Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

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. Please relieve my young daughter of her severe depression and anxiety that has plagued her for 4 years now. Please take away her suffering and renew her spirit and mind with peace and contentment. I have prayed and prayed for to only get worse and i am scared to death i am going to lose her. She has been using drugs to ease her pain from a broken heart and i dont want her going down this path. I am begging you for a miracle. Please answer my pleading prayer. Surround her with love and good people in her life. Amen.

  2. Jesus please have mercy on my precious wife Anna who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Please hear my plea to have mercy and that she will be fine. Please give peace to her mind and give her divine faith in you as you lead the surgeon to a successful surgery. Let her heal with your love in her heart. As we did not tell our children yet who are young that they have your heart in them to deal with this with no worries. Please give me strength to stay strong for everyone. I ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord and savior. Amen

  3. Dear Sacred Heart of Jesus, With complete faith and trust, I know that you will answer my prayers Lord Jesus for my only daughter GVGR to be healed fully of her pneumonia and her having seizures. Lord Jesus please help my daughter’s neurologist to specifically identify what is trigerring her seizures so that the appropriate treatment could be administered leading to her speedy recovery. Thank you Lord Jesus for your mercy and love.

  4. Dear Sacred Heart of Jesus, I thank you for all the blessings that Thou has bestowed upon my family, for all the countless time when I did not know where the next loaf of bread would come from, but You have always provided for us. I pray that You will continue to provide for us, and grant us health, peace and love in our families and all who needs Thee.
    I also pray for our country South Africa, for the deep division among us all and especially for peace.

  5. Dear Sacred Heart Of Jesus I ask you to answer my prayers for Companionship and help with my finances. Help my boyfriend to make a commitment to me. Bless me financially that I may be able to live under better conditions and afford my food and pay my bills. Sacred Heart Of Jesus I Place All my Faith and Trust In YOU. Amen.

  6. This is my first time praying this Novena and I’m a little confused – as it’s not like other novenas. Is this a three day Novena? Aren’t there usually 9 different prayers?

  7. I pray to Sacred Heart of Jesus to help me rebuild my life.
    To give me directions, directions to find a fulfilling and good paying job.
    To lead me to make the correct decisions on my family life and my marriage.
    To teach me to bring up my Son.
    To once again find peace and happiness both at home and at work.
    To lead me back to the Lord and to the Catholic family.
    I thank you scared heart of Jesus to lead me to this website.

  8. I pray that the Sacred Heart of Jesus will return health of mind and body to my dear parents, Lorraine and Gene, whom have been good and kind Christians towards others and devoted to God, always modeling their lives in the footsteps of Jesus. They have been through much suffering through surgeries and have remained prayerful. I am thankful for the blessings of them within my life and our children’s lives. I pray for their restored health, strength and happiness.

  9. I pray that the Sacred Heart of Jesus will return health of mind and body to my dear parents, Lorraine and Gene, whom have been good and kind Christians towards others and devoted to God, always modeling their lives in the footsteps of Jesus. They have been through much suffering through surgeries and I pray for their restored health, strength and happiness.

  10. Sacred heart of jesus, bring back my husband who has decided to leave us and be with another woman. I know by your grace hez going to return back home to us. Thank you

  11. i pray the sacred heart of jesus will return health and comfort to my beautiful wife, lynn , also thanks to mary of alacoque for bringing me here.

  12. Thanks giving to the sacred heart of Jesus Christ of Nazareth for giving me daughters who are prayerful and God fearing children . The the Lord grant them their hearts desires .l also thank you for everything the Lord has done and still doing in my life.Ame🙏

  13. First, Jesus I want to thank for all the blessings that I recieved and for the blessing of life.
    I’m not that often with you just like others. And I know I have my own way on how to praise you. But today Im begging for your help. Im asking for your guidance to help me. I really want to help with my family. And I think working abroad is the best way to give them to make them have an easy lives. My parents done a lot of things when Im still single up to now Im married and I never did any one of them in return. Until now though I have my own family they still supporting in many ways. Im also asking for your guidance to them to keep them healthy because of my other siblings. Im also asking for the health of my parents-in-laws who will take take care of my children when I plan to work abroad as domestic helper. For the guidance of my husband Im also hoping that he can also be okay to his new application in abroad. You know that I and my sister are not in good terms, Im asking also for you to touch her heart so that she will be able to understand what we went through. We are close before and after what happen to us, maybe she really mad at me. Please heal her heart for us to be okay. For the health of my two kids and hubby please keep us from harm. And specially Im asking for your guidance for my application in abroad, please touch my employer’s heart, Mam Sabina to help me to process the documents that are needed. All of these Im asking you. I know its too much but please help me oh Jesus. Thank you very much..

