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In His Heart: The 2020 Prayer Pledge // Day 7

An Image of the Sacred Heart

photo courtesy of Ali Towle (@fearlessali)

Reflect

Art, music, and words are powerful tools for revealing the glory of God. Many of us have had profound experiences while observing the beauty of nature or a stunning cathedral. The language of beauty, truth, and goodness speaks to the deepest parts of the human heart.

Today, I offer you this image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus for prayer and reflection. Perhaps this image leads you to pray with another image you enjoy or one that is displayed in your own home.

Whenever I look at an image of the Sacred Heart, I often recall and declare in my own mind: The Heart of Jesus is for me.

The Heart of Jesus is for me. The Heart of Jesus is for you. The Heart of Jesus is always for our betterment, wholeness, healing, joy, peace, and freedom. Jesus is always for us even if it feels untrue for whatever reason.

It is one of the reasons I love the image of the Heart of Jesus. It is a visible reminder that the Heart of God is for me.

In this particular image, Jesus’ Hands are open, exposing His Heart, as if to remind us of His constant invitation to come closer. He shows that His Heart is concerned for every aspect of our lives. His Heart burns with love for us.

Even when life feels chaotic, messy, or confusing, hold fast to the promise behind this beautiful picture of Our Lord and His heart.

The heart of Jesus is for me.

Always.

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Let Us Pray

Jesus, You gave us Your Heart as a reminder of how deeply and powerfully You love. Help me to not forget or take for granted the promise that You are always for me. Amen.

For Discussion

Use today’s image as a guide for your own prayer. In gazing on the picture of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, ask Him: Jesus, please speak to me of how Your Heart is for me specifically.

Ask, listen, and then respond. Share your insights with your prayer partner.

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Patty Breen is a regular contributor to the BIS blog and a devotion writer. She is a full-time lay minister who finds joy in running, strong cups of coffee, and all things Ignatian spirituality. A Midwestern gal from the mitten state, she is constantly learning to find grace in all things. She is passionate about ministry to divorced Catholics and women whose relationships have been impacted by sexual addiction. You can find out more about her here.

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2 Comments

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    Nora
    January 7, 2020 at 11:55 am

    Before reading Day 7 of “In His Heart,” I went to light my prayer candles. The Holy Spirit had me go through my prayer cards; I discovered I was gifted with the Prayer To The Sacred Heart of Jesus, written by Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman. I didn’t know I had this prayer card. There’s more! When I returned, I noticed the rosary my mother in law gave me years ago, for my confirmation, has the medal of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I use a different rosary and keep this on my prayer shelf. Not being a cradle Catholic, I had no idea if it’s significance. Two gifts in one day! “Thank you, Jesus. May our hearts beat as one.” I will be using this rosary for now on. 🙂

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      Olivia Spears
      January 7, 2020 at 12:21 pm

      How special, Nora! Praise the Lord for His goodness——He is so attentive to every detail of our lives and hearts!

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