The Sacred Heart Prayer

To the Sacred Heart of our Lord Jesus Christ, I give myself and I
consecrate 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 other than to
honor, love, and glorify the Sacred Heart.

This is my unchanging purpose, namely to be all His and to do all things
for love of Him, at the same time renouncing with all my heart whatever is
displeasing to Him. I, therefore take You, O Sacred Heart, to be the only
object of my love, the guardian of my life, the assurance of salvation,
the remedy of my weakness and inconstancy, the atonement for all the
faults of my life, and my secure refuge at the hour of my death.

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

Remove from me all that can displease you or resist Your holy Will; let
Your pure love impress Your image so deeply upon my heart that I shall
never be able to forget You or to be separated from You.

May I obtain from your loving kindness the grace of having my name written
in Your Heart, for in You I desire to place all my happiness and glory,
living and dying in bondage to You.

Concluding Prayer

we honor the heart of your Son,
broken by our cruelty,
yet symbol of love’s triumph,
pledge of all that we are called to be.
Teach us to see Christ in the lives we touch
and to offer Him living service
by love-filled service to our brothers and sisters.
We asked this through Christ our Lord.


(Given by Mar †David)