Prayer to Console the Heart of Jesus
Prayer of Reparation to the Sacred Heart
O Lord Jesus Christ, deign to look with mercy upon us who come to console Your Divine Heart and to make amends for our sins and the sins of mankind. May our promises touch Your Divine Heart, and obtain mercy for ourselves and for all the guilty world, particularly for those who do not know or love You.
For the forgetfulness and ingratitude of men,
**We will console You, Jesus. (Repeat)
For the abandonment of You in the Holy Tabernacles, **
For the crimes of sinners, **
For the hatred of the impious, **
For the injuries inflicted on Your Divinity, **
For the sacrileges which profane your Sacrament of love, **
For the irreverence committed in Your holy presence, **
For the perfidy of which You are the adorable Victim, **
For the coldness of the greater number of Your children, **
For the little account they make of Your Love, **
For the infidelities of those who call themselves Your friends, **
For our resistance to Your grace, **
For our own resistance and infidelities, **
For the hardness of our hearts, **
For our long delay in loving You, **
For the bitter sadness You feel at the loss of souls, **
For Your long waiting at the door of our hearts, **
For the bitter insults heaped upon You, **
For Your sighs of love, **
For Your tears love, **
For your martyrdom of love,**
O Divine Jesus, whose Sacred Heart uttered this sorrowful complaint: "I sought for one to console Me and found none," deign to accept this poor offering of our love and consolation. Assist us with the power of your grace, that shunning more and more all that is displeasing to You, we may prove ourselves Your devoted children always and everywhere. We ask this through Your Divine Heart, Who with the Father and the Holy Spirit live and reign world without end. Amen.
Image: Soul of Reparation shielding the Heart of Jesus from arrows of iniquity.
Today we adore the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus burning with love for us and try to return to Him our love and console Him in his bitter agony.
Excerpt from the Diary of St. Faustina on how our love consoles the Heart of Jesus:
“Then Jesus said to me, ’LOOK AND SEE THE HUMAN RACE IN ITS PRESENT CONDITION.’
In an instant, I saw horrible things: the executioners left Jesus, and other people started scourging Him; they seized the scourges and struck the Lord Mercilessly. These were priests, religious men and women, and high dignitaries of the Church, which surprised me greatly. There were lay people of all ages and walks of life. All vented their malice on the innocent Jesus. Seeing this, my heart fell as if into a mortal agony. And while the executioners had been scourging Him, Jesus had been silent and looking into the distance; but when those other souls I mentioned scourged Him, Jesus closed His eyes, and a soft but most painful moan escaped from His Heart. And Jesus gave me to know in detail the gravity of the malice of the ungrateful souls: ‘YOU SEE, THIS IS A TORTURE GREATER THAN MY DEATH.’ Then my lips too fell silent, and I began to experience the agony of death, and I felt that no one would comfort me or snatch me from that state but the One who had put me into it. Then the Lord said to me, ‘I SEE THE SINCERE PAIN OF YOUR HEART WHICH BROUGHT GREAT SOLACE TO MY HEART. SEE AND TAKE COMFORT.’”
- Diary of St. Faustina #445
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Efficacious Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
I. O my Jesus, you have said: "Truly I say to you, ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you." Behold I knock, I seek and ask for the grace of...... (here name your request)
Our Father....Hail Mary....Glory Be to the Father....Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.
II. O my Jesus, you have said: "Truly I say to you, if you ask anything of the Father in my name, he will give it to you." Behold, in your name, I ask the Father for the grace of.......(here name your request) Our Father...Hail Mary....Glory Be To the Father....Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.
III. O my Jesus, you have said: "Truly I say to you, heaven and earth will pass away but my words will not pass away." Encouraged by your infallible words I now ask for the grace of.....(here name your request) Our Father....Hail Mary....Glory Be to the Father...Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.
O Sacred Heart of Jesus, for whom it is impossible not to have compassion on the afflicted, have pity on us miserable sinners and grant us the grace which we ask of you, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, your tender Mother and ours.
Say the Hail, Holy Queen and add: St. Joseph, foster father of Jesus, pray for us.
Litany to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
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 womb of the Virgin Mother, “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, burning furnace of charity, “Heart of Jesus, vessel of justice and love,”
Heart of Jesus, worthy of all praise, HAVE MERCY ON US
Heart of Jesus, king and centre of all hearts "
Heart of Jesus, in which are all the treasures of wisdom
and knowledge, "
Heart of Jesus, in which dwells all the fullness
of the divinity, “Heart of Jesus, in which the Father is well pleased,”
Heart of Jesus, deepest desire of the human heart, “Heart of Jesus, patient and abounding in mercy,”
Heart of Jesus, generous to all who call upon you, "
Heart of Jesus, fountain of life and holiness,
HAVE MERCY ON US
Heart of Jesus, atonement for our sins, “Heart of Jesus, which suffered rejection for our sake,”
Heart of Jesus, bruised for our sins, “Heart of Jesus, made obedient unto death,”
Heart of Jesus, pierced with a lance, “Heart of Jesus, source of all consolation,”
Heart of Jesus, our peace and reconciliation, “Heart of Jesus, victim of our sins,”
Heart of Jesus, salvation of those who hope in you,
HAVE MERCY ON US
Heart of Jesus, hope of those who die in you, “Heart of Jesus, our light and resurrection,”
Heart of Jesus, delight of all the saints, "
JESUS, MEEK AND HUMBLE OF HEART
MAKE OUR HEARTS LIKE UNTO YOURS.
Lessons from the Tortoise
SISTERS OF REPARATION
"Whatsoever you do, do it from the heart, as to the Lord, and not to men: Knowing that you shall receive of the Lord the reward of inheritance. Serve ye the Lord Christ" Colossians 3:23-24.