PRAYER REQUESTS

Please know that I am continuing to answer each of your prayer requests. I humbly ask for your patience, as there has been almost 1,000 prayer requests received, and I am spending several hours each day attending to your prayer needs or requests, even to the point where I can barely focus on my computer screen.

But with the help of God’s grace, I will reach out to each and every one of you, for I will not let a single prayer request go unanswered.

And to bring you up to date on the true wonder of God’s Divine Providence, the miraculous image of the Child Jesus which I posted last Friday (November 19th) has now reached out to over 151,000 people in over 180 countries throughout the world with well over 1,000 shares, and the numbers keep increasing, as well as the prayer requests being received!

Praise be to the wonder of God’s Love for each and every one of us! Amen!

Peace and God blessings to all †
Ed Cole

DAILY PRAYER REQUESTS

Please feel free to post your prayer request for today as a comment to this post. Your needs and intentions will be included in our daily offerings throughout the day and at the 3 o’clock hour for Divine Mercy, and your requests will be personally offered to our Heavenly Father, having faith in the words our Lord spoke to Saint Faustina, “Through the chaplet you will obtain everything, if what you ask for is compatible with My will.” (Diary, § 1731)

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“God our Savior and our Eternal King, You create all men and women in Your own Image and form them into Your own people. In Your Love for us, You heal the sick, seek out the lost, call back those who have wandered away, strengthen those who are weak and unsteady in their faith, and gather Your sheep into Your Most Merciful and Sacred Heart;

– Most Loving Lord Jesus, when You hand over Your Kingdom to Your Father and ours, please place us at Your right hand where we shall inherit the Kingdom prepared for us from the beginning of time. Dear Jesus, we humbly pray this in Your Most Holy Name as ‘King of kings and Lord of lords.’ Amen.”

Mercy Minutes with Jesus (from Saint Faustina’s Diary)

November 21 ~ King of Mercy

Theme:  End Times and Eternal Life

“Write this: before I come as the Just Judge, I am coming first as the King of Mercy. Before the day of justice arrives, there will be given to people a sign in the heavens of this sort:

“All light in the heavens will be extinguished, and there will be great darkness over the whole earth. Then the sign of the cross will be seen in the sky, and from the openings where the hands and the feet of the Savior were nailed will come forth great lights which will light up the earth for a period of time. This will take place shortly before the last day.” (Mercy Minutes with Jesus/Diary, 83)

My prayer response:

Lord Jesus, come now as the King of Mercy. We so need Your Mercy, Lord. May the sign of Your Cross draw all of mankind to Your Merciful Love. May we desire Your Mercy, ask for it, and receive it with thanksgiving and a humbled heart. (cf. Mercy Minutes with Jesus)

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Mercy Minutes (from Saint Faustina’s Diary)

November 21 ~ Make Use of the Present Moment

Theme:  The Present Moment

“The past does not belong to me; the future is not mine; with all my soul I try to make use of the present moment.” (Mercy Minutes/Diary, 351)

“O Jesus, I want to live in the present moment, to live as if this were the last day of my life. I want to use every moment scrupulously for the greater glory of God, to use every circumstance for the benefit of my soul. I want to look upon everything, from the point of view that nothing happens without the will of God.” (Mercy Minutes/Diary, 1183)

“May You be blessed, O God, for everything You send me. Nothing under the sun happens without Your will. I cannot penetrate Your secrets with regard to myself, but I press my lips to the chalice You offer me.” (Mercy Minutes/Diary, 1208)

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Meditation for the Day

Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, November 21

With Christ Jesus As Our Eternal King and Our Lord and Savior, Do We Truly Serve His Kingdom by the Way We Live Our Lives, by the Way We Profess Our Faith?

In today’s Responsorial Psalm, we read, “The LORD is king, in splendor robed; robed is the LORD and girt about with strength…Your throne stands firm from of old; from everlasting you are, O LORD.”

On this Thirty-fourth and last Sunday in Ordinary Time, we celebrate the Solemnity of Christ the King, a day in which we honor Jesus Christ as universal “King of kings and Lord of lords”, holding dominion over all creation.

And we are reminded in today’s Gospel that our Lord’s Kingdom is not of this world. It is not a Kingdom of land and property, or castles and wealth. As the Mass prayers for today tell us, His is “a Kingdom of truth and life, a Kingdom of holiness and grace, a Kingdom of justice, love, and peace.”

