THE APOSTLESHIP OF PRAYER – NATIONAL OFFICE
THE POPE’S WORLDWIDE PRAYER NETWORK
Theme: The Family, The Eucharist and The Sacred Heart
Daily Novena Themes and Intentions
Day 1. March 25 Mercy in the Family
That families may first live out the Jubilee Year of Mercy in their own families by practicing kindness, generosity, respect, and forgiveness within their own families
Day 2. March 26 Families Going to Mass Together
That families may continue to practice going to Sunday mass together, so as they pray together, God may keep them together by his love and grace
Day 3. March 27 Parents Blessing Their Children
That parents may continue the practice of “Mano po,” the beautiful Bible based tradition of blessing their children, depositing graces they need for the future
Day 4. March 28 Renewal of Marriage Promises
That every Eucharist may be a moment for married couples to renew the promise they made to be the instrument of God’s faithful love to each other, till death
Day 5. March 29 Corpus Christi: Eucharist as Source, Summit and Center of the Family
That as fruit of the IEC in Cebu, families may discover the Eucharist as their source of all blessings, their summit of joy, and their center of unit as family
Day 6. May 30 Mercy Towards the Poor
That we may reject the culture of indifference and become instruments of the Sacred Heart in caring for those who suffer, especially the sick and the poor
Day 7. May 31 Implementation of the Synod on the Family in Rome
That the directions of the 2015 Synod on the family in Rome may soon be implemented with wisdom and compassion to address the many problems that confuse, disturb and weaken Catholic families today
Day 8. June 1 Prayer Before and After Meals
That there may be a renewal of the family practice of praying before and after meals, transforming the meal into a sacred moment for family bonding and positive dialogue instead of TV, cell phones, gadgets and scolding
Day 9. June 2 Enthronement of the Sacred Heart
That in their homes, more families may enthrone the Sacred Heart of Jesus, who bestows to those who enthrone the image the twelve promises; one of which is: “ I will bless the homes in which the image of my Sacred Heart shall be exposed and honored.”
PERSONAL ANDFAMILY CONECRATION TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS
Officially approved by the CBCP during the Jubilee Year 2000
Lord Jesus Christ, we consecrate ourselves to you today,
each one of us, and all of us together as a family.
Your Sacred Heart, the heart of your crucified and risen body,
is the ever living source of mercy and grace, hope and love for all of us.
We desire to pledge ourselves and our lives to you in return.
Teach us always to be united with you through the Holy Spirit:
in mind and heart, in all our thoughts, words, deeds, joys and sufferings.
Grant that we may know you “ more clearly,
love you more dearly, and follow you more nearly.”
We wish to share in your redeeming work in our world,
that your Father’s will may be done on earth as it is in heaven,
that the civilization of justice and love
may be built up in our land.
Heart of Jesus, keep us away from sin.
Help us to keep loving, serving, and forgiving one another.
Live in our hearts and in our homes always.
Make us entirely Yours.
With your Mother’s immaculate heart,
we renew our consecration to Your Sacred Heart,
for the glory of our Father in heaven. Amen.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, be with us and bless us now
and at the hour of our death. Amen.
OLBL, AP Merville Paranaque 2016