Sacred Heart Devotions


"Who would not love that Heart so wounded?

Who would not, in return, love one who is so loving?"

St. Bonaventure

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Mother of Perpetual Help Blog

Here you will find the novena prayers to Our Mother of Perpetual Help in English, Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese.  Also there is a periodic reflection on Our Lady and a Guest Book where you can leave petitions and thanksgivings.

Evening Devotions Blog

Here you will find daily reflections taken from The Month of the Sacred Heart translated from the French for every day during June --- The Month of the Sacred Heart.

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"Behold this Heart which so loves men"

 

Prayers to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Adorable Heart of Jesus, consumed with love for men and thirsting for their salvation Heart so loving yet so little loved, deign to accept this act of reparation that we eagerly offer to make amends to Thee for the outrages, the irreverences and profanations which Thou dost receive in tho adorable sacrament of the altar. Pardon, O most Sacred Heart, the forgetfulness and ingratitude of men, the abandonment and indifference with which they repay Thy immense love! Forgive us all, forgive all poor sinners! Remember not our innumerable faults, and from the open wound of Thy Sacred Side let floods of grace and mercy descend upon us. Guard and protect us, hide us in this divine wound till that happy moment comes, when in our heavenly country we repeat with fhe angels throughout eternity: "Glory, love, gratitude, and unceasing praise be to the most loving Heart of our Savior!"

Act of Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

 Most sweet Jesus, fountain of love, Father of mercies, and God of all consolation! who hast vouchsafed to open to us, wretched and unworthy sinners, the unspeakable riches of Thy Heart; we Thy servants, in thanksgiving for the innumerable favors conferred upon us and upon the rest of mankind, and especially for the institution of the most Holy Eucharist, and in order to repair all the injuries done to Thy most loving Heart in this mystery of infinite love, do entirely devote ourselves and all that we have, together with all the treasures of merit acquired, or yet to be acquired by us with the help of Thy grace, to this most Sacred Heart of Thine , promising that we will promote the worship of Thy Divine Heart, as far as may be in our power.

Moreover, we choose in an especial manner the most Blessed Virgin Mary for our Mother, and in like manner deliver up and devote our selves and all that belongs to us to her most pure heart; promising that, as far as in us lies, we will promote, according to the spirit of the Church, devotion to this fond Mother, and especially to her Immaculate Conception. We humbly beg, therefore, of Thine infinite goodness and clemency, that Thou wilt vouchsafe to receive this holocaust in the odor of sweetness; and as Thou hast granted us Thy plentiful grace to desire and make this offering, so Thou wilt also grant us the same to enable us to fulfil it. Amen.

Prayer for the Church.

O good Jesus! our Master, deliver Thy servants from the persecutions of their enemies. Have pity on Thy people and turn their sorrow into joy. In the disordered state of society, there is no one to whom we can have recourse, unless to Thee, O God! Cast Thine eyes upon Thy Church; she mourns and Thou alone canst come to her assistance. Lord, give not over Thy servants to those who hate us, and let them not triumph over us. Remember us, Lord, and deliver us from our afflictions, Thou who livest and reignest for ever and ever. Amen.

Prayer to the Blessed Virgin.

O Mary! it is impossible for thee to forget us, for thou art the Mother of mercy, our life, our consolation, and our hope. O Heart so tender and so good! be not insensible to our sighs and tears. Remember only that thou art our Queen, and that we are consecrated to thee. Lead us to the Heart of thy divine Son and render It propitious to us. O Mary! console the Church and save our country!

Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.

St. Joseph, protect the Church and pray for us.

 

Litany of the Sacred Heart.

V. Lord, have mercy on us.

R. Christ, have mercy on us.

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

R. Christ, graciously hear us.

V. 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 Virgin Mother's womb, [etc.]

Heart of Jesus, substantially united to the Word of God.

Heart of Jesus, of infinite majesty.

Heart of Jesus, holy temple of God.

Heart of Jesus, tabernacle of the Most High.

Heart of Jesus, house of God and gate of heaven.

Heart of Jesus, glowing furnace of charity.

Heart of Jesus, vessel of justice and love.

Heart of Jesus, full of goodness and love.

Heart of Jesus, abyss of all virtues.

Heart of Jesus, most worthy of all praise.

Heart of Jesus, King and center of all hearts.

Heart of Jesus, in whom are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

Heart of Jesus, in whom dwells all the fullness of the Godhead.

Heart of Jesus, in whom the Father was well pleased.

Heart of Jesus, of whose fullness we have all received.

