As mentioned in my previous post, I have a special invitation for you!
Sunday, August 15th is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a Holy Day of Obligation.
On that day, I invite you to make an Act of Consecration to the Divine Will.
Consecration, in general, is an act by which a thing is separated from a common and profane to a sacred use, or by which a person or thing is dedicated to the service and worship of God by prayers, rites, and ceremonies. The custom of consecrating persons to the Divine service and things to serve in the worship of God may be traced to the remotest times.(Catholic Encyclopedia)
The Assumption is very special to me.
On that feast I consecrated myself to Jesus through Mary in 2015, Merciful Love in 2016, and the Divine Will in 2020.
If you have already consecrated yourself to Jesus through Mary, or have never made an Act of Consecration, I encourage you to do the Divine Will Consecration!
I found out about this last year from Daniel O’Connor.
It’s straightforward and simple. All you do is say the prayer below, which comes from the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta — little daughter of the Divine Will.
Since the feast is on Sunday, I encourage you to pray it immediately before or after Mass.
If that isn’t possible, pray it whenever you can on the 15th.
If you can’t do it on that day, pray it whenever you’re able.
(I plan to renew my consecration on Sunday.)
Living in the Divine Will is the path to holiness, the path to heaven.
It’s a tremendous grace that God longs to give every soul. All one has to do is ask for it.
Let us follow the example of Our Lady and make this beautiful act of surrender and love.
Fused in God’s Most Holy and Divine Will,
O Adorable and Divine Will, here I am, before the immensity of Your Light, that Your eternal Goodness may open to me the doors, and make me enter into It, to form my life all in You, Divine Will.
Therefore, prostrate before Your Light, I, the littlest among all creatures, come, O Adorable Will, into the little group of the first children of Your Supreme Fiat. Prostrate in my nothingness, I beseech and implore Your endless Light, that It may want to invest me and eclipse everything that does not belong to You, in such a way that I may do nothing other than look, comprehend and live in You, Divine Will.
It will be my life, the center of my intelligence, the enrapturer of my heart and of my whole being. In this heart the human will will no longer have life; I will banish it forever, and will form the new Eden of peace, of happiness and of love. With It I shall always be happy, I shall have a unique strength, and a sanctity that sanctifies everything and brings everything to God.
Here prostrate, I invoke the help of the Sacrosanct Trinity, that They admit me to live in the cloister of the Divine Will, so as to restore in me the original order of Creation, just as the creature was created.
Celestial Mother, Sovereign Queen of the Divine Fiat, take me by the hand and enclose me in the Light of the Divine Will. You will be my guide, my tender Mother; You will guard your child, and will teach me to live and to maintain myself in the order and in the bounds of the Divine Will.
Celestial Sovereign, to your Heart I entrust my whole being; I will be the tiny little child of the Divine Will. You will teach me the Divine Will, and I will be attentive in listening to You. You will lay your blue mantle over me, so that the infernal serpent may not dare to penetrate into this Sacred Eden to entice me and make me fall into the maze of the human will.
Heart of my highest Good, Jesus, You will give me Your flames, that they may burn me, consume me and nourish me, to form in me the life of the Supreme Will.
Saint Joseph, You will be my Protector, the Custodian of my heart, and will keep the keys of my will in Your hands. You will keep my heart jealously, and will never give it to me again, that I may be sure never to go out of the Will of God.
Guardian Angel, guard me, defend me, help me in everything, so that my Eden may grow flourishing, and be the call of the whole world into the Will of God. Celestial Court, come to my help, and I promise You to live always in the Divine Will. Amen.
May this act be multiplied to the infinite in God’s Most Holy and Divine Will.
I repeat this with every beat of my heart and breath I take, and the pauses between, in time and eternity. Amen. Fiat.