Mary has requested that the daily message be given each day to the world. It is read nightly at the prayer service from her Image Building in Clearwater, Florida, U.S.A. This is according to her request. All attempts will be made to publish this daily message to the world at 11 p.m. Eastern time, U.S.A.


We acknowledge that the final authority regarding these messages rests with the Holy See of Rome.


I appear my children on this former bank building in Florida, Our Lady Clothed with the Sun.

December 18, 1998

Jesus speaks: I desire the salvation of each and every precious soul. I know them all by name and I love them. When I died on the cross, I intently loved each precious soul. In this Mass I have allowed you to experience this connection to souls so that you will plead at every Mass for the souls of the earth. Many are in a very sorry state with no one to pray for them. Who will pray if you are silent? Your brothers are falling over and dying, and it is much worse than any death of the body, it is a death of the soul.

You think I do not hear your pleadings. I act on your soul with such emotion that you will share the sufferings of My Heart during My bitter Passion. I knew each and every soul by name and I gave Myself to My death for them.

I ask you to refer all to the message of God's Blue Book December 20, 1993. What makes you think that, with such love in My Heart for souls that I came to earth and died for them, I would not send some mighty medicine for the sick children of the earth this day? I hand-mixed this medicine and the children will not know of it, if you are silent. My Blue Book messages are My gifts of love given to a thankless race. My Blue Book messages will lead men to My ardent love, to the love of My Sacred Heart. I am pleased with the love and devotion of My little remnant in Florida. Heaven wants the children of the earth to unite in fervent and heartfelt prayer at 6:30 p.m. praying My Shepherds of Christ prayers and the rosary, begging for a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

My earth, you go after the molten calf and you do not know the gifts I give you. You do not know the depth of the Heart of Jesus wherein is found the burning embers of My divine love.

Oh My children, I long to embrace you and take you to the depth of My Heart, wherein are found treasures. In My Heart is found the source of divine love and life, and the burning embers burn bright for the chosen souls that go there. I take you into that celestial warmth of My Heart, and I bathe you in the most precious love.

This is My gift to you.

I wish you to include a writing excerpt from the Mass Book December 17, 1995.


December 17, 1995

"I touched You, God. I touched eternity and in that embrace, I knew all the waiting was worth the glory. You enveloped my being and I was truly merged in the divine presence for I no longer existed apart from God in any way. I was merged in Your being. I existed in You, with You, in the highest union with You.

"I was fused and totally absorbed in You, feeling complete and satisfied. This is heaven-like to be merged as one with Divinity. God takes our feeble hearts, our lowly status, and merges us with the divine Almighty, powerful God. In this union we are meshed with Him. His power dominates and our humanity reaches its heights of fulfillment in this union, in this oneness with Him."


Jesus speaks: I wish a picture of the cover of Blue Book II be placed here. I wish a picture of the Heart to be enlarged and placed near it, just the Heart as thus. The enlarged Heart can be in black and white. It should look like this.

God's Blue Book II : The Fire of His Love Picture of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

I requested the cover of Blue Book II be based on the vision of December 17, 1991.


December 17, 1991 His Burning Heart

I was alone in All Saints Church after Mass and Communion, in front of the tabernacle, when I saw the Sacred Heart. It was red around the outside, then a layer of yellow and then the brightest light in the center. I felt heat and it looked like an open furnace.

I thought about it all day and it instantly gave me peace and warmth in my heart. This is the purpose of these letters--to draw hearts to the ardent on-fire love of Jesus. I received the following message that day:

"Open your heart to the fire of God's love. He is ablaze in your heart. He wants to dwell in you and love you and others through you. Love God, yourself and one another and experience the fire set aglow in your heart and experience the warmth of His love."


Jesus speaks: I wish My shepherds to be united in deep prayer in their hearts with one another dwelling in Our Hearts.

I will all to be united, wherever you are, pleading in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for the souls of the earth, pleading for the Shepherds of Christ intentions. Do not give up, unite in a deep union in your hearts, wherever you are. Feel this pulling together in intercessory prayer with one another wherever you are.

You are one body.

I ask Felix to continue to carve My body on the crucifix. I will guide his hand.

I was formed in the womb of the Virgin through the power of the Holy Spirit.

I desire that the crucifix is sculptured before the image of My Mother in Florida.

I ask all to pray during this novena before Christmas for the coming of Christ alive in their hearts this Christmas. Include the priestly newsletter in all your Shepherds of Christ intentions and also the prayer chapters and the spreading of the consecration and the material I have given you. You are praying for souls. At every Mass see yourselves joining as one body, all over the earth, pleading together for these intentions. Unite in the greatest oneness in the Morning Offering, praying to the Father, in the Holy Spirit, through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, with all the angels and saints and the souls in purgatory, in union with Jesus in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

PLEASE PRINT BOTH MORNING OFFERINGS HERE.


