Happy Feast of the Sacred Heart of our True Love, Jesus!
I offer the following prayer for so many intentions dear to my heart, but especially at this moment asking graces for dear Jack Keogan, translator of Marcel into English and thus changer-of-my-life, who so kindly sent me this prayer (below) on the back of a holy card where I saw it (and instantly loved it) for the first time this past year, and for Fr. Ambrose who sent it to me again in whats app today (along with the glorious picture above), and finally for the original - okay second to M's little sister Anne-Marie Te and me (or is that third?) - Miss Marcel, who shares a birthday with Jack next week and who talked me into great joy today (or let me talk myself into said joy today by trying to talk me out of it, strange as that sounds) - may God reward and bless them all in greater abundance than ever before, if that's even possible. Since all things are possible for God, we say it is not only possible, but will happen! And may He bless you too, dear reader, through this delightful and down to earth (yet reaching to Heaven) prayer:
Novena of Confidence to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
O Lord Jesus Christ,
To your most Sacred Heart,
I confide this intention:
(mention your intention here)
Only look upon me, And then do what your Sacred Heart inspires.
Let your Sacred Heart decide; I count on it, I trust in it.
I throw myself on Your mercy, Lord Jesus! You will not fail me.
Sacred Heart of Jesus, I trust in You.
Sacred Heart of Jesus, I believe in Your love for me.
Sacred Heart of Jesus, Your Kingdom come.
O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I have asked you for many favors,
But I earnestly implore this one. Take it.
Place it in Your open, broken Heart;
And, when the Eternal Father looks upon It,
Covered with Your Precious Blood, He will not refuse it.
It will be no longer my prayer, But Yours, O Jesus.
O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in You.
Let me not be disappointed.
Draw me, we will run!!!
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And, in honor of our adorable Lord and His infinitely tender Heart, please remember Jesus' words in the Gospel and to Marcel:
Do not let your heart be troubled or afraid.
Don't worry any more, ever!
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