Novena to the Sacred Heart
Day Two – 20 June
Second Day – What does God desire?
‘So I say to you, ask and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks, receives and everyone who searches, finds and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.’…Luke 11:9-10
Reflection for the Second Day
St Augustine said, ‘For yourself you have made us, O Lord and our hearts are restless until they rest in you’. I love a change a modern theologian has made in those lines – he writes, ‘Your heart is restless until we rest in You’. Our God is vulnerable to our free response. He cannot resist our call to Him and He wants us to call Him, constantly!
Lord, I come to You full of needs. But my deepest need, is to become more convinced of Your love for me. Help me to believe that You are with me today, tomorrow and always, that You are listening to my voice, as long as I work hard to keep Your commandments and to follow Your will and not my own. Amen.
Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in You.
Lord Jesus, the needs of Your people,
open Your Sacred Heart in love for each of us.
You care for us when we are lost,
sympathise with us in loneliness
and comfort us in mourning.
You are closest to us when we are weakest.
You love us most, when we love ourselves least,
You forgive us most, when we forgive ourselves least
and You call us to spread Your love,
in whatever way we can.
Lord Jesus, Your Sacred Heart
is moved with compassion
when we are suffering,
when we need Your help
and when we pray for each other.
I ask You to listen to my prayer during this Novena
and grant what I ask.
(Mention your intention silently.)
If what I ask is not for my own good
and the good of others,
grant me what is best,
that I may build up Your kingdom
of love in our world.