WHO ARE THE CONERSTONE INTERCCESSORS?
Thus says the Lord GOD,
"Behold, I am laying in Zion for a foundation a stone,
a tested stone, a precious cornerstone, of a sure foundation:
'He who believes will not be put to shame.' (Isaiah 28:16, 1 Peter 2:6)
The “Cornerstone Intercessors” (KAU) are missionary intercessors who serve the Lord and His Church in a new intercession in the Spirit of Jesus. Together we form a spiritual army of the Lord, who follow the King of kings riding His white horse into battle through their intercession. (Revelation 19:11 – 16) Our call and vision are to work with the Holy Spirit in His manifold works especially within the Catholic Church as missionaries of God’s Love through intercessory prayer.
KAU is “built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the cornerstone.” (Ephesians 2:20) Jesus speaks of this Himself: “The very stone which the builders rejected has become the head of the corner; this was the Lord's doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes”. (Matthew 21:42; Mark 12:10; Luke 20:17; Acts 4:11; Psalm 118:22) Saint Peter invites us to “come to Him, the living stone, rejected by men but in God's sight chosen and precious; …. To you therefore who believe, He is precious, but for those who do not believe, ‘The very stone which the builders rejected has become the head of the corner’." (1Peter 2:4 and 7)
In the history of the Church and of the intercessors of Lithuania, the faith of God’s People has been severely tested. So, members of KAU are as a “tested stone”, a “rejected stone” that has remained faithful to the Lord Jesus like the anawim of the Old Testament; and can wear white robes washed in the Blood of the Lamb who was slain.
Because of the victory of Jesus, KAU are intercessors of hope. By their intercession prayer, they support and strengthen the spiritual foundation of the Church and every family and ministry, especially the new evangelization. With the Lord Jesus, they intercede for others so each one can stand on the Rock of Jesus... strong, solid, immovable and resistant to the spiritual winds of evil. As the Lord promised Peter, “On this Rock I will build my Church and the forces of hell shall not prevail against it.” (Matthew 16: 18) This Rock provides a strong fortress, a shelter, a hiding place in time of trouble. From the Divine Treasury, hidden in this Rock, flows a multitude of Gifts from the Holy Spirit that KAU can activate for others by their intercession prayer.
The Cornerstone Intercessors began in October 2014 during an annual retreat of intercessors in Marijampolė. Many of these intercessors had already been meeting to pray for some years in various Arch/dioceses in Lithuania. During the retreat, the Lord called the intercessors to go deeper in their commitment as missionary intercessors for the Church. During that time the Lord confirmed the name of these Lithuanian intercessors as the Cornerstone Intercessors. (KAU)
In the logo we see the cross of the Lord Jesus above the empty tomb.
The empty tomb proclaims the Eternal Victory of the Risen Lord Jesus Christ over sin, Satan, and death for all mankind and for all creation. This “O Antiphon” from the Christmas Novena expresses God’s purpose at the cross: “O King of the gentiles and their desired One, the cornerstone that makes both one: come, and deliver man, whom you formed out of the dust of the earth.” In the Cornerstone, which is the Lord Jesus, God and man become one. Our Lady of Siluva, Lithuania, brought this grace of unity to all and reunited the Body of Christ. With her, KAU have the same special gift of unity, the fruit of the Life and Victory of the Lord Jesus, to give to the whole Church through intercession today.
We also see the Heart of Jesus on the cross, that was pierced by the sword to release rivers of living water and mercy to all. That heart reminds us of Lithuania, which is shaped as a heart. And the seven sets of rays are like the seven Arch/dioceses in Lithuania. The Lord Jesus revealed His wonderful gift of Divine Mercy from His Pierced Heart to Saint Faustina in Lithuania. Therefore, KAU intercessors, as missionaries of God’s Love, have a special commission to pray Divine Mercy and trust in Jesus for all people by intercession.
The three crosses, patterned after the cross monument in Vilnius that honors the martyrdom of seven Franciscan Friars, reminds us that Lithuania is a “land of martyrs.” KAU intercessors carry this spirit as they lay down their lives in intercession for the Church. Together with Jesus, the Lamb who was slain, they are invited to serve in intercession with the same heart on fire with God’s Love that Jesus has, “No one can have greater love than to lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:13) And we pray that, like the Lord Jesus, all God’s People will have hearts on fire with the Holy Spirit’s Divine Love for the Lord Jesus and for Our Father in Heaven and be willing to lay down their lives for God’s Glory.
The colors of the logo are like the colors of the Lithuanian flag. For KAU they mean as follows: Green represents Everlasting Life and freedom and hope given us by the Lord Jesus Christ. Yellow represents the goodness and Glory of God revealed in the Son of Righteousness, the Lord Jesus Who was raised Him from the dead “with healing in His Wings.” (Malachi 4:2). Red represents the Blood of the Martyrs and specifically the Blood of the Lord Jesus that was poured out in mercy on the Cross as an Eternal Sacrifice and New Covenant for the salvation and eternal freedom for all. Alleluia!
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