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Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus



Divine Jesus You have said, “Ask, and you shall receive; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.”  Behold me 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, I come to ask this favor: (Here silently mention your petitions)


To whom can I turn, if not to You whose Heart is the source of all graces and merits?  Where should I seek, if not in the treasure which contains all the riches of Your kindness and mercy?  Where must I knock if not at the door through which God gives himself to us and through which we go to God?  I have recourse to You, Heart of Jesus.  In you I find consolation when afflicted, protection when persecuted, strength when burdened with trials, and light in doubt and darkness.


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


O Sacred Heart of Jesus, whatever maybe Your decision with regard to my request, I will never stop adoring, loving, praising, and serving You.  My Jesus, be pleased to accept this my act of perfect resignation to the decrees of Your adorable Heart which I sincerely desire may be fulfilled in and by me and all Your creatures forever.


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

 

PRAYER TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS


O Lord, I pray that in my home, peace, quiet and well being may prevail under the shadows of Your Holy mantle.  Bless and protect, O Lord, my endeavors,  my enterprises, and all those who depend on me and everything that I long for and desire.  Banish from my mind and my heart false ideas and evil sentiments.  Infuse in me a love of my neighbor and grant me the means to help him.  Give me resignation and fortitude of spirit in time of adversity, so that I may rise above the contradictions of life.  Guide and protect, O Lord, my own who are exposed to the dangers and contingencies of the world.  Do not forget, O my Jesus, our loved ones with whom we are united in life and whose departure from this earth caused us sorrow, at the same time consoled by the thought that, because they remained faithful to You, You did not abandon them at the hour of death.  Have pity on them, O Lord, and bring them their eternal glory in heaven.  Amen.