A Day with Jesus of Nazareth
Scripture: The two disciples said to Jesus, “Master, where do you live?” “Come and see,” he replied, and they stayed with him the rest of that day (Jn. 1:38).
Because prayer is relationship of love, Jesus always leaves us free to respond or not. He asks each of us what it is we really want. To those who really want to find him, he says, ‘Come, and meet me in real prayer, and open your hearts to me’.
Lord Jesus, you are saying to each of us, ‘Come, and see’. Help us to meet you truly in prayer, and to discover the joy of coming to know and love you. Teach us how to spend time with you every day.
Sacred Heart of Jesus, open our hearts to you.
(spend some quiet time in prayer with Jesus … speak to Jesus… hear Jesus… feel His Presence with you)
Closing Prayer for each day
Lord Jesus, your Sacred Heart is always open in love to each of us, especially when we are suffering. To all who come to you seeking your help, you show your compassion and healing power.
You care for us when we are lost, sympathise with us in loneliness and comfort us in mourning; you are closest to us when we are weakest. You reach out your hand to us when we stumble and have most need of your help. I ask you to listen to my prayer during this Novena, and grant what I ask… (make your request silently)
If what I ask is not for my own or other’s good, grant me always what is best, that I may build your kingdom of love in our world. Amen.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you. Amen.