Katya Rivas: The Gift of Prayer
The Medallion of the Apostolate of the New Evangelization
The Door to Heaven - Extracts
A teaching for Man,
about his weaknesses,
limits and reach.
Spanish Editions: 1996 and 1998
English Edition 1.1 - July 1999
The Door to Heaven – Extract No. DH-82
The Gift of Prayer
Let us go back to the topic of prayer. I, the cornerstone of your soul, make the graces of your prayer advance when it is silent and profound, and one day you will notice that you have progressed in this immense grace of wisdom when loving.
The prayer of My Love moves from the mind to the heart. Your imagination will be reduced until there are just sparks left to remember. At that moment, abandon yourselves to Me, praise the Father and recognize that you have been blessed with progress on your path through commitment and devotion when contemplating Me.
I know that it is a challenge to give up your control to Me but it is not a loss for you since you will not be deceived by My Love and, on the contrary, your abandonment will be rewarded. The fervor of My Love will inspire you to give Me everything else, until there is nothing left to give and even then I will extract more from you.
In this gift of prayer you will discover what really nourishes your souls. The search becomes the goal and the desire for My Love is enough in itself to sustain you. The fruits will be self-evident. The desert flowers will flourish when you no longer waste energy on controlling or becoming distracted from My Will.
The battle of the mind is no longer of interest to you, thus, the desert flourishes because the source of nutrition comes from Heaven, covering and enriching the earth to produce a fertile season and this better performance will be sown with love.
The struggle for success will no longer worry you because you will be ready to open up like a flower to receive My Merciful Love, the marvelous compassion of the graces of healing. The commitment of your heart in prayer to Me will gather strength and any disappointments hiding there will come out.
Once you have found Me every day in the small retreat of your hearts, you must endeavor always to find humility. You should be transformed into a new person; you need to be shaped, formed, consumed, melted, tested and treated many times, so that you will take your time because time will be My time.
You do not understand, you do not know how wise it is to go against your selfish wishes. If you truly walked on the path of freedom to be gloriously crowned, you would prefer the things that follow My ways and desires, not yours… At times it is necessary to obey others, following and helping in things that are irksome for you. Remember that I am in everything; I work through each thing and each person. If your desires and thoughts are with My desires, then you must patiently and humbly bear the purification and reshaping of your spirit towards perfection and static union with Me.
When you reach the innumerable beautiful mountains and green forests along the way, do not go on ahead, but take care that your will becomes humble, offering it to Me since these ascents are previews of later tests. I am there, shaping, purifying until the creature reaches the highest level of profound prayer in perfect contemplation of the union with Me.
Many things happen that bother you when your attention strays far from Me, when you are intoxicated with material desires. Look at the Master and you will take one day at a time, one person at a time that you find and to whom you will show your love. Because if love cannot be shown or expressed through sincerity and simplicity, how can your love illuminate many people at the same time? Start with yourselves. Make an effort to change your inner behavior and work constantly to be kind, open to every person and, thus, eventually, your charisma will reflect your true peace.
Try to spend some time alone to look for Me, reflect on a passage from the Gospel, on a phrase in a sentence, something that will ring in your heart all day long. A saint, Francis Xavier, abandoned the world because of the impression that the verse Matthew 16,26 made on him.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Through the rest of 2002, Scoop will be publishing a series of daily reflections on spiritual matters from Bolivian author Katya Rivas. Rivas, has received an official imprimatur from the Catholic Church for several books she says she was instructed to write by Jesus Christ, Mary and various Angels. Scoop’s extract, above, comes from Rivas’s book “The Door to Heaven”. In 1999 Katya Rivas was the subject of a top-rating documentary show hosted by Mike Willessee (see Scoop TV review - Jesus Christ Tells FOXNews He Wants To Hug World and Scoop Images ). More recently Rivas says she was instructed by Jesus to have her books translated and published on the internet with the intention of having the books distributed to as wide an audience as possible. Several of the books can now be read online at http://www.greatcrusade.org/, and more are coming soon.
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