PRAYER On The SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING
From the Writings of the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta
The little daughter of the Divine Will
22 years ago to the day on the FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING, The Cause of the Beautification of the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta began in Trani, Italy. – In 1860, two French associations, the Apostleship of Prayer and the League of the Sacred Heart, had merged and launched the first worldwide movement of prayer for the reign of the Sacred Heart of Jesus with their motto, ” Thy Kingdom Come!” On June 11, 1899, the faithful of the entire world, in union with their bishops and with the Vicar of Christ on earth, consecrated the entire world to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Also in 1899, the Society for the Social Reign of Christ submitted the first petition ever presented to the Sacred Congregation of Rites for a liturgical Feast of Christ the King. They were joined by members of the League of the Sacred Heart and the Apostleship of Prayer in a campaign for this feast which specifically petitioned the coming of God’s Kingdom on earth. In 1898 the new prelate, Archbishop Tommaso de Stefano (March 24, 1898 – 13 May 1906) delegated as her new confessor Fr. Gennaro Di Gennaro, who carried out this task for twenty-four years. The new confessor, glimpsing the marvels that the Lord was working in this soul, categorically ordered Luisa to put down in writing all that God’s grace was working within her. None of the excuses made by the Servant of God to avoid obeying her confessor in this were to any avail. Not even her scant literary education could excuse her from obedience to her confessor. Fr. Gennaro Di Gennaro remained cold and implacable, although he knew that the poor woman had only been to elementary school. Thus on February 28, 1899, she began to write her diary, of which there are thirty-six large volumes! The last chapter was written on December 28, 1939, the day on which she was ordered to stop writing. Leo XIII in 1899, in the encyclical Annum Sacrum of May 25, he warned the Bishops of the entire world that on the following June 11, he would consecrate the world to the Sacred Heart, demanding that they unite themselves with him in this act. December 11, 1925, Pope Pius XI published the encyclical Quas Primas instituting the liturgical feast of Christ the King throughout the universal Church where the pope clearly stated the truth: that the Kingdom of Jesus Christ will be established upon the earth.
V6 – 8.5.04 – “Continuing in my usual state, Blessed Jesus Came for just a little, in the Act of Ruling and Dominating Everything, and of Reigning with the Crown of King on His Head and with the Scepter of Command in His Hand. While I was seeing Him in this Position, He told me (though in Latin, but I will say it according to what I understood): “My daughter, I AM the Ruler of kings and the Lord of lords. To Me Alone is this Right of Justice Due, which the creature Owes Me; and by not giving it to Me, she denies Me as Creator and Master of Everything.” While saying this, He seemed to take the world in His Hand and turn it upside down, so that creatures would submit to His Regime and Dominion. At the same time I could also see how the Lord Ruled and Dominated my soul, with such Mastery that I felt all submerged In Him. From Him Came the Regime of my mind, of my affections, of my desires; many Electric Wires Passed between me and Him, through which He Directed and Dominated Everything.”
V13 – 11.19.21 – “This is why I Love So Much one who Lives In My Will: I Recognize My Portrait in her, My Noble Features; I Feel My Own Breath, My Voice; and if I did not Love her I would defraud Myself. I would be like a father without offspring, without the noble cortege of his court, and without the crown of his children. And if I did not have the offspring, the court and the crown, how could I call Myself a King? My Kingdom is Formed by those who Live In My Will, and from this Kingdom, I Choose the Mother, the Queen, the children, the ministers, the army, the people. I AM Everything for them, and they are All for Me.”
V19- 7.2.26 – “Do you know how it will be for your Creator with regard to this Sanctity of Living In My Will? It will happen as to a king who has no offspring. This king never enjoys the affection of a child of His, nor does he feel like lavishing all his paternal caresses and his affectionate kisses, because in no one does he see his own progeny, his own features, someone to whom to entrust the destiny of his kingdom. Poor one, he lives always with a nail in his heart; he lives always surrounded by servants, by people who do not resemble him, and if they remain around him, it is not out of pure love, but out of self-interest, to gain riches and glory, and maybe even to betray him. Now, suppose that a son comes to the light for him after a long time – what is not the feast of this king? How he kisses him, caresses him – he cannot remove his gaze from his son, in whom he recognizes his own image. Just newly born, he gives him his kingdom and all of his goods as inheritance; and his complete joy and feast is that his kingdom will no longer belong to some strangers, to his servants, but to his dear son. So it can be said that what belongs to the father belongs to the son, and what belongs to the son belongs to the father.
