Gathering on Mount Zion

But what you have come to is Mount Zion and the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem where the millions of angels have gathered for the festival,

23 with the whole Church of first-born sons, enrolled as citizens of heaven. You have come to God himself, the supreme Judge, and to the spirits of the upright who have been made perfect;

24 and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to purifying blood which pleads more insistently than Abel’s.

Hebrews 12:22-24

What a profound mystery to ponder upon this morning.

Each time I come before the Presence of the LORD in prayer, I am gathered onto God Himself, unto the LORD Jesus, in the company of the heavenly angels.

In other words, each time of prayer, is a time of deep, real, encounter with Heaven.

Do I really understand this?

Or has prayer become more like a ritual and habit that I do without connecting to Heaven?

Do I humble my heart and lift up my spirit towards Heaven each time I pray?

…Especially during the Holy Sacrifice of Mass. As I celebrate the Living Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.

Do I truly believe that He, Jesus, the great High Priest is offering His life on the altar to His Heavenly Father for me?

If so, where is my gratitude?

If so, where is my heart of adoration and trembling love?

If so, where is my permanent spirit of humility, total commitment to God and unfailing worship?


My God I come before You today in total repentance of my flagrant ways in Your Presence.

Renew my mind and heart so that I have a new capacity to see You in prayer as You really are, and offer my whole self to You in total worship.

I give You my life completely today and forever.

Please show me Your mercy and have Your way in me. Amen!

Always & Forever,

To the Lamb,

With all my ❤

04 Feb 2020

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