The following Imprimatur is for the Morning Offering prayer and not for the message above or below.

Morning Offering (for Shepherds of Christ Members)

My dear Father, I offer You this day all my prayers, works, joys and sufferings, my every breath, my every heartbeat, my every thought, all my actions, in union with Jesus in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, in the Holy Spirit. I pray the Holy Spirit is with me every second today, enlightening me to do the will of the Father and filling me with the fire of God's love.

I ask Jesus and Mary to be one in me in all that I do and I unite with all the angels and saints and souls in purgatory to pray continually to the Father for these intercessions, in this prayer, for this day.

For myself, I pray for grace-abundant grace, to know and love God more and more and to follow the will of the Father. I pray to the Holy Spirit to transform me in the heart of Mary to be more and more like Jesus. I pray that I can forever dwell in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. I pray for conversion of all those I hold dear who need conversion. I pray for each member of my family that they will be filled with Your abundant grace to grow in their knowledge and love of God.

I pray for all my friends that they will receive abundant grace to carry out the great plan of the Father, that they will grow forever closer to Jesus' Heart through Mary's heart, that we will all be led by the Holy Spirit to do His work, that we will, together, carry out the plan of the Father as He intends us to, to spread the love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary's heart to this world.

Jesus, I pray for myself so the Holy Spirit descends upon me and opens my heart to Your love so I will grow more and more deeply in union with You. I pray that I do not worry what other people think but try always to please the Father and do His will. I pray that I may help lead many to Your burning love.

I pray for the following people in particular that they will be filled with the Spirit and grow deeply in their union with You, that they will receive abundant graces to know, love and serve You more. (Include special friends by name...)

I pray for priests the world over, for the success of the Priestly Newsletter, the Chapters and for the finances needed for the Newsletter. I pray for the circulation of the Blue Book messages, rosary meditations and tapes. I pray for all those involved in the publication of these messages.

I pray that You will shower Your abundant graces onto the priests reading the Newsletter the people reading and hearing the Blue Book messages and Rosary Meditations and all of Fr. Carter's publications.

We pray for the intentions we hold deep within our hearts, for our families and friends, for those requesting our prayers. We pray for children the world over and for the souls in purgatory. We ask God to shower His abundant grace on us and the members of our Shepherds of Christ chapter so that we may grow more and more in our knowledge and love of God.

We consecrate ourselves to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. We pray for Father Carter, for Father Smith, for Rita Ring, and for John Weickert, for all leaders and helpers in the Shepherds of Christ Movement, for Shepherds of Christ Ministries, and Our Lady of Light Ministry. We pray for all those who are working in these ministries.

We bind ourselves and our children and our friends to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. We place the precious blood of Jesus on ourselves, and all we touch, so that we will be protected from the evil one. We pray to St. Michael to cast the devil into hell.

We love You, God, we love You, we love You. We beg that we may receive the grace to love You more and more deeply. We adore You, we praise You, our beloved Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.


The following Imprimatur is for the Morning Offering prayer and not for the message above or below.

Morning Offering

My dear Father, I offer you this day all my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings in union with Jesus in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, in the Holy Spirit.

I unite with our Mother Mary, all the angels and saints, and all the souls in purgatory to pray to the Father for myself, for each member of my family, for my friends, for all people throughout the world, for all the souls in purgatory, and for all other intentions of the Sacred Heart.

I love You, Jesus, and I give You my heart. I love you, Mary, and I give you my heart.

 

Jesus speaks: In this novena, I ask you to try not to miss the prayers and the rosary at 6:30 p.m. If it is absolutely impossible because of family or duty, pray a very shortened version in your heart at the time of 6:30 p.m. if possible.

This shortened version includes: praying for holy priests, that their hearts are consecrated and they receive great grace; praying for all shepherds; for consecrated hearts and great grace; for the success of the priestly newsletter; for grace for the priests and finances for the newsletter and its rapid spread to all priests; praying for the human family; asking for the protection of St. Michael and the guardian angels and other angels for the Movement; praying immensely for the coming of the Holy Spirit, and giving your hearts to Jesus and Mary and everyone else in the Movement, Church and the world, in love.

This novena will help your Movement more and more every day. It greatly pleases God the Father, Myself, and Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary.

I give you My crucifix in Florida. Great grace will come when praying before this crucifix and the image of Our Lady there at this special site in Florida, and when praying elsewhere before the images of both.