Now, one who will Possess the Kingdom of My Will will be for Us like a child born after about six thousand years. What Joy, what Feast will not be Ours in seeing Our Image in him, Intact, Beautiful, just as We Delivered it from Our Paternal Womb! All the Caresses, the Kisses, the Gifts, will be for this child; more so since, having given, in Creation, the Kingdom of Our Will to man as his Special Inheritance, and since this Kingdom of Ours has been in the hands of strangers, of servants, of traitors for so long a time, in seeing this son who will Possess It as a son and will give Us the Glory of the Kingdom of Our Will, Our Inheritance will be Placed in Safety by this son. Is it not Right that We Give him Everything, even Our very Selves, and that he Enclose Everything and Everyone?” While Jesus was saying this, I became concerned and I said to Him: ‘How can All this be possible, my Love?’ And Jesus added: “My daughter, do not be surprised. By Possessing the Kingdom of the Supreme Will, the soul will Possess a Divine, Infinite, Eternal Will, which Encloses All Goods; and one who Possesses Everything can give Us Everything. What will be Our Contentment, Our Happiness and his, in seeing the littleness of the creature In this Kingdom of Ours, Taking from Us Continuously as the Owner – as Our True Child! And since what he Takes from Us is Divine, he Takes the Divine, and the Divine he Gives to Us; he Takes the Infinite, and the Infinite he Gives to Us; he Takes Immense Things from Us, and Immense Things he Gives to Us; he Takes Light from Us, and Light he Brings to Us. He will do nothing but Take and Give to Us. We will Place All Our things at his Disposal, so that, In the Kingdom of Our Will, Given to him by Us, nothing extraneous to Us may enter any more, but only Our Own Things, and We may Receive the Fruits, the Glory, the Love, the Honor of the Kingdom of Our Will. Therefore, be Attentive, and let your Flight in Our Volition be Continuous.”
V13 – 6.6.21 – “My daughter, the greatest miracle that my Omnipotence can perform, is a soul who lives in my Fiat. Do you think it is trivial that my Will, Holy, Immense, Eternal, descends into one creature, and that putting my Will and hers together, I dissolve her in Me, becoming the life of all that the creature does, even the most tiny things? So, her heartbeat, word, thought, motion, breath, are those of the living God within the creature. She conceals Heaven and earth within herself, although, apparently, one sees a creature. Greater grace, a prodigy more portentous, a Sanctity more heroic than my Fiat, I could not give.”
V25 – 10.28.28 – “After this, I was thinking about today’s Feast – that is, the Feast of Christ the King; and my Sweet Jesus, moving in my interior, told me: “My daughter, the Church does nothing but intuitively grasp what She Must Know on My Divine Will and how Its Kingdom Must Come. Therefore, this Feast is the Prelude of the Kingdom of My Divine Fiat. Indeed, the Church is doing nothing other than honoring My Humanity with those Titles which, by Right, are Due to It; and when She has given Me All the Honors that Befit Me, She will move on to honor and to institute the Feast to the Kingdom of My Divine Will, by which My Humanity was Animated. The Church proceeds step by step, and now She institutes the Feast to My Heart, now She consecrates the century, in all Solemnity, to Christ the Redeemer, and now She moves on, with greater Solemnity, to institute the Feast to Christ the King. Christ the King means that He Must have His Kingdom, He Must have peoples worthy of Such a King. And who will ever be able to form for Me this Kingdom if not My Will? Then, yes, will I be able to say: ‘I have My people – My Fiat has Formed it for Me.’
