God sustains my life
Scripture: Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is Your name in all the earth! When I look at the heavens, the work of Your hands, 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? (Ps. 8).
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.
Desire: 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.
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.