Happy Ascension Sunday Disciples of Jesus Christ! Here is the Ascension Sunday Holy Mass at St. Mary’s Parish in Ottawa, Canada for those that can’t get to Holy Mass due to restrictions, lockdowns, or illness. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOkKTaThZx0.
The prayer that Our Lord prayed to God Our Father in Heaven before He ascended into Heaven is so powerful that we are going to post it to reflect on as Disciples of Our Lord Jesus Christ. It is a prayer so gentle and loving to God Our Father on our behalf that it gives us encouragement of how much love Our Lord has for each one of us that follow Him. Here is the Gospel of John, Chapter 17. John 17 NIV – Jesus Prays to Be Glorified – After – Bible Gateway.
Jesus Prays to Be Glorified
17 After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed:
“Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. 2 For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. 3 Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. 4 I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do. 5 And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.
Jesus Prays for His Disciples
6 “I have revealed you[a] to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word. 7 Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you. 8 For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me. 9 I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours. 10 All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And glory has come to me through them. 11 I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of[b] your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one. 12 While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by[c] that name you gave me. None has been lost except the one doomed to destruction so that Scripture would be fulfilled.
13 “I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them. 14 I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. 15 My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. 17 Sanctify them by[d] the truth; your word is truth. 18 As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. 19 For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.
Jesus Prays for All Believers
20 “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— 23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.
24 “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.
25 “Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. 26 I have made you[e] known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.”
Our Lord Jesus Christ is praying for us that believe in Him to be united not only to Him, but also to God Our Father in Heaven. So, Jesus Christ Our Lord offering Himself to God Our Father not only for the reparation of our sins, but to be redeemed in unity to God Our Father and the Blessed Trinity. This is why it is so insulting to sin against God and the Blessed Trinity because it was a sacrifice by all three persons of the Blessed Trinity that goes beyond our own understanding of what that unity is to God.
The reconciliation is so powerful that not only are we saved from eternal damnation, but we are also given the glory as His Disciples from the Holy Spirit that Jesus Christ Our Lord prayed for to God Our Father. His prayer is for us united to Him to glorify God on a continual basis to others and to reconcile them also back to God Our Father through the graces of the Holy Spirit. Our Lord has prayed that we may be “Truly Sanctified”, meaning that we will never become Divine, but we become clean again to be called one of God’s Children and also given gifts to use for that constant glorification. So, to remain clean and truly sanctified, we must stay away from all sin, and follow all of God’s commandments, and laws, and abide in all of His ways. It is a gift beyond measure, that we may never truly comprehend until Our Lord reveals it, if He decides to reveal it all. It is a perpetual contemplation that all of the Holy Souls in Purgatory reflect and meditate on through their suffering of being away from God to repair for their sins that they have committed against God while on Earth. It is a gift that we must always pray for understanding to Our Lord so that we may come to know the truth of what it means to be Truly Sanctified.
Here is Father Chris Alar with the Marian Fathers explaining this gift at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdCv23jEYh4.
Let us Pray – Lord, we come to You today, truly humbled by Your prayer to God Our Father to make us Your Disciples. Even though we may never fully comprehend this beautiful gift You have given us of both Salvation and the gifts of the Holy Spirit to bring others to Your Sacred Heart to be Truly Sanctified, we understand and feel the Love You have for us and pray for more Graces to become more humble to always remain faithful to You. We need Your Mercy to continually remind us of the enormity of this gift and the knowledge to explain it to those that we need to bring to You to be reconciled back to God Our Father. Thank You Lord for Your never ending Love. We ask this in your mighty name, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Here are the latest messages on After The Warning Website. First message is to Giselle Cardia! Wow, she is getting one prophetic message after another. Our Lord is definitely trying to get our attention. https://afterthewarning.com/messages-from-heaven/giselle-cardia/2021/may/15/soon-the-antichrist.
Here is a message to Angela in Our Lady of Zaro. https://afterthewarning.com/messages-from-heaven/our-lady-of-zaro/2021/may/15/you-will-fall.
Here is another message to Luz De Maria from Our Blessed Mother and Saint Michael the Archangel. https://afterthewarning.com/messages-from-heaven/luz-de-maria/2021/may/15/messages-from-our-lady-saint-michael.
Here is a message to MathewSix25to34. https://afterthewarning.com/messages-from-heaven/matthewsix25to34/2021/may/15/the-working-of-our-will.
Here are some of those same messages put into a video by Daily Prophecies From Heaven. These are also good to listen to so that they can sink in to reflect on what Our Lord and Blessed Mother are relaying to the prophets. They also have English transcribed into Spanish at the top of the videos. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_2lEH8wj1g.
Here is another Jason A You Tube, who has also been very busy showing all of the signs of the times we are living. It can be very frustrating watching very intelligent people and scientists always trying to figure out the mysteries of God. IT IS CALLED FAITH! God is telling us to stop trying to out think Him, and just BELIEVE in Him. Let us pray for Jordon Peterson to stop trying to conceptualize God and just BELIEVE and let it be known that no one will ever figure it all out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QktKON3w_Ls.
Here is another homily by Father Nathan Dail. I haven’t listened to this one yet, but it looks like a very good homily and I hope to listen to it later today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VnNYPfxGjc.
Emmanuel – “God is with Us.” Jesus, We Trust in You. Precious Blood of Jesus Christ, save us and the whole world, have Mercy on us sinners. Abba, Father, Thy Will Be Done.