Introduction to the Novena :: Days of the Novena


First Day – What do you desire?

Second Day – What does God desire?

Third Day – When I find prayer difficult

Fourth Day – How do we look at each other?

Fifth Day – Has no one condemned you?

Sixth Day – Honesty in prayer

Seventh Day – What strange friends you have, Lord!

Eighth Day – Peace be with you!

Ninth Day – Thank you, Jesus!



The origin of the idea of praying for a special intention for nine days is very attractive and worth thinking about – it comes from the alleged length of time that Mary and the eleven remaining disciples spent praying together in the upper room, waiting for the Spirit to come upon them at Pentecost. Read Novena to the Sacred Heart »

This novena is for the nine days leading to the feast of the Sacred Heart, the Novena starts on 19 June and the Feast day is celebrated on Friday 27 June 2014. It was first published on Sacred Space in 2008 and has been made available occasionally since.

A Novena is typically time to make an intention for your prayer. Naming your desire to God helps you to clarify and focus. Making a note can also be helpful. The traditional printed prayers often included a space with “Make your intentions here” or a similar suggestion. If you find such a place on the Novena prayers in Sacred Space, you can have write you own intentions there instead of that phrase. To do so, go to the link on the right hand side that says “To make or change your list, please click here.” You will then be able to make a note of your prayer intentions.

You can save your a name for your list and enter up to three intentions. This information is stored on the computer you are using now. It is not communicated to Sacred Space and is visible only to those who log on to the computer as you do. To name, delete or change your list, use the link on the right side of the page.

Your comments about the Sacred Heart Novena are welcome.  Just scanning through the comments below may help you to appreciate how you pray with others whenever you pray!  We are always delighted to hear from the extended community of prayer that forms this Sacred Space online. Read Comments on the Sacred Heart Novena »

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