I was introduced to an image of Mary today that I found very endearing:
And a simple prayer:
Remember, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, what ineffable power thy Divine Son hath given thee over His Own adorable Heart. Full of trust in thy merits, we come before thee and beg thy protection. O heavenly Treasurer of the Heart of Jesus, that Heart which is the inexhaustible source of all graces, which thou mayest open to us at thy good pleasure, in order that from it may flow forth upon mankind the riches of love and mercy, light and salvation, that are contained therein; grant unto us, we beseech thee, the favors which we seek . . . We can never, never be refused by thee, and since though art our Mother, O our Lady of the Sacred Heart, graciously hear our prayers and grant our request. Amen.
And a Novena Prayer for private devotion (for the 31 August – 8 September):
Remember, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart,
the great things the Lord has done for you.
He chose you for His Mother
He wanted you close to His cross
He gives you a share in His Glory
He listens to your prayer.
Offer Him our prayers of praise and thanksgiving.
Present our petition to Him.
(Share your petitions silently with Our Lady)
Let us live like you in the love of your Son so that His Kingdom may come.
Lead all people to the source of living water that flows from His
Heart, spreading over the world hope and salvation, justice and peace.
See our trust in you; answer our prayer.
Show yourself always our Mother.
PRAYER FOR JOB SEEKERS
O Sacred Heart of Jesus, show me the course I should take.
So many choices lie before me; things I’d like to do and ways I’d like to go.
Give me the courage to follow my dreams, and the wisdom to be realistic.
I look to you to guide my searching.
Enrich me with the gift of discernment so that I can always see
the right direction in which I should go.
Give me the strength and the courage to choose the right course.
Bless and make me holy in your sight.
May the richness of your glory abound in me.
May you fill me with the word of truth,
inform me with the good news of the gospel,
and enrich me with your love.
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart,
make my way safe and sure as I place my trust in you.