Novena to the Sacred Heart – Day 4

Jun 6, 2021 | Guest Author

Quote

“Fervent devotional practice towards the Heart of Jesus will beyond all doubt foster and advance devotion to the Holy Cross in particular, and love for the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar. We can even assert- as the revelations by Jesus Christ to St. Gertrude and to St. Margaret Mary clearly show- that no one really ever has a proper understanding of Christ crucified to whom the inner mysteries of His Heart have not been made known. Nor will it be easy to understand the strength of the love which moved Christ to give Himself to us as our spiritual food save by fostering in a special way the devotion to the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, the purpose of which is- to use the words of Our predecessor of happy memory, Leo XIII- ‘to call to mind the act of supreme love whereby our Redeemer, pouring forth all the treasures of His Heart in order to remain with us till the end of time, instituted the adorable Sacrament of the Eucharist.’ For ‘not the least part of the revelation of that Heart is the Eucharist, which He gave to us out of the great charity of His own Heart.’” -Pope Pius XII, On Devotion to the Sacred Heart

Reflection

In this encyclical, Pope Pius XII teaches us that devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is intimately bound up with devotion to our Lord in the Holy Sacrament of the Altar. When we devote ourselves to the Holy Eucharist, and receive Christ’s Body and Blood, we can rest knowing that we are also uniting ourselves with Christ’s Sacred Heart. His Heart that was pierced for us gave forth water and blood- and His Blood becomes our spiritual food. Let us allow this spiritual food to return us to His heart.

Prayer

Lord, have mercy Lord, have mercy
Christ, have mercy Christ, have mercy
Lord, have mercy Lord, have mercy
God our Father in heaven have mercy on us
God the Son, Redeemer of the world have mercy on us
God the Holy Spirit have mercy on us
Holy Trinity, one God have mercy on us
Heart of Jesus, Son of the eternal Father have mercy on us
Heart of Jesus, formed by the Holy Spirit in the womb of the Virgin Mother have mercy on us
Heart of Jesus, one with the eternal Word have mercy on us
Heart of Jesus, infinite in majesty have mercy on us
Heart of Jesus, holy temple of God have mercy on us
Heart of Jesus, tabernacle of the Most High have mercy on us
Heart of Jesus, house of God and gate of heaven have mercy on us
Heart of Jesus, aflame with love for us have mercy on us
Heart of Jesus, source of justice and love have mercy on us
Heart of Jesus, full of goodness and love have mercy on us
Heart of Jesus, well-spring of all virtue have mercy on us
Heart of Jesus, worthy of all praise have mercy on us
Heart of Jesus, king and center of all hearts have mercy on us
Heart of Jesus, treasure-house of wisdom and knowledge have mercy on us
Heart of Jesus, in whom there dwells the fullness of God have mercy on us
Heart of Jesus, in whom the Father is well pleased have mercy on us
Heart of Jesus, from whose fullness we have all received have mercy on us
Heart of Jesus, desire of the eternal hills have mercy on us
Heart of Jesus, patient and full of mercy have mercy on us
Heart of Jesus, generous to all who turn to you have mercy on us
Heart of Jesus, fountain of life and holiness have mercy on us
Heart of Jesus, atonement for our sins have mercy on us
Heart of Jesus, overwhelmed with insults have mercy on us
Heart of Jesus, broken for our sins have mercy on us
Heart of Jesus, obedient even to death have mercy on us
Heart of Jesus, pierced by a lance have mercy on us
Heart of Jesus, source of all consolation have mercy on us
Heart of Jesus, our life and resurrection have mercy on us
Heart of Jesus, our peace and reconciliation have mercy on us
Heart of Jesus, victim of our sins have mercy on us
Heart of Jesus, salvation of all who trust in you have mercy on us
Heart of Jesus, hope of all who die in you have mercy on us
Heart of Jesus, delight of all the saints have mercy on us
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world have mercy on us
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world have mercy on us
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world have mercy on us
Jesus, gentle and humble of heart. Touch our hearts and make them like your own.

Let us pray.

Father, we rejoice in the gifts of love
we have received from the heart of Jesus, your Son.
Open our hearts to share his life and continue to bless us with his love.
We ask this in the name of Jesus the Lord.
Amen.

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