We can make a difference!
On September 11th, 2018, my eldest son revealed to me, as soon as he woke up that morning, about a very vivid, lucid dream he had. He proceeded to tell me that he dreamed about being outside in a field in the company of a stranger who told him to look up at the sky. What he saw next was most astounding.
It was a brilliant display of lighted candles hovering high in the sky. Some were lower than others, but they were all floating in the heavens. The man who instructed him to look up informed him that there were exactly 1,000 candles in the sky. He also told him that he should draw them and that he could not call himself an artist until he did so.
That dream left a great impression on my son mainly because he never had a dream so vivid before. He also explained to me that normally he would forget his dreams soon after getting out of bed. So the fact that he easily remembered it was also astounding. However, that dream not only impacted him, it also left a significant impression on me as well.
As he told me his dream, a few thoughts came to mind about some internal conversations I had with God a few days before the day of his dream. The Friday before Sep., 11th, 2018, I asked the Lord internally, if my prayers are helping souls in any way. I asked Him that if He could give me a confirmation, I would appreciate it; but, if He decided not to, then no problem.
Then Sunday rolls around and it’s the first time I’m back to church a month after having delivered my 6th child. I was happy to be back and to receive Jesus in the Holy Eucharist. So, upon receiving the Eucharist, I did as I would normally do, unbeknownst to my family. I would pray for the salvation of 1,000 sinners in accordance with the recommendation of the Breton stigmatist, Marie-Julie Jahenny.It goes as follows:
Prayer to Save 1,000 Sinners
Our Lord gave Marie-Julie on September 3, 1925 a very simple way to save 1,000 sinners every time we receive Holy Communion.
“Tell them to rest five minutes on My Heart throbbing with love. Think only of Me by this simple word:
“Thank you, my Beloved, You live in me and I live in You.”
You see the sweetness you will taste and how you will give Me consolation. Ask of Me, in the fifth minute the conversion of a thousand sinners. It will be a great joy for My Divine Father, for Heaven, I ask you the same favour. I will be there, inside you, infinite goodness, the splendour of all beauties. Only five minutes thinking about Me and asking Me at the fifth minute the salvation of souls. My Divine Heart is overflowing with joy at this request of graces and I will also grant it.”
Immediately after we receive Communion, we are to rest and meditate on Him and His Sacred Heart for five minutes, saying the little prayer He gave, then at the fifth minute, ask for the grace of 1,000 sinners.
Imagine if One (1) million Catholics participated in this practice to save sinners, this world might actually become the better place so many of us dream of. That would mean 1,000,000,000 (one billion) sinners would be saved every time the above prayer is prayed and the Eucharist is received worthily (without stain of mortal sin).
In light of the above, I invite and encourage every practicing Catholic to make a difference in this world. If you desire change I implore you going forward to pray the 1,000 sinners’ prayer of the Breton stigmatist whenever you receive Holy Communion. We can make a difference!