Sacred Heart Novena
DAY 5 - JUNE 11
Jesus, Forgiving Heartbeat of God, stir courage within us for new beginnings.
Call to Prayer
When we carry anger within us, we do not hurt our enemies, as much as we hurt ourselves. Jesus, stir courage within me for new beginnings.
Scripture (Joel 2:12)
Even now, return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.
Silence: Does your heart feel anger toward someone? Can you take the first step toward a new beginning?
Presentation Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Jesus, Burning Heartbeat of God and Son of Mary…
--call us to passionate discipleship.
Jesus, Homeless Heartbeat of God…
--grace us with hospitality for all.
Jesus, Merciful Heartbeat of God…
--open us to the vulnerable and weary.
Jesus, Suffering Heartbeat of God…
--reveal the path of justice and peace.
Jesus, Forgiving Heartbeat of God…
--stir courage within us for new beginnings.
Jesus, Wounded Heartbeat of God…
--heal us for service.
Jesus, Creative Heartbeat of God…
--stretch us into new visions and dreams of You.
Jesus, Liberating Heartbeat of God…
--free us from darkness.
Jesus Sacred Heartbeat of God…
--love through us in the sacred homeland of our hearts.
Heart of Jesus, bless us and forgive the times we forgot our connectedness to others. Give us the courage for new beginnings to explore every dark and treacherous place in search of the weak and vulnerable. Your Heart calls our hearts to a fullness of love and peace, a love that sustains the world and holds it in a loving embrace.
Heartbeat of God, create within each of us, your daughters and sons, a sacred heart.