Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

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Sacred Heart Novena PrayersThe Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus was started and made popular by St. Margaret Mary Alacoque. She was inspired by visions of Jesus to spread this devotion.

This was a favorite prayer of St. Padre Pio and he prayed it every day.

Here are the Novena prayers for the Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Novena Prayers

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…

(Mention your Intention Here)

Our Father…
Hail Mary…
Glory Be to the Father…

Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.

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…

(Mention your Intention Here)

Our Father…
Hail Mary…
Glory Be to the Father…

Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.

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…

(Mention your Intention Here)

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.

Hail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy, 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 vale 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!

Pray for us O holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

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


— St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

More About the Sacred Heart Devotion

I once read that the whole purpose of the apostolate of Christians today was, “to demonstrate the charity of Christ in all phases of human life and thus bring individuals and society back to God.” (Dorothy Dohen)

To demonstrate this charity, we must conform our heart to Christ’s, unite ourselves to His heart — and ultimately, lose ourselves in Him.

That’s what the Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is all about: uniting our hearts with His, and devoting ourselves to Him.

So when we pray this novena together, we are praying that we can transform ourselves to love as Jesus Christ does — as St. Margaret Mary Alacoque wrote, “Since love makes lovers one in likeness, if we love, let us model our lives on His.”

There are a couple of different versions of this novena, but the one we’re using is one that has been attributed to St. Margaret Mary — after Jesus appeared to her on many occasions, and explained to her the devotion to His Heart.

Jesus also made 12 specific promises to those who would honor His Sacred Heart:

  1. I will give them all the graces necessary in their state of life.
  2. I will give peace in their families and will unite families that are divided.
  3. I will console them in all their troubles.
  4. I will be their refuge during life and above all in death.
  5. I will bestow the blessings of Heaven on all their enterprises.
  6. Sinners shall find in my Heart the source and infinite ocean of mercy.
  7. Tepid souls shall become fervent.
  8. Fervent souls shall rise quickly to great perfection.
  9. I will bless those places wherein the image of My Heart shall be exposed and honored and will imprint My love on the hearts of those who would wear this image on their person. I will also destroy in them all disordered movements.
  10. I will give to priests who are animated by a tender devotion to my Divine Heart the gift of touching the most hardened hearts.
  11. Those who promote this devotion shall have their names written in my Heart, never to be effaced.
  12. I promise you in the excessive mercy of my Heart that my all-powerful love will grant to all those who communicate on the First Friday in nine consecutive months, the grace of final penitence: they will not die in my disgrace, nor without receiving their Sacraments. My Divine Heart shall be their safe refuge in this last moment.

So our goal while praying this novena is to unite ourselves with Christ in all that we do — referring everything we do to His glory, and accepting all sufferings and difficulties as something to bring us even closer to the love He shares with us –with a real and physical heart, symbolizing his eternal and infinite charity.

To receive the promises Jesus made to St. Margaret Mary, there are a few requirements:

  1. Receiving Communion Frequently
  2. Going to Confession and receiving the Eucharist on the first Friday of each month, for nine consecutive months. (If it isn’t offered at your parish, you can go to Confession & offer your prayers for the Holy Father’s intentions).
  3. Celebrating the Feast of the Sacred Heart.

The Feast of the Sacred Heart has also been established by Saint Pope John Paul II as the World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests.

So as we pray this novena together, let’s especially remember our Priests — and the challenge made to us all in Jesus’ message to St. Margaret Mary: to love everyone, faithfully, with the endless love of Jesus.

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  1. I pray the Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
    eveyday.With much gratitude my prayers are heard.I will continue praying for rest of my life.

  2. Thank you my Sacred Heart of Jesus for granting me my intention. I will forever be grateful and never stop thanking you for what you have given me.

  3. sacred heart please give me complete healing financial beakthrough snd pls make EPT love me again i love him so much Jesus bLess my kids

  4. Sacred Heart of Jesus, please protect these 2 babies I now care for with my husband. We love them very much as you know. I ask of you to shield them from evil, place them in a forever home… personally I pray you choose US. ULTIMATELY though I want them loved and saved and never have to endure any more families, please have the judge rule TPR… I love you and them… I believe….

