Novena Prayer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Intention for Each Day

Thursday 16th June

Intention: For healing and reconciliation

‘…‘Yes, if you forgive others their failings, your heavenly Father will forgive you yours; but if you do not forgive others, your Father will not forgive your failings either.’’ (Matthew 6:7-15)

Friday 17th June

Intention: For our families, neighbours and friends

For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.’  (Matthew 6:19-23)

Saturday 18th June 

Intention: For all who have worries and troubles

‘So do not worry about tomorrow: tomorrow will take care of itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.’.’  (Matthew 6:24- 34)

Sunday19th June (Corpus Christi)

Intention: For lives that live the Eucharist

They all ate as much as they wanted, and when the scraps remaining were collected they filled twelve baskets.’ (Luke 9: 11-17)

Monday 20th June

Intention: For kindness towards each person

‘Why do you observe the splinter in your brother’s eye and never notice the plank in your own?’ 

(Matthew 7:1-5)

Tuesday 21st June

Intention: For a spirit of gratitude

‘The Lord is great and worthy to be praised in the city of our God.

His holy mountain rises in beauty, the joy of all the earth.’ (Psalm 47 / 48)

Wednesday 22nd June

For faithfulness to the Gospel of Jesus

‘Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Beware of false prophets who come to you disguised as sheep but underneath are ravenous wolves. You will be able to tell them by their fruits.’ (Matthew 7:15-20)

Thursday 23rd June 

Intention: For a greater love of the Word of God

‘Therefore, everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them will be like a sensible man who built his house on rock. Rain came down, floods rose, gales blew and hurled themselves against that house, and it did not fall: it was founded on rock. .’ (Matthew 7:21-29)

Friday 24th June (Sacred Heart of Jesus)

Intention: For the Church: that shepherds and all the Baptised will proclaim God’s Mercy

‘ What man among you with a hundred sheep, losing one, would not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the missing one till he found it? And when he found it, would he not joyfully take it on his shoulders and then, when he got home, call together his friends and neighbours? “Rejoice with me,” he would say “I have found my sheep that was lost.” . (Luke 15:3-7)

The Novena Prayer will be recited at 10 am Mass each day & weekend Masses. Petitions can be placed in the petition boxes in our Churches

Novena Prayer

O Divine Jesus, who said,
“Ask and you shall receive”,
I kneel at your feet.
From whom shall I ask if not from you,
whose heart is the source of all blessings.
With a lively faith in you,
I come to ask…

Share your petitions silently with the Sacred Heart.
I admit I am most unworthy of your favours, Jesus,
but this is not a reason for me to be discouraged.
You are the God of mercies and you will not refuse a contrite heart.
Look with pity on me,
I beg you, and your compassionate Heart
will find in my weakness a motive for granting my request & the petitions of all who make this Novena
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on me.
Amen.