Sacred Heart Consecration: Day 1

Heart of Jesus, Son of the Eternal Father

In this lesson, Annabelle Moseley, poet; author; and Professor of Theology, leads Day 1 of the 33-Day “Our House of the Sacred Heart” Consecration and discusses three ways to be a person “after God’s own heart,” using three examples from the life of King David. She teaches “The Lesson of the Dogwood” as a real-life example of answering God’s call. Beautiful prayers, devotions, art, stories, and scripture are included in this podcast that won’t take much of your time… but is time well-spent.

Reflection on Art

What trust in the Lord he has, what guts! The artist Elizabeth Jane Gardner Bouguereau painted an unforgettable depiction of this bravery in her masterpiece, The Shepherd David, showing the boy kneeling over the lion he conquered while clutching a lamb he saved, all the while gesturing heavenward to acknowledge that his strength came from God. May we metaphorically do the same.

Today’s Challenge

Today when you pray the Our Father, contemplate on these words “Thy Will be done” as answering God’s call through obedience.

Questions of the Day

  • How can I make my own heart more obedient to God’s will today?
  • Who lovingly influenced my faith formation?
  • Where do I see God in nature?
Elizabeth Jane Gardner Bouguereau “The Shepherd David”

Signature Daily Prayer for our Consecration Journey


Merciful Heart of Jesus, today,
in return for Your great love for me,
I renew the covenant of love I made with You
on the day of my Baptism
and which You renew each time
You offer Yourself to the Father
in the Eucharist.
I consecrate myself, family
and all my undertakings
to Your loving Heart.
I offer to bring the message of love and mercy
that emanates from Your Sacred Heart
to all who will listen.
“Send forth Your Holy Spirit
and You shall renew the face of the earth!”
I ask this through
the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Your Mother.


Download the prayer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus here if you’d like to save it or print it for reference!


  1. karenlee pizzoMay 9, 2021

    Good Morning Annabelle,
    Happy Mother’s Day!!


  2. Annabelle MoseleyMay 9, 2021

    Thank you, KarenLee.
    Happy Mother’s Day to you, too!
    May God bless all in this group as we journey this 33-Day Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus!
    Great to have you on board!

  3. Marilyn BaileyMay 9, 2021

    Happy Mother’s Day. Looking forward to each day with you!

  4. Linda SipleMay 10, 2021

    Thank you Professor Moseley for the meaningful day one of our journey and of what God asks from us.He has given us so much. How can we not return it?
    Your thoughts and actions remind us to refresh our own in sharing God’s message.Prayer, scripture and art truly clarify the understanding of God’s lesson.Your story growing up lends us the value of how all nature is in Gods doing and how important it is to protect it.
    Introducing David and his struggles before he was anointed king, reminds us how God loves and that He is an all forgiving God. What an extraordinary announcement in itself! I have reviewed day one twice and will now will continue the journey. Happy Mothers Day to you and yours. GB Linda

  5. Annabelle MoseleyMay 10, 2021

    Thank you, Linda! I so appreciate the beautiful insights you’ve shared.

  6. Annabelle MoseleyMay 10, 2021

    Marilyn Bailey, I’m so happy you’re on the journey with us!

  7. Therese villellaMay 10, 2021

    So excited about this journey. Here is to facing our goliaths.


  8. Annabelle MoseleyMay 10, 2021

    Well said!
    Excited to have you on board, Therese!

  9. MSFebruary 9, 2022

    Thank you for your hard work to design this journey which I just started to prepare my heart before Lent begins. (I just felt called to do so after listening to you on Relevant Radio).
    One question, who sang and what title for song played at end of this Day 1 Podcast(about the heart?)

  10. Annabelle MoseleyFebruary 9, 2022

    Thanks so much for your message. So happy you felt called to join the Consecration! To answer your question, the song is “Your Heart (David)” sung by Chris Tomlin. God bless you as you continue the journey!

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