Sacred Heart Novena



Prayers and devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus began years ago in 1674. It was then that St. Margaret Mary Alacoque experienced private revelations from Jesus that continued for about 13 months.
His message? That his heart be a symbol of his great love for all people.
Many people did not believe that Margaret was telling the truth about her visions, including some of the other sisters who lived with her. Eventually she got a new confessor who believed her and supported her.
A beautiful quote from St. Margaret Mary - "I need nothing but God, and to lose myself in the heart of Jesus."
There are many prayers that came out of this devotion but I was surprised to also discover that there is more than one novena. I decided to use this one that was prayed daily by Padre Pio.

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 my Father in my name, truly 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. - St. Margaret Mary Alacoque



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