A PREVENIENT ACT
(In Accord With What Was Revealed Below by Jesus to Luisa Piccarreta)
*Should be prayed every morning upon waking
I love You, I adore You, I praise You, I thank You, I beg pardon and make reparation for all sins, all in the name of every human creature who will exist throughout time. I also wish to implore in each of these acts the quick and complete triumph of the Divine Will on earth and its quick and complete triumph in me.
O Jesus, through, with, and in the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I consecrate and give my will to You in exchange for Your Divine Will. I truly want Your Divine Will to generate Its Divine Life in me this day – to think in all my thoughts, to speak in all my words, and operate in all my actions for the glory of our heavenly Father and to fulfill the purpose of Creation.
Abandoned in Your arms, dear Jesus, I invite all the angels and saints to join in all the Divine Will does in me today, and I am confident that You will not fail to give me the grace to be always faithful and attentive to Your action within me so that my own will dare not interfere with Your freedom to live Your Divine Will in me.
O my Jesus, I love You with Your own Will and thank You profoundly for the knowledge and gift of the Divine Will. Amen.
From: The Book of Heaven, Volume 14
May 27, 1922
The prevenient act and the actual act.
I was thinking to myself: “If one act done in His Will is so great, how many of them, alas! do I not let escape?’ And my sweet Jesus, moving in my interior, told me: “My daughter, there is the prevenient act and the actual act. The prevenient act is when the soul, from the first rising of the day, fixes her will in Mine, and decides and confirms that she wants to live and operate only in my Volition. She anticipates all of her acts and makes them all flow in my Will. With the prevenient will, my Sun rises, my Life remains duplicated in all her acts, as though in one single act; and this makes up for the actual act.
However, the prevenient act can be shaded, obscured, by the human ways, by one’s own will, by self-esteem, by negligence and other things, which are like clouds before the sun, that render its light less vivid on the face of the earth. On the other hand, the actual act is not subject to clouds; on the contrary, it has the virtue of dispelling the clouds, if there are any, and it makes many other suns rise, in which my Life is duplicated, with such vividness of light and heat as to form as many new suns, one more beautiful than the other. However, both of them are necessary: the prevenient act gives the hand, disposes and forms the plane for the actual act; the actual act preserves and expands the plane of the prevenient.”