Oh! if the leaders of the Church knew what I have Manifested to you about My Divine Will, what I Want to Do, Its Great Prodigies, My Yearnings, My Sorrowful Heartbeats, My Anguishing Sighs, for I Want My Will to Reign, to make Everyone Happy, to Restore the human family – they would feel that in this Feast of Christ the King is nothing other than the Secret Echo of My Heart which, Echoing in them, without their knowing it, has them institute for Me the Feast of Christ the King in Order to call their attention and reflection. ‘Christ the King…. And His True people – where are they?’ And they would say: ‘Let us hasten to make His Divine Will known; let us let It Reign, that we may give a people to Christ the King, whom we have called so. Otherwise, we have honored Him with words, but not with facts’.”
V36 – 5.6.38 – “Now, you must know that since these souls that Live, and will Live, In Our Fiat are inseparable from Us, they were coming down with Me when I, the Eternal Word, came down from Heaven to earth in the Excess of My Love. They were guided by the Heavenly Queen; they formed My People, My loyal Army, My Living Royal Palace, in which I was True King of these children of My Divine Will.
“I would never have come down from Heaven without the court of My People; without a Reign in which I could Dominate with My Laws of Love. All the centuries are just like a point for us, in which everything is Ours, in Action. Therefore, when I came down from Heaven as Dominator and King of My children, I felt courted and Loved—as only We can do—and My Love was such that My children were all conceived together with Me. I just couldn’t be without them; I couldn’t have tolerated not finding My Loving children. So they grew with Me in the Womb of My Queen Mother; they were born together with Me, cried with Me, did everything I did. They walked, worked, prayed and suffered together with Me, and I can say that they were with me even on My Cross, to die and Rise Again to New Life for human generations.
“Therefore, the Kingdom of Our Will is already established. We know its numbers, we know them all by name. We already feel them palpitating in ardent Love. O, how much We Love them and yearn for the time to deliver them into the Daylight of Our Will on earth. Then the children of My Volition will have in their power My Conception, My Birth, My steps, Pains and tears; they will be able to be conceived and born again as many times as they want; they will feel My steps and Pains in theirs. Since in My Will, My Birth and Life are repeated every instant, they can take Them for themselves, give Them to others, or do whatever they want. I know that they would never do what I do not want. These children of Ours, born again, formed and fed by Our Will, will be the True Glory of Our Creation; they will crown Our Creative Work, placing the seal of their love in every created thing for the One Who did all for them and Loved them so much.”
V22 – 8.28.27 – “Now, in order to give you the Right that It might Reign in you, with Justice It Demanded your love while It Conceived in My Humanity. And since for My Supreme Fiat there is no past or future, but Everything is present, while I Conceived in the Sovereign Queen, I Conceived in your love, in your pains, in that very Volition that was to Reign in you. So, now you do nothing but give It Its Rights, providing to It what is Needed so as to have It Conceive in you, and for you to Receive the Rights to have It Lay Its Kingdom and Take in Hand the Scepter of Command with Absolute Dominion.
“So, what to you seems nothing and something strange, Enters into the First Act of the Divine Will, and your Jesus, Looking at you and Taking you by the hand, Takes you into that Act in which He Conceived in the Maternal Womb in order to let you place your love, your pains, so that your Act may not be missing in an Act So Great, that Gave the Beginning to the Kingdom of the Divine Will in the human family. And this is the Reason why in All the Acts I did while on earth, I Call your love to Bind itself to those Acts, nor do I want you to let even one escape you. These are Rights of Justice that My Will Demands, and are Links of Connection in order to Give you the Right that It might Reign in you. Therefore, follow your Jesus without any concern.”
V24 – 4.30.28 – “Furthermore, if the Kingdom of My Divine Fiat and the time of Its nearing Fulfillment had not been Decreed before by the Divinity, there would have been no Reason, nor Necessity, nor Purpose for Choosing you, Luisa, for Keeping you Sacrificed for so many years, and for Entrusting to you, as to Its little daughter, the Knowledges of It, Its Admirable Truths and Its Secret and hidden Sorrows. And not only this, but the Divinity has Acted with you in a way that is All Paternal and Maternal, in order to Sow in you the Seed of Divine Daughtership, and so that you would take Its Interests to heart, more than if they were your own.
