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Devotion for the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Today, people from around the country are joining together in a Day of Prayer for the Unborn. During this Year of Mercy, we can turn to the Sacred Heart of Jesus in prayer, as Laurel Muff writes in today’s post, which originally appeared on her blog.

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Throughout most of my life, I’ve had a strong devotion to and love for the Sacred Heart of Jesus. There are many reasons why, but I’ve picked seven today to help inspire you to the same.

1. It is a human heart which understands our own. (And vice versa!)

Christ is fully man so His is a divine love capable of being expressed in a human way. Learn from Him. He also understands in a very human way what we are going through.

2. It is the “fount of mercy.”

No matter how many mistakes we make, how many times we fall, this Heart of our Lord wants to forgive us and have us return to Him. His mercy is never-ending and all-encompassing.

3. It inspires heart-to-heart conversations with Our Lord.

How much easier it is to speak with God when we discover a heart like our own! The humanity of Christ makes those heart-to-hearts that we would have with a close friend so much more easy.

4. It is a place to rest your weary heart.

Rest in His Sacred Heart when you feel overwhelmed, beaten down, sorrowful. He understands as He has been there Himself and will help you find a way to overcome.

5. It is ardent and constant Love for YOU.

The Love of our Lord is so IMMENSE! And He loves you as if you were the only person on this earth. He will always be there for you.

6. It is what unites all Christians — the Heart of the Body of Christ.

To be an authentic witness and member of the Body of Christ, it is important to connect with the Heart of the Body for He is our Lifeline.

7. It is the author of all that is beautiful and good in this world.

To see beauty, to create beauty, to appreciate what is good, to choose what is good–this is the place to learn.

photo by Madi Myers-Cook

Comment below with your thoughts:

Do you have a devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus? Can you make your prayer today a true heart-to-heart with Him? How do you seek his mercy for yourself and for the world?

or, simply answer:

Did you pray today?

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    Amanda
    January 22, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    I have a strong devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, too. However, I find it ironic that when I get so busy (which happens more and more!) I find it hard to make time for those “heart to hearts” that recharge me. Thanks for the reminder to do this today- because it is truly the only thing that will see me through!

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      Laurel
      January 22, 2016 at 2:59 pm

      Yes, I know this all too well, Amanda! In those times when it is hardest to connect with His Heart, is when we need it the most.

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    Anna Cuevas
    December 29, 2016 at 3:37 am

    I have a devotion to theSacred Heart of Jesus, He appeared to me just before I went through a very difficult period in my life, actually THE MOST DIFFICULT TIME, I later realized that is why HE appeared to me. To let me know HE was with me in my pain and through my pain to the other side of it, my own resurrection in His heart. I have a picture if Him if you ever want to see it.

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