Most Sacred Heart

PRAYERS

ACT OF CONSECRATION TO THE SACRED HEART

I (N. N.) give and consecrate to Thee, O Sacred Heart of our Lord Jesus Christ! my body and soul, my life, my actions, pains, and sufferings, so that I may no longer desire to employ any part of my being save in honouring, loving, and glorifying Thee. This is my irrevocable resolution—to belong entirely to Thee, and to do all for Thy love, while I renounce with my whole heart everything which could displease Thee. Wherefore, I take Thee, O Sacred Heart of Jesus! as the sole Object of my love, the Protector of my life, the Pledge of my salvation, the Remedy of my weakness and inconstancy, the Reparation for all the imperfections of my life, and my assured Refuge at the hour of my death. Be Thou, therefore, O bountiful Heart! my justification with God, Thy Heavenly Father, and turn aside from me His anger, which I have justly deserved. O Heart of Love! I place all my confidence in Thee, for I have everything to fear from my weakness, while I hope for everything from Thy bounty. Annihilate in me everything which can displease or resist Thee. Imprint Thy pure love so deeply on my heart that I may never forget Thee, nor ever be separated from Thee. I conjure Thee, by Thy infinite goodness, that my name may be engraved on Thee, since I desire to make all my happiness and all my glory consist in living and dying in quality of Thy devoted servant. — St. Margaret Mary


CONFIDENCE IN THE SACRED HEART

O most Sacred and Divine Heart of Jesus, from the abyss of my nothingness I prostrate myself in Thy presence in order to give Thee all the homage of love, adoration, and praise which I am able; to lay before Thee all my wants, by making known to Thee, as to my best friend, all my wretchedness, my poverty, my failings, and my lukewarmness—in a word, all the wounds of my soul—beseeching Thee to have pity and compassion upon me, and to help me, according to the greatness of Thy mercies. O Heart of love, I beseech Thee, by all that can move Thee, to bestow on me this grace to save my soul, and the souls of all those who, like myself, are in danger of being lost for ever. O most merciful Heart, do not allow me to perish amid the deluge of my sins. Do with me what Thou wilt, if only I may love Thee for all eternity. I have placed all my hope in Thee; do not cast me off for ever. I call upon Thee; I invoke Thee as the sovereign remedy of all my evils, the chief of which is sin. O destroy this in me, I beseech Thee, and grant me forgiveness for all the sins which I have committed during my lifetime, for which I am most heartily sorry. O Sacred Heart, make me, and all those hearts which are able to love Thee, feel and experience Thy supreme power; I beg this grace for my parents, my friends, and for all those who have been recommended to my prayers, or who pray for me, and for whom I am specially bound to pray. I beseech Thee to help them according to the necessities of each. O most loving Heart, soften hardened sinners, and comfort the souls in Purgatory; be the safe refuge of the dying, and the consolation of the afflicted and of the needy. O Heart of love, be, lastly, my all in all, but especially be the haven of rest for my soul at the hour of my death. Yes, receive me, at that moment, into the bosom of Thy mercy. Amen. — St. Margaret Mary


CHAPLET OF THE SACRED HEART

On the cross

Soul of Christ, sanctify me! Body of Christ, save me! Blood of Christ, inebriate me! Water from the side of Christ, wash me! Passion of Christ, strengthen me! O good Jesus, hear me; within Thy wounds, hide me; permit me not to be separated from Thee; from the malignant enemy, defend me; in the hour of death call me and bid me come to Thee, that with Thy saints, I may praise Thee, for ever and ever. Amen.

On the large beads

Jesus, meek and humble of Heart, make my heart like unto Thine.

On the small beads

Sweet Heart of Jesus, be my love.

At the end of each decade

Sweet Heart of Mary, be my salvation.

At the conclusion

May the Heart of Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament be praised, adored, and loved with grateful affection, at every moment, in all the tabernacles of the world, even to the end of time. Amen.


A SHORT LITANY OF THE SACRED HEART

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 Ghost, Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, formed in the womb of the most Blessed Virgin, Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, hypostatically united to the eternal Word, etc.
Heart of Jesus, sanctuary of the Divinity, and tabernacle of the most holy Trinity,
Heart of Jesus, temple of sanctity and fountain of all graces,
Heart of Jesus, most meek and humble,
Heart of Jesus, most chaste and obedient,
Heart of Jesus, furnace of love, and source of contrition,
Heart of Jesus, treasure of wisdom and goodness,
Heart of Jesus, throne of mercy, and abyss of all virtues,
Heart of Jesus, sorrowful in the garden, and spent with a bloody sweat,
Heart of Jesus, saturated with reproaches, and consumed for our sins,
Heart of Jesus, made obedient even unto the death of the cross,
Heart of Jesus, pierced through with a lance,
Heart of Jesus, refuge of sinners,
Heart of Jesus, fortitude of the just, and comfort of the afflicted,
Heart of Jesus, main strength of the tempted, and terror of the devils,
Heart of Jesus, sanctification of hearts,
Heart of Jesus, perseverance of the good, and hope of the dying,
Heart of Jesus, joy of the blessed, and the delight of all the saints,
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, spare us, O Jesus!
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, hear us, O Jesus!
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy on us, O Jesus!

V. O most sacred heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.
R. That we may worthily love thee with our whole hearts.

Let us pray

O God, who out of thy immense love, hast given to the faithful the most sacred Heart of thy Son, our Lord, as the object of thy tender affection; grant, we beseech thee, that we may so love and honour this pledge of thy love on earth, as by it to merit the love both of thee and thy gift, and to be eternally loved by thee and this most blessed Heart in heaven: through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.


MEMORARE TO OUR LADY OF THE SACRED HEART

Remember, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, the ineffable power which thy Divine Son has given thee over His adorable Heart. Full of confidence in thy merits, we now implore thy protection. O Heavenly Treasurer of the Heart of Jesus, of that Heart which is the inexhaustible source of all graces and which thou dost open when it pleases thee, in order to distribute among men all the treasures of love and mercy, of light and salvation which it contains: grant us, we beseech thee, the favors we request [mention your requests].
No, we cannot meet with a refusal, and since thou art our Mother, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, favorably hear and grant our prayers. Amen.


ASPIRATIONS

All for Thee, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.

Glory, love and thanksgiving be to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be loved in every place.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, I believe in Thy love for me.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, I give myself to Thee through Mary.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, Thy kingdom come.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, mayest Thou be known, loved and imitated.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, protect our families.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, strengthened in Thine agony by an Angel, strengthen us in our agony.

Divine Heart of Jesus, convert sinners, save the dying, deliver the holy souls in purgatory.

Heart of Jesus, I love Thee! Convert all poor blasphemers!

Heart of Jesus, I put my trust in Thee.

Heart of Jesus, burning with love for us, set our hearts on fire with love of Thee.

Heart of Jesus, let me love Thee and make Thee loved.

Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make our heart like unto Thy Heart.

Sweet Heart of Jesus, be my love.

Sweet Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us and on our erring brethren.

Sweet Heart of my Jesus, grant that I may love Thee more and more.

Praised and blessed be the Sacred Heart and the Precious Blood of Jesus, in the most holy Sacrament of the Altar.

Blessed be the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist.

I adore Thee, O Most Sacred Heart of Jesus in the Eucharist.

Let us adore, thank, pray to and console, in the company of Mary Immaculate, the most sacred and well-beloved Heart of Jesus in the Eucharist.

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