Jesus, rest your gaze upon me, prepare my soul to receive the kiss of your union, cleanse me. May we live this prayer together, united in every way, in body, in soul, in love and in free will. May this encounter between love created and Love uncreated be a source of Life for all. In this way, hidden in your Love, all the created dissolves in the ardent fire of Love uncreated. Amen. FIAT.
"God said, 'Let us make man in our own image, in the likeness of ourselves, and let them be masters of the fish of the sea, the birds of heaven, the cattle, all the wild animals and all the creatures that creep along the ground.' God created man in the image of himself, in the image of God he created him, male and female he created them." (Gn 1:26-27)
Passage from “Book of Heaven” by Luisa Piccarreta, the Little Daughter of the Divine Will – 14 August 1908 – Jesus' paintbrush
“Daughter, I am looking for the brush of your will to be able to portray my image in your heart. In fact, if you do not give me your will, I lack the brush to be able to portray Myself freely in you; and just as your will serves as brush in my hands, love serves as colors in order to impress the variety of colors of my image. Moreover, just as the human will serves as brush for Me, my Will serves as brush in the hands of the soul in order to portray her image in my Heart; in Me, then, she will find abundant color of love for the variety of colors.”
Let us pray
Lord, you are so kind, so gentle with us. You love us so much, You who are beauty and Love itself. You desire to paint Yourself in us – in our hearts. What have we done to deserve the great honor of a God who desires to paint his image in us, miserable, ungrateful creatures who do not know how to love?
We haven't done anything but You love us. You are always looking for new ways of guiding us to be images of You. Please, o Love of my life, I ask you to send a particular grace of conversion to each of your creatures so that we may give you our will in return for the gift of Yours. Give us this grace to enable You to paint your image in us, and become a new generation of your sons and daughters. With this grace, we will learn to love, in the way you created us. Taking your hand along the way, we will learn to follow the road that you have specifically laid out for us in you infinite Love.
Yes Lord, take my will. May your Will take action in my being, especially in my words, as I say with my sisters and brothers: (the community prayer, by clicking “Pray”)
Take a moment to treasure up all these things and ponder them in your heart (cf Luke 2,19)
Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer everyone. Col 4:6