Novena Sacred Heart of Jesus

L. Please kneel for our Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.  

L. All together please.

A. Divine Jesus, You have said, “Ask, and you shall receive; seek, and you shall find; knock and it shall be opened unto you,” behold us kneeling at Your feet, filled with a lively faith and confidence in the promises dictated by Your Sacred Heart and pronounced by Your adorable lips. We come to ask this favor.  (Here silently mention your petitions.)  To whom can we turn if not to You, whose Heart is the source of all graces and merits?  Where should we seek if not in the treasure, which contains all the riches of Your kindness and mercy?  Where must we knock, if not at the door through which God gives Himself to us and through which we go to God?  We have recourse to You, Heart of Jesus.  In You, we find consolation when afflicted, protection when persecuted, strength when burdened with trials, and light in doubt and darkness.

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

 

O Sacred Heart, whatever may be Your decision with regard to our requests, we will never stop adoring, loving, praising and serving You.  Lord Jesus, be pleased to accept this our act of perfect resignation to the decrees of Your adorable Heart, which we sincerely desire may be fulfilled in and by us and all Your creatures forever.

 

Sacred Heart of Jesus, we know that there is but one thing impossible to You; to be without pity for those who are suffering or in distress.  Look upon us, we beg of You, dear Jesus, and grant us the grace for which we humbly implore You through the Immaculate Heart of Your most sorrowful Mother.  You have entrusted us to Her as Her children, and Her prayers are all-powerful with You.  Amen.

 

 

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  • ACT OF REPARATION TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS

(To be prayed every First [1st] Friday of the month only)

 

A. Adorable Heart of Jesus, glowing with love for us and inflamed with zeal for our salvation! Oh Heart, ever sensible of our misery and the wretchedness to which our sins have reduced us, infinitely rich in mercy to heal the wounds of our souls!  Behold us, humbly prostrate before You to express the sorrow that fills our hearts for the coldness and indifference with which we have so long requited the numberless benefits You have conferred upon us.

With a deep sense of outrages heaped upon You by our sins and the sins of others, we come to make a solemn reparation of honor to Your most Sacred Majesty.  It was our sins that overwhelmed Your Heart with bitterness.  It was the weight of our iniquities that pressed down Your face to the earth in the Garden of Olives and caused You to expire in anguish and agony on the Cross.  But now, repenting and sorrowful, we cast ourselves at Your feet and implore forgiveness.

 

Adorable heart of Jesus, source of true contrition and ever merciful to the penitent sinner, impart to our hearts the spirit of penance, and give to our eyes a fountain of tears that we may sincerely bewail our sins, now and for the rest of our days.  O would that we could blot them out even with our blood.  Pardon them, O Lord, in Your mercy and pardon and convert to You all that have committed irreverences and sacrileges against You in the Sacrament of Your love, and thus give another proof that Your mercy is above all Your works.

 

Divine Jesus, with You there is mercy and plentiful redemption.  Deliver us from our sins.  Accept our sincere desire and our resolution, with the help of Your grace, henceforth to be faithful to You.  And in order to repair the sins and ingratitude by which we have grieved Your most tender and loving Heart we are resolved in the future ever to love and honor You in the most adorable Sacrament of the Altar, where You are ever present to hear and grant our petitions and to be the food and life of our souls.

 

Be, O compassionate Jesus, our Mediator with Your heavenly Father whom we have so grievously offended.  Strengthen our weakness, confirm our resolution of amendment, and as Your Sacred Heart is our refuge and our hope when we have sinned, so may it be the strength and support of our repentance, that nothing in life and death may ever again separate us from You.  Amen.

 

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L. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus,

A. Have mercy on us.

L. Please stand.

 

  • O SACRED HEART, O LOVE DIVINE (Sung)

 

O Sacred Heart, O Love Divine.

Do keep us near to Thee.

And make our hearts so like to Thine.

That we may holy be.

 

Refrain:

Heart of Jesus, hear.

O Heart, O Love Divine.

Listen to our pray’r.

Make us always Thine.

 

O temple pure, O house of gold.

Our heaven here below.

What sweet delight, what wealth untold.

From Thee do ever flow.

 

Repeat Refrain

 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.