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A Prayer for a Pure Heart

Loving Father,

I want my heart to be completely free to love You, Who are Love itself.

Give me a heart free of self absorption, that I might know and love Christ in every person I meet.

Give me a heart brimming with joy and peace, that remains firmly rooted in You, no matter my circumstances.

Give me a heart free of doubt: doubt in You, Your faithfulness and perfect plan for my life; doubt in myself and the gifts You have given me; doubt in others’ intentions towards me.

Give me a heart that is malleable, that can be molded and lovingly shaped, like clay in the Potter’s hands, to be evermore in the likeness of Christ’s Sacred Heart, Mary’s Immaculate Heart, and St. Joseph’s pure heart.

Give me a heart that breaks with Yours at the sufferings of others and the hurt that seems to permeate the world.

Give me a heart that can stretch and expand to welcome and nurture the lonely, the hurting, the weak.

Hide me in Your Most Sacred Heart, Jesus.

Enkindle my heart with Your gifts and fruits, my advocate, oh Holy Spirit.

Thank You for teaching me how to love.


“Beloved…Since you have purified yourselves
by obedience to the truth for sincere brotherly love,
love one another intensely from a pure heart.
You have been born anew,
not from perishable but from imperishable seed,
through the living and abiding word of God…” – 1 Peter 1:22 & 23

Megan is married to her very best friend and is the mama of 4 little ones (7 -1 year old). She is a founding team member of You Are Made New, a writer and artist, and the communications coordinator at her home parish in South Bend, IN. Megan has a passion for learning and sharing the Truth. She especially loves reading, writing and speaking on women’s role in the Church and the World, embracing the vocations of marriage and motherhood, and growth towards a fully integrated life. You can find her personal blog at

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