“This signifies the Reality of what had been Decreed by Us, to the point of choosing the subject, of using the means and of giving the Teachings in order to Descend down below to the human family, and Establish in their midst what had been Decreed in Heaven. If the Kingdom of My Will had not been Decreed, I would not have told you So Much about It, nor would I have Chosen you in a Way All Special for this Purpose. My Word would have been without Life and without Fruit if it were not So, and without the Generative and Fecundating Virtue—which cannot be. My Word Possesses the Virtue of Generating and of Forming, through Its Fecundity, Its offspring of Endless Lives.
“This happened in Redemption, because It had been Decreed by Us in Heaven. A Virgin was Created who was to be the Mother of the Eternal Word. If this had not been Decreed, there would have been no Reason, nor Necessity to Create and Choose this Virgin, Wholly Unique and Special; nor to give So Many Manifestations to the Prophets, who depicted the Life of the Word in His Humanity, describing His pains so vividly—as if they had Him present with them.
“Therefore, when Our Divine Benignity Deigns to Choose and to Manifest Itself, it is the Sure Sign and the Beginning of the Carrying Out of Its Works, which It Holds as Decreed. Therefore, be attentive, and let your Jesus Do Everything, because neither Power nor Means are lacking for what I Want, and for Carrying Out what I have Decreed.”
The Virgin Mary in the Kingdom of the Divine Will – Little King Jesus is Born – “Now, dear child, listen to Me: in this house of Nazareth, the Kingdom of the Divine Will was formed in your Mama and in the Humanity of my Son, to make of It a gift for the human family, when it would dispose itself to receive the good of this Kingdom. But even though my Son was King and I was Queen, We were King and Queen without a people. Our Kingdom, even though It could enclose all and give life to all, was deserted, because Redemption was needed first, in order to prepare and dispose man to come into this Kingdom, so holy. More so, since It was possessed by Me and by my Son, who belonged to the human family according to the human order, as well as to the Divine Family by virtue of the Divine Fiat and of the Incarnate Word, and therefore creatures received the right to enter into this Kingdom. And the Divinity conceded this right, and left the doors open to those who wanted to enter. So, our hidden life of so many years served to prepare the Kingdom of the Divine Will for creatures. This is why I want to let you know what this Supreme Fiat operated in Me, so that you may forget your will, and as you hold the hand of your Mama, I may lead you into the goods which I have prepared for you with so much love. Tell Me, child of my Heart, will you make Me content, and also your, and my, dear Jesus, who await you with so much love in this Kingdom so holy, to live together with Us, and to live only of Divine Will?”
The Hours of the Passion – Seventeenth Hour: From 9 to 10 AM – Jesus is crowned with thorns. Presented to the people: “Ecce Homo!” Jesus is condemned to death – “My King Jesus, your enemies continue with their insults. The Blood which flows from your most holy head is so much, that reaching your mouth, It prevents You from letting me hear clearly your most sweet voice, so I cannot do what You do. Therefore I come into your arms; I want to sustain your pierced and suffering head, and I want to place my head under those thorns in order to feel their pricks. But as I say this, my Jesus calls me with His loving gaze, and quickly I embrace His Heart, and I try to sustain His head. Oh, how beautiful it is to be with Jesus, even in the midst of a thousand torments! And He says to me: “My child, these thorns say that I want to be constituted King of each heart; to Me belongs every dominion. Take these thorns and prick your heart; let everything that does not belong to Me come out, and then leave one thorn inside, as the seal that I am your King, and to prevent any other thing from entering into you. Then, go through every heart, and pricking them, let all the fumes of pride and the rottenness which they contain come out, and constitute Me King of all.”
The Hours of the Passion – Twenty-first Hour: From 1 to 2 PM – Second Hour of Agony on the Cross.
Second, third and fourth word of Jesus – “My Jesus, tortured Crucified, your pains increase more and more. Ah, on this Cross You are the true King of Sorrows. In the midst of so many pains, not one soul escapes You; even more, You give your own life to each one of them. But your love sees itself hindered, despised, neglected by creatures, and unable to pour itself out, it becomes more intense – it gives You unspeakable tortures. In these tortures, it keeps investigating for what else it can give to man; and to conquer him, it makes You say: “Look, O soul, how much I have loved you. If you do not want to have pity on yourself, at least have pity on my love!”