By virtue of our Baptism into the Life, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, and with the help of His grace given to His faithful children, His is the Kingdom of which you and I become co-heirs and fellow citizens with all the saints and holy ones – all those who have gone before us marked with the sign of faith, who have left this life in God’s friendship and are now members of the Church Triumphant!

For those who have been following these daily meditations since they started over twelve years ago, we have reflected numerous times on God’s unfathomable Love and limitless Mercy which He has and offers to His children. We have reflected upon God’s Word with regards to faith, hope, and our dependence upon God and the intimate relationship we should be living with Him.

Both today and throughout the year, our Scriptures bring us to that awesome awareness that this God whom we call our own, this God who is our Good Shepherd and who laid down His life in the Person of His Son for His children, this God who owes us nothing but offers us everything! – is a God who, as the Book of Revelation tells us, is the “King of kings and Lord of lords” who will be “coming amid the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him.”

For “Jesus Christ is the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead and ruler of the kings of the earth.” And He declares to us in no uncertain terms – ‘I am the Alpha and the Omega’, says the Lord God, ‘the one who is and who was and who is to come, the almighty.’

This Solemnity, which you and I celebrate today, speaks to the present, but it also directs our attention to the future. And our Readings today call us to face the future with hope, even when the times in which we live may appear desperate!

As we view the world today from a Christian perspective and without being judgmental, but rather observing everything objectively and without prejudice, we find, in untold societies throughout the world, cultural and ethnic hatreds, violence, religious intolerance, starvation and disease for millions of people!

For we live in a world and a culture which prefers to separate itself from the will of God and the Natural Law, especially when we witness societies and governments embracing a culture of death in which abortion is legalized and euthanasia becoming more and more acceptable in some areas of the world.

We live in a world today in which fundamental Islamists commit ethnic and religious cleansing, all in the name of a “god” who is anything but the God of creation, for they follow the spirit of evil in all that they espouse and perpetrate against humanity.

We live in a world and a culture today which prefers to re-write the definition of marriage, no longer recognizing the special gift which God gave to His creation, no longer recognizing the unique complementarity which exists between a man and a woman – for the purpose of fulfilling God’s plan of a loving relationship which generates new life.

And we live in a world and a culture today which seems to thrive on the concept of selfish and ego-centric thinking, a way of life in which there is no longer an absolute Truth, and in which society makes new gods and new truths in promoting its own self-interests.

But human society has always been faced with desperate times. We find our first two Readings today looking to the future from a desperate present. They, too, came from times of distress during two different periods of persecution.

Our First Reading today, taken from the Book of the Prophet Daniel, was written when the Jewish people were being persecuted by the Seleucid Empire in the Second Century before the birth of Christ, wherein the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem was desecrated and many Jews were put to death. The Book of Daniel was written to strengthen and comfort the Jewish people in their ordeal.

Our Second Reading, from the Book of Revelation, reflects the ruthless persecution of the early Church by the Roman Empire, and the Book itself was composed to give the early Christians solace and comfort in the midst of choosing to follow the way of the cross, even if it meant their own martyrdom.

Both the Book of Daniel and the Book of Revelation were written to give the faithful an enduring hope, even in the midst of desperation and despair.

No matter how dark the days may seem, both then and now, both our Readings are calling us to trust that God will be victorious. And in the midst of the darkness in which we find ourselves today, this victory may seem hard to visualize at times, especially for those who are directly victimized by the evil which exists in the world.

But this is where you and I are called to live out our life of faith. This is where you and I are to become faithful witnesses in what we profess to believe. We are each called to love God and to love each other; and, in so doing, we are each called to embrace His Commandments and the Beatitudes which our Lord taught us.

We are each called to embrace the teaching authority of our Church, and to respect and comply with the various disciplines and precepts of our faith, which are designed for our own spiritual benefit and for the greater glory of God, always remembering the petition which we place at the Throne of our Heavenly Father each and every time we pray the Lord’s Prayer – “Thy Kingdom come, Thy Will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven.”

You and I know how this story will one day end. God’s Love for His children will not be compromised – for, in a time known only to our Eternal Father in Heaven, the “King of kings” will come in all His Glory and will be victorious over all His enemies!

