Efficacious Novena to the

Sacred Heart of Jesus


Blessed Mary of the Divine Heart and Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque Adoring the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Corrado Mezzana, 1922

Blessed Mary of the Divine Heart and Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque Adoring the Sacred Heart of Jesus, 

Corrado Mezzana, 1922


This prayer was composed by Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque (1647-1690). She was a saint and mystic who lived in 17th century France and received many visions of Jesus Christ. During these visions Our Lord confided to her the mission to establish devotion to His Sacred Heart.

Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina (1887-1968), a Franciscan mystic and stigmatist, promoted this prayer and prayed it when he wanted to intercede for someone. The prayer is sometimes called 'Padre Pio's prayer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus', 'Padre Pio's miracle prayer'. or 'Padre Pio's secret weapon'.

The prayer may be prayed individually or over nine days as a novena.


Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina (1887-1968)

Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina (1887-1968)


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 …… [insert your intention].

Our Father

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Glory Be

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

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 the Father in my name, he will give it to you.” Behold, in your name, I ask the Father for the grace of ……. [insert your intention].

Our Father

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Glory Be

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

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 ….. [insert your intention].

Our Father

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Glory Be

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

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.

Hail, Holy Queen

Hail holy Queen, Mother of mercy, Hail our life, our sweetness, and our hope! To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us. And after this our exile show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary! 

V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Amen.

St. Joseph, foster father of Jesus, pray for us.



Statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus



O Sweetest Jesus, hide me in Thy Sacred Heart, permit me not to be separated from Thee, defend me from the evil foe.

Iesu dulcissime, in tuo sacratissimo Corde absconde me, ne permittas me separari a te, ab hoste maligno defende me.


Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Have Mercy on us.

Cor Jesu Sacratissimum miserere nobis.


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

Jesu mitis et humilis Corde, fac cor nostrum secundum Cor Tuum.


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

Cor Iesu, flagrans amore nostri, inflamma cor nostrum amore tui.


Sweet Heart of Jesus, be my love.

Dulce Cor Iesu, sis amor meus.


Sacred Heart of Jesus



Beautiful Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus


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.


From The Rural Life Prayerbook


Sacred Heart of Jesus Holy Card

Sacred Heart of Jesus Holy Card



Novena to the Sacred Heart


Lord Jesus, Who have deigned to open by Your special love the unutterable goodness and riches of Your Heart to Your Bride, the Church: grant to us, your servants, that we may merit to be enriched and refreshed by Your heavenly graces, flowing from this sweetest of fountains. 


R/. Amen.

V/. Heart of Jesus, burning with love for us.

R/. Set our hearts on fire with love of Thee.


O Lord Jesus Christ, who have said: Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you; mercifully attend to our supplications, and grant us the gift of Your divine charity, that we may ever love You with our whole heart and with all our words and deeds, and may never cease from praising You.

R/. Amen.

V/. O Sacred Heart of Jesus, most obedient to the will of the Father.

R/. Incline our hearts to You, that we may do always what is pleasing to You.


O divine Heart of Jesus, grant, we pray You, eternal rest to the souls in purgatory, final grace to those who are about to die, true repentance to sinners, the light of faith to non-Christians, and Your blessing to us and all who are dear to us. To You, therefore, we commend all these souls, and in their behalf we offer unto You all the merits of Your Sacred Heart. 

R/. Amen.

(Pause here to make petitions to the Sacred Heart.)


V/. O Sacred Heart of Jesus, thirsting for our salvation.

R/. Recall us sinners to Your Heart, that we may not die in our sins.

Let us pray. 

O God, Who deign mercifully to bestow upon us the infinite treasures of love in the Heart of Your Son, which was wounded for our sins; grant, we beseech You, that we who pay Him the devout homage of our piety may in like manner show unto You our due of worthy satisfaction. Through the same Christ our Lord. 

R/. Amen.


Novena Ad Sacrum Cor


Domine Iesu, qui ineffabiles Cordis tui dulcedines ac divitias Ecclesiae Sponsae tuae singulari dilectione aperire dignatus es: concede nobis famulis tuis, ut gratiis caelestibus, ex hoc dulcissimo fonte manantibus, ditare et recreari mereamur. 

R/. Amen.


V/. Cor Iesu, flagrans amore nostri.

R/. Inflamma cor nostrum amore tui.


Domine Iesu Christe, qui dixisti: Petite et accipietis; quaerite et invenietis; pulsate et aperietur vobis; quaesumus, da nobis petentibus divinissimi tui amoris affectum, ut te toto corde, ore et opere diligamus et a tua numquam laude cessemus. 

R/. Amen.

V/. O Sacrum Cor Iesu, Patris voluntati obsequentissimum.

R/. Inclina ad te corda nostra, ut quae placita sunt ei faciamus semper.



O divinum Cor Iesu, praesta, quaesumus, animabus purgantibus requiem aeternam, morituris gratiam finalem, peccatoribus veram paenitentiam, paganis fidei lucem, nobis nostrisque omnibus tuam benedictionem. Tibi ergo, Cor Iesu piissimum, omnes has animas commendimus et pro ipsis tibi offerimus omnia merita sacri Cordis tui. 

