A book of prayers to the Holy Face of Jesus
Ephphata - "Be Opened"
Ephphatha - Be Opened
Mark 7:32-34 (DR)
“And they bring to him one deaf and dumb: and they besought him that he would lay his hand upon him.
And taking him from the multitude apart, he put his fingers into his ears: and spitting, he touched his tongue.
And looking up to heaven, he groaned and said to him: Ephpheta, which is, Be thou opened.
And immediately his ears were opened and the string of his tongue was loosed and he spoke right.”
Lord, loosen the string from my tongue that I may speak truth and purity, love and joy of your presence, and of salvation to all that seek you!
Let this pure and simple truth be embraced so that eyes are opened and all will seek the light of your Holy Face!
Lord, in your name, I boldly invoke the Holy Spirit and speak “Ephpheta”
Be opened so the purity in Your Word is received in it’s fullness in my mind to understand and know you more intimately and in my heart to love you more deeply!
“Ephpheta” I shout, “be opened” so that I am no longer deaf and the door to my heart is open wide to receive your grace, your blessings, your joy and your peace, your love and your mercy!
Pour your Spirit into my soul so that grace abounds in me.
I desire only to serve you better Lord!
To be fully United with you in heart, mind and soul and to open the eyes, and ears and hearts of others, so they too may know peace and joy and the fullness of grace!
I desire to be more closely United to you, Lord, so that your purity and humility become the fire of your Flame of Love forevermore illuminating through me!
Purity, light and love in thought, word, and deed!
“Ephpheta,” “Be opened” in my Ears, in my thoughts, in my heart, and in my soul, so that the fullness of grace abides in me, ever closer in union with you!
I wish to be the light of the world!
Let me receive you more fully so that I may shine ever more brightly so all will know the way, the truth and the life!
Thank you Jesus for having heard my prayer!
Mathew 5:14-16, DR
“You are the light of the world. A city seated on a mountain cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle and put it under a bushel, but upon a candlestick, that it may shine to all that are in the house. So let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.”
From “The Book of Azariah” Maria Valtorta -page 190
“Hear the apostle”those who are moved by the Spirit of God are children of God.“
“The Spirit of God, you know, does not dwell except where the flash is chained in its animal hungers and freedom deprived of a spirit-king does not reign. Then the Spirit of God descends to be the Master and Guide of man’s spirit, and since God‘s contact cannot leave things in the state in which it finds them, man’s spirit, through the indwelling of God‘s Spirit within itself, is thus transformed and divinized, and takes on the Father’s paternity.
Since he is so spiritual as to merit being inhabited and instructed by the Spirit of God and led by himself in his different actions, man thus performs works and has thoughts, lights, and movements which are no longer human, but divine; he is a little god, for his human personality is annulled in the power of Him who possesses him. The servant is no longer even a servant; he is absorbed by the Eternal Lord and, therefore, becomes him, part of him, the blessed part, heir of the paternal possessions, coheir with the Father’s beloved Son, a brother to Christ, having the right, like him, to call the Most High ‘Father’.
“To us angels it is not granted to call the Eternal ‘Father’.
To you men it is.
And He really is a Father to you, O Just one to ever received, who have been able to receive in yourselves this blessed Spirit of God, not to have a new reason for fear in you, but you have a new reason for trust, peace, and joy, not feeling yourselves to be alone and exile, weak in trials, but joined to Christ, your brother, who has loved you to the point of death to give you Life and to give you the Spirit of God, who is Wisdom and Light.
“It is good for you that I am going (to death), for if I do not go, the Consoler will not come to you. If I go, I will send Him to you…And when the Spirit of Truth comes, He will instruct you in all truth.” And later: “I shall ask the Father to give you another Consoler to remain with you forever, the Spirit of truth, whom the world (that is the flesh which is world) cannot receive… He will teach you all things and remind you of what I have said to you. “
Souls, remember what you have received the Spirit of God through! Through the sacrifice of Christ. He, this most blessed Light, this Fire of love, passed through the gashes in the Flesh of the Lamb and, like a flame issuing out of the furnace bursting with heat, He gushed from the lacerated Heart of the Son of God and your Most Holy Brother.
“Let your love of Christ, then, be stronger and stronger, for, in truth, all that you possess you possess through Him. And sanctifying yourselves to glorify Him, for this is your debt towards Him.
“Rest, soul of mine, and increasingly be a spirit led by the Spirit of God. You will never err, for He leads over the inflamed paths of Charity.
“Glory be to the Father and t of o the Son and to the Holy Spirit.”