FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTIONS
TO THE MOST SACRED
HEART OF JESUS

FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTION


Devotions to the Most
Sacred Heart of Jesus

Litany of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus   
KYRIE, ELEISON. R. Christe, eleison.
Kyrie, eleison.
Christe, audi nos. R. Christe, exaudi nos.

Pater de caelis, Deus, R. Miserere nobis.
Fili, Redemptor mundi, Deus,
Spiritus Sancte, Deus,
Sancta Trinitas, unus Deus,

Cor Iesu, Filii Patris aeterni, R. Miserere nobis.
Cor Iesu, in sinu Virginis Matris, a Spiritu Sancto formatum,
Cor Iesu, Verbo Dei substantialiter unitum,
Cor Iesu, maiestatis infinitae,
Cor Iesu, templum Dei sanctum,
Cor Iesu, tabernaculum Altissimi,
Cor Iesu, domus Dei et porta caeli,
Cor Iesu, fornax ardens caritatis,
Cor Iesu, iustitiae et amoris receptaculum,
Cor Iesu, bonitate et amore plenum,
Cor Iesu, virtutum omnium abyssus,
Cor Iesu, omni laude dignissimum,
Cor Iesu, rex et centrum omnium cordium,
Cor Iesu, in quo sunt omnes thesauri sapientiae et scientiae,
Cor Iesu, in quo habitat omnis plenitudo divinitatis,
Cor Iesu, in quo Pater sibi bene complacuit,
Cor Iesu, de cuius plenitudine omnes nos accepimus,
Cor Iesu, desiderium collium aeternorum,
Cor Iesu, patiens et multae misericordiae,
Cor Iesu, dives in omnes qui invocant te,
Cor Iesu, fons vitae et sanctitatis,
Cor Iesu, propitiatio pro peccatis nostris,
Cor Iesu, saturatum opprobriis,
Cor Iesu, attritum propter scelera nostra,
Cor Iesu, usque ad mortem obediens factum,
Cor Iesu, lancea perforatum,
Cor Iesu, fons totius consolationis,
Cor Iesu, vita et resurrectio nostra,
Cor Iesu, pax et reconciliatio nostra,
Cor Iesu, victima peccatorum,
Cor Iesu, salus in te sperantium,
Cor Iesu, spes in te morientium,
Cor Iesu, deliciae Sanctorum omnium,

Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, R. Parce nobis, Domine.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, R. Exaudi nos, Domine.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, R. Miserere nobis.

V. Iesu, mitis et humilis corde,
R. Fac cor nostrum secundum Cor tuum.

Oremus.

Omnipotens sempiterne Deus, respice in Cor dilectissimi Filii tui, et in laudes et satisfactiones, quas in nomine peccatorum tibi persolvit, iisque misericordiam tuam petentibus tu veniam concede placatus, in nomine eiusdem Filii tui Iesu Christi: Qui tecum vivit et regnat in saecula saeculorum. R. Amen.

LORD, HAVE MERCY. R. Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, hear us. R. Christ, graciously hear us.

God, the Father in heaven, R. Have mercy upon us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
God, the Holy Spirit,
Holy Trinity, one God,

Heart of Jesus, Son of the Eternal Father, R. Have mercy upon us.
Heart of Jesus, formed by the Holy Ghost in the womb of the Virgin Mary,
Heart of Jesus, hypostatically united to the Word of God,
Heart of Jesus, infinite in 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, glowing furnace of charity,
Heart of Jesus, abode of justice of love,
Heart of Jesus, full of kindness and love,
Heart of Jesus, abyss of all virtues,
Heart of Jesus, most worthy of all praise,
Heart of Jesus, King and center of all hearts,
Heart of Jesus, wherein are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge,
Heart of Jesus, wherein abides the fullness of the Godhead,
Heart of Jesus, in which the Father was well pleased,
Heart of Jesus, of whose fullness we have all received,
Heart of Jesus, desire of the eternal hills,
Heart of Jesus, patient and abounding in mercy,
Heart of Jesus, rich unto all that call upon Thee,
Heart of Jesus, Source of life and holiness,
Heart of Jesus, Atonement for our iniquities,
Heart of Jesus, glutted with reproaches,
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 Life and Resurrection,
Heart of Jesus, our peace and reconciliation,
Heart of Jesus, Victim of sin,
Heart of Jesus, salvation of those who trust in Thee,
Heart of Jesus, hope of those who die in Thee,
Heart of Jesus, delight of all the Saints,

Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world, R. Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world, R. Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world, R. Have mercy upon us.

