Prayers for the Month of June
June 12th, 1994
Brother John Raymond
On the 10th of this month we celebrate the Solemnity of the
Sacred Heart of Jesus. Our Lord specifically asked (through His
Apostle St. Margaret Mary) that we receive Holy Communion and offer
it in reparation to His Sacred Heart on that day. Why is Holy
Communion so important to Our Lord's Heart? It is because the Holy
Eucharist is the loving invention of His Heart. Jesus called it the
"Sacrament of His Love" (again to St. Margaret Mary). Jesus would
not leave us orphans so He invented a way to remain among us. He is
there for us! He desires in Holy Communion to be united to us!
Unfortunately Man's loving return for this great invention of the
Heart of Jesus is summed up in one word, ingratitude.
Man's ingratitude has reached its height in our particular times.
Before Our Lady's apparitions at Fatima in 1917, an Angel came to
three children, Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco, the latter two now blessed. He taught them a
prayer that mentioned Eucharistic "outrages, sacrileges and
indifference." In the recent past Father Stephano Gobbi, an Italian
priest who receives interior locutions from Our Lady, was told that
this prayer taught by the Angel was a prophecy for our times. The
same theme runs through many recent Marian Apparitions. I would like
to mention one other - Akita, Japan. Here Our Lady inserted the word
Truly to a prayer said by the visionary's religious community every
day. (For more information about these important Eucharistic and
Marian Apparitions a small book entitled "Our Lady, An Angel and
Sister Agnes" by Brother Craig Driscoll can be ordered from The
Monks of Adoration, 2241 Englewood Road, Englewood, FL 34223. Price
$3.00 + $1.00 Postage.)
Traditionally the whole month of June is dedicated to the Sacred
Heart of Jesus. We want to make up to the Heart of Jesus for our
time's great Eucharistic ingratitude. Especially for lack of signs
of reverence such as genuflections and nonchalant manners of
receiving Holy Communion, receiving Holy Communion in the state
mortal sin, the many reported Eucharistic abuses, empty and locked
churches, lack of Eucharistic thanksgivings after Holy Communion,
loss of faith in the Real Presence, etc. Let us do this by first
ourselves having a great Eucharistic reverence, love and gratitude.
Second by praying the following prayers in reparation every day:
Angel of Fatima Prayer: "O Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy
Spirit, I adore Thee profoundly. I offer Thee the Most Precious
Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the
Tabernacles of the world, in reparation for all the outrages,
sacrileges and indifference by which He is offended. Through the
infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate
Heart of Mary, I beg the conversion of poor sinners. Amen."
Akita Prayer: "Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, TRULY present in the Holy
Eucharist, I consecrate my body and soul to be entirely one with
Your Heart, being sacrificed at every instant, on the altars of the
world, giving praise to the Father and pleading for the coming of
His kingdom. Please receive this humble offering of myself. Use me
as You will for the glory of the Father and the salvation of souls.
Most Holy Mother of God, never let me be separated from your Divine
Son. Please defend and protect me as Your special child. Amen."