Cate and I began a nine-day novena this morning in preparation for her First Holy Communion on May 4th. If you would like a copy of this novena, let me know via email. It is very beautiful! I will also publish the daily prayers each morning.
Opening Prayer Before Each Day:
Very soon I will receive Jesus
for the first time in Holy Communion!
I can hardly wait!
I must get myself ready.
I must make my heart ready for Jesus
to come to me in this special way.
I will make my heart a beautiful garden.
I will fill it with flowers to please Him.
When He comes into my heart He will be very happy.
He will see how much I love Him!
I will work very hard to make many flowers for Jesus.
Dear Mother Mary and good Saint Joseph,
please help me get ready to receive
Jesus in Holy Communion!
Holy Guardian Angel, help me to do my best each day!
Day 1 Prayer:
The flowers I will make today for the garden of my heart are roses.
I will make them by being kind to others.
When You were a child like me,
You were always kind to everyone.
I want to be kind to others just like You.
Today I will try very hard to be kind to everyone,
at home, at school, and at play.
I will try to be just like You, Jesus.
Each time I do something kind for someone,
it will be a beautiful rose for the garden of my heart.
I hope you will like my roses Jesus.
Sometimes they are very hard to make.
Dear Mother Mary and Saint Joseph,
please help me to be kind to others today.
Draw a picture of yourself making roses in your heart for Jesus.
Have a beautiful weekend, everyone.
With love in Christ,