And the Scriptures present us with the choice between two kingdoms – the Kingdom of Light and the kingdom of darkness. The choice is ours! The question which each person must ask him or herself is this, “Which kingdom do I serve by the way I live my life? Do I live by God’s Truth, or do I live my life by my own brand of truth?”

To accept Christ Jesus as our Lord and King is to enter into a Kingdom that will last forever – where righteousness, peace, truth, love and true joy shall always dwell! The decision IS ultimately ours. It always has been, for that is the gift of free will which God has given to each and every one of us.

In our daily lives, may we always recognize that Jesus Christ is not only our Lord and Savior, our Most Intimate Friend and Brother, but that He is also our God and our King, and that there should be no other god in the life we live!

And may He always be the Lord and Master of your heart and mine, so that we may find ourselves, one day, standing at the right hand of the “King of kings” in all His Glory – giving honor and praise to His Father and ours in God’s Heavenly Kingdom, for that is where our citizenship truly lies!

May God bless you, God love you, and may God always keep you.

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Scripture for the Day

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Prayer for the Day

“O Christ Jesus, Eternal Lord and Savior,
I acknowledge You as King of kings and Lord of lords.
All that has been created has been made for You.
Exercise over me all Your rights.

“I renew my baptismal promises,
renouncing Satan and all his empty promises and evil designs.
I promise to live a good Christian life
and to do all in my power to procure
the triumph of the rights of God and Your Church.

“Divine Heart of Jesus, I offer You my poor actions
in order to obtain the wondrous gift that all hearts
may acknowledge Your Sacred Royalty,
and that thus the Reign of Your peace
may be established throughout the universe. Amen.”

Anonymous

2nd Response to the Miraculous Image of the Child Jesus

Many of you have been requesting information about purchasing a copy of the miraculous image of the Child Jesus.

Yesterday, an individual provided me with a website where a copy of a painting of this image is available for purchase. However, I have not found, as of yet, any prayer cards of this image. The title of the painting is called “Divine Innocence”.

The website is: https://www.etsy.com/listing/518829736/divine-innocence-print-by-bosseron?ref=reviews

They are currently sold old, but probably will have more available sometime in the future. Until you are able to purchase and receive a copy of the painting, I will gladly share with you this improved version of the miraculous photo.

All I ask is that you please share this with family and friends, along with the story behind this miraculous image of the Child Jesus. May God fill you with His blessings and His peace. †

Response to the Miraculous Image of the Child Jesus

As a result of the posting on November 19th of the miraculous image of the Child Jesus, it has touched the hearts of over 131,000 people throughout the world. There were over 950 shares and literally hundreds of messages being received from all over asking for more information, a copy of the photograph, and many, many prayer requests.

The first image I published came with an explanation of the reported history of this miraculous image:

Yesterday, I posted a much improved quality of the miraculous image :

May God truly bless all those whose hearts were touched by this miraculous image, and may our Lord Jesus grant you His blessings and His peace to each home where this image is present.

Please know that due to the great influx of messages being received, and they are still coming in, I will personally answer each prayer request or answer to the best of my ability whatever questions may be asked. It will take time to respond to each one. Yesterday, I spent all day and part of the night answering your many needs. Today, I will be doing the same, and I will continue to do so until I have responded to each and every single message.

All I humbly ask is your patience. I will eventually get around to each of your needs or concerns.

I sincerely pray that God will reward each of you for your faith in these very difficult times in which we are living today.

Peace and God’s blessings always
Ed Cole

Miraculous Image of the Child Jesus

I have received many questions from around the world about the photo of the Child Jesus. Here is a much improved image of the miraculous photo of the Child Jesus which I posted yesterday.

History

A religious monk, Blessed Charles de Foucauld (b.1858-d.1916), took a photo of the Eucharistic Jesus while it was exposed for adoration on the altar.

When the film was later developed, the above image of the Child Jesus miraculously appeared.

Sometime later, Jesus spoke to the monk and stated, “I promise to send My Blessings and My Peace to each home where the Image is found.”

In the difficult times in which we are living today, please share this image with your family and friends, so that God’s blessings may reach out across the world, and may His Divine Peace penetrate the hearts of all who reflect upon this image with faith.