Friday, June 1, 2012

Entrance To His Sacred Heart

When Longinus carried out the order to pierce Your side, he had no idea what it was he was actually doing. 
The spear that pierced Your Side and Heart opened the floodgates from which poured Water and Your Precious Blood~signs of Your love and mercy.
This Sacred Wound is the entrance to Your Sacred Heart. 
This Heart is my refuge from the world, my safe haven when the storms of life rain down on me. 
It is here in Your Heart where the flames of Your love melt my hardened heart and purify it. 
The thorns that surround Your Heart pierce my own heart so that it is united with Yours and my will is conformed to Yours. 
I stand at Your pierced side, the entrance to Your sacred Heart, and I hear Your invitation to enter, never to leave unless I so choose. But why would I ever choose to leave? 
In this Sacred Chamber I am forgiven, loved beyond measure, and kept safe. 
I have taken the step to cross the threshold of love and mercy, and it is there, in the Sacred Refuge You so lovingly offer, 
where I wish always to remain.

*June is the month dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. You can find prayers for this beautiful and powerful devotion by going to the Pages drop down menu above and clicking the June Devotions page.

Closing Prayer

Psalm 45: Canticle of Love to the King

My heart overflows with a good theme;
I address my verses to the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.

Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty!
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
Your arrows are sharp;
The peoples fall under You;
Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.

Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.