In 2012 I developed a strong devotion to the Divine Mercy Chaplet, and began singing/praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet every morning. My love for Christ continued to grow, and through the Divine Mercy Chaplet, Christ began showing me how He sacrificed His love for me so that I may have eternal life.
One day I was singing the Divine Mercy Chaplet and my heart ached because I could not express how thankful I was and how much I loved Him. So, I asked Him to tell me what more I could do to express how much I loved Him. Then the Holy Spirit inspired me to write these words...
I love you, oh my God, I love you.
I love you, oh my Jesus, I love you.
I love you, Holy Spirit, I love you.
My love for you flows like a river, I praise you my Holy Savior.
I love you, my heart cries out, I will glorify your name!
I reach out, I touch your face, I worship you in this beautiful place.
Oh, most holy one, you saved my soul, let me love you, you make me whole.
Then the Holy Spirit instructed me to make a chaplet which would be called The Love Chaplet. The Love Chaplet is specifically for the youth to teach them how to show their love for Him. Christ loved us sacrificially, and He died to show us His unconditional love and mercy. The Holy Spirit shared with me that there are many struggles to come, and that He is asking us to show that same sacrificial love for Him as He did for us, even to the point of death. He showed me that there is a battle for souls and that the youth will be on the front lines in that battle.
I was asked to make a chaplet that resembled The Divine Mercy Chaplet or the Rosary, and to make it with specific colors of beads. I was even asked to put only 5 beads around the chaplet instead of 10 like most Chaplets. I asked the Holy Spirit why I was only to put 5 beads instead of the normal 10. He said, “Because the youth will lose interest in praying the chaplet if there is 10.”
Shortly after I wrote the words of the prayer down, the Holy Spirit provided a melody and instructed me to send the prayer to a specific gentleman, and to ask him to write a song with the lyrics of the prayer. He did and sent it back to me. When I listened to it I was amazed because he had written the music exactly like the Holy Spirit had given it to me in my head. It was then that I realized that this Love Chaplet was a special way to spread the message of Christ's sacrificial love for us, and how it would be a tool to help our youth show their sacrificial love for him in return.
After praying the Love Chaplet off and on for 5 years I began to see the fruits of it among the youth in our MERCY (Ministry and Evangelization for Roman Catholic Youth) group. The Holy Spirit provided a way to share the Love Chaplet with others.
In August of this year, 2017, I met a beautiful lady named Annie Karto . Annie is a Catholic singer/songwriter/speaker who has spread the message of the Divine Mercy over 25 years. She introduced me to Barry Hartglass, who has produced numerous albums for the well-known Catholic singers Annie Karto and Donna Cori Gibson.
I am privileged to have the opportunity of Barry Hartglass to arrange and produce the Love Chaplet with two different versions of the prayer. One version is a nine-minute meditation song that will help one pray the Love Chaplet. The second version is a song that could be used in adoration or worship at conferences and for personal use. Barry will perform a number of instruments himself and will also hire four additional musicians that play harp, flute, violin and cello to creat the soundtrack. . There will be 4 vocalists -- Donna Cori Gibson, Jennifer Grace, Annie Karto and I. As you can imagine a project like this one will be quite expensive, which is why I am making this GoFundMe page.
I believe that everything in our lives is carefully planned by the Holy Spirit, and that He gives all of us a mission in life. I also believe that if He asks us to do something He always provides a way to do it. I believe that the Holy Spirit inspired me to write this beautiful prayer for a specific reason, so I believe He will provide the means for people to hear it, and to start using it in their everyday prayer lives.
If you feel the Holy Spirit nudging you to give toward this mission, I ask that you pray about how much He would like for you to contribute. I am asking you to join me as we begin the pray for youth. The world is filled with so many evil things to draw our youth away from our Lord. This Love Chaplet will be a tool to draw them back to Him.
Thank you so much for your generosity! Please continue praying about how you can help me and for all the youth of the world.
Awhile back I met with my bishop, gave him a Love Chaplet, and shared with him my story of how it came to me. Yesterday I received the below email from his office saying that the bishop does not see anything wrong with the chaplet, and that I may share it with others. I am SOOO excited!
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