Let the Spirit of God lead you to a place of interior stillness and then allow yourself to become aware of God's gaze on you, full of love and hope for you. That gaze is sustaining and life-giving. Ask, in your heart, for a deepening, interior awareness of how you depend on God for your existence.
LORD, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
When l look at your heavens, the work of your ﬁngers,
the moon and the stars that you have established;
what are human beings that you are mindful of them,
mortals that you care for them?
MOMENT FOR REFLECTION:
Stay with the idea of your dignity as a child of God for as much time as you can manage today. Thank God for this. Notice what moves in your heart and your soul as you ponder these things.
That I may know my utter dependency on God for my being and that I may wonder at the miracle of my own personal existence.
Closing prayer each day
Lord Jesus, you have said, “Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall ﬁnd, knock and it shall be opened unto you”. I come to you in faith and trust, in love and hope. Let me know your closeness to me, and your care for me and all who are dear to me.
My intention for this Novena is dear to me, and I know that what is important to me is important to you. Hear my prayer (mention your intention); grant what I ask, and may I always trust that in all that happens in life, you will be close to me as my friend, guide and saviour. And so, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.
The Sacred Heart Novena
Day 1: Thursday 11 June
God sustains my life