Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Start your Novena to the Sacred Heart May 22
The Feast of the Sacred Heart is early this year, occurring on Friday, May 30. Here is a traditional novena to help you prepare spiritually for this day.
[Say once a day for nine days]
O most holy Heart of Jesus, fountain of every blessing, I adore Thee, I love Thee, and with a lively sorrow for my sins, I offer Thee this poor heart of mine. Make me humble, patient, pure, and wholly obedient to Thy will. Grant, good Jesus, that I may live in Thee and for Thee. Protect me in the midst of danger; comfort me in my afflictions; give me health of body, assistance in my temporal needs, Thy blessing on all that I do, and the grace of a holy death. Within Thy Heart I place my every care. In every need, let me come to Thee with humble trust saying, Heart of Jesus help me. [here state your prayer intention]
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us. [3 times]