The following are words given by participants at the streamed meeting. 1 Corinthians 14:29 says that "Two or three prophets should speak, and the others weigh carefully what is said." 1 Thess 5:19-21 tells us not to despise prophecies, but to test everything and retain what is good.
Words of Knowledge - The Lord will heal a shoulder replacement, pancreatic cancer and lung cancer, someone with Covid. There will be a healing of cataract, a healing of fibromyalgia and a healing of a sinus infection. Someone will get a job and a house will be provided for someone looking to buy.
Scripture Reading Psalm 46:1-11 - "God is our shelter and strength, always ready to help in time of trouble. So we will not be afraid, even if the earth is shaken and mountains fall into the ocean depths; even if the seas roar and rage, and the hills are shaken by the violence. There is a river that brings joy to the city of God, to the sacred house of the Most High. God is in that city, and it will never be destroyed; at early dawn he will come to its aid. Nations are terrified, kingdoms are shaken; God thunders, and the earth dissolves. The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Come and see what the Lord has done. See what amazing things he has done on earth. He stops wars all over the world; he breaks bows, destroys spears, and sets shields on fire. "Be still and know that I am God, supreme among the nations, supreme over the world." The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge."
Scripture Reading Psalm 27:4 - "One thing that I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord and to meditate in his temple."
Scripture Reading Psalm 32:1-5 - "Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord does not impute iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit. When I kept silent, my bones grew old through my groaning all the day long. For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my vitality was turned into the dust of summer. I acknowledged my sin to you, and my iniquity I have not hidden; I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the Lord"; and you forgave the iniquity of my sin."
Scripture Reading Psalm 121:1-8 - "I lift up my eyes to the hills. From whence does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved: he who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, he who keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand. The sun shall not smite you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all evil: he will keep your life. The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth, and forever."
Ken Yasinski speaking with Fr. Cristino re Confession. How to prepare our hearts for Confession and how to make a good confession. Prepare ahead of time and make a list of our sins. There's nothing wrong with coming to confession and reading from a list. Four C's of Confession: Clear, Concise, Complete, Contrite. 1) Clear - Don't beat around the bush, trying to make it sound nice. Just state the nature of our sin. 2) Concise - Don't give a bunch of backstory, everything leading up to the sin. Keep it short. If we need to spend more time with the priest, it's better to make an appointment to see him. 3) Complete - Bring forward everything that we can think of that we need to say to the Lord, particularly if it's mortal or gravely sinful. If we know we have a mortal or grave sin that we need to confess, to knowingly withhold it out of fear or shame or pride, it actually invalidates our confession. In the end, we are only harming ourselves. We're not letting the Lord's mercy shine on that little dark corner of our heart. We're depriving ourselves of the healing we could receive. What if we truly forgot to confess a sin? We are still absolved of that sin, so we do not need to get back in line for Confession. However, for the sake of healing being applied to that wound in our soul, the Church recommends that at the next confession, we tell the priest that we forgot this sin at the last confession. What if the Lord brings to mind a sin from long, long ago? This would be good to be brought again to Confession even though we have been forgiven but the Lord probably wants to bring healing. Sin has consequences; sin afflicts our soul with a wound that even forgiveness received in Confession does not automatically heal. That wound takes time to heal through prayer and penance. However, if we are continuously looking back over our life, there is a danger of causing us to become scrupulous; can make us very self-absorbed, very introspective. The Church has a tradition of a General Confession - confessing all our sins of the past even those already confessed for the sake of renewing sorrow for all our sins. We're saying, "I still regret that I allowed that into my life and I renew my repentance." 4) Contrite - We need to be sorry for our sin and want to change. If there is no emotion of sorrow, but there is an intent, then that is being sorry for our sin. If we do not have any intention of trying to turn away from our sin, there is no point in going to Confession because it would be invalid.
Patt has glaucoma and wet macular degeneration in both eyes. She went to her optometrist who told Patt that the glaucoma is a lot worse. Then, Patt was at this prayer meeting and the word of knowledge was that someone with blurry vision is getting healed. Patt thought, "Wow, maybe that's me." Right after that, Patt went to a specialist who said that he didn't see what the optometrist was talking about. But he said that he would not know for sure until he saw Patt again in eight weeks. However, right now, Patt's eyes are so sore. We prayed for the complete healing of her eyes.
David gave an update on Will's healing. Today, he's sitting up in a neuro chair where they help him start recovery. They measure your recovery in terms of one to eight scale. He's at a three which means he can respond to basic instruction and simple commands now and he's now in therapy and regaining his skills and functions slowly but surely. Please keep praying. God has worked a miracle. Will was alone for a long time before they found him with his brain stroke and unconscious out in the field. This is a total miracle. David is grateful for all of us praying for Will and for what God has done. This is the best Christmas gift that that family could even imagine.
Sharen's mother-in-law is stable enough to be discharged to her apartment with help. Sharen thinks it's also a miracle.