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Prayers in Honor of the Sacred Heart
PRAYERS IN HONOR OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS





ACT OF CONSECRATION


O Sacred Heart of Jesus, to Thee I consecrate and offer up my person and my life, my actions, trials, and sufferings, that my entire being may henceforth only be employed in loving, honoring and glorifying Thee. This is my irrevocable will, to belong entirely to Thee, and to do all for Thy love, renouncing with my whole heart all that can displease Thee.

I take Thee, O Sacred Heart, for the sole object of my love, the protection of my life, the pledge of my salvation, the remedy of my frailty and insconstancy, the reparation for all the defects of my life, and my secure refuge at the hour of my death. Be Thou, O Most Merciful Heart, my justification before God Thy Father, and screen me from His anger which I have so justly merited. I fear all from my own weakness and malice, but placing my entire confidence in Thee, O Heart of Love, I hope all from Thine infinite Goodness. Annihilate in me all that can displease or resist Thee. Imprint Thy pure love so deeply in my heart that I may never forget Thee or be separated from Thee.

I beseech Thee, through Thine infinite Goodness, grant that my name be engraved upon Thy Heart, for in this I place all my happiness and all my glory, to live and to die as one of Thy devoted servants.
Amen.


ACT OF REPARATION


Most sweet Jesus, You have bestowed on men the benefits of Your charity, but their ingratitude only responds with forgetfulness, negligence and spite. Thus here we prostrate ourselves before Your altar, inspired by the desire to make reparation through a special homage for their culpable indifference and the outrages which, in all ways, they oppress Your most loving Heart.

Nevertheless, we remember that we ourselves have been guilty of unworthy conduct in the past, and filled with profound sorrow, we implore Your mercy for us first of all. By voluntary expiation, we are ready to atone for the faults we have committed, ready also to expiate for those who, led astray from the way of salvation and remaining obstinate in their infidelity, refuse to follow You, their Shepherd and chief, thus throwing off the yoke of Your law and trampling the promises of their Baptism.

We would like to expiate for too many lamentable faults, making reparation for each of the following: our disorderly conduct, indecent fashions, scandalous corruption of innocent souls, profanation of Sundays and feasts, detestable blasphemies against You and against Your Saints, insults to your Vicar and to Your priests, reckless violations and odious sacrileges to the divine Sacrament of Your love, and finally the public sins of nations who revolt against the rights and authority of Your Church.

If only we could erase so many offenses with our own blood! At the least we wish to make reparation to Your outraged honor. We present to You even the satisfaction that You have offered to Your Father on the Cross, and the offering You have renewed each day on the altar. We present that sacrifice to You, accompanied with all the acts of atonement made by the Most Holy Virgin Your Mother, the Saints, and by faithful Christians. We promise You with all of our hearts, with the help of Your grace, to use all our means to do penance for our past faults and those of our neighbor. By the fervor of our faith, the purity of our life, and by perfect docility to the precepts of the Gospel, we desire to atone for the indifference toward such a great love, to which belongs all charity. We also promise You to make every effort to spare You new offenses and to lead the most souls possible to follow You.

Agreed, we offer You in this matter, O most good Jesus, by the intercession of the gracious Virgin Mary, Reparatrix, this spontaneous homage of expiation. Guard us until death, keeping us unshakably faithful to our duty and to Your service. Accord to us this precious gift of perseverance, which leads us finally to our native land where, with the Father and the Holy Spirit, You reign, God, forever and ever.
Amen.


LITANY OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS


Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.

Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.

God the Father of Heaven,
have mercy on us.

God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
have mercy on us.

God the Holy Spirit,
have mercy on us.

Holy Trinity, One God,
have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, Son of the Eternal Father,
have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, formed by the Holy Spirit in the womb of the Virgin Mother,
have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, substantially united to the Word of God,
have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, of Infinite Majesty,
have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, Sacred Temple of God,
have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, Tabernacle of the Most High,
have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, House of God and Gate of Heaven,
have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, burning furnace of charity,
have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, abode of justice and love,
have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, full of goodness and love,
have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, most worthy of all praise,
have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, king and center of all hearts,
have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, in Whom are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge,
have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, in Whom dwells the fullness of divinity,
have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, in Whom the Father was well pleased,
have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, of Whose fullness we have all received,
have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, desire of the everlasting hills,
have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, patient and most merciful,
have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, enriching all who invoke you,
have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, fountain of life and holiness,
have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, propitiation for our sins,
have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, loaded down with opprobrium,
have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, obedient to death,
have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, pierced with a lance,
have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, source of all consolation,
have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, our life and resurrection,
have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, our peace and reconciliation,
have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, victim for our sins,
have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, salvation of those who trust in you,
have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, hope of those who die in you,
have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, delight of all the Saints,
have mercy on us.

