Prayer is all-powerful

God has wanted to associate us with Him in the “governance” of creation. He counts on us along with our positive or negative co-operation. This co-operation involves our being faithful in a dual sense: fidelity in what depends on our performance and fidelity in what has been entrusted to our prayer.

For souls intimately united to God, when the Lord does not want to grant something to them it is because that is not fitting for His plans, which is why, sometimes, these very souls feel not inclined to ask for it.

Prayer is all-powerful: “Whatever we ask the Father in Jesus’ name…” – that is, according to Jesus, according to His eternal plan – “… it will be granted to us.”

When we do not get what we ask for, our prayer is not barren and we don’t have to feel empty-handed, rather God integrates that prayer with His eternal plans in a way that is known to Him alone.

 

Chapel of The Work of the Church in Mother Trinidad’s home birth place. Dos Hermanas (Seville)

 

“Prayer is all-powerful”

 

[…]
All that God is, in Him is infinite reality by His adherence to Himself. Man is image of God, and possesses Him to the extent that he adheres to Him.

That is why, to fill the plenitude of his being and his acting, he ought to tend irresistibly towards God, sole end for which he was created. And when he does this, he lives in the fitting in with his reality, is happy and gives perfect meaning to all his being and acting.
Therefore a man who does not tend towards God is a deformed being in creation, outside of his centre and unfitted in with his end; he is an odd being. […]

God has countless graces dependent on our prayers; since, on grafting us on to Him, He gave us a priesthood capable of snatching the infinite treasures from His breast and pouring them out for all men; and in the exercise of this priesthood we make ourselves fruitful and life-giving within the Church.
Mysterious priesthood that makes our lives brimming over in the fullness of Christ’s possession in relation to God and in relation to men. To the extent we have God, we communicate Him through our mystical priesthood, lived ‘between the porch and the altar’. […]

How great it is to pray, and how few discover it. And that is why, so many graces are held back, and so much divine will is not fulfilled amongst men. Therefore, in the ages of the Church when Christians pray more, their apostolic irradiation is more supernatural, more certain, more extensive, more fruitful; since ‘all that we ask the Father in the name of Jesus is granted to us.’

‘In the name of Jesus’; that is, according to Jesus, according to His eternal and supernatural plan, whereby He has wanted to associate us to His infinite donation to our very selves by means of prayer.

God decided in His eternal plan to give us as many graces as we needed in common and individually in the Church’s bosom. And He gave them to us; but He wanted us to go and seek them with a contrite spirit and a sincere heart; Therefore, if we do not seek them, we do not find them, and we lose them. […]

Today I have understood, in an new manner, in a tiny flash of light, in a sharp penetration of this truth into my understanding, that when things go wrong, normally, it is because, on not turning towards God, we do not do what we ought to do, and we do not obtain what we ought to obtain; since in prayer one not only learns what one ought to do and one obtains what one ought to obtain, but the understanding is enlightened in the discovery of God’s plans and of His will for each and everyone of us. […]

That is why, when man loses his contact with God, sole end for which he was created, he no longer is what he ought to be, and, acting accordingly, does what he ought not to do, or how he ought not to do.Then: vocations do not arise, the missionary life languishes, humanism takes possession of the hearts and confusion invades us. Because, where will the human creature find the true meaning of his being and of his acting, with the authentic wisdom to illuminates his existence, if he loses contact with the One who is the Light of his eyes and the Way of his journey…?

How peaceful, how sweet and how calmly I have grasped today that God’s heart does not change! It is full of eternal mercies, aflame in infinite longings pouring out in torrents of loving light over us, in our being and our acting; but awaits the simple tendency of our lives towards Him, the rapturous petition of our prayers, to give Himself, granting us all that which, in the name of Jesus, we ask Him for. […]

HOW GREAT IT IS TO PRAY…! Because to pray is to be with God. And, can there be anything greater for the creature than to get in touch with his Creator…? […]

I am Church, and, in accordance to my priesthood, I need to be, ‘between the porch and the altar’, receiving the Infinite One to communicate Him to men, and gathering together mankind to present myself before God with all of it, imploring, with a simple and loving petition, to pour out His will upon each and everyone of His children. […]

Madre Trinidad de la Santa Madre Iglesia
An extract from the writing: “Prayer is all-powerful”

 

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Love requires crucifixion,
and suffering increases love

Pure and unconditional love for God and, through Him, for all men is the overpowering force that shatters the petty logic of the world with its calculations. The cross – which very often we dodge but that everyone carries upon himself – becomes the greatest trophy for the soul in love. It is the very same proof God Himself chose in order to give us His ultimate demonstration of love and it is on the Cross where we are expected to reciprocate His gift with our love.

