Gifts of the Heart
O Lord, You who make all things new, come to my heart and bring Your Hope and Peace. The Treasures of Your Sacred Heart are so sweet, You fill my soul to overflowing. Come, O Lord, and fill my heart that I may overflow Your graces into this world of sadness. May You find Your rest in me. May You find a willing heart and a joyous soul.
Readings: Luke 24:36-53; Acts of the Apostles 2, 5:12-16; 7:54-60;10:44-49; Romans 828-39;12:1-21; 1 Cor 12:4-30, 1 Cor 13: 1-13; Ephesians 4: 1-16. Psalms 145, 146, 148, 150
Response: Go to Gifts of the Heart section of poems.
Reflection: Dear Lord, You are the Way, the Truth and the Life. Pour down Your Spirit upon me to assist me in following Your Way, in standing in Your Truth and in loving Your Life in Your Sacred Heart of Love. Stay with me, as You promised, until the end of the age and bring me closer to You and to Your Heart so that we may be one eternally. You are my Life and my life is Yours.
(For an added dimension of consecration at the end of your retreat, you may wish to add a prayer poem of consecration from the Consecration to the Heart section or go to http://www.sacredheartdevotion.com for St. Margaret Mary's prayer of consecration.)
In Jesus Name and the Name of the Blessed Trinity. Amen.