As our thoughts turn to Valentine’s Day, the Mission Helpers invite you to join us in a prayer for new hearts, courageous hearts, sensitive hearts that replace the hardness of hearts steeped in war, violence, hatred and prejudice. We pray that we will be able to communicate with our brothers and sisters in the language of the heart in order to solve the problems of difference and rejoice in our diversity.
Heart of Jesus, we celebrate the depths of the love of your heart
for us—a love that longs for a generous response.
You revealed to Saint Margaret Mary your regret that so many
refuse your love and turn from you.
We, your people, stand before you and the world.
In your name we reach out to those who need you.
In prayer and service we come before you to offer a return
and be a voice for those who cannot or do not respond.
Endow us with your vision and empower us with your spirit to minister—heart
touching heart—to the poor, the broken, the alienated ones of this world.
Heal our own hearts to be responsive to you and effective in your mission.
Sacred Heart of Jesus, Your Kingdom Come! Amen.
–A Prayer of the Mission Helpers of the Sacred Heart