  14. Dear Lord, my son needs to be vindicated of ALL lies his soon to be ex wife accuses him of! He needs a companion to love him, and to be loyal. Please help him in his needs to be freed from stress. Please protect and defend him from all evil. Help him please he is in a insecure state of mind! Thank you Jesus, Mary our holy mother and St Joseph we trust and love you!

  15. Dear Sacred Heart of Jesus. In the past I have asked for many favours. This time I ask for a very special one. Please rid Noah from all disease and illness and make his blood tests normal and help him grow up to be a strong, healthy, happy man. Take this dear Jesus and place it with your own broken heart where your Father sees it. Then in his own merciful eyes, it will become your favour and not mine. Amen. Thank you Jesus.

  16. Dear Sacred Heart of Jesus. In the past I have asked for many favours. This time I ask for a very special one. Please rid Noah from all disease and illness and make his blood tests normal and help him grow up to be a strong, healthy, happy man. Take this dear Jesus and place it with your own broken heart where your Father sers it. Then in his own merciful eyes, it will become your favour and not mine. Amen.

  17. Dear Sacred Heart, please protect my son from this disease and illness. Please rid his body of damage and return his blood tests to normal and help him grow into a strong, healthy, happy man. Please forgive my sins for which I am truly sorry and be with us all shining your light and love on our family. Amen.

  18. Firstly Thank you for always bring in my heart Lord. Please look after my younger daughter & help her to settle down to her studies to achieve good really good Grades for her ATAR this year.
    Please be with her & keep her mentally strong . Thank you

  19. Dear sweet Jesus, my truest friend and Savior, please help me to forgive my brothers for the pain they have caused. Please remove this “boulder” of anger that hangs about my neck. Please reunite my famili. Amen

  20. Dearest Lord,
    The man that I love has left me. He is now with someone. I know that I made mistakes. Please open his heart to forgive me and please lead him back to me. Let him realize that what we have is a love worth fighting for. That we are more than our shortcomings. Please Lord, heal us in our shortcomings. Please heal us together. Please don’t let him leave me. Bring him back to me. May we be godly individuals and that may our actions be in accordance to your will. And that this time around may our relationship be most pleasing to you. Please Lord. Please….

  21. Dear Jesus, in your Sacred Heart, I ask of you that you may be with my daughter, Lexi, during her Physical Therapy school admission interview this Friday. May the interviewers be able to see the greatness in her and give her the opportunity to continue in her education. Thank you Lord Jesus, Amen

  22. Dear heart of Jesus I know in the past I have asked for many favor but this time I ask for this very special one ________ . Take it dear heart of Jesus and place it within your own broken heart where your father sees it and in your merciful eyes it will become your favor not mines. Please hear and answer my pray. AMEN.

  23. To pray and speak to all my friends that have passed on all the saints and angels who all speak on my behalf before God I thank you and love you all anyone reading this I don’t care what your situation what your health condition or what cross your carrying The Sacred Heart of Jesus is there for you A good friend of mine once said to me Jesus is everywhere and we are all made in the likeness of God I laughed and said that’s impossible there’s no way were all made in the likeness of God

    He was right we are all made in the likeness of God we’re all loved by God and he is everywhere use the cross u carry let it empower you embrace it welcome it in fact welcome every cross you can pile on to your existing crosses and you will see there’s nothing on earth that can’t be accomplished without daily prayer he will show you specifically what you need to see live life with everyone and everything through his sacred heart and you will not believe your eyes all of our sacrifice suffering and pain is all a blessing use it to do good with others and show everyone what’s in your heart so they can feel what you feel and love god the same way it’s a good day to go love people next to you don’t wait forever to do anything go out there and do today there’s much to be accomplished

    • Oh Sacred Heart of Jesus grant yhe answers to my requests . I ask that u reunite me and my son and provide me with financial blessings . Thanks

      • Oh gwen i wish i can pray with you,i get how you going through the similar things,keep praying plz dont lose the faith no matter me if you like christian penpals eh.bless.

