Jul 11, 2015

Sacred Heart

There are many variations of the Sacred Heart prayer, or Sacred Heart novena. Here's the one I'm praying currently.

May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, honored, loved, and preserved throughout the world, now and for ever, Amen. Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. St. Jude, hope of the hopeless, pray for us. Sacred Heart of Jesus, help us now and forever, Amen.

(Recite 9 times for 9 days and promise to print.)

To those without faith, it sounds like the chain letters I used to get in the mail in the 1970s. You had to copy the letter and send it to 10 people or some horrible fate would befall you. Some great info can be found here.

To those WITH faith, you understand your place in God's universe. You understand that if Jesus places your request in His heart, the Father sees Jesus, not us, and will answer Jesus's prayer. You understand that St. Jude, Patron saint of hopeless causes, is a friend of Jesus. So you take along a friend of Jesus to ask Jesus to ask His Dad....

Or, you can go straight to Father, in words Jesus gave us: "Our Father..."

Whatever works for you. They're both fine. Really.

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