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.
The Lord is my shepherd, l shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures;
he leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul.
He leads me in right paths for his name's sake. (Psalm 23)
MOMENT FOR REFLECTION:
Note any new awareness, or repetition of an awareness you already have, of God’s care for you. What was happening in your own personal life when this inner knowledge became real for you? If, at this moment, you feel a deepening of that awareness, however little, stay with it.
That l may know a deep confidence in God’s caring for me, as I continue to wonder at 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 2: Friday 12 June
God's faithfulness to me