You can also offer up your Masses that you attend for the poor souls in purgatory, as well as your prayers. These souls cannot help themselves, but they need to rely on your help in your prayers to bring them out of purgatory. Think of the possibility that your own soul may have to be purified in purgatory after your particular judgment at death. If you will suffer in purgatory, then you will want your relatives and friends to offer up Masses and prayers for your soul’s freedom to come to heaven. This is why you need to always remember to pray for the poor souls who are still languishing in the suffering of purgatory.”

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