“Jesus meek and humble of heart…”

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Sacred HeartA Tribute to the Sacred Heart

The Feast of the Sacred Heart is celebrated in the month of June on the Friday after the Octave of Corpus Christi. This year it is June 11th. In our parish, we had all day Adoration – beginning with Mass at 7am and finishing with Sung Mass in evening. The sermon reminded us to make our Holy Communion of Reparation to the Sacred Heart.

The Sacred Heart of Jesus is a very beautiful and heart felt devotion, reminding us of Jesus’ infinite Love and Mercy that He has for each of us. 

History of the Devotion

  • Began in 12th century
  • Saints – Bonaventure, Gertrude, Catherine of Siena, John Eudes
  • St Margaret Mary Alacoque promoted this devotion on France (with the support of St Claude de la Colombiere, S.J.)
  • St. Margaret Mary Alacoque  had visions from 1673 to 1675.

Jesus’ appearances to St Margaret Mary Alacoque:

  • First Revelation: Dec 27th 1673 while she was kneeling in the chapel before the Bl. Sacrament. Jesus made known to her His ardent desire to be loved by men and His design of manifesting His Heart with all Its treasures of love and mercy, of sanctification and salvation
  • The Second apparition: early in 1674, Margaret Mary saw Jesus’ Sacred Heart on a throne of flames, transparent as crystal, surrounded by a crown of thorns signifying the sins of mankind, with a cross above it.

Again Jesus told her of his infinite love for mankind and his desire that he should be honoured through the display of this image of his heart, with the promise that all who did so would be specially blessed.

  • The third apparition probably took place on 2 July 1674,

Margaret Mary was praying before the Blessed Sacrament exposed,

She saw a vision of Jesus in glory, with his five wounds shining like suns, and he then showed her his heart on fire with love for mankind, a love that unfortunately was often ignored or treated with contempt.

(see the quote in the image below.) How can anyone ignore this heartfelt plea of Jesus?

Behold this heart

We must pray and make reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. We must make Jesus feel that He is “loved in return“.

Jesus revealed to St Margaret Mary the ways we can make reparation to His Sacred Heart. He asked us to practice the Nine First Fridays.

The following First Friday devotions are efficacious in honoring the Sacred Heart of Jesus: 

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Act of Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Act of Reparation

The Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

The Sacrament of Penance (Confession/Reconciliation)

 

Some beautiful aspirations that we can say often during the day:

Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make our hearts like unto Thine.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.

Sweet Heart of  Jesus, I implore, that I may love Thee more and more.

Sweet Heart of Jesus, be my Love.

All for You, most Sacred Heart of Jesus,

Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in You.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, Your kingdom come.

Prayers to the Sacred Heart:

A Short Act of Consecration to the Sacred Heart

Sacred Heart of Jesus, filled with infinite love, broken by my ingratitude, pierced by my sins, yet loving me still, accept the consecration that I make to You, of all that I am and all that I have. Take every faculty of my soul and body, and draw me, day by day, nearer and nearer to Your Sacred Side, and there, as I can bear the lesson, teach me Your blessed ways. Amen.


A Novena Prayer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Sacred Heart of Jesus, we know that there is but one thing impossible to You: to be without pity for those who are in suffering or distress. Look down on us, we beg of You and grant us the grace which we humbly and earnestly implore, through the Immaculate Heart of Your most sorrowful Mother to whom You confided us as her children, and whose prayers are all powerful with You. Amen.

(From “Heart Speaks to Heart,” The Sacred Heart Program.)

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Prayers revealed to us by Jesus in the Book of Truth

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Jesus directed that we form an army of prayer groups around the world. He gave us the armour (including special prayers to say for various intentions) to use to help Him in these difficult days to save many souls.

We are all too aware of the need for Prayer in these times. Some of the prayers which explicitly mention the Sacred Heart are as follows:

Prayer  to say after the Chaplet of Mercy     (10th May, 2011 )

“Fill me now O Lord with the Gift of the Holy Spirit to carry Your most Holy Word to sinners who I must help save in Your Name. Help me to cover them, through my prayers with your precious Blood so that they can be drawn to your Sacred Heart. Give me the Gift of the Holy Spirit so that these poor souls can revel in Your New Paradise.” Amen.

Prayer to Defend the Word of God    (Oct. 11th, 2012)

O dear Jesus, protect us from the lies, which offend God. Protect us from Satan and his army. Help us to love You more. Sustain us in our battle. Defend us in our faith. Lead us to Your refuge of safety. Help us stand up and defend Your Holy Will. Strengthen our resolve to be Your true disciples. Give us courage. Give us confidence. Guide us on the path of Truth. Defend us against the enemy. Pour Your Graces of Protection over us. Help us to avoid temptation. Bring us closer to Your Sacred Heart. Help us to remain loyal to You at all times.   Amen.

