Isaiah 12:3 (Most Sacred Heart of Jesus)

19 Jun Isaiah 12:3 (Most Sacred Heart of Jesus)

Let’s welcome God every morning before work by giving a few minutes to read this Living In Faith Exchange (LIFE) Group devotion (, which is based on Living Faith. All whatsoever you do in word or in work, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Col. 3:17

With joy you will draw water at the fountain of salvation… Isaiah 12:3 (full readings)

Living Faith snippets: “The heart of God is filled with inexhaustible love. Because it is infinite, everyone can possess it without lessening another’s possession of it. God has enough love for the entire universe without being drained. When everything has been filled to the brim with God’s love there remains an infinity of love in reserve.” by St. Francis de Sales

Sr. Francelle’s snippets: No one ever thought of a picture of a person in which the heart was outside the body. It may even sound bizarre. However, in France, in the year 1830, St. Margaret Mary, a Catholic nun, had a vision of Jesus, as she was praying in the chapel. He appeared as a normal size person, but his heart was on the outside of his body. It was a time when love for God had grown cold. Many no longer believed that God had taken the form of a man and lived on this earth. They acted like they didn’t know He loved them so much He sacrificed His own Son to save them. When appearing to St. Margaret Mary, Jesus asked her to have an image painted in which his heart appeared on the outside of his body. Surrounding his heart was a circle of thorns, signifying the neglect, the insults lack of love from those He loves so much! Jesus told her that He was lonely and sad because of the coldness of people’s hearts. “Behold this heart, which has so loved men, and is loved so little in return,” He said. He longed for a return of the great love he has for us. Just as parents love their children, even if they disappoint them, so our heavenly Father never stops loving and caring for us! (read more of Sr. Francelle’s devotions here)

Faith Challenge: Let’s challenge each other to joyfully live out the Good News.

* NEW: Show others the endless love of Jesus.

Counter-Culture News: LifeSiteNews, American Family Association, Priests for Life

* Let’s never forget the horrific reality of abortion (images)…#1 cause of death in America. Let’s courageously share ProLife Truth (John 14:6) to create social tension for exposing abortion’s unjust peace…rebuilding a Culture of Life (Matt 5:16) and setting the unborn free!

Our Prayers: Those who pray together stay together. Fasting ideas in footnote below.
* Prayer to end abortion, abused children, chastity, peace, our enemies, our troops, depression/ despair, prisoners, ProLife politicians, illnesses/injuries, jobs, natural disasters, addictions, Rich Reich (pray for the soul and family of Troy Doyle who passed away recently)

Faith Quote: “I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.” by Mother Teresa

Through Christ our Lord,


Romans 12:12

* Prayer: Prayer connects us with God’s will & His miracles, changing us & helping others. ‘If you pray that God will move a mountain and He doesn’t, assume Christ wants you to climb it instead.’
* Fasting: Let’s fast from things that take our eyes off Jesus (selfishness, bitterness, being so critical, impatience, gossip, excessive video games, etc) and take on things that fix our eyes on Jesus (selflessness, kindness, compassion, forgiveness, patience, understanding, caring, helping, listening).
* Defend the unborn: ‘Rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to death; don’t stand back and let them die’ (Prov 24:11). ‘Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you’ (Jer 1:5). ‘It is a great poverty that a child must die that you might live as you wish’ (Blessed Mother Teresa).
* Evangelization: Let’s make room for unbelievers (be a friend, make a friend, lead friend to Christ) and perpetual re-evangelization of self and those near us, by way of daily prayer (relationship) and following Christ’s example of selfless love, mercy, and service.
Let’s joyfully invite others to join our LIFE Group…Rich or Pat will gladly add them to the devotions distribution list (Mark 16:15)!

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