I love you, I am Jesus, on fire for love of you. I am the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Please include the message of December 20, 1993 from Blue Book I.


Picture of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Angels Will Read the Message

God's Blue Book I Cover

December 20, 1993 - 2:40 a.m.

Jesus speaks: Who will read the message? Angels will read the message. I will be by their side. I want the messages out. I want them out, I tell you. I want My people to hear all I am telling you. I want, not a few, but all to hear these words. They are private revelations given by Me to My people. The souls are, oh, so hungry for this one. They need to get these messages.

I am one crying in the desert. Make ready the way of the Lord. Prepare ye a path for the Master. He comes as a child in a stable. His people are asleep. Where are they and what are they doing with their busy lives? The angels will read the messages. They will rock the heavens and all will know My love and My might. From the housetops, shout this. Proclaim, "The day of the Lord is approaching. Make ready a path for Him." Will you comply with this demand to deliver a message to My people?

Time, child, is so short. You must ready all with My words of love. They are half asleep and dazed. They walk this earth with blinders on their eyes. My day will rock them off their rockers and they will know it is I with Whom they deal. No mistake will be made as to what is happening. All will see My power and My might. From the heavens shall come a sign and all will know from whence it comes. And the days that follow will be days to prepare men's hearts for My coming. I will not come unannounced. I will come with My power and My might and you will know what you will behold. Men will turn their hearts to Me with these messages. Get them out, I tell you, for their need is very great. I am patient and yet I am demanding. Ready yourself for this day of the Lord. I come as a baby into your midst, the angels sing, the choirs of heaven rejoice and you will know soon that I am very close to you all. Indeed you will know!

What awaits those in their feeble hearts! They run after such useless things when I, God, am talking in these letters. They think their world is their end. What an awakening they will have-a wide awakening!

I knock to make ready for My coming. You hear Me knock on your door in the night. Make ready this path so My people will read these letters of love. I am mighty and worthy of such praise. My people must realize My love in My intense might. What sign do you need? Do you think these messages were for your ears alone? Such power and wisdom in Rita's purse? This is not the idea. They are for all! My ease goes with you in all your undertakings to get these messages out.

Slow, too slow, I tell you. Shout My message from the housetops, that I am Lord and I am coming in your midst as a baby, but, with such might! My time is at hand. You tarry too long, My little ones. Time you do not have. This world is crazy! People are so busy at the malls. Oh, what foolish ones. I come as a baby into your midst. This is My birthday and whom do you worship? You worship idols! It is all such a sick world. Make ready My path, My little ones. Time is so short and you must not tarry any longer for into your hands I place My words for the world. They are mighty, little ones. Read them! What do you do with these words? Do you want proof? Look at Me hanging on the cross. It is out of this love of you I died a brutal death! Do you think I would not go to this extent to save the souls of My loved ones? Why would I come to this earth, give My life for all My beautiful creatures, and then, at this stage of the game, not send some mighty medicine to cure My sick little ones? You possess the mighty medicine. I mixed it with such love and I hand-deliver each message to shake My people to My love. The heavens will rock and the Son of Man will appear on a cloud and the glory of the Lord will be shown on high!

Get busy, you little people. The angels declare My words are given here. This is My gift to My people-distinct, clear letters proclaiming My love. Are you listening? Do you think I would not try everything to save My beloved ones?

Oh, I will go to any extent to save these little ones, so ornery and so stupid in their ways, so sinful in this evil world, but so precious to Me. I will come in My glory and I want every last soul.

I am God. Why would I not speak to you? I wait for you. I wait, I wait, but you are all so blind and dense. What you do is so silly. Your ways here have become sick and your hearts have become hard. But shout it from the housetops! I loved you to My death! I love you all in your sickness. I want you united under the mantle of My mother, praying and honoring God.

America, turn yourselves around before it is too late. Come and heed My harkening. Come, come, My children. Time is so short and a lot of mending must be done in your hearts. You have hardened them and now they must come back to life. Only I can give you this life in your hearts.

Heed My words here. I am gentle and kind in heart. My heart is a heart of love. I have hand-delivered these messages to My people and you are My delivery boys. Get them going, little ones. You tarry too much.

My gift to My people is My love this Christmas. I am showering all at this Center with grace this season. The devotion there pleases Me, but more must flock and they will be changed from hardened hearts to hearts for God. I am God, little ones. I came and I died a brutal death. I am calling to you all to deliver this now. Make this your top priority so they will hear My message of love and know the love I have for them. Do not tarry. Do this today, little ones.


Question for married couples and those in other intimate relationships:

Q: How do I feel our union with each other help us to grow in deeper union with Jesus?

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