"Lead all men to the source of living water opened in the side of your Son and pouring forth for the life of the world hope and peace, mercy and salvation."

        Lord, we call your special love for us grace. In the water flowing from the side of your Son on the cross, we see the torrent of your love. In Christ's body, sacrificed and glorified, we see the source of this living water, the one channel through which your grace comes into our world. This grace means forgiveness and salvation; it means hope, light and peace for each of us. Seeing Mary at the foot of Christ's cross when his heart was pierced, we realize her role in making that holy moment possible and her role today in leading men to the source of grace.

        We pray that the new life flowing from Christ's side might reach us and all men. We pray that by following Mary all might come to see the greatest sign of your love. We pray that, beside Mary, all men might gather at the foot of the cross to feel the healing effect of your love and to love you in return. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen. 


         REMEMBER, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, what marvelous things the Lord has done for you: how he chose you for his mother; how he wanted you to be beside his cross; how he gave you a share in his glory; how he listens to your prayers.

         Make our longings and our thanksgiving known to him; offer him our deepest desires.

         Make us live out of love for your Son, as you do. Lead us all to the spring of living water that flows from his Heart, spreading hope and salvation, justice and peace, over the world. 

         See how confident we are, Lady of the Sacred Heart, and answer our prayer. Show yourself always to be our mother. Amen. 

          Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, pray for us.

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