Heart of Jesus, desire of the everlasting hills.

Heart of Jesus, patient and rich in mercy.

Heart of Jesus, rich to all who call upon You.

Heart of Jesus, fount of life and holiness.

Heart of Jesus, propitiation for our offenses.

Heart of Jesus, overwhelmed with reproaches.

Heart of Jesus, bruised for our iniquities.

Heart of Jesus, obedient even unto death.

Heart of Jesus, pierced with a lance.

Heart of Jesus, source of all consolation.

Heart of Jesus, our life and resurrection.

Heart of Jesus, our peace and reconciliation.

Heart of Jesus, victim for our sins.

Heart of Jesus, salvation of those who hope in You.

Heart of Jesus, hope of those who die in You.

Heart of Jesus, delight of all saints.

V. Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,

R. spare us, O Lord.

V. Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,

R. graciously hear us, O Lord.

V. Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,

R. have mercy on us.

V. Jesus, meek and humble of Heart,

R. Make our hearts like unto Thine.

Let us pray.

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

 

Act of Consecration to the Sacred Heart

of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

I, N... N ... give myself and consecrate to the Sacred Heart of our Lord Jesus Christ, my person and my life, my actions, pains and sufferings, so that I may be unwilling to make use of any part of my being, save to honor, love and glorify the Sacred Heart.

This is my unchanging purpose, namely, to be all His, and to do all things for the love of Him, at the same time renouncing with all my heart whatever is displeasing to Him.

I therefore take Thee, O Sacred Heart, to be the only object of my love, the guardian of my life, my assurance of salvation, the remedy of my weakness and inconstancy, the atonement for all the faults of my life and my sure refuge at the hour of death.

Be then, O Heart of goodness, my justification before God Thy Father, and turn away from me the strokes of His righteous anger. O Heart of love, I put all my confidence in Thee, for I fear everything from my own wickedness and frailty, but I hope for all things from Thy goodness and bounty.

Do Thou consume in me all that can displease Thee or resist Thy holy will; let Thy pure love imprint Thee so deeply upon my heart, that I shall nevermore be able to forget Thee or to be separated from Thee; may I obtain from all Thy loving kindness the grace of having my name written in Thee, for in Thee I desire to place all my happiness and all my glory, living and dying in very bondage to Thee.

 

Prayer Of Saint Jean Eudes

Oh, how good and delightful it is to dwell in the Heart of Jesus!

Thy Heart, O good Jesus, is a precious treasure, a precious pearl which we have found by digging the field of Thy Body. Who will cast aside this pearl? Nay, rather I will give all I have, I will exchange all my thoughts and desires and purchase it. I will cast all my care on the Heart of the Lord Jesus and He will provide for me without fail. I will adore in this temple, this Holy of Holies, this Ark of the Testament, and I will praise the name of the Lord, saying with David, "I have found my heart that I may pray to my God. And I have found the heart of my King, my Brother, my Friend, the benign Jesus, and why shall I not adore?" Assuredly I shall pray. For His Heart is mine. I will say it boldly, for Christ is my Head, is not what belongs to my Head mine? Therefore as the eyes of my corporal head are truly my eyes, so is my spiritual heart my heart. Therefore, it is well with me: truly I have but one Heart with Jesus and what wonder that there should be but one heart with the multitude of believers.

 

Act Of Sorrow And Contrition

My adorable and dearest Jesus, behold at Thy feet a person who has caused so much sorrow to Thine amiable heart. O my God, how could I wound Thy heart, which hath loved me so much, and has spared nothing to make Itself loved by me? But console Thyself, I will say to my Savior, for my heart, having been wounded with Thy grace and most holy love, now feels regret for the offenses that I have committed against Thee. Please give me, my Jesus, the sorrow for my sins which Thou hast felt for them in Thy life! Eternal Father, I offer Thee the sorrow Thy Son felt for my sins. I ask Thee to give me a great sorrow for the offenses I have committed against Thee so that I may live a life that no longer despises Thy friendship.

My Lord Jesus, from this day forward, give me a horror of sin, that I may despise even the slightest faults, considering that they displease Thee. My beloved Lord, I now detest everything that displeases Thee, and in the future I will love only Thee, and love only that which Thou lovest. Oh help me, give me the strength, give me the grace to call upon Thee constantly, O my Jesus, and always to repeat to Thee this petition: My Jesus, give me Thy love, give me Thy love, give me Thy love.

Most holy Mary, obtain for me the grace to pray to thee continually and to say to thee, O my Mother, make me love Jesus Christ.

