“Jesus, King of Love, come into my life and renew my heart and home.”
Let us carve out some time to be with the Lord on this day.
How pleasing it is to be near Our Lord who loves us so much; to be in the shadow of HIm who is the Light of the World, Who enlightens the darkness of our minds!
When we take time to be with Jesus in Adoration (or before the Blessed Sacrament), we are able to shut out the world with its illusions and deceptions, and allow us to come close, very close to the divine Reality, Jesus let us draw near to His Sacred Heart, that paradise of delights.
When we spend time in quiet prayer in Adoration, we must recall that He is near us, He is calling us. With boundless confidence, pray Him to turn His eye from our faults and during this Holy Hour, to open wide to us the Divine Wounds in His Side and have mercy on us and the whole world.
Let us take our Master’s Heart by storm in order to hasten the promised advent of His Kingdom to be accomplished through the decisive victory of HIs love. Let us speak to Him without delay and with all the fever of our souls!
Beloved Jesus, drawn to You by the piercing cry of Your Heart, moved to pity by Your loneliness, and above all, thirsting for the coming of Your Kingdom, beloved Master agonizing in Gethsemane, see us here saddened by Your sorrow, and forgetting the world in retaliation for its forgetfulness of its most loveable Savior.
Let us pause and recall the loneliness and the suffering of Gethsemane and the Tabernacle. Jesus, is there in the Host, a Victim, but always Redeemer by love.
Let us unite our loneliness and sufferings to Jesus to better love Jesus and respond to His invitation to love Him.
Next, may we pray for all those who have died.
In closing, let us recite the Act of Consecration of the Human Race to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
**thThis reflection is based on the words of Fr. Mateo Crawley-Boevey from the book 20 Holy Hours.