My Gift to Jesus to Save Souls        (17 Nov. 2011, 9pm) 

“My dearest Jesus you, who loves us so much, allow me in my humble way to help save your precious souls. Have mercy on all sinners no matter how grievously they offend you. Allow me through prayer and suffering to help those souls who may not survive The Warning to seek a place beside you in your Kingdom. Hear my prayer oh sweet Jesus to help you win over those souls you yearn for. Oh Sacred Heart of Jesus I pledge my allegiance to your most Holy Will at all times. Amen.”  

Offer of Suffering as a Gift   28 November, 2011

Oh, most Sacred Heart of Jesus, teach me to accept insults in Your Holy Name, when I proclaim Your Word with humble thanksgiving. Teach me to understand how humiliation, pain, and suffering bring me closer to Your Sacred Heart. Allow me to accept such trials with love and generosity of spirit, so that I may present them as the Gifts so precious to You, in order to save souls. Amen.

Stop hatred of visionaries   (30 November,2011)

Oh, Sacred Heart of Jesus, please stop the hatred and jealousy which exists amongst your followers, towards Your true visionaries in these times. I pray that you will hear my prayer to give Your visionaries the strength they need to proclaim Your Most Holy Word to a disbelieving world. Amen.

Prayer for conversion of families during  the Warning   (14th June,  2012)

O dear Sweet Jesus, I beg for Mercy for the souls of my family (name them here).I offer you my sufferings, my trials and my prayers to save their souls from the spirit of darkness. Let not one of these, Your children, denounce You, or reject Your Hand of Mercy. Open their hearts to entwine with Your Sacred Heart, so that they can seek the forgiveness necessary to save them from the fires of Hell. Give them the chance to make amends, so that they can be converted with the Rays of Your Divine Mercy. Amen.

The Disciple’s Prayer       (7th August, 2012)

Dear Jesus I am ready to spread your Holy Word. Give me the courage, the strength and the knowledge to impart the Truth so that as many souls as possible can be brought to You. Take me into your Sacred Heart and cover me with your Precious Blood, so that I am filled with the graces to spread conversion for the salvation of all of God’s children in every part of the world no matter what their creed is. I trust in you always. Your beloved disciple. Amen

Pray for Young souls, Young Children  16-8-2012. 

Oh Jesus help me to save the souls of young people all over the world. By Your grace help them to see the truth of Your existence. Bring them to Your Sacred heart and open their eyes to Your Love and Mercy. Save them from the fires of Hell and through my prayers have Mercy on their souls. Amen.

For the Victory of the Remnant Church    25-10-12

Jesus, King and Saviour of the world, to You do we pledge our honour, our loyalty and deeds, to proclaim Your Glory to all. Help us to gain the strength, and the confidence, to stand up and declare the Truth at all times. Never allow us to falter or delay in our march towards victory, and in our plan to save souls. We pledge our surrender, our hearts, and all that we possess, so that we are free of obstacles, as we continue the thorny road towards the gates of the New Paradise. We love You, dearest Jesus, our beloved Saviour and Redeemer. We unite ourselves in body, mind and spirit within Your Sacred Heart. Pour over us Your Grace of Protection. Cover us with Your Precious Blood, so that we will be filled with courage and love to stand up and declare the Truth of Your New Kingdom. Amen.

 

For Souls after The Warning    (3-12-12)

O Sacred Heart of Jesus, show Mercy to all of us poor sinners. Enlighten those hearts of stone, so desperate in their quest for guidance. Forgive them their iniquities. Help them, through Your Love and Mercy, to find it in their hearts to grasp Your great Gift of Redemption. I implore You to forgive all souls who reject the Truth of God. Cover them with Your Light, dear Jesus so that it will blind them to the wickedness and snares of the devil who will try to cut them off from You for eternity. I beg You to give all God’s children the strength to be thankful for Your Great Mercy. I ask that You open the door to Your Kingdom to all lost souls who wander the earth in a state of helplessness and hopelessness.  Amen.

Allegiance to the Army of Jesus Christ Sept.15, 2013 

We stand united to Your Sacred Heart, dear Jesus. We speak with authority the True Word of God. We will walk to the ends of the Earth to spread the Truth. We will never accept any new false doctrine in Your Name, other than that You taught us Yourself. We remain true, loyal and steadfast in our faith. We will treat those who betray You with love and compassion, in the hope that they will come back to You. We will be firm, but patient, with those who persecute us in Your Name. We will walk victorious all the way to Your New Paradise. We promise, that through our pain and suffering, we will bring You all those lost souls who are starved of Your Love. Please accept our prayers for all sinners in the world, so that we can become one family, united in love for You, in the New Era of Peace. Amen.

