Prayer to Receive the Flame of Love
Do you renounce Satan? – I do
Do you renounce all his works? – I do
Do you renounce all his seductions? – I do
Do you believe in God the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth? – I do
Do you believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, Our Lord, who was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried? – I do
Do you believe that Jesus descended into hell; and on the third day rose from the dead, ascended into Heaven and now sits at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty? – I do
Do you believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the Communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting? – I do
Imagine yourself clothed in white garments, a symbol of your Baptism and of your future life in Heaven with the saints and angels. As you receive a lit candle, close your eyes and imagine yourself entering into that Flame. What is this Flame? It is Jesus Himself. Where are you? You are in the deepest center of Mary’s Immaculate Heart. Do not be afraid. You are not alone. The Virgin Mary is with you. Mary fills you with great desires so that you want to receive more and more of this Flame, surrender to the Flame, and have it consume your whole life. This Flame is the pearl of a great price, a treasure hidden in the field. Having found this pearl and this treasure, you want to sell all you have to purchase it. When you receive the Flame with others, you experience the communion of Saints. When one receives, all are blessed. When all receive, each is more blessed. (pause)
Now allow the Flame to enter within and imagine Jesus living within you. Imagine Jesus in the mysteries of the rosary. He is conceived in Mary’s womb. He sanctifies John the Baptist and Elizabeth. He is born into the world. The shepherds and the Wise Men can see God’s human face. At forty days, He fills the temple with light. At twelve, He fills that same temple with his teachings. At 30, Jesus is baptized. He receives the Holy Spirit and hears the Father’s voice. He changes water into wine. He preaches, heals, drives out demons and proclaims that the Kingdom is at hand. He reveals His full glory to Peter, James and John. On the night before His death, He says, “This is my Body” and “This is my blood”. He goes to the Garden where He accepts the Father’s Will. He gives Himself over to men whom Satan uses as his instruments. He accepts the wounds in His back and the thorns upon His head. He accepts the cross, walks to Calvary and dies for you. His soul leaves His body and enters into eternal glory. Jesus’ glorified soul reenters His body, glorifies it and raises it from the dead. He appears to His disciples, tells them to make disciples of all nations, and ascends to the Father’s right hand. He sends the Holy Spirit upon the disciples, takes His Mother into Heaven, body and soul, and then, makes Her Queen of all the angels and saints.
After imagining Jesus in these Gospel stories, allow the Flame to come to your free will. You welcome Him and He enters your heart. Finally, Jesus is at the center of your life. He is your King. You place this fire on the lampstand and the Flame gives light everywhere within you. (pause)
Right now, Our Lady embraces you and pours out Her Flame of Love in great abundance. This is a holy and sacred moment. She sends this Flame into your heart. Her Flame of Love brings light, healing, deliverance, peace and joy. It leaps out of Her heart because it causes Our Lady too much pain to keep it within herself! She gives the fire far beyond your capacity to receive. She gives gifts that were meant for others but they did not receive.
Be still. The prayer is complete. Our Lady is pouring out the effects of grace of the Flame of Love.