  5. Dear Sacred Heart of Jesus,
    Please comfort my family and I, give us the strength and courage and hope to make it through my trial. Please intervene that my case doesn’t result in a felony charge and or jail or prison time. We have all become much closer as a result of this. Our faith has grown leaps and bounds. I personally can say this accident has made my faith deeper and stronger and this wouldn’t have happened withou this tragedy. Jesus please intervene for the family of the victims that their hearts soften and help them realize it wasn’t all my fault and other factors out of My control lead to and contributed to the accident. Also intervene for the hearts of the judge and prosecutors. Help them offer a plea that I can’t refuse. Have it in their hearts to realize it wasn’t how they think it happened. Sacred Heart of Jesus please intervene for us that my lawyers keep working for me and give them the knowledge and willingness to win my case. Thank you Jesus for granting and answering my prayers. I know you will.

  6. Could you pls send me the prayer to the Sacred Heart for children to learn. I saw it at the end of the Cat Chat for children on 2/17/2018.

  7. Sacred Heart of Jesus, please help my son gain employment and b3 happy. He has a young family and a very intelligent man but has had some bad luck with his employment. He had a job he loved but was replaced by a friend of a Vice President. Please help him. I promise to spread your power.

  8. Please pray for both my daughters who have walked away from their faith. Please pray for the salvation of their souls and that god will open the eyes of their hearts to him. Please pray for healing as they both suffer from depression and anxiety.

  9. Please pray for us that we can find a solution to all our financial situations. Please pray that we can fulfill our financial obligations. Thank you Lord my God!! Amen 🙏.

  10. Dear Sacred Heart Of Jesus,
    I ask for your divine intervention and divine mercy at this moment in time for myself, my husband, grown children and 3 grandchildren.

    Our family is in serious financial crisis again in part due to poor decisions on my part in sharing my available resources and family shore home to help my husband in his business situation. We are at risk again in losing a second home and suffering catastrophic hardship in part due to fraud by the lenders.

    At this point in our lives( ages 68 and 70 yrs) we hope and pray for divine intervention to persevere in an uphill battle in the next two months. I also see our shore home as way to heal our family frictions ( adult children) and to also bring together our grandchildren into a more united family unit. My husband and I need time to heal our marriage and to develop the necessary transparency important to continue a better route.

    Thank you for your divine mercy and intervention.I understand the transformative nature of the Lord and understand that suffering now will bring me/ us closer to heaven in understanding the death and resurrection of the Lord. Thank you Dear Sacred Heart.

  11. Scared heart if Jesus give me peace good health pray for my children for my whole family come to me so I can hear you scared heart walk with me daily keep me in your heart pray for me for my finical issues send me a job I’m really in need of guide me and my children as we go to school you said seek should find knock shall be open ask shall be answered I will countine until I get it I thank you scared heart as I know I won’t be let down.

  12. Lord please carry all our children and their families in whatever they are going through. Bless them with wisdom to Do the right things in their Daily lives. Peace in their hearts never to forget YOU . AWAY from any temptation of any kind, instead be good examples to their families especially to their children . Thes I ask of Thee OH Lord. Amen

  13. Dear Sacred Heart of Jesus, give me peace and prosperity, open my inward ears, open my inward eyes, pull my coat hard so that I can see and hear your voice, hear your instructions for my life. Close the fence of protection from all evil hindering spirits, evil spirits on foot, evil spirits in vehicles, evil spirits all around our homes. Open the floodgates of peace and prosperity and remove the wishes to block my blessings. Remove the cover over my blessings and remove all that is in place to block my blessings. Many thanks and praises to the Sacred Heart Of Jesus from all of my blessings will flow.

  14. Please pray for my husband and I for us to find a way to solve our financial problems. We hope that we can fulfill our financial obligations for the sake of our future. Thank you my God. God is good all the time.😘Amen

  15. Please Sacred Heart of Jesus I ask Your Divine intervention. Please hear my Prayers for my son that the people who beat him up will leave him alone. I put All my Faith, Hope and Trust in you that all will be ok. Thank you for answering all my Prayers Sacred Heart of Jesus. Thank you in advance for your Divine mercy.

