Day 2: Preparation for Enthronement of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
To the Heart of Our Brother: Jesus of Nazareth
Read Luke 2:40-52
Rosary (Fifth Joyful Mystery only)
Let Us Pray
Dear Jesus, Son of God, when we call You “Brother,” we speak the truth for You are indeed just that. John told us so when in his Gospel he wrote, “But to as many as received Him, He gave the power of becoming sons of God.” Therefore, we are Your adopted brothers and sisters and co-heirs of heaven. And since You are a King, we have the privilege of being members of a royal family, as were Mary and Joseph. How honored we will be to have our Brother King come to dwell in our (humble home or organization) in order to share our joys and sorrows! Once You are enthroned in our (family or organization), we will understand as never before the meaning of the words, “And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.” No longer need we envy Mary and Joseph at Nazareth, for Your abiding presence in our (home or organization) will make our (family or organization) another Nazareth wherein we will give proof of our love. We will do this especially by the practice of charity: trying to love each other as You love us and to build a more just world in solidarity with the poor.
O Mary, queen of Nazareth and Mother of Jesus, obtain for us the grace to appreciate the presence of Your Divine Son enthroned in our (home or organization). Grant us a greater love for Jesus ever present in the Blessed Sacrament, a deeper love for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, a more ardent longing to unite ourselves as often as possible with our loving Savior in Holy Communion. Good St. Joseph, you were privileged to share the joys and sorrows of your foster son at Nazareth. Teach us how to share our everyday joys and sorrows here on earth with our Brother, Jesus, so that one day our entire (family or organization) may join you and Mary in sharing the joys of heaven. There we will see my King and Brother face to face and with you love adore, thank, and praise Him for all eternity. Amen.
O Christ Jesus, I acknowledge You to be King of the universe; all that has been made is created by You. Exercise over us all Your sovereign rights. We hereby renew the promises of our Baptism, renouncing Satan and all his works and empty promises, and we promise to lead henceforth a truly Christian life. Divine Heart of Jesus, we offer You our poor actions to obtain acknowledgement by every heart of Your sacred kingly power. May the kingdom of Your peace be firmly established throughout the earth.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Your kingdom come through Mary!
Sacred Heart of Jesus, protect us!
Immaculate Heart of Mary, queen of heaven, pray for us!
St. Joseph, friend of the Sacred Heart, pray for us!
St. Michael, first champion of the Kingship of Christ, pray for us!
Guardian Angels, pray for us!
Sing or play an appropriate hymn to the Sacred Heart.