Lamb of God,
Who takes away the sins of the world,
spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God,
Who takes away the sins of the world,
graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God,
Who takes away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.

Jesus, meek and humble of heart.
Make our hearts like to yours.

Let Us Pray:

Almighty and eternal God, look upon the Heart of Your most beloved Son and upon the praises and satisfaction which He offers You in the name of sinners; and to those who implore Your mercy, in Your great goodness, grant forgiveness in the name of the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You forever and ever.
Amen.


SALUTATIONS TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS


Hail, Heart of Jesus,
save me!

Hail, Heart of my Creator,
perfect me!

Hail, Heart of my Saviour,
deliver me!

Hail, Heart of my Judge,
grant me pardon!

Hail, Heart of my Father,
govern me!

Hail, Heart of my Spouse,
grant me love!

Hail, Heart of my Master,
teach me!

Hail, Heart of my King,
be my crown!

Hail, Heart of my Benefactor,
enrich me!

Hail, Heart of my Shepherd,
guard me!

Hail, Heart of my Friend,
comfort me!

Hail, Heart of my Brother,
stay with me!

Hail, Heart of the Child Jesus,
draw me to Thyself!

Hail, Heart of Jesus dying on the Cross,
redeem me!

Hail, Heart of Jesus in all Thy states,
give Thyself to me!

Hail, Heart of incomparable goodness,
have mercy on me!

Hail, Heart of splendor,
shine within me!

Hail, most loving Heart,
inflame me!

Hail, most merciful Heart,
work within me!

Hail, most humble Heart,
dwell within me!

Hail, most patient Heart,
support me!

Hail, most faithful Heart,
be my reward!

Hail, most admirable and most worthy Heart,
bless me!


NOVENA PRAYER TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS


Divine Jesus, You have said, "Ask and you shall receive; seek and you shall find; knock and it shall be opened to you." Behold me kneeling at Your feet, filled with a lively faith and confidence in the promises dictated by Your Sacred Heart to Saint Margaret Mary. I come to ask this favor:

Mention your request(s).

To whom can I turn if not to You, Whose Heart is the source of all graces and merits? Where should I seek if not in the treasure which contains all the riches of Your kindness and mercy? Where should I knock if not at the door through which God gives Himself to us and through which we go to God? I have recourse to You, Heart of Jesus. In You I find consolation when afflicted, protection when persecuted, strength when burdened with trials, and light in doubt and darkness.

Dear Jesus, I firmly believe that You can grant me the grace I implore, even though it should require a miracle. You have only to will it and my prayer will be granted. I admit that I am most unworthy of Your favors, but this is not a reason for me to be discouraged. You are the God of mercy, and You will not refuse a contrite heart. Cast upon me a look of mercy, I beg of You, and Your kind Heart will find in my miseries and weakness a reason for granting my prayer.

Sacred Heart, whatever may be Your decision with regard to my request, I will never stop adoring, loving, praising, and serving You. My Jesus, be pleased to accept this my act of perfect resignation to the decrees of Your adorable Heart, which I sincerely desire may be fulfilled in and by me and all Your creatures forever.

Grant me the grace for which I humbly implore You through the Immaculate Heart of Your most sorrowful Mother. You entrusted me to her as her child, and her prayers are all-powerful with You.
Amen.


OFFERING


My God, I offer You all my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings in union with the Sacred Heart of Jesus, for the intentions for which He pleads and offers Himself in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, in thanksgiving for Your favors, in reparation for my sins, and in humble supplication for my temporal and eternal welfare, for the needs of our holy Mother the Church, for the conversion of sinners, and for the relief of the poor souls in purgatory.
Amen.


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