Sacred Heart Novena
DAY 8 - JUNE 14
Jesus, Liberating Heartbeat of God, free us from darknes.
Call to Prayer
The Word, who is life, is our light. As the Light shines in the darkness, may Christ overtake all that robs our hearts of gentleness and compassion.
Scripture (Matthew 11:29)
Take my yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
Silence: Is there something that presses heavily upon your heart? Can you take it to the heart of Jesus and experience His peace?
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.
O God, in ancient Decembers, in the narrow corridor at Newgrange, ancestors huddled very low, yearning for the solstice sun. We, too, wait—but for the Son. We wait expectantly in the pregnant, holy dark. We wait in joyful hope for the advent of our Savior.
Let the Christ light penetrate into the inner corridors of our hearts. Where there is darkness, let there be light. Where there is coldness, let there be warmth. Where there is doubt, let there be hope. Where there is guilt, let there be forgiveness. Marantha! Come, Lord Jesus! From “Cycles of the Earth and Church: Prayers and Rituals” in A Contemporary Celtic Prayer Book, by William John Fitzgerald c. 1998
Heartbeat of God, create within each of us, your daughters and sons, a sacred heart.