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SH: Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
June 19 - June 28
Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus – Friday 28th June 2019
Day 1: 19th June
The Welcoming Heart
Come! We still welcome others with that little word: ‘Come right in, come in and take the weight off your feet!’ It was a word Jesus often used: ‘Come and see; come and eat.’ But how much more has Jesus to offer us? Rest, yes, but friendship unlike any other. Healing, guidance, peace, protection from evil, all offered by the Son of God who is ‘gentle and humble of heart’.
Be still and imagine the Lord calling your name and saying to you: ‘Come and give me your worries, come and trust me, come and listen to me as I speak my words in the gospel.’
End by thanking Jesus.
End with the Novena Prayer:
Lord Jesus Christ, your heart was moved with love for the men and women who came for help in their need. You healed the sick, you fed the hungry, you forgave sinners, you cried over Jerusalem. Above all, you showed to those who were prepared to listen the way to true life, for you are the Way the Truth and the Life.
Lord, your heart is still moved today by your people and their many needs. Open our hearts to hear your word, to accept your love, and to respond to your call. In particular, I beg you to grant me the favour I ask during this novena (make you request silently), provided that it will contribute to my own eternal good and to the building up of your Kingdom of justice, peace and love here on earth.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.
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