that we might see God and enjoy His plan for us
Our Prayer Life
Pure in Heart America prayer meetings are for Catholic young adults ages 18-35 years old. Each member has a story of how the Holy Spirit led them to Pure in Heart -- no two paths are the same. Members come from all different places, professions, and family backgrounds. What everyone in Pure in Heart has in common is the same as every person: a great desire for authentic love, joy, and fulfillment! Finding this is only possible when we first and foremost have an authentic relationship with Christ and strive to live in His will.
As a community, Pure in Heart comes together and prays for God's grace to live out this authentic love-- which we have come to know as the only true path to personal freedom.
Prayer Meeting Schedule
- Rosary & Prayer for Purity
- Holy Mass
- Talk on theology of the body (TOB) or another relevant faith topic
In praying the Rosary together, we contemplate the mysteries of Christ's life and ask for the Blessed Mother's intercession in all aspects of our lives. Our community prayer, the Prayer for Purity (see below), is a petition to the Holy Family asking for their intercession as we grow and discover our vocations as young men and women. Through reconciliation, we are able to receive God's healing mercy and His grace to begin again. Receiving Jesus together in the Eucharist is where all of our strength and joy lies, as we allow His divine love to penetrate our hearts and set them on fire!
Theology of the Body
For the culmination of each meeting, we delve into St. John Paul II's theology of the body (TOB) -- a rediscovery of the meaning of being created male and female, and thus a careful articulation of how the human person is a sacrament, or sign, pointing us to God's own divine mystery. St. John Paul II considers TOB "the rediscovery of the meaning of the whole of existence, the meaning of life."
Through our prayer community, we are able to grow in love and see one another more as God sees -- as brothers and sisters made in His image and likeness. We seek to spread His pure love by every means. Our love for God and for each other is of paramount importance. Our love and reverence for each other contributes greatly to the unity among Jesus' followers. We pray that they will say about us what they said about the early Christians -- "Behold, how they love one another."
Prayer for Purity
Jesus, help us to love as You do.
Make us pure of body, pure of mind and pure of heart
that we might see God and enjoy His plan for us.
Make us clean and heal us from the wounds of sin.
Strengthen us each day to live the love to which You call us.
By ourselves we are weak and our hearts are not pure,
but in You we can be strong and holy.
Mary, you are the Immaculate Conception, so pure and chaste.
We pray to you for purity in our world.
In particular we pray for purity amongst the youth.
Mary, we want to be pure like you are.
St. Joseph, we want to have your courage to guard the purity of others and ourselves.
Please help us in our walk with Jesus
so that we can glorify God in our bodies and join all of you in heaven one day.
Jesus, we desire to do your will.
Send your Holy Spirit down upon us to guide us and inspire us always.
Bless, protect and cover each one of us with your most precious blood
So that no evil may touch us, our lives, our work or our neighbors.
Bind us together with your Spirit of love
So that we always come to you in one mind and one heart,
Working together and persevering for the coming of your heavenly kingdom.
We make our prayer through Christ our Lord.
St. Joseph, pray for us.
St. Raphael, the Archangel, pray for us.
St. Maria Goretti, pray for us.