CONSECRATION TO THE SACRED AND IMMACULATE HEARTS
June 22-23, 2001
volume 12, no. 136

Consecration to the Sacred Heart and Immaculate Hearts


Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Consecration Prayer composed by Pope Leo XIII

    Most sweet Jesus, Redeemer of the human race, look down on us humbly prostrate before You. We are Yours, and Yours we wish to be. But, to be more surely united with You, behold, each of us freely consecrates himself today to Your Most Sacred Heart.

    Many, indeed, have never known You. Many too, despising your precepts, have rejected You. Have mercy on them all, most merciful Jesus, and draw them to Your Sacred Heart. Be King, O Lord not only of the faithful who have never forsaken You, but also of the prodigal children who have abandoned You. Grant that they may quickly return to their Father's house, lest they die of wretchedness and hunger. Be King of those who are decieved 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.

    Grant, O Lord, to Your 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.

Novena Prayer

    Divine Jesus, You have said, "Ask and your shall receive, Seek and you shall find; knock and it shall be opened to you." Behold me kneeling at Your feet, filled with a lively faith and confidence in the promises dictated by Your Sacred Heart to St. Margaret Mary. I come to ask this favor:

(Mention your request).

    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 should 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 Your 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.

    Sacred Heart, whatever may be 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.

    Grant me the grace for which I humbly implore You through the immaculate Heart of Your most Sorrowful Mother. You entrusted me to her as her child, and her prayers are all-powerful with You. Amen.

Memorare

    Remember, most kind Jesus, that no one was ever abandoned who had recourse to Your Sacred Heart, implored Its help, or called for mercy. Filled with this confidence, Divine Heart, ruler of all hearts, I come to You, oppressed beneath the weight of my sins. Do not reject my poor prayers, but listen to them mercifully, and be pleased to answer them.

Prayer

    Most holy Heart of Jesus, fountain of every blessing, I adore You, I love You, and with a lively sorrow for my sins, I offer myself to You.

    Make me humble, patient, pure, and obedient to Your Will. Grant, dear Jesus, that I may live in You and for You. Protect me in the midst of danger; comfort me in my afflictions; give me health of body, assistance in my temporal needs, your blessing on all that I do, and the grace of a holy death.

    Love of the Heart of Jesus, inflame my heart.
    Charity of the Heart of Jesus, flow into my heart.
    Strength of the Heart of Jesus, support my heart.
    Mercy of the Heart of Jesus, pardon my heart.
    Patience of the Heart of Jesus, grow not weary of my heart.
    Kingdom of the Heart of Jesus, be in my heart.
    Wisdom of the Heart of Jesus, teach my heart.
    Will of the Heart of Jesus, guide my heart.
    Zeal of the Heart of Jesus, consume my heart.
    Immaculate Virgin Mary, pray for me to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

The Word of God

    "This is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord. I will place My law within them, and write it upon their hearts; I will be their God, and they shall be My people."
    Jeremiah 31:33

    "Take My yoke upon your shoulders, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble of heart."

    Matthew 11:28

    "I have come to light a fire on the earth. How I wish the blaze were ignited!"

    Luke 12:49

    "When they came to Jesus and saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs. One of the soldiers thrust a lance into His side, and immediately blood flowed out."

    John 19:34

          These devotions taken from Treasury of Novenas, by Reverend Lawrence G. Lovasik, S.V.D., Catholic Book Publishing Co., New York.
Consecration Prayer

    Jesus, we know that You are merciful and that You have offered Your Heart for us. It is crowned with thorns and with our sins. We know that You implore us constantly so that we do not go astray. Jesus, remember us when we are in sin. By means of your Heart make all men love one another. Make hate disappear from amongst men. Show us Your love. We all love You and want You to protect us with Your Shepherd's Heart and free us from every sin. Jesus, enter into every heart! Be patient and never desist. We are still closed because we have not understood Your Love. Knock continuously, O Good Jesus, make us open our hearts to You at least in the moment we remember Your Passion suffered for us. Amen. (Imparted by Our Lady to Jelena Vasilij on November 18, 1983)


Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Novena Prayer

    Immaculate Heart of Mary, full of love for God and mankind, and of compassion for sinners, I consecrate myself entirely to you. I entrust to you the salvation of my soul. May my heart be ever united with yours, so that I may hate sin, love God, and my neighbor, and reach eternal life together with those whom I love.