 

Daily Act of Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

O Sacred Heart of Jesus, filled with infinite love, broken by my ingratitude, pierced by my sins, yet loving me still, accept the consecration that I make to You of all that I am and all that I have. Take every faculty of my soul and body. Draw me, day by day, nearer and nearer to your Sacred Heart, and there, as I can bear the lesson, teach me Your blessed ways. Amen.

 

Act of Contrition to the Sacred Heart

Most Sacred and Adorable Heart of Jesus! humbly and with contrite heart I prostrate myself before Thee. bitterly bewailing that I was remiss in Thy love and have offended Thee by my ingratitude and unfaithfulness, thereby becoming unworthy of the manifestations of Thy love. Filled with confusion and fear, I can but say, "I have sinned against Thee, I have sinned!" Most Amiable and Divine Heart, have mercy on me, though I do not deserve mercy. Reject me not, but reveal, rather, I beseech Thee, the excess of Thy mercy by granting me, a poor sinner, who appears before Thee in the abyss of his nothingness and misery, pardon for my sins.

 

Thirty-Three Salutations To the Sacred Heart

Hail, Heart of my Jesus, save me!
Hail, Heart of my Savior, deliver me!
Hail, Heart of my Judge, pardon me!
Hail, Heart of my Spouse, love me!
Hail, Heart of my Master, teach me!
Hail, Heart of my King, crown me!
Hail, Heart of my Benefactor, enrich me!
Hail, Heart of my Pastor, keep me!
Hail, Heart of my Friend, caress me!
Hail, Heart of the Infant Jesus, attract me!
Hail, Heart of Jesus dying on the Cross, atone for me!
Hail, Heart of Jesus in all its Conditions, give Thyself to me!
Hail, Heart of my Brother, remain with me!
Hail, Heart of incomparable Goodness, forgive me!
Hail, Heart most Glorious, shine forth in me!
Hail, Heart most Amiable, inflame me!
Hail, Heart most Charitable, work in me!
Hail, Heart most Merciful, answer for me!
Hail, Heart most Humble, repose in me!
Hail, Heart most Patient, bear with me!
Hail, Heart most Faithful, make satisfaction for me!
Hail, Heart most Adorable and most Worthy, bless me!Hail, Heart most Peaceful, calm me!
Hail, Heart most Desirable and most Beautiful, delight me!
Hail, Heart most Illustrious and most Perfect, ennoble me!
Hail, Heart most Holy, Balm most Precious, preserve and sanctify me!
Hail, Heart most Holy and most Salutary, reform me!
Hail, Heart most Blessed, true Physician and Remedy for all our ills, heal me!
Hail, Heart of Jesus, Consolation of the afflicted, comfort me!
Hail, Heart most loving, ardent Furnace burning with Love, consume me!
Hail, Heart of Jesus, Model of Perfection, enlighten me!
Hail, Divine Heart, Source of all Happiness, strengthen me!
Hail, Heart of eternal Benediction, call me to Thee!

 

Prayer for Pardon

O Divine Redeemer! humbly prostrate at the foot of Thy Cross, I call upon Thee to incline Thy Sacred Heart to pardon me.

Jesus, misjudged and despised, have mercy on me!

Jesus, calumniated and persecuted, have mercy on me!

Jesus, abandoned by men and tempted in the desert, have mercy on me!

Jesus, betrayed and sold, have mercy on me!

Jesus, insulted, accused, and unjustly condemned, have mercy on me!

Jesus, clothed in a robe of ignominy and contempt, have mercy on me!

Jesus, mocked and scoffed at, have mercy on me!

Jesus, bound with cords and led through the streets, have mercy on me!

Jesus, treated as a fool and classed with malefactors, have mercy on me!

Jesus, cruelly scourged, have mercy on me!

Jesus, held inferior to Barabbas, have mercy on me!

Jesus, despoiled of Thy garments, have mercy on me!

Jesus, crowned with thorns and reviled, have mercy on me!

Jesus, bearing the Cross amid the maledictions of the people, have mercy on me!

Jesus, bowed down by ignominies, pain, and humiliations, have mercy on me!

Jesus, crucified between thieves, have mercy on me!

Jesus, dying for my sins amid all kinds of suffering, have mercy on me!

Let us pray.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, my Redeemer! Exercise, I beseech Thee, Thy office of mediator with me, and permit not that Thy sufferings and cruel death be in vain for my salvation, but let them bring forth, for Thy glory, fruits of salvation in me, that my heart may love, praise, and glorify Thee for ever and ever. Amen.