  24. ion Sacred heart of Jesus help me your child to find the wishes of my heart. To unite with the love of my life and to relocate to Australia and pass my medical exams.

  25. Thank you Jesus, Mother Mary and St Jude for answering some of my prayers. Please dearest Jesus keep interceding for me and fully reunite me with my love.


      • Many many thanks! You’ll be in my prayers aswell and hope you reunite as a family soon. Pray and have faith! I was in your situation for more than 2 years but with prayers things are slowly getting better. May I suggest you pray the prayer I’m attaching below to Mother Mary also. Blessings!

        Oh, most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of Heaven.
        Blessed Mother of the Son of God; Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity
        Oh, Star of the Sea, help me and show me you are my Mother.
        Oh, Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth,
        I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succour me in my necessity
        (Mention your request here)

        There are none that can withstand your power.
        Oh, Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee (3 times)
        Holy Mary, I place this prayer in your hands (3 times)

  26. Dear Sacred Heart of Jesus please help me to go from all things negative to all things positive. Free my way, send peace and prosperity my way and help me to be successful in all my efforts.. Thank you, in advance.

  27. Thank you for these Novena prayers. Do you have a paper book with the Novenas and prayers for those who don’t have the Internet or just like praying from a book? Please let me know how I can get a couple copies of it and where to order and send the money. Thank you for the Blessing of this web site. I’m sure every time a new member joins you in prayer God smiles and sends Blessings for you… God Bless you both

  28. Oh scared heart of Jesus I am asking for your guidence For me and my daughter that we find happiness and love that we both work hard to provide for our family’s to be patient and understanding and for those close give us the respect we ask and need to get through the darkness,trials and tribulations put upon us both Amen

  29. Oh sacred Heart of Jesus Thank you for all the blessings you have given to my Family. As we await the outcome of my daughters interview, I know you have once again seen us through . Oh sacred Heart please do not leave my son out of this success as the Family also is hoping that he is successful in getting into Dental school. Please be merciful as I continue to pray for my other intentions, Amen.

  30. My son is going through a really tough time (divorce) , he needs someone to be with him..he is lonely, hurt, and mixed up. He needs prayers to get through this christmastime…he is mentally not stable and cannot be alone. He is an alcoholic and suffers from depression.
    Please I have been praying and praying and now know that Jesus is the only one who can help him.

  31. Sacred Heart of Jesus please pray for my husband and his mental state of mind, and pray that my daughter pass her Nursing exam and 1st semester of the program . Thy will be done! Amen!

  32. Sacred Heart of Jesus please help my partner to come back into my life. Help us to rebuild our relationship so that we may be stronger than ever.

    I will continue to pray and will be eternally grateful to your name.

  33. Dear Jesus,

    Thank you for all my answered prayers. When I was so disappointed that my business trip would fall on my daughter’s birthday, I prayed to you for help and decided to accept whatever would be the outcome. 3 days before my daughter’s birthday, a strong storm developed and my trip was cancelled. This allowed me to be at home during my daughter’s birthday. Curiously, when the trip was cancelled, the storm fizzled off at sea and it was sunny by the time it was my daughter’s birthday.

    Another time was when I was being persecuted by some people at work. I kept humble and sought refuge in you. A few days later, the truth came out and I was redeemed.

    Finally, with the worsening shareholder conflict in the company I work for, I prayed to you to give me guidance. Two days ago I just received a job offer (which I accepted yesterday) from a larger and more stable company. Now I don’t have to worry about my future.

    I will not let you down. I will offer my work to you from now on. This is how I will repay you.

    Thank you Thank you Jesus. You have never abandoned me, you have always rescued me.

    I ask for you to remind me to continue to be humble and devoted to you, help also those who have been in similar situations as I have been.

  34. Thank you for helping find this site. I shall pray every day for the intentions and devotion to our Sacred Heart of Jesus. I ask that you also support my prayer to have The Sacred Heart of Jesus give me the wisdom, faith, courage, and tenacity I need to pass my state exam so I can obtain my license and help those in need of mental health services who cannot afford to otherwise to receive the help. Pray for my family.
    Thank you.

    Thank you.