“Love requires crucifixion, and suffering increases love .”

 

 

          The most precious gift for the soul in love is the cross of Christ, where He gives us His glory. (6-4-67)

  

          The cross is the kingdom of love for those of us who seek and love Christ crucified. (22-4-75)

  

          How can we say we really love, when we become frightened over the pain of the person loved and abandon him in his agonizing solitude? (16-8-77)

  

          Love needs to give the Lord the ut¬most, and this, while we are on earth, is demon¬strated by remaining on Calvary with the divine Crucified. (1-2-64)

  

          The triumph of love is the cross, since only on it is the love to the beloved person demonstrated. (16-8-77)

  

 

          The greatest joy of the soul in love is to be able to suffer somehow for and with the beloved person. (6-4-67)

  

          Do you say you love and flee from pain? Sorry, dear soul, you are getting confused. Love requires crucifixion, and suffer¬ing increases love. (30-10-61)

  

          The bread of those who love is on the cross, where Infinite Love was given to us in blood-stained form to take us with Him. (14-4-67)

  

          Thank You, Lord, for making me partici¬pate in Your agonies, solitudes, incomprehen¬sions and sorrows of death. Thank You, my Jesus, thank You! (22-4-75)

 

 
Madre Trinidad de la Santa Madre Iglesia
 

 

The Lady appears

Taking refuge under the protection of Our Lady has been one of the most common practices of Her children during the entire history of the Church. In faith matters the common sense of the People of God does not err. You may not know to give exhaustive reasons that will convince most scholars, but it has always worked. Indeed.

The reason being that God, our Father, moves to compassion at the requests of Our Lady in the presence of two conditions: one is to recognize that without Her we are in the darkest of nights. The second one is that God cannot deny anything to Mary’s splendid Virginity. Simply by entrusting all our sorrows – even those of the Universal Church – in the folds of Her mantle is enough for Her to come hastily to help us.

  

 “The Lady appears”

 

When the problems of life hound,
the Lady appears shining, in my mind,
as light in my way,
as torch in a terrifying night.

 

And my longing seeks in Her
the conquests of the glories of the Immense,
since She is a welcoming Mother,
who protects with the powerful strength of the Eternal One.

 

My prayers are trust,
and in her zeals palpitating of maternal caresses
I am leaving all I have,
and I rest rested with the fruits of her breast.

 

She is a Lady with immense power,
who, as a co-redemptrix Mother, being Virgin,
snatches the loves from the living God.

 

My conquest lies in Mary’s arms,
because She shelters me, when I implore
in request of clamorous silence.

 

Today my soul is afflicted
by the palpitating wound of the Church;
and I have looked at the Lady,
who has said to me with nobility:

Don’t be afflicted by the projects that expire
with the men of this earth,
your resource is on High;
with the creases of my cloak I shroud it.

 

I am the Mother who obtains in virginal power
whatever I want from the living God,
since He made me Lady of the heavens,
in his infinite design.

 

Trust, don’t hesitate,
your things I obtain.

 

25-5-1974

Madre Trinidad de la Santa Madre Iglesia

 

 

Between the porch and the altar

Reading this writing on the deep dimension of the Priesthood is pretty much like the amazement someone feels when going to the theatre and contemplating a beautiful scenario, yet the moment the curtain raises it is revealed a more vivid and immensely more beautiful drama full of life.

The beauty that is perceived in the external work of the priest, when you look at it with clear eyes and a simple heart, pales – in the light of this writing – when contemplating what such reality hides. This is how Mother addresses priests: “Do you know that ( … ) every day, through you, God makes extensive the great mystery of the Incarnation at your very altar, in your hands, being able to say that, through you, the Word made flesh dwells among us.”

Discover it yourself in this text. Give thanks to God for the great gift of the Priesthood. Love it, defend it and take advantage of it! The Lord instituted it for His glory and for your sake.

 

Eucharistic Concelebration presided by Bishop Donald Lippert, O.F.M. Cap, from Papua New Guinea. Chapel in Mother Trinidad’s home birth place. Dos Hermanas (Seville)

 

Priest of Christ, live your priesthood; stay “between the porch and the altar,” being a mediator between Heaven and earth; fulfil your mission of being a father of all souls, knowing that the Lord called you more than anything “to be with Him”.

