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. How do i pray this novena to the Sacred Heart?

    There are three parts, do i pray the first day of the novena the first part, the second day the second part and so on ( so, every part is said three times in total during the novena?). Or do i pray every day of the novena all three parts together?

    Ben Franken

  2. My daughter turns 13 years today. I ask that the world pray for her for the Holy Spirit to guide her every step in live and beyond.

    In Christ,
    Proud father

  3. Help me praying in the next novena. I have a fiancee we agreed last year that we should have awedding on 26September,2015. He cancelled without telling me proper reasons and did not choose any other date instead. I love the boy but am too disapointed of what he did. Its my prayer that if he had pressure with family issued he could have told me. Just praying that if he comed back again with his family members this wedding shold take place at my church Roman Catholic. Pray for me that he should sort out things i need a holy and blessed marriage.

  4. Before I prayed this beautiful and powerful novena I was full of worry. My heart cried out to God and Mother Mary and they gave me peace. They took my worry and filled my heart with love and comfort.

    Thank you God and Mother Mary

  5. I kindly wants to be remembered and prayed for: I need healing in the name of Jesus, for my Diabetics, waist pains, feet swollen, difficult to stand and walk. Bodily pains especially on the right side of the body from the shoulder down to the waist. I have faith that I shall be healed in the name of mighty Jesus.

    Thanks to you all in Jesus name.

  6. Please pray for my husband to begin working soon he has been layed off for 4 months now; as well as for all the unemployed.

  7. Please pray that I enter in the Army now as a psychologist to help soldiers heal from their emotional pain from serving our country. Thank you

  8. Please pray that I enter the Army now as a psychologist to help soldiers heal their emotional pain from serving our country. Thank you

  9. Please pray that I enter the Army now as a psychologist to help soldiers heal their emotional pain from service. Thank you

  10. I offered my intentions during my novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus for my mission trip to Haiti last June. I prayed for my passport from my country to arrive in time so I can travel to Haiti from the US. I got my passport two days before my departure to Haiti. God manifested to me to trust in His great plans and to lift up all my plans to Him. I had a blessed time during my mission trip in Haiti. Thank you for your prayers!

  11. Please pray that I enter the Army now to serve as a psychologist to help soldiers heal their emotional pain from service. Thank you

  12. Please pray for my brother in law we found out that he had cancer thru his whole body. Thank you Colleen DaBosr

  13. Thanksgiving for answering my prayers my son passed his firefighters Engineering tests.waiting to see if he gets his promotion from the Chief of LA interview, , same son that we will have a grand baby that we all have been praying for. Most of all, for my brother , his uncle who raised him, just passed on 7/11/15 from illness of Agent Orange from Vietnam, from open heart surgery & kidney dialysis. You gave my brother the time he needed to heal mind & spirit. My son told him 2days prior about the pregnancy. This was all done from 7/7/15 until today7/16. Would say one week of our Lords work. Still praying he will get
    Job, he has one more hero & Angel by his side now when he helps the community thanksgiving to our Scared Heart

  14. It was last year after prayer Sacred Heart Novena with my life partner Nobantu Dingiswayo when we were blessed by a Brand New Nissan Juke…This year again after my 3years of unemployment,after the closure of Sacred Heart Novena….i got a job at Eland Glencore Platinum mine.Glory be to the father,the Son & the Holly spirit.Amen.

  15. Lord Jesus I pray that my home that is in foreclosure I can get it back I have a court coming soon and I have the money to pay it only the bank does not want to agree on accepting it please Lord Jesus please let the judge be on my side or things settle and we don’t go and we settle out of court I pray to the Lord. Please kudus hear my prayers this is my homestead I am a single parent of 2 I have worked all my life to make things good for them I just ran into hard times. Amen

  16. Dear Members of SACRED HEART of JESUS!,

    My Intentions are to get a good Job and to get a Husband who put God first in everything.
    Please!, Let us join together in this novena.


  17. Lord Jesus, thank you for prayers answered: a career change that will allow my wife to stay home with our four children, and keep me serving the Church while giving us greater financial stability. May the whole world know of your great generosity to us!

  18. Hello,

    Am kindly doing 2 Novenas; St Catejan (in the morning) as I would like to change my current job to my dream job so I can create an over flow in my cup to help my family and less fortunate in society as I improve my current life and finances and St. Anne’s (In the Night) for me to finally meet my soulmate. I do believe in the power of prayers and so as you start the St. Anne’s Novena tomorrow am kindly requesting you remember me in your prayers.

    God bless you in Jesus name. Amen.

  19. Please pray that I be able to enter the Army now to serve our country as a psychologist helping our soldiers heal from their emotional pains while serving our country.

  20. Dear Jesus,
    Please protect my husband and my 3 children from all emotional and physical attacks against them. Please take away my fear and restore my faith in You that we are all safe. Surround us with your divine light. Amen.

