Prayers without love as the crippled calfs of Israel


Fancy letter Lord Jesus: “I desire love”1. The sacrifice of your life should also be love. Look at the cross. My Sacrifice is love. I do not want your gaze to stop at the sight of the cruelty of the cross, but on My wounded face, from which you can read the truth of My Heart. I hang on the cross for you. I bear all that out of love, to gain your love and keep it forever.

Look for love in each of your sacrifices and each of your prayers. If you bring Me prayers devoid of love and sacrifices that are selfish, then in My eyes you bring Me crippled calfs with reluctance and sorrow. Prayer should be a way to express love and give love. Sacrifices should be the fruit of love. Do not seek pleasure in serving Me with prayer and renunciation. Look for love in this service.

Are there days in which you are able to say many prayers but not think about Me once? Do you think that prayer said only with lips brings Me what I truly desire ? If it were so, I would be a heartless and proud God. Beyond words and prostrations is the love that I desire above all else. All this loses sense without love. It is like this bloody sacrifice brought to Me by people who seek their own glory and are conceited. I am disgusted the most by hypocrisy and pride. Prayer without love leads to such sacrifice. Lips whispering prayer formulas and hands committing iniquity, stealing from the poorest, are My great wound.

Seek Me above all else. Seek above all else getting to know Me and loving Me. May the means of expression not replace true love and worship. Remember, however, that I am not talking about your feelings of love, but about the will to love. I do not desire emotions, but a conscious will to love. Therefore, do not be afraid if your heart seems empty and you do not feel the fervor of love in it. Your love is expressed through staying with Me despite a lack of desire for prayer and mortification. Your prayers seem barren to you now, but I see love in them. It is not the words of the prayer that delight Me, but the honesty and the love of the soul. Therefore, do not be afraid because I am not concerned about the external beauty of prayers and acts of mortification, but about their essence, and thus love. Desire to love and search for My Will. I will do the rest. Search for Me every day, in every soul, in every action, in every image of My creation. See My love everywhere. It is for you that I have created the whole world. For you I offer it time. Search only for Me, and grace will flow by itself as a response to your love. I bless you in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

1 Lord Jesus relates to the thought: “For I desire love, not sacrifice, and the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings” (Hosea 6:6).

Translated from : Nauka modlitwy sercem – modlitwa kontemplacyjna, Grzechynia 2017, p. 85-87

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