Bring Him Everything
Scripture: Come to me all you who labour and are over- burdened, and I will give you rest (Mt. 11:28).
Jesus is looking forward to our company during these nine days. He wants to hear from us, how we are getting on.
Are our dreams coming true?
Have we blessings to thank him for?
Are there things on our minds?
Who are we concerned about?
He loves to hear our secrets, the things we can only tell to him, especially if they are a burden for us. In his strong gentle hands, all is made good.
I have nine days, Lord. About ten minutes each day. I’m sure there will be lots of things to do that might make me want to take short cuts, to do this in a hurry. But before we even start, my first Novena intention is that you will help me to find a quiet place, and enough time, to spend with you each day. We have so much to talk about. And help me to be quiet enough to hear what you want to say to me.
(spend some quiet time in prayer with Jesus … speak to Jesus, hear Jesus… feel His Presence with you)
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.
Closing Prayer for 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 of me and for 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. Amen.