 

Act of Reparation To the Sacred Heart

O sweet Jesus, Whose overflowing charity for men is requited by so much forgetfulness, negligence and contempt, behold us prostrate before Thy altar eager to repair by a special act of homage the cruel indifference and injuries, to which Thy loving Heart is everywhere subject.

Mindful alas! that we ourselves have had a share in such great indignities, which we now deplore from the depths of our hearts, we humbly ask Thy pardon and declare our readiness to atone by voluntary expiation not only for our own personal offences, but also for the sins of those, who straying far from the path of salvation, refuse in their obstinate infidelity to follow Thee, their Shepherd and Leader, or, renouncing the vows of their Baptism, have cast off the sweet yoke of Thy law.

We are now resolved to expiate each and every deplorable outrage committed against Thee; we are determined to make amends for the manifold offences against Christian modesty in unbecoming dress and behavior, for all the foul seductions laid to ensnare the feet of the innocent, for the frequent violation of Sundays and holidays, and the shocking blasphemies uttered against Thee and Thy Saints. We wish also to make amends for the insults to which Thy Vicar on earth and Thy priests are subjected, for the profanation, by conscious neglect or terrible acts of sacrilege, of the very Sacrament of Thy Divine love; and lastly for the public crimes of nations who resist the rights and the teaching authority of the Church which Thou hast founded.

Would, O Divine Jesus, we were able to wash away such abominations with our blood. We now offer, in reparation for these violations of Thy Divine honor, the satisfaction Thou didst once make to Thy eternal Father on the Cross and which Thou dost continue to renew daily on our altars; we offer it in union with the acts of atonement of Thy Virgin Mother and all the Saints and of the pious faithful on earth; and we sincerely promise to make reparation, as far as we can with the help of Thy grace, for all neglect of Thy great love and for the sins we and others have committed in the past. Henceforth we will live a life of unwavering faith, of purity of conduct, of perfect observance of the precepts of the gospel and especially that of charity. We promise to the best of our power to prevent others from offending Thee and to bring as many as possible to follow Thee.

O loving Jesus, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary our model in reparation, deign to receive the voluntary offering we make of this act of expiation; and by the crowning gift of perseverance keep us faithful unto death in our duty and the allegiance we owe to Thee, so that we may all one day come to that happy home, where Thou with the Father and the Holy Ghost livest and reignest God, world without end. Amen.

 

Prayer for the Holy Souls

O Divine Heart of Jesus, grant I pray Thee, eternal rest to the Souls in Purgatory, the final grace to those who are about to die this day, true repentance to sinners, the light of faith to pagans, and Thy blessing to me and to all who are dear to me. To Thee, therefore, O Most Merciful Heart of Jesus, I commend all these souls, and in their behalf I offer unto Thee all Thy merits in union with the merits of Thy Most Blessed Mother and of all the Angels and Saints, together with all the Masses, Communions, prayers and good works which are this day being offered throughout Christendom. O Most Holy Heart of Jesus, shower Thy blessings in abundant measure upon the Thy Holy Church, upon the Supreme Pontiff and upon all the clergy; to the just grant perseverance; convert sinners; enlighten unbelievers; bless our relations, friends and benefactors; assist the dying; deliver the Holy Souls in Purgatory; and extend over all hearts the sweet empire of Thy love. Amen.

 

Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

1.O my Jesus, Thou said "Verily I say unto you, ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened to you", behold I knock, I seek and I ask for the grace of .....

Pater, Ave, Gloria and Sacred Heart of Jesus I put all my trust in Thee.

2.O my Jesus, Thou said "Verily I say unto you, whatever you shall ask the Father in My Name, He will give it to you", behold in Thy Name I ask the Father for the grace of .....

Pater, Ave, Gloria and Sacred Heart of Jesus I put all my trust in Thee.

3.O my Jesus, Thou said "Verily I say unto you. Heaven and earth shall pass away but My words shall not pass away" behold I encouraged by Thy infallible words, now ask for the grace of .....

Pater, Ave, Gloria and Sacred Heart of Jesus I put all my trust in Thee.

O Sacred Heart of Jesus, to whom one thing alone is impossible, namely not to have compassion on the afflicted, have pity on us miserable sinners and grant us the grace which we ask of Thee through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, Thy and our tender Mother.

Recite the ‘Hail Holy Queen’ and add, ‘St. Joseph, foster Father of Jesus, pray for us’

This novena prayer was recited by Padre Pio, everyday.