  16. DEAR HEART OF JESUS In the past I have asked for many favours, this time I ask for this special one. Take it dear Heart of Jesus and place it with your own broken heart where your Father will see it. Then in His merciful eyes it will become your favour, not mine. Amen. Say prayer for 3 days, promise publication and favor will be granted. Never known to fail… Please sacred heart of Jesus intervene for me to be blessed with a job and a holy happy marriage

  17. Although I was raised a catholic I did not know or understand the meaning of the sacred heart or any such devotionals. I had parted ways from the church for 25 years during my marriage. After a violent encounter with my husband I chose to leave him and our beautiful home last year and move to another town with my children. This past year my broken heart and grief has brought me back to my faith and lifted my spirits beyond comprehension. After deep and intimate prayer on Dec. 15th and a plea for help…I awoke with a desperate desire to seek out more knowledge of the sacred heart of Jesus. It was not a vision or an apparition just a picture in my head of a living human heart…I got up and googled, “what is the heart that Jesus and Mary are holding”(something I had never even heard of) Since then I have immersed myself in prayer, a life in Christ and this devotional along with others and I feel like a blanket of peace covers me and my heart bursts at the seams in my love for him…I can only describe it as a longing. I have been saying this Novena that God provide me with financial abundance, not only so I may pay off my debt, but so that I may be able to support myself, my children and give generously to others instead of taking from them. I also pray that in this abundance I may be able to give to my estranged husband enough money to care for himself and to show him that I forgive him and fervently believe that the only way to heal is through Christ alone…I also believe such a gift would bring him to God, soften his heart, mind, reduce his rage, stress and give him peace. I have told several people of this novena along with my children and also of my prayers, so that they know when this miracle occurs… it is only due to Gods infinite love, promises and protection. I am so very grateful, humbled for all of the beautiful gifts and blessings that have been given to me amidst my hardship and pray that I will use this knowledge and abundance to share and show others the deep and radiant love of our God. I pray for each one of you now that God grants you with such love, protection, health and abundance!

  18. Please. dear Sacred Heart of Jesus hear my prayers i have all faith in you my prayers will be heard and answered Glory to to your name. Amen

  19. I humbly ask the Sacred Heart of Jesus for his divine intervention for a special intention. ( private) This will address major legal issues for myself and my husband so that we may not lose our home and that our family will come together.
    Thank You in advance for your divine mercy and for your help to walk with us in the last leg of this journey and to save us from continued anxiety.
    God bless anyone who can pray for us.
    Thank you!

  20. Dear Sacred heart of Jesus. I humbly ask your divine intervention to help my family with our financial difficulties. We habe been maliciosuly sued and praying that this lawsuit will be dismissed. It’s financially draining us and causing tremendous anxiety. I beg you please to help me and my husband. Please gove me a a new job so I can be of help to my husband with our financial obligations.
    I humbly ask this favor as I believe in your miracles . Amen

  21. Please pray for healing for my 2 sons drug addictions. Pray they both find employment. Pray for my boss. May she treat me with respect. Pray for my boyfriend R.G. May he come back to me. Thank You God For Your Prayers And Blessings…

  22. For our son’s healing of all his addictions and that he would be returned to jesus’ sacred heart………..for the miraculous healing of our friend Kevin of his cancer….we pray…….to remove anxiety from all of us we pray….thank you God for all of our blessings

  23. Dear Sacred Heart, please hear my cry for help with the following requests:
    Send peace and prosperity to my family, my family and me.
    Guidance, help, and protection from all evil hindering Spirits lurking around to do us harm.
    Build a fence of protection around us at all times.
    Free us from all fears.
    Thank you, in advance.

  24. i was a president for ten years of the apostleship of prayer in our parish
    thats why inam a devotee of the sacred heart of Jesus.,,
    the novena to the sacred heart is very effective.,,
    also the songs i really want to sing it evry fri of my life.,,

  25. Please help us pray for a solution to our financial crisis that we can fulfill our obligations. We need to find a solution and please guide us in the right path. Thank you Lord Jesus our saviour!!

  26. Sacred heart of jesus,tulungan nio po n bumalik ang sigla ng nanay ko,pagalingin nio npo sya at magkaroon pa po ng mahabang buhay…kayo napo ang bahala kumilos para sa ikakabuti nia at ng buong family nmin…amen

  27. Ooh sacred heart of Jesus please allow me to carry my baby to term this time. Remove all affliction and pain from my womb. I pray that I will hold this baby in June 2018 in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ

  28. Oh Dear Sacred Heart of Jesus!

    I am turning 50 and still am unattached. I hope that the Lord will help find me a suitor and I will no longer be alone. Please stay in pray with me till I find a life partner.
    God Bless You!

  29. My daughter Rachel has been diagnosed with Pseudotumor cerebri, which has caused severe reduction in her vision. She is seeing a specialized physician today. I ask GOD, in the Holy Name and the Sacred Heart of JESUS, to guide the physician in his treatment of Rachel, and I ask GOD, in the Holy Name and the Sacred Heart of JESUS, that Rachel’s eyesight will be restored to 20/20. I Pray to MARY, our most Holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ, and ask our most Holy Mother of GOD to intercede to our Savior JESUS that my prayers for Rachel’s full recovery.

