Feast of the Sacred Heart - June 27, 2014
JESUS, HEARTBEAT OF GOD, HEAL US FOR SERVICE
Adapted from IPA Prayer from Elena Hoye, IPA Networker
Creating Sacred Space:
Be still. Be attentive to your heartbeat. Imagine God's heart beating within you.
Be in solidarity with God's heart and the beating hearts of people around the world.
Call to Prayer:
The great secret, the great mystery, is this:
there is a heart of the world…
and this heart is the heart of Christ. - Pierre Teihard de Chardin
Jeremiah 31:33 – This is the brand-new covenant that I will make with Israel when the time comes.
I will put my law within them—write it on their hearts!—and be their God. And they will be my people.
Reading: Meditative Moment
In moments of grace, our soul becomes clear and quiet. Our worrying stops. Our yearning and waiting for fulfillment stop. Grace uncovers the mysterious essence that unites us with all beings in right relation. What is inside of us and what is outside of us come together, if only for a moment. In this moment, we sense the indwelling essence of spirit and stand humbled before its mystery. We know and are known by something larger than ourselves. Grace awakens in us a natural compassion, allowing us to be kinder with ourselves and with other living beings. We open our hearts knowing all creation to be holy.
– Adapted from "Moments of Grace and Illumination" in Life Prayers, edited by Elizabeth Roberts and Elias Amidon
Presentation Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
All: call us to passionate discipleship. One:
Jesus, Homeless Heartbeat of God……
All: grace us with hospitality for all.
One: Jesus, Merciful Heartbeat of God……
All: open us to the vulnerable and weary.
One: Jesus, Suffering Heartbeat of God……
All: reveal the path of justice and peace.
One: Jesus, Forgiving Heartbeat of God……
All: stir courage within us for new beginnings.
One: Jesus, Wounded Heartbeat of God……
All: heal us for service.
One: Jesus, Creative Heartbeat of God……
All: stretch us into new visions and dreams of You.
One: Jesus, Liberating Heartbeat of God……
All: free us from darkness.
One: Jesus, Sacred Heartbeat of God……
All: love through us in the sacred homeland of our hearts.
May the fire of love that burned in Nano's heart open our hearts to be attentive to the
broken of our world. Jesus, wounded heartbeat of God, heal us for service.
Heartbeat of God, create within us, your daughters and sons, a sacred heart.