In the meantime, seeing that You have nothing else to give him, because You have given him everything, You turn your languid gaze to your Mama. She too is more than dying because of your pains; and the love that tortures Her is so great as to render Her crucified like You. Mother and Son – You understand each other, and You sigh with satisfaction and feel comforted in seeing that You can give your Mama to the creature; and considering the whole Mankind in John, with a voice so sweet as to move all hearts, You say: “Woman, behold your son”; and to John: “Behold your Mother.” Your voice descends into Her maternal Heart, and united to the voices of your Blood, it keeps saying: “My Mother, I entrust all of my children to You; feel for them all the love that You feel for Me. May all your maternal cares and tendernesses be for my children. You will save them all for Me.” Your Mama accepts. In the meantime, the pains are so intense that, again, they reduce You to silence.
O my Jesus, I intend to repair for the offenses given to the Most Holy Virgin, for the blasphemies and the ingratitudes of many who do not want to recognize the benefits You have granted by giving Her to us as Mother.
How can we thank You for such a great benefit? O Jesus, we turn to your own source and we offer You your Blood, your wounds, the infinite love of your Heart! O Most Holy Virgin, how moved You are, in hearing the voice of good Jesus, leaving You to us as Mother!
We thank You, O blessed Virgin, and in order to thank You as You deserve, we offer You the very thanksgivings of your Jesus. O sweet Mama, be our Mother, take care of us, and do not allow us to offend You even slightly. Keep us always clasped to Jesus; with your hands bind us – all of us, to Him, that we may not escape Him, ever again. With your own intentions, I intend to repair for all, for the offenses given to your Jesus and to You, my sweet Mama!”
Three Appeals – Luisa’s Appeal – “Now will you all deign to accept my invitation? Come with me to Eden, the place of your origins where the Supreme One Created man, Made him King and gave him a Kingdom to Rule over; this Kingdom was the whole Universe; but his Scepter, his Crown and his Orders came from the Depths of his soul in which the Divine Fiat Dwells as a Ruling King and Constitutes man’s True Kingship. His Robes were Royal, Brighter than the sun, his Acts Noble, his Beauty Entrancing. God so Loved him, Entertained Himself with him, Called him My little King and Son. All was Happiness, Order and Harmony.
This Man, our First Father, betrayed himself, betrayed his Kingdom and in doing his own will, saddened his Creator who had so Exalted and Loved him; and he lost his Kingdom, the Kingdom of the Divine Will, in which All Things had been Given to him. The Gates of the Kingdom were Closed to him and God Reclaimed the Kingdom he had Given man. Meanwhile, listen to my secret.
In Reclaiming the Kingdom of the Divine Will, God did not say He would never Return it to man, but kept it In Reserve, Awaiting future generations to Assail them with Amazing Graces, with Blinding Light, thus Eclipsing the human will that had caused man to lose such a Holy Kingdom; and through the Appeal of Miraculous and Prodigious Knowledge of the Divine Will, to make them feel the need, the desire to ban our own will which makes us unhappy, and to Embrace the Divine Will. Therefore the Kingdom is ours; so, courage!
The Supreme Fiat Awaits us, Calls us, Urges us to Take Possession. Will anyone have the heart to refuse, be so devious as to not hear the Call and not to accept such happiness? Let us leave the miserable rags and tatters of our own will, the mourning clothes in which our slavery has decked us, let us Dress ourselves in Royal Robes and Adorn ourselves with Divine Ornaments!…”
Letter of Luisa Piccarreta to Federico Abresch from Bologna – “…the Holy Church, organ and messenger of the Supreme Fiat, through the Sacred Heart, through the Celestial Mama, beseeches the Kingdom of the Divine Will. She does not say it with words, but says it with facts. The Divine Volition is the King – His Heart, His Wounds, His Precious Blood, the Sweet Queen, form the ministers that surround the King, and through them beseech the Kingdom of the Divine Will in souls. Now, how can one know It? All the necessary things, the different circumstances in which we may find ourselves, are Will of God for us. If we are really determined to Live In It, God is So Pleased that, if Miracles are needed, He Will Make them in order not to let us use our will. It is up to us to truly decide, and be willing even to give our lives in order to Live In It; and Dear Jesus and the Sovereign Queen will take on the Commitment, will be our Sentries, and will Surround us with Such Graces as to not let us be betrayed by our own wills. More so, since our Lord does not teach difficult things, nor does He Impose them or want them, but He Facilitates All that He Wants from us in an Admirable Way; even more, He puts Himself in our place to make it easy for us, and Does Together with us all that He Wants us to do.”