R/. Amen.

(Hic morare ad Sacrum Cor petendum)


V/. O sacrum Cor Iesu, salutis nostrae sitientissimum.

R/. Revoca nos praevaricatores ad Cor, ut non moriamur in peccatis nostris.


Oremus.

Deus, qui nobis, in Corde Filii tui, nostris vulnerato peccatis, infinitos dilectionis thesauros misericorditer largiri dignaris; concede, quaesumus, ut illi devotum pietatis nostrae praestantes obsequium, dignae quoque satisfactionis exhibeamus officium. Per eumdem Christum Dominum nostrum.

R/. Amen.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, Painter Unknown

Sacred Heart of Jesus, Painter Unknown



Daily Offering to the Sacred Heart of Jesus 

Lord Jesus Christ, in union with that divine intention wherewith on earth Thou didst offer to God Thy praises through Thy Most Sacred Heart, and dost now offer them in the Sacrament of the Eucharist everywhere on earth even to the end of time, I most gladly offer Thee throughout this entire day, all my thoughts and intentions, all my affections and desires, all my words and deeds, in imitation of the most sacred Heart of the blessed and ever Virgin Mary Immaculate. Amen.


Domine Iesu Christe, in unione illius divinae intentionis, qua in terris per sanctissimum Cor tuum laudes Deo persolvisti et nunc in Eucharistiae Sacramento ubique terrarum persolvis usque ad consummationem saeculi, ego per hanc diem integram, ad imitationem sanctissimi Cordis beatae Mariae semper Virginis immaculatae, tibi libentissime offero omnes meas intentiones et cogitationes, omnes meos affectus et desideria, omnia mea opera et verba. Amen.





Act of Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

By St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

I [name] give myself and consecrate to the Sacred Heart of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, my person and my life, my actions, pains and sufferings, so that I may be unwilling to make use of any part of my being, save to honour, love and glorify the Sacred Heart.

This is my unchanging purpose, namely, to be all His, and to do all things for the love of Him, at the same time renouncing with all my heart whatever is displeasing to Him.

I, therefore, take Thee, O Sacred Heart, to be the only object of my love, the guardian of my life, my assurance of salvation, the remedy of my weakness and inconstancy, the atonement for all the faults of my life and my sure refuge at the hour of death.

Be then, O Heart of goodness, my justification before GOD Thy FATHER, and turn away from me the strokes of His righteous anger. O Heart of love, I put all my confidence in Thee, for I fear everything from my own weakness and frailty, but I hope for all things from Thy goodness and bounty.

Do Thou consume in me all that can displease Thee or resist Thy holy will; let Thy pure love imprint Thee so deeply on my heart, that I shall nevermore be able to forget Thee or to be separated from Thee, may I obtain from all Thy loving kindness the grace of having my name written in Thee, for in Thee I desire to place all my happiness and all my glory, living and dying in very bondage to Thee.

Amen.



Consecration of the Family to the Sacred Heart 

Sacred Heart of Jesus, who didst manifest to Blessed Margaret Mary the desire of reigning in Christian families, we today wish to proclaim Thy most complete regal dominion over our own. We would live in future with Thy life, we would cause to flourish in our midst those virtues to which Thou hast promised peace here below, we would banish far from us the spirit of the world which Thou hast cursed; and Thou shalt reign, over our minds in the simplicity of our faith, and over our hearts by the whole-hearted love with which they shall burn for Thee, the flame of which we shall keep alive by the frequent reception of Thy divine Eucharist.

Deign, O divine Heart, to preside over our assemblings, to bless our enterprises, both spiritual and temporal, to dispel our cares, to sanctify our joys, to alleviate our sufferings.

If ever one or other of us should have the misfortune to afflict Thee, remind him, O Heart of Jesus, that Thou art good and merciful to the penitent sinner. And when the hour of separation strikes, when death shall come to cast mourning in our midst, we will all, both those who go and those who stay, be submissive to Thy eternal decrees. We will console ourselves with the thought that a day will come when the entire family, reunited in Heaven, can sing for ever Thy glories and Thy mercies. 

May the immaculate heart of Mary and the glorious Patriarch, St Joseph, present this consecration to Thee, and keep it in our minds all the days of our life. All glory to the Heart of Jesus, our King and our Father.


John 3.16:

For God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in him, may not perish, but may have life everlasting.

Sic enim Deus dilexit mundum, ut Filium suum unigenitum daret : ut omnis qui credit in eum, non pereat, sed habeat vitam aeternam.

SIC DEVS DILEXIT MVNDVN For God So Loved the World, unknown artist, 1700s

SIC DEVS DILEXIT MVNDVN For God So Loved the World, unknown artist, 1700s


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The Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, 24 June 2022.

Immaculate Queen of Peace, pray for us.

Immaculata Regina Pacis, ora pro nobis.