    • Thank You Sacred Heart of Jesus for prayers answered. I WILL continue to pray till my battle is won. I put all my faith in trust in you snd will spread my good news to all.
      Praise you sacred heart of Jesus, Amen.

  35. Oh Sacred Heart of Jesus thank you for prayers answered and I continue to pray that they will continue to be heard. Thank you for providing a new direction for each of our children.

    • Thank you Jesus Christ, for letting me know you more and more. Thank for changing my son after praying to you. Now help me with my business and let me always turn to you. JESUS I TRUST IN YOU.

  36. While living outside of the sacred heart of Jesus we find no peace,while holding on to even the littlest part of our fallen nature we find no separations from the distractions of this boding world,Most Blessed Sacred Heart of Jesus when I spend even a moment in your heart I abandon my weary heart to you.Holy Lord Jesus continue your work in me and in all your gifts you extend to me.Hail Mary,Full of Grace The Lord is with thee.Amen

  37. Thankyou Jesus for hearing my prayers and please grant them. bless others too who are facing difficult problems in life.Please see that the litigation is dismissed and all proceedings come to an end peacefully.

  38. Precious Jesus. My family needs healing. I have 3 daughters and the youngest is destroying all. It comes from a hate within herself And it is a tragedy. Evil has crept into her and has taken hold.
    I pray for my oldest grandson. He was promised a move up in the family business. It’s 4 years now. And the promise has not been honored. He has a new family.
    I pray for my oldest daughter. She is experiencing very difficult changes and challenges in her life. Her struggle is horrendous for her. She has a deep faith. She has known sorrow after sorrow. Please help her
    I pray for my middle daughter who suffers with bipolar and has done so very 30 years. She tries so hard. Her faith is also strong. It’s just this disease that bounces her life around. I pray for my 18 year old grand daughter. Thanks b 2 God

  39. Dear sacred heart of jesus, i pray that you melt my husband s heart, that he forgives me so that we may rebuild our relationship again. grant me the grace and the strength and resolve to show hin that i am willing to do as you wish and love him as we must love you. Please Lord i implore you to touch my husband. Thank you and may we be able to bring light later on to other troubled marriages

    • I am standing in agreement that this be done. For your marriage, my marriage and all marriages around the world that the enemy has attacked. He will not win. Not now. Not ever

      • Dear sacred heart of Jesus, thank you for loving me, for answering my Prayers, you have bought me this far with my family. Am asking you Jesus to help us get some one to buy our plots, thank you because I know you are preparing one for us. Thank Jesus

  40. Dear sacred heart of Jesus,
    Please help me with my anxiety and worries due to job loss and financial distress that causing me difficulties to save money to move and pay my bills. I’m praying to find a great paying teaching job that has benefits and cooperative work environment. I pray that my bills would be forgiven without any issues and my credit score would be improved. I pray that I would pass my NY state teacher exam and get accepted to graduate school for masters degree in early childhood education. I pray the jobs that apply to would hire me without my certification so I can show them I’m the right candidate for the job position. Lord please show me the right way in life to be happy especially in love. I pray for RDL would open his heart to me and speak the truth on how he really feels. I don’t want to lose him and for his family to not interfere with us. I pray to show me who the right guy for me that can lead to marriage and have kids. I pray E would stop drinking and we can maintain a great friendship without anyone having bad intentions toward us. I pray for my mom, brother, and I to be protected from harm and be healthy. Lord heavenly father, I pray my mom husband to help her out financially and for her old credit card bills to be forgiven and for her credit score to improve. Please help my friends and show me who my enemies so I can keep away from them.
    Thank you Lord, for always helping me. Please answer my prayers.

  41. Dear
    sacred Heart of Jesus, you have said:
    To ask and I will receive, and now I am asking for a financial blessing. I am asking that you will make me a blessing to be a blessing to others.
    Take all of my negatives and make them positives. I am placing all my trust in you. Thank you, in advance.

    • Please pray for me , my both daughters Alexandria & Darya that we’ll never be followed by the evil spirits which look as humans even professionals but they are not. They are entities who are harming the real humans with Pure souls. They made us sick & only Thanks to Lord Jesus Christ, St.Mary & Holy Trinity we could escape those evil. But from time to time they remind about themselves in a vicious way.
      Please say the Prayer of Protection from evil spirits of those entities who are aiming to harm us.
      Thank you.