V. Jesus, meek and humble of heart.
R. Make our hearts like unto Thine.

Let us pray.

Almighty and everlasting God, look upon the Heart of Thy Well-beloved Son and upon the praise and satisfaction which He rendered to Thee on behalf of sinners and, being thus appeased, grant them pardon which they seek from Thy mercy, in the name of the selfsame Jesus Christ Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God for ever and ever. R. Amen.


Act of Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

   Most Sweet Jesus, Redeemer of the human race, look down upon us, humbly prostrate before Thine altar. We are Thine and Thine we wish to be; but, to be more surely united with Thee, behold each one of us freely consecrates himself today to Thy Most Sacred Heart. Many indeed have never known Thee; many, too, despising Thy precepts, have rejected Thee. Have mercy on them all, most merciful Jesus, and draw them to Thy Sacred Heart. Be Thou King, O Lord, not only of the faithful who have never forsaken Thee, but also of the prodigal children who have abandoned Thee; grant that they may quickly return to their Father's house, lest they die of wretchedness and hunger. Be Thou King of those who are deceived by erroneous opinions, or whom discord keeps aloof, and call them back to the harbor of truth and unity of faith, so that soon there may be but one flock and one Shepherd. Be thou King of all those who are still involved in the darkness of idolatry of or Islamism, and refuse not to draw them all into the light and kingdom of God. Turn Thine eyes of mercy toward the children of that race once Thy chosen people. Of old they called down upon themselves the Blood of the Saviour; may It now descend upon them a laver of redemption and of life. Grant, O Lord, to Thy Church assurance of freedom and immunity from harm; give peace and order to all nations, and make the earth resound from pole to pole with one cry: Praise to the Divine Heart that wrought our salvation; to It be glory and honor forever. Amen.


Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

O Adorable Heart of Jesus, glowing with love for us and inflamed with zeal for our salvation, O 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 Thee to express the sorrow that fills our hearts for the coldness and indifference with which we have so long requited the numberless benefits Thou has conferred upon us. With a deep sense of the outrages heaped upon Thee by our sins and the sins of others, we come to make a solemn reparation of honor to Thy most sacred majesty. It was our sins that overwhelmed Thy Hear with bitterness; it was the weight of our iniquities that pressed down Thy face to the earth in the Garden of Olives and caused Thee to expire in anguish and agony on the Cross. But now repenting and sorrowful, we cast ourselves at Thy 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 Thy mercy, and pardon and convert to Thee all that have committed irreverences and sacrileges against Thee in the Sacrament of Thy love, and thus give another proof that Thy mercy is above all Thy works. Divine Jesus, with Thee there is mercy and plentiful redemption. Deliver us from our sins. Accept the sincere desire we now entertain and our holy resolution, relying on the assistance of Thy grace, henceforth to be faithful to Thee. And in order to repair the sins and ingratitude by which we have grieved Thy most tender and loving Heart, we are so resolved in the future ever to love and honor Thee in the most adorable Sacrament of the Altar, where Thou art ever present to hear and grant our petitions and to be and grant our petitions and to be the food and life of our souls. Be Thou, O compassionate Jesus, our Mediator with Thy Heavenly Father, Whom we have so grievously offended, strengthen our weakness; confirm our resolutions of amendment. And as Thy 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 or death may ever again separate us from Thee. Amen.

Cor Jesu Sacratissimum, miserere nobis.
Cor Jesu Sacratissimum, miserere nobis.
Cor Jesu Sacratissimum, miserere nobis.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Have mercy on us.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Have mercy on us.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Have mercy on us.



    FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTION
    TO THE MOST SACRED
    HEART OF JESUS