Prayer 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 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.                     

O Sacred Heart, / whatever may be Your decision with regard to our request, /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.                     

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 prayer 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 prayer.                     

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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