CONSECRATION TO JESUS CHRIST KING OF THE UNIVERSE
“Oh Jesus, King of kings, God of Goodness, God of Love, God of Mercy, I adore, I love, I thank, I
glorify Your Most Holy Will emanating from Your Omnipotence, guided by Your Wisdom, accompanied by Your Goodness and Love.
Everywhere and in every time, be it either in joy or in pain, may Your Most Holy Will, Your Divine Love, be the star that I gaze at, the law that governs me, the air that I breathe, the heartbeat of my heart, the substance or, better, the Life of my life. To such an end, I unite all my prayers and actions to Yours, all my life to Yours, as well as to that of the Virgin Mother, of Saint Joseph and of all the Elect that have been, are now and shall ever be, with all good, past, present and future which is real and possible in Heaven and on earth.
I consecrate and give all myself, what I have, what I am, what pertains to me, what is dear to me, my life, my death, my eternity, all that You have created and will create by Your Supreme Volition, by Your Infinite Love. And I pray You, oh Infinite Wisdom, to inscribe me with indelible characters in Your adorable Heart as the ardent and zealous child of Your Divine Volition, of Your pure Love. I make this donation in the Power of the Father, in the Wisdom of the Son, in the Virtue of the Holy Spirit, in my name, and in the name of all creatures to obtain the advent and the expansion of the Kingdom of the Divine Will, of Your Divine Love upon the earth. For pity’s sake, oh my Lord, grant that from every lip and from every heart there may continually be raised, as from a sacred altar, the prayer that You, Yourself, as the first, addressed to the Father, “YOUR KINGDOM COME! YOUR WILL BE DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN.” Amen!
The Command Prayer
Abba Father, In the Name of Jesus, in the Unity and Power of the Holy Spirit, under the Mantle of Mary, with all the Angels and Saints, through the Intercession of The Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta,
Please take my humble prayer and make it Your Command,
Repeat the greatest miracle Your Omnipotence can perform, let us be one with Luisa and live in Your Fiat, that You may see Your Image in us, Intact, Beautiful, just as You Delivered it from Your Paternal Womb, that we may do nothing but Take and Give to You Continuously as Your True Children.
Please take my humble prayer and make it Your Command,
That with the Crown of King on Your Head and with the Scepter of Command in Your Hand, let us be one with Luisa, the One Who Lives In Your Will, that You may Recognize Her in us so that You may be Everything for us, and we may be All for You.
Please take my humble prayer and make it Your Command,
That Your Church may give You All the Honors that Befit You, and that She honor and institute the Feast to the Kingdom of Your Divine Will. May we be, one with Luisa, Your True people who will hasten to make known Your Divine Will, that we may let It Reign, and that we may be a people worthy of Such a Great King.
Please take my humble prayer and make it Your Command,
As Luisa Received the Right to Possess within her soul the Kingdom of the Divine Will, as well as the Right to Take in Hand the Scepter of Command with Absolute Dominion, let us be one with her in binding our love in all the Divine Acts, returning to You the Right of Justice that Your Will Demands, that with these Links of Connection of all Divine Acts, You Give us the Right that the Divine Will Reign in us, Your children. May this be the Reality of what You have Decreed, Almighty Triune God.
Please take my humble prayer and make it Your Command,
That at the end of this Jubilee Year of Mercy, we pray, one with Luisa, that You Pour Out Your Infinite Mercy upon all souls, past, present and future, so that all may be Sanctified, Divinized, and give You, as all Owe You, the Right of Divine Justice upon earth.
We rejoice the Coming of Your Kingdom upon earth, and the Final Fulfillment of Your Supreme Will on earth as it is in Heaven. May all be accomplished and completed in Your Most Holy Divine Will as Your Most Holy Divine Justice begins. Fiat! Amen!
Christus vincit! Christus regnat! Christus imperat!