“Between the porch and the altar” let the priests pray, lest, having been chosen to give glory to God and life to men, for their shallow life of prayer they may be barren, not fulfil their vocation, and may end up becoming a stumbling block or scandal for those very souls that are entrusted to them. […]

Priest of Christ, live your priesthood. […] Only through a profound and intense life of prayer you will be able to receive the eternal Canticle of the Word, that, through His humanity, in silence, He wants to sing to your soul. […]

Being a priest is something that demands much more from you than from the rest of Christians. A great holiness is demanded from you, that may be in tune with the predilection that Infinite Love has shown to you, when calling to the priesthood. […]

Go into yourself, be sincere and try to be faithful. In secret, respond to Love, who asks of you, at least you, to know Him, to be aware of His intimacy, to receive His secret. […]

See, priest of Christ: the Father is in your soul, […] and He is pouring on you His divine Word […], in a divine Song of unspeakable silence. The Holy Spirit is kissing your soul, […] and He is pouring Himself on you so that you may be made conformed to Him.

Anointed of the Lord, pay attention! for the Eternal Trinity is receiving your Sacrifice and is being given to you in mutual response of love, so that you may be God by participation and may give Him to all souls. […]

You ought to know that, if you do not live your priesthood, you are like the steward of the Gospel, who, hiding his talent, bore no fruit at all… […]

Do you know that you can command in the infinite bosom of the Trinity, in such a way that, at your word, that adorable bosom can be opened, and the Word, being at your disposal, might carry out the miracle of the transubstantiation…? Every day, through you, God prolongs the great mystery of the Incarnation at your very same altar, in your hands, being thus able to say that, through you, the Word made flesh dwells among us; and also every day, through your word, the mystery of the cross and of the resurrection are realized. What joy oh priest being able to give God “all honour and glory…”! ! What a relief it is the Sacrifice of the altar for the soul in love…! […]

Priest, pray… pray…! Pray, that you may live your priesthood, that you may experience that God listens to you, that you may be all-powerful before the Infinite One, that you may fill yourself with His life and may enter into the profound mystery of Christ’s soul, in the virginal ocean of Mary’s soul and into the infinite richness of your Holy Church; and thus, you may give life to the full as Jesus desires of you, and everyone who approaches you may be vivified. […]

Ah priest! you, at least, live out your vocation. What depth that of your vocation…! You have been called to cooperate with the Church in giving Her message of divine life. […]

Live only and exclusively for God, send away from you all that is not He, commit yourself to living your Mass. […]

A great responsibility weighs down upon you. Do not give souls some ideas learned in the cold study of Theology. You already know that “whoever rests on the chest of Christ will become a preacher of the divine.” […]

Silence! Keep silence, priest of Christ, and listen, for the Eternal Priest is speaking to you, is speaking His divine Word to you. […]

That is why, what I want to communicate to you today, on asking you to live your official or mystical priesthood “between the porch and the altar” is not precisely that you go to the Tabernacle with a book of meditation, but that you go and recline on Christ’s chest to drink your priesthood, and, going deep into that divine side, you may read in the open Book, that the Word wants to spell out to you. […]

Recline upon the divine side of the Master, and you will become a theologian, learning the divine science of Love. […]

Keep looking at the Tabernacle with love; tell Him a silent and extended yes; look at Him, for He looks at you; love Him, for He loves you; wait for Him, for He is waiting for you…

All this, and many other things that I will not tell you here, is what prayer is, and great prayer indeed. […]

Son of my soul-Church, herald of Infinite Love, messenger of Peace, singer of Infinite Love, anointed to discover the riches of God’s being…[…] Learn the Word of the eternal Wisdom so that you may know what you have to say, and tell men what, in the intimacy with Love, you learnt. […]

Priest of Christ, enter deeply into your inner room, be a soul of prayer, and listen, for God speaks to you. Learn how to listen so you may learn how to respond to the High and Eternal Priest, who chose you mainly “to be with Him”, and thus, by filling you with His life and telling you His secret, “to send you out to preach.” […]

Forgive me if I insist: I know that the fruitfulness of your life depends on the degree of intimacy that you have with the Lord, because I have learned, reclining on Christ’s chest, that loving wisdom is not on books. That is why I feel myself called to untiringly tell you to pray. […]

Christian, whoever you may be, live your Priesthood! so that Jesus can say: “Righteous Father, I know You, and they know that You sent me, I made known to them your Name, and I will make it known to them even more…”

Pray…! “Pray,” that you may be faithful, give life to souls, and “may not fall into temptation”!

 
Madre Trinidad de la Santa Madre Iglesia
 
“BETWEEN THE PORCH AND THE ALTAR” 
(From the book “La Iglesia y su misterio”)