  21. I ask a prayers for the job. Actualy, I haven’t a job and I hope that in this novena, the Lord Will give me soon a professional post on United Nations system. Thank you for all your prayers and be blessend.

  22. Please pray for love and peace in my family and also for all our future projects.
    Please also pray for guidance and protection for my kids Zoe and Samuel who would starting school soon.Thank you.

  23. I pray that my ex husband will return to my daughter and I, to fulffil his duties that he promised when marrying me. I pray that he will return, stronger and that our relationship will once again blossom and we maybe the family we are meant to be

  24. Please pray for my friend who will be entering hospital for a major operations. Pray for her healing, peace of mind, deliverance from bondage.

    Please pray also for God to replenish me with his love and give me a heart like David, wisdom like Solomon, intelligence like Joseph and David. Boldness to preach his word, hunger to saved the lost.

    Freedom from fear and anxiety, boldness to do his assignments, and faith to believe that only good things come from him. Amen

  25. Please pray for me to find peace and resolution with my practicum situation at school, to be set up with placements for all my rotations and successfully complete all the required practicums and graduate as a nurse practitioner. Thank you, Amin!

  26. Friends, please pray for baby Amelia, the daughter of a Goddaughter of mine. She was born healthy this past week but has contracted a serious virus and in PICU right now. They are putting her on a ventilator this morning and are very worried about her. Please pray for her healing and for peace and confidence in the loving providence of our good God for her parents, grandparents and the rest of her family. Thank you so much!! M

  27. Please say a prayer for my sons today. My oldest (Paden) has been out of work since middle of May and should hear word today about his interview this past Thursday and my youngest (Quintin) is waiting on word to be able to attend ULL next month!
    If it is in GOD’S plan, please let them both hear good news today

    I need prayers because I got in an accident July 1st and am still waiting to hear if they will total my car or not. I really can’t afford another car or a car payment. Right now, we are having to take furlough days at work (Days off without pay) to try to save jobs. The young guy that caused a 4 car pile up only has basic insurance ($25,000) for all involved and right now I am using my youngest son’s car. I need to be able to get enough to have a good down payment if they total it and if not, I need them to fix my car soon. Please pray for help on this, guidance for the insurance people and mechanics, calmness for me, that I can stay strong in my faith and that no matter what, everything WILL work out for me and my boys.

    Thank you LORD for answered prayers in advance.

  28. Ive been checking in on an 89 year old neighbor of mine. Two weeks ago as I was leaving his house it was raining and I slipped off his front door steps and injured my back enough to spend 8 hours in the emergency room the next day. Being a normally healthy person, this injuring has really cramped my style for getting things done and I’ve been very discouraged. I’ve been praying prayers to “Our Lady of Knots” that I will be patient while I heal, but it has really gotten me down, my neighbor needs help especially at this time. Please pray for my healing so I can get back to the task at hand that God has placed in my life. Thank you. Maggie

    • Maggie, where do you live? Maybe I can help you find a replacement for helping your neighbor, allowing you to heal?

    • I pray to the Sacred Heart of Jesus for my beloved husband, and the healing of our wonderful marriage. In Jesus’ holy name, I pray.

  29. Sacred Heart of Jesus, hear my prayer,
    Please give Father Martin the courage to fight the evil one who is luring him away from the priesthood. He is a beautiful person and we need him. Please shelter him in your most Sacred Heart and shower him your unfailing love. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

  30. Holy Sacred Heart of Jesus, Hear my prayers….
    I pray for guidance for my son and for his return home; I pray for guidance in my own life and path as to whether I should move to the mountains; I pray for a sign; I pray for love in my life in all forms including a husband and wedding in the mountains; I pray that God will work on the hearts of DB & VW; I pray for financial increase and security; I pray that RGNS will call me for an interview; I pray that I am able to make more improvements to my home; I pray that I will hear directly from DB for a reconciliation; I pray for healing for my father, my pastor, Sylvia, Julia and myself; I pray for true friends; I pray that I will hear from those that I feel no longer care; I pray for love, peace, happiness, peace of mind, prosperity, unity of family; marriage, the right job, a new chapter in life that will be the best one yet….in the name of Jesus Christ, hear my prayers.

  31. Pray for my husband that he has a peaceful death and that he see the priest before Our Lord takes him. Pray for me for strength.

  32. Please keep me safe as I drive to the mountains this morning and my return; I also pray for discernment as I look at homes; I pray for a good, happy day for my family, son, friends and send out love to everyone and forgiveness in my heart for those who have hurt me; time to not hold on….

    In the name of Jesus Christ, hear my prayers that I send out each day….

  33. I ask for prayers for my son who is an alcoholic. He has such dreams but the alcohol and drugs are destroying his life. He is only 35 and he may not live to see 36. Please pray for him to stop destroying himself and come back to God.

  34. Sacred Heart of Jesus, please hear my prayers; I pