Saturday, April 19, 2008

Need for Reparation

Jesus is very pleased with our prayers and sacrifices offered in reparation for the many and manifold sins of mankind. With the thickness of evil in this time, we have the duty to pray for the salvation of others, as well as ourselves.

One serious sin that has become so very common that I'm afraid it is looked upon inconsequential - blasphemy. It seems as if blasphemy has become a standard of entertainment. It's hard to watch a TV show, movie, play or comedian without being subjected to blasphemous humor or ideas. Here are some prayers we can say when confronted by such blasphemy.

Here is what God says to us very clearly regarding blasphemy: "Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain: for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that shall take the name of his God in vain." Exodus 20:7.
The Golden Arrow

This prayer is said to have been revealed by Jesus Himself to a Carmelite Nun of Tours in 1843 as a reparation for blasphemy. "This Golden Arrow will wound My Heart delightfully," He said, "and heal the wounds inflicted by blasphemy."

May the most holy, most sacred, most adorable, most mysterious and unutterable Name of God be always praised, blessed, loved, adored and glorified in heaven on earth and under the earth, by all the creatures of God, and by the Sacred Heart of our Lord Jesus Christ in the most Holy Sacrament of the altar. Amen.
Imprimatur - T. J. Toolen, Archbishop of Mobile-Birm.

Source: "The Golden Arrow", Pieta Prayer Book, (Hickory Corners, MI: MLOR Corporation, 1995) 61. © MLOR Corporation 1995. ("Pictures or prayers may be reproduced for personal use, not for commercial purposes")

1 comment:

Cathy_of_Alex said...

Blasphemy is everywhere. It's so horrifying, maddening and sad all at once. I pray often that I'm not the instigator of it but sometimes I am. I confess it fairly often.