An important note about the crusade prayers based on personal experience from all my family members:When the first crusade prayer came out in November 2011, my family and l started to pray it every evening after our daily Rosary.
As time went by, more and more prayers came. I remember how impressed we were by many of the prayers. To give an example, where
l live, explicit sex education is becoming obligatory by law from the age of 4 and up. One can imagine how appalled we were as parents of 2 small children, also my parents, their grandparents.
One of the prayers was especially dear to us in this regard: we prayed with the words of the crusade prayer to 'cover our children with the precious blood of Jesus, to protect them from the lies of Satan.' l can give many more examples of how these prayers seemed to offer protection against the awful moral degeneration in our world today.
Even when the so called prophetic messages at times seemed outrageous, when we prayed our crusade prayers each evening, they continually convinced us over and over again that these prayers were a custom made gift from heaven for our world falling into total chaos. We were promoting the prayers everywhere as we were, in hindsight rather embarrassed by the messages.
The prayers on the other hand managed to convince others. We passed them on to 3 priests and they too were rather impressed at the start... Prayers that promised to ward off nuclear war, mitigate chastisements in the form of natural disasters, prevent liberal abortion laws from being passed, special prayers for the salvation of souls: we truly believed that next to the chaplet of Divine Mercy and the Most Holy Rosary, Heaven was blessing us with special graces through these prayers.
So we ended up spending more and more hours in prayer, less time critically discerning the messages until prayer 100 was issued: one family member refused to pray this rather strange prayer stating that Pope Benedict was the last true pope. In the following days, an enormous argument broke out, causing division in our family prayer group.
By the grace of God we sought spiritual direction, at the same time pledging our obedience to our new Pope. Our spiritual director put our hearts at ease when he told us that the many hours spent praying these prayers were not in vain as we prayed them sincerely, with purity of intention.
Here comes the amazing conclusion: whatever we had prayed for, if it was in line with the will of God, those prayers were answered in Heaven, EVEN if the author - and this is the hard part to understand- is not from Heaven!!!
All l would like to underline here is that the prayers are the real trap for most of the followers because of the many special graces and favours they promise to bestow. When we realized Pope Francis was a blessing from Heaven and therefore the messages false, we immediately stopped praying these prayers but continued with our daily Chaplet and Rosary.
Peace returned to our family, and our prayer time once again turned into real quiet time with the Lord instead of a vocal marathon, impossible to keep up with!