  30. Please help me pray for finding a solution for my financial obligations. I am in need of solution to fulfill my financial obligations. I hope that we can find an institution that will help us solve this problem. Thank you for all your prayers,

  31. Please pray for us that we may find a solution to pay for our financial obligations. I hope that there is an institution out there that will help us consolidate our debts and start fresh. I also hope that my children will help us out with our problems in finances. Most of all that my husband and I will be stable with our jobs specially myself that I will stay focus and not to make mistakes anymore. Thank you Oh Lord Jesus.

  32. Dear LPH,
    I love your intention I pray the same for my husband and family. Recently went through a great trial losing his job. I will pray for you and all our brothers & sisters in Christ who are apart of this wonderful novena family. God will never leave or forsake His children. God bless, Agnes NZLD

  33. Sacred heart of Jesus

    Please pray for the reconciliation of my marriage to my husband (DSH) may we unite together and surpassed the trials that’s been given to us. Bring my husband to his proper state of mind and give our marriage a chance . May we have peace , respect and love in our marriage .
    Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you. Hear and answer my prayers,

  34. I have been praying novena prayer of Sacred heart of Jesus for a year everytime I have an intention to asked, and I am so thankful to the most Sacred heart of Jesus for answering my prayers. I am looking forward to celebrate his feast on June 8 nxt year. Keep on believing ☝, do not feel defeated and discouraged. Have faith and make an intimate prayer.

  35. I ask for prayers for my boyfriend to become closer to me, becomes Catholic, get married in the Church and eliminate depression. I need prayers to find work, a safe and inexpensive place to live, eliminate depression and anxiety.

  36. Sacred Heart of Jesus, please hear our prayers. In the pasted two years my son his been studying everyday for the board exam and has not had good results. Please give him the grace necessary to pass the exam this December and continue with his career I pray everyday, and know anything is possible by the grace of God. Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us

  37. Thank you my Dear Jesus and your Sacred Heart for answering my prayers and granting the petition I needed so desperately.

    If anyone has any doubt in His Grace and Power, recite this novena for your petitions to be granted and they will be. I can attest to that. Nothing is impossible for Him.

    I prayed this novena for a couple of months daily and He granted me what I asked for.

  38. Jesus my mighty Savoir I come before You today to honor your grace and praise you for the blessings you offer me on daily life including healthy life for me and my family..I adore you for being sensitive to my needs and remaining so supportive throughout…Please Lord my exams starts at 1st week of December just offer me the ability to prepare for them..give me intelligence to remember all I’m taught and please give me the ever best results thereafter..Thank you ..Amen

  39. In great ful thanks to the Sacred Heart for all my Blessings.i promise to try very hard to do thy will.Sacred Heart of Jesus I place all my trust in you.Jesus have mercy on all the poor souls lead. all souls to Heven especially those who mostly need thy mercy.

  40. please pray that our father forgives me for my sins and brings back 30yrs of my life that i lost hiding behind the bottle.. i ask o sacred heart of jesus to forgive and pray for us…

  41. Please pray for me to know what to do. I have no idea. I desperately need Jesus’ Guidance and discernment. (Healing in health and realistic answer for a certain situation.) Thanks

  42. Please pray for me to know what to do. I have no idea. Thanks. I desperately need Jesus to hear my prayers for Guidance and discernment. (Healing in health and realistic answer for a certain situation. Thanks !

  43. Please join me in prayer for a friend who refuses to be reconciled that the friend may understand that my door is always open that I truly forgive the hurt I have experienced and do not hold A grudge. .Sacred Heart of Jesus i place both of us in your care.

  44. Urgent prayer is needed for the conversion of my husband’s heart and for our son and for reunification and healing of our family. Deliverance from the evil that surrounds us in the media…for all others as well. 40 Days for Life campaign. In Jesus’ Holy name, Amen
    Sacred Heart of Jesus hear our prayer.
    St. Monica, Pray for us.
    St. Augustine, Pray for us.
    St. Padre Pio, pray for us
    St. Therese, Pray for us.
    St. Maximillian Kolbe, Pray for us.
    St. Louis de Montfort, Pray for us.
    Pope St. John Paul the Great, Pray for us.