Sacred Heart

CONSECRATION TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS (Composed by St. Margaret Mary.)

“O Sacred Heart of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, 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 inconstancy, 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 for 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 on Thee, for in this I place all my happiness and all my glory, to live and to die as one of Thy devoted servants. Amen.

THIRTY-THREE VISITS TO OUR LORD ON THE CROSS (To be made on Fridays.)

This is what the Saint  (St. Margaret Mary) wrote about the devotion: “One Friday, during holy Mass, I felt a great desire to honor the sufferings of my crucified Spouse. He told me lovingly that He desired me, every Friday, to adore Him thirty-three times upon the Cross, the throne of His mercy. I was to prostrate myself humbly at His feet, and try to remain there in the dispositions of the Blessed Virgin during His Passion. I was to offer these acts of adoration to the Eternal Father together with the sufferings of her Divine Son, to beg Him the conversion of all hardened and faithless hearts who resist the impulse of His grace. He told me, moreover, that at the hour of death He will be favorable to those who have been faithful to this practice.

How can I practice this devotion? (Taken from the prayers in St. Margaret Mary’s Autobiography)

“These 33 acts of adoration of Our Lord on the Cross may be made anywhere on Fridays, and even while attending to one’s ordinary work. They require no special attitude, formula or vocal prayer. A simple look of love and contrition coming from the depths of our heart and sent up to Our Crucified Lord is sufficient to express our adoration and gratitude to Him. It is also an appeal to the Blessed Virgin to intercede with the Heavenly Father for the conversion of sinners.”

PRAYER OF ST. MARGARET MARY

My God, I offer Thee Thy well-beloved Son, in thanksgiving for all the benefits I have received from Thee. I offer Him as my adoration, my petition, my oblation, and my resolutions; I offer Him as my love and my all. Receive, O Eternal Father, this offering for whatever Thou willest of me, since I have nothing to offer which is not unworthy of Thee, except Jesus, my Savior, Whom Thou hast given me with so much love. Amen.

LITANY OF THE MOST SACRED HEART OF JESUS (For public or private use.)

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, Son of the Eternal Father, Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, formed in the womb of the Virgin Mother by the Holy Ghost, Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, united substantially with the word of God, Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, of infinite majesty, Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, holy 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, glowing furnace of charity, Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, vessel of justice and love, Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, full of goodness and love, Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, abyss of all virtues, 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 dwelleth all the fullness of the Divinity, Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, in whom the Father is 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 rich in mercy, Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, rich to all who invoke Thee, Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, fount of life and holiness, Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, propitiation for our sins, Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, saturated with revilings,Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, crushed for our iniquities, Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, made obedient unto 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 hope in Thee, Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, hope of those who die in Thee, Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, delight of all saints, Have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord,
Lamb of God who takest away the sins of the world, 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, consider the Heart of Thy well-beloved Son and the praises and satisfaction He offers Thee in the name of sinners; appeased by worthy homage, pardon those who implore Thy mercy, in the name of the same Jesus Christ Thy Son, Who lives and reigns with Thee, world without end. R. Amen


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