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Lucy Patier in Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Post #9First released on June 19, 2020

Sacred Heart Novena - Day 9

DAY NINE :

Let us pray to the Heart of our Lord Jesus Christ, who consecrated the world by his love:

Father of mercies, You sent your Son into the world to save us and established him as Ruler over all of creation. May the flame of love that burns in his Heart spread out to the whole world and consume it in the praise of your glory. We ask this through Jesus Christ your Son, who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

READING :

“Beloved, let us love one another, because love is of God; everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God. Whoever is without love does not know God, for God is love. In this way the love of God was revealed to us: God sent his only Son into the world so that we might have life through him. In this is love: not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as expiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also must love one another. No one has ever seen God. Yet, if we love one another, God remains in us, and his love is brought to perfection in us.

This is how we know that we remain in him and he in us, that he has given us of his Spirit. Moreover, we have seen and testify that the Father sent his Son as saviour of the world. Whoever acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God remains in him and he in God. We have come to know and to believe in the love God has for us. God is love, and whoever remains in love remains in God and God in him.” - 1 Letter of St John: 7-16

MEDITATION :

The Catholic religion enlightens us, making our eyes shine brightly with the sweetest, the brightest, the warmest and the most pleasant of truths: THE truth of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

The revelation of this truth, is the revelation of the love of God for us. We are not abandoned, not forgotten, and not alone on the way of the Cross, on the way that Jesus follows. We have therein a Heart that loves us, a place where we are loved, and where we receive love at every instant of the way. Even before we came into existence, there was a Heart that loved us with an eternal love, at every turn in our lives, the Heart that lights us on fire with the warmest of loves.

This Heart is perfect, pure as light, more innocent than the angels, and nothing sullied has ever come near it. Divine intelligence shines in Him, all the beauties and uncreated perfections are resplendent in Him:  this is the Heart of Jesus, the Heart of God made man.

- Charles de Foucauld.


Lord Jesus, you love sinners and in your mercy, you forgive them. We pray in the name of your love, help them to approach ever more closely to your Heart , and to find therein a source of mercy and forgiveness for their sins, you who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.

LITANY OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS:

Lord, have mercy on us. 

Christ, have mercy on us. 

Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us. 

Christ, graciously hear us. 

God the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us. 

(Repeat have mercy on us. after each line)

God the Son, Redeemer of the world, 

God the Holy Spirit, 

Holy Trinity, one God, 

Heart of Jesus, Son of the Eternal Father, 

Heart of Jesus, formed by the Holy Spirit in 

the Virgin Mother's womb, 

Heart of Jesus, substantially united to the

Word of God, 

Heart of Jesus, of infinite majesty, 

Heart of Jesus, holy temple of God, 

Heart of Jesus, tabernacle of the Most High, 

Heart of Jesus, house of God and gate of heaven, 

Heart of Jesus, glowing furnace of charity, 

Heart of Jesus, vessel of justice and love, 

Heart of Jesus, full of goodness and love, 

Heart of Jesus, abyss of all virtues, 

Heart of Jesus, most worthy of all praise, 

Heart of Jesus, King and center of all hearts, 

Heart of Jesus, in whom are all the treasures 

of wisdom and knowledge, 

Heart of Jesus, in whom dwells all the fullness of the Godhead, 

Heart of Jesus, in whom the Father was well pleased, 

Heart of Jesus, of whose fullness we have all received, 

Heart of Jesus, desire of the everlasting hills, 

Heart of Jesus, patient and rich in mercy, 

Heart of Jesus, rich to all who call upon You, 

Heart of Jesus, fount of life and holiness, 

Heart of Jesus, propitiation for our offenses, 

Heart of Jesus, overwhelmed with reproaches, 

Heart of Jesus, bruised for our iniquities, 

Heart of Jesus, obedient even unto death, 

Heart of Jesus, pierced with a lance, 

Heart of Jesus, source of all consolation, 

Heart of Jesus, our life and resurrection, 

Heart of Jesus, our peace and reconciliation, 

Heart of Jesus, victim for our sins, 

Heart of Jesus, salvation of those who hope in You, 

Heart of Jesus, hope of those who die in You, 

Heart of Jesus, delight of all saints, 

Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, 

Spare us, O Lord. 

Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, 

Graciously hear us, O Lord. 

Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, 

Have mercy on us. 

Jesus, meek and humble of Heart, 

Make our hearts like unto Thine. 


Let us pray.

Almighty and eternal God, look upon the Heart of Thy most beloved Son and upon the praises and satisfaction which He offers Thee in the name of sinners; and to those who implore Thy mercy, in Thy great goodness, grant forgiveness in the name of the same Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who livest and reignest with Thee forever and ever. Amen.

Take a moment to treasure up all these things and ponder them in your heart (cf Luke 2,19)

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