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In Conclusion, hymns to the Sacred Heart express our heartfelt desire, love and longing for Jesus:

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Today we come, Thy blessings to implore;
Oh, touch our hearts, so cold and so ungrateful,
And make them, Lord, Thine own for evermore.

Refrain:
Sweet Heart of Jesus, we implore
Oh, make us love Thee more and more (2)

Sweet Heart of Jesus, make us know and love Thee

Unfold to us the treasures of Thy grace;
That so our hearts, from things of earth uplifted,
May long alone to gaze upon Thy face.

Sweet Heart of Jesus, make us pure and gentle,
And teach us how to do Thy blessed will;
To follow close the print of Thy dear footsteps,
And when we fall, sweet Heart, Oh, love us still.

4. Sweet Heart of Jesus, bless all hearts that love Thee,
And may Thine own Heart ever blessed be;
Bless us, dear Lord, and bless the friends we cherish,
And keep us true to Mary and to Thee.

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The Sacred Heart of Jesus: A devotion for these times.

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Devotion to the Sacred Heart

Devotion to the Sacred heart is more important in today’s world than ever before. The Mystical Body of Christ being persecuted, blasphemed, and betrayed and suffering more than ever at this time all over the world. We behold his Sacred Heart aflame with Love for us and filled with Love and Mercy.

Jesus said to St Mary Alacoque :

My Divine Heart is so passionately in love with men that it can no longer contain within Itself the flames of its ardent charity.  It must pour them out by thy means, and manifest itself to them to enrich them with its precious treasures, which contain all the graces of which they need to be saved from perdition.  I have chosen you as an abyss of unworthiness and ignorance to accomplish so great a design, so that all may be done by Me.”

During the octave of the feast of the Blessed Sacrament, June 16, 1675, Margaret Mary was on her knees before the choir-gate, her eyes fixed on the tabernacle. Suddenly the Lord appeared on the altar and discovered [revealed] to her His Heart:

Behold”, said He to her, “this Heart which has so loved men that it has spared nothing, even to exhausting and consuming itself, in order to testify its love. In return, I receive from the greater part only ingratitude, by their irreverence and sacrilege, and by the coldness and contempt they have for Me in this sacrament of love. And what is most painful to Me,” added the Savior, in a tone that went to the Sister’s heart, “is that they are hearts consecrated to Me.”

St Margaret Mary tells us:

Love keeps Him there [in the Blessed Sacrament] as a victim completely and perpetually delivered over to sacrifice for the glory of the Father and for our salvation. Unite yourself with Him, then, in all that you do. Refer everything to His glory. Set up your abode in this loving Heart of Jesus and you will there find lasting peace and the strength both to bring to fruition all the good desires He inspires in you, and to avoid every deliberate fault. Place in this Heart all your sufferings and difficulties. Everything that comes from the Sacred Heart is sweet. He changes everything into love.”

Our Lord made twelve great promises to St. Margaret Mary for those who are devoted to his most Sacred Heart. They are:

          1. I will give them all the graces they need in life.
          2. I will create peace in their families.
          3. I will comfort them in all their troubles.
          4. They shall surely find in My Heart protection during life and especially at the hour of their death.
          5. I will shower them with blessings in everything that they do.
          6. Sinners shall find in My Heart the source of an infinite ocean of mercy.
          7. Weak souls shall become fervent.
          8. Fervent souls shall speedily rise to great perfection.
          9. I will bless the homes where an image of My Heart shall be exposed and honored.
          10. I will give to priests the power of touching the most hardened hearts.
          11. Those who spread this devotion shall have their names written in My Heart, never to be erased.
          12. The all-powerful love of My Heart will grant to all those who shall receive Communion on the First Friday of nine continuous months the grace of final repentance; they shall not die under my displeasure, nor without receiving their Sacraments; My heart shall surely be their protection at that last hour.

Devotion to the Sacred Heart focuses not only on the love and mercy Jesus has for us but on reparation for sin.

There is so much reparation to be made for our own sins, for the sins of the clergy, for the sins of our nations, for the sins of the Elite and all the dark souls – in fact  we need to atone for the sins of the world – especially in turning away from our  Beloved Saviour.

The Nine Fridays must be made in honor of His Sacred Heart.

In St. Margaret Mary’s visions, Christ requested that a Communion of reparation be made on the first Friday of every month for nine consecutive months, and Communion must be received.)