    Mediatrix of All Graces and Mother of Mercy, remember the infinite treasure which your Divine Son has merited by His sufferings and which He confided to you for us, your children. Filled with confidence in your motherly Heart, which I venerate and love, I come to you with my pressing needs. Through the merits of your loving Heart, and for the sake of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, obtain for me the favor I ask:

(Mention your Request).

    Dearest Mother, if what I ask for should not be according to God's Will, pray that I may receive that which will be of greater benefit to my soul. May I experience the kindness of your motherly Heart and the power of your intercession with Jesus during life and at the hour of my death. Amen.

Petitions

    Immaculate Virgin, conceived without sin, you directed every movement of your most Heart toward God and were always obedient to His Divine Will. Obtain for me the grace to hate sin with all my heart and to learn from you to live in perfect resignation the Will of God.

    Mary, I admire that deep humility which troubled your blessed Heart at the message of the Angel Gabriel when he announced that you had been chosen to be the Mother of the Son of the most high God. You considered yourself only God's lowly handmaid. Ashamed at the sight of my own pride, I beg of you the grace of a contrite and humble heart so that I may acknowledge my misery and reach the glory promised to the truly humble heart.

    Blessed Virgin, you kept in your Heart the precious treasure of the words of Jesus you Son and, pondering over the sublime mysteries they contained, you lived only for God. How ashamed I am of my coldness of heart! Dear Mother, obtain for me the grace of meditating always on the holy will of God and of seeking to follow your example in the fervent practice of all the Christian virtues.

    Glorious Queen of Martyrs, during the Passion of your Son your Holy Heart was cruelly pierced by the sword which had been foretold by the holy and aged Simeon. Obtain for my heart true courage and holy patience to bear the sufferings and trials of this difficult life. May I prove to be your true child by crucifying my flesh and all its desires in the mortification of the Cross.

    Mary, Mystical Rose, your amiable Heart, burning with the living fire of love, adopted us as your children at the foot of the Cross, and you thereby became our most tender Mother. Let me feel the sweetness of your motherly Heart and the power of your intercession with Jesus, in all the dangers that I meet with during life, and especially at the dread hour of my death. May my heart be ever united to yours and love Jesus now and forever. Amen.

    Heavenly Father, You prepared the Heart of the Virgin Mary to be a fitting dwelling place for Your Holy Spirit. By her prayers for us may our soul become a more worthy temple of Your glory. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever. Amen. The Word of God

    "All glorious is the King's daughter as she enters; her raiment is threaded with spun gold."
    Hosea 45:14

    "She is the refulgence of eternal light, the spotless mirror of the power of God, the image of His goodness."

    Wisdom 7:26

    "His mother...kept all these things in memory (her heart)."

    Luke 2:51

          These devotions taken from Treasury of Novenas, by Reverend Lawrence G. Lovasik, S.V.D., Catholic Book Publishing Co., New York.

Consecration Prayer

    O Immaculate Heart of Mary, ardent with goodness, show Your Love towards us. May the flame of Your Heart, O Mary, descend on all mankind. We love You so. Impress true love in our hearts so that we have a continuous desire for You. O Mary, humble and meek of heart, remember us when we are in sin. You know that all men sin. Give us, by means of Your Immaculate Heart, spiritual health. Let us always see the goodness of Your maternal Heart and may we all be converted by means of the flame of Your Heart Amen.
(Imparted by Our Lady to Jelena Vasilij on November 28, 1983)



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