ACT OF CONSECRATION TO THE SACRED HEART
(Composed by St. Margaret Mary.)
I, N. N., give and consecrate to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ my person and my life, all my actions, pains and sufferings, resolved of not using any portion of my own self but for his honor, love and glory. My irrevocable determination is to be entirely his, and to do everything for his love, renouncing with all my heart any act that may displease him. I do choose you, O most Sacred Heart, for the only object of my love, the protector of my life, the security of my salvation, the safeguard against my frailty and fickleness, the reparation for my delinquencies in life, and my most secure refuge in the hour of death. Be yourself, O bountiful Heart, my justification before your Divine Father, and defend me from the dread of his just wrath. O most loving Heart, I place all my trust in you, for I am afraid of my own malice and weakness, but all my hope rests with your mercy. Destroy, then, in me whatever may displease you or resist you; would that the pure love of you be so deeply imprinted in my heart that I could never forsake you or be separated from you. I beseech you, by all your mercies towards me, that my name may be written in you; since I crave but one thing, that all my happiness and glory may be to live and to die as your most humble servant. Amen.
Indulgence of 300 days, once a day. — Leo XIII, Jan. 13, 1898.
OUR LADY OF THE SACRED HEART
Remember, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, what ineffable power thy divine Son hath given thee over His own adorable Heart. Full of trust in thy merits, we come before thee and beg thy protection. O heavenly Treasurer of the Heart of Jesus, that Heart which is the inexhaustible source of all graces, which thou mayest open to us at thy good pleasure, in order that from it may flow forth upon mankind the riches of love and mercy, light and salvation, that are contained therein; grant unto us, we beseech thee, the favors which we seek. . . .
We can never, never be refused by thee, and since thou art our Mother, O Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, graciously hear our prayers and grant our request. Amen.
Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, pray for us.