With regard to this promise it may be remarked:

            1. That our Lord required Communion to be received on a particular day chosen by Him;
            2. that the nine Fridays must be consecutive;
            3. that they must be made in honor of His Sacred Heart, which means that those who make the nine Fridays must practice the devotion and must have a great love for our Lord;
            4. that our Lord does not say that those who make the nine Fridays will be dispensed from any of their obligations or from exercising the vigilance necessary to lead a good life and overcome temptation; rather He implicitly promises abundant graces to those who make the nine Fridays to help them to carry out these obligations and persevere to the end;
            5. that perseverance in receiving Holy Communion for nine consecutive First Fridays helps the faithful to acquire the habit of frequent Communion, which our Lord eagerly desires;
            6. that the practice of the nine Fridays is very pleasing to our Lord since He promises such great reward, and that all Catholics should endeavor to make the nine Fridays.

Jesus tell us in the Book of Truth:

It is those who come to Me as little ones whom I bring closer to My Sacred Heart. These are the souls who love Me unconditionally and who do not feel the need to display their love for Me, so that others will admire and look up to them. It is the man who leaves all in My Hands, when he speaks the Truth, who brings Me the souls I desire, not the man who feels he deserves great accolades for doing so….” ( 4 January. 2015)

“…As the world plunges into darkness – as wars break out everywhere, and when disease and famine grip humanity – My Intervention will be witnessed. I protect all those who consecrate themselves to My Sacred Heart. I uplift those whose hearts may be heavy, and I will bring peace and a calmness of soul to those who ask Me for these Gifts. …”(14 October, 2014)

“.. My Son makes His Presence felt when He is called upon. The more open the soul is to His Love, the more he or she will become closer to His Sacred Heart...” (17 May 2014)

Prayers from the Book of Truth to the Sacred heart:

Prayer for Salvation
Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 @ 09:55 am
O my Lord, lead me to Your Kingdom and protect me from the darkness that has engulfed my soul. Hear me now O Sacred Heart and through Your Goodness let Your Light of Love and protection shine through.

Prayer for encouragement
Tuesday, May 10th, 2011 @ 04:00 pm
Fill me now, O Lord, with the Gift of the Holy Spirit to carry Your most Holy Word to sinners who I must help save in Your Name. Help me to cover them, through my prayers, with Your Precious Blood so that they can be drawn to Your Sacred Heart. Give me the Gift of the Holy Spirit so that these poor souls can revel in Your New Paradise.

Prayer to never give up when you feel down
Sunday, January 8th, 2012 @ 03:30 pm
Jesus if you can hear me
Then listen to my call for help
Please help me deal with those who cause me pain
Help me to stop envy taking over my life and
To stop me wishing for things I cannot have
Instead open my heart to you dear Jesus
Help me to feel real love – your love
And to feel true peace in my heart. Amen.

Prayer to consecrate yourself to the Sacred heart.

My most loving Jesus, I consecrate myself anew today and without reserve to Your Divine Heart. To You I consecrate my body with all its senses, my soul with all its faculties, and my whole being. To you I consecrate all my thoughts, words, and works; all my sufferings and labors; all my hopes, consolations, and joys; and chiefly I consecrate to You my poor heart that I may love but You and be consumed as a victim in the flames of Your love.

Accept, O Jesus, my most loving Spouse, the desire I have to console Your Divine Heart and to belong to You forever. Take possession of me in such a manner that henceforward I may have no other liberty than that of loving You, no other life than that of suffering and dying for you.

In You I place unbounded confidence, and I hope for pardon of my sins from Your infinite mercy. In Your hands I lay all my cares and principally that of my eternal salvation. I promise to love You and to honor You until the last moment of my life, and to propagate as far as I am able, with the help of Your Divine grace, devotion to Your most Sacred Heart.

Dispose of me, O Divine Heart of Jesus, according to Your good pleasure. I desire no other recompense than Your greater glory and Your holy love.

Grant me the grace to find in Your most Sacred Heart my dwelling place; there I desire to pass each day of my life; there I wish to breathe forth my last sigh. Make also my heart Your abode, the place of Your repose; that so we may remain intimately united until one day I may praise, love, and possess You for all eternity, and sing forever the infinite mercies of Your most Sacred Heart. Amen.

Some simple little prayers you can say any time to Jesus’ Sacred Heart:

Sacred Heart of Jesus, hear my prayer!

Sacred heart of Jesus have mercy on us!

Sacred Heart of Jesus, I implore that I may love Thee more and more!

May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be loved everywhere.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, I believe in Your love for me.

Sweet Heart of Jesus, be my love.

Sweetest Jesus, hide me in Your Sacred Heart. Do not permit me to be separated from You. Defend me from the evil foe.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, Your kingdom come!

Sacred Heart of Jesus, let me love You and make you loved.

Heart of Jesus, burning with love for us, set our hearts on fire with love of You.

Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make our hearts like Yours.

Divine Heart of Jesus, convert sinners, save the dying, deliver the Holy Souls in Purgatory.

All for You, most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, may you be known, loved, and imitated!

Sacred Heart of Jesus, protect our families.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, strengthened in Your agony by an angel, strengthen us in our agony.