NINE ELEVATIONS TO THE SACRED HEART
1. Heart of Jesus, perfect Adorer of God, teach me to adore the Father with Thee and by Thee.
2. Heart of Jesus, burning with love of me, inflame me with Thy Divine Love.
3. Heart of Jesus, only Victim worthy of God, unite me to Thy Divine Sacrifice.
4. Heart of Jesus, overwhelmed with bitterness for the sins of men, break my heart with sorrow for my sins.
5. Heart of Jesus, sovereignly humble, annihilate my pride.
6. Heart of Jesus, perfect model of meekness, inspire my heart with this salutary virtue.
7. Heart of Jesus, infinitely pure and without stain, give me an inviolable purity of body, mind, and heart.
8. Heart of Jesus, consumed with zeal for the glory of the Father, enkindle in my heart an ardent zeal for Thy glory and my own sanctification.
9. Heart of Jesus, reign for ever in my heart, and grant me the grace to reign one day with Thee in Heaven.
CHAPLET OF THE
IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY
How to pray the Chaplet of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
This devotion is prayed on the popular 59 beads Marian Rosary.
Start by making the "Sign of the Cross" 5 times in veneration of the Saviour's 5 Holy Wounds.
On the large beads, say:
"Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary,
Pray for those who seek refuge in you."
On the small beads, say:
save us through your Immaculate Heart's flame of love."
You finish the Chaplet by praying 3 "Glory be".
Chaplet of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Use the regular 59 beads Marian Rosary for this Chaplet.
On the Crucifix, say the following prayer:
"O Jesus give us Thy Heart as a pledge of Thy love
and as a place of refuge
that we may find there a secure repose during our life
and sweet comfort at the hour of our death."
Then, say the following prayers:
On each of the remaining large beads, say:
"Thee I adore, praise and love O Sacred Heart of my dear Jesus
penetrated with grief at the thought of so many offences
which have been hitherto committed against Thee
in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.
I offer up to Thee in satisfaction there of the amiable Heart
of Thy most beloved Mother with the merits of the saints.
On the smaller beads say: O Sacred Heart of burning with love of us imflame our hearts with love of thee.
TO THE SACRED HEART
O Sacred and adorable Heart of Jesus!
Furnace of Eternal charity!
Ocean of infinite mercy!
Consolation of the afflicted!
Refuge of sinners!
and Hope of the whole world!
I most fervently adore Thee,
and unite my heart,
to the perpetual homage Thou Thyself renderest
to the Divinity on our Altars.
Most amiable Heart,
which hast loved us with an eternal love,
supply Thyself for my insensibility,
and receive my desire at least of loving Thee
with all the ardour and sincerity Thou so justly meritest.
But remember, O adorable Heart!
that Thou hast not disclosed Thyself to us
only as an object of our adorations;
Thou desirest much more to engage our love,
and to become the ground
and motive of our loving confidence.
For this end,
Thou wert pierced through with a lance on the Cross;
and for the same purpose Thou remainest
a daily Victim of Thine own love on our Altars.
O infinitely compassionate Heart of Jesus!
which was overwhelmed with sorrow in the Garden of Olives,
at the view of our spiritual and corporal miseries,
I recur of Thee now with all the confidence Thou desirest
I should have in the extent of Thy power
and the riches of Thy mercy.
Convinced that those things
which are impossible to human beings
are infinitely easy to Thee,
and relying with an humble steadfast faith
on the sacred words of Truth itself,
that whatever we ask the Father
in the Name of Jesus should be granted,
I now most humbly implore in that adorable Name,
in virtue of that promise,
and through the abundant mercies of the Sacred Heart of Jesus,
the particular favour I petition for in this Novena.
- (Specify it.)
O blessed saint Gertrude!
and all you glorious servants of Christ;
who while on earth were particularly devoted
to the Sacred Heart of Jesus,
join your prayers with mine,
and implore from the Divine Object of all your devotion
the obtaining of the petition which I now make,
and specially offer up through your intercession.
Beg likewise, from this adorable Heart,
which has dominion over all hearts,
and could in a moment change the most obdurate,
to have compassion on those who are
in the dreadful state of mortal sin,
and to open to us the treasure of its mercy
at the hour of our death.
NOVENA TO THE
IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY
O Most Blessed Mother,
heart of love,
heart of mercy,
hear my prayer.
As your child,
I implore your intercession
with Jesus your Son.
Receive with understanding and compassion
the petitions I place before you today,
(State your intentions here...)
I am comforted in knowing
your heart is ever open
to those who ask for your prayer.
I trust to your gentle care and intercession,
those whom I love and who are sick
or lonely or hurting.
Help all of us, Holy Mother,
to bear our burdens in this life
until we may share eternal life
and peace with God forever.