As I prepare a message about passion for a group of young moms, I am mindful that apart from the intimacy we have with our Lord we are unable to love well. The following is a beautiful prayer to help us center our hearts on the Heart of Jesus.
O God, what will you do to conquer
the fearful hardness of our hearts:
Lord, you must give us new hearts,
tender hearts, sensitive hearts, to replace hearts
that were made of marble and of bronze.
You must give us your own Heart, Jesus.
Come, loveable Heart of Jesus.
Place your Heart deep in the center of our hearts
and enkindle in each heart a flame of love
as strong, as great, as the sum of all the reasons
that I have for loving you, my God.
O holy Heart of Jesus, dwell hidden in my heart,
so that I may live only in your and only for you,
so that in the end, I may live with you eternally in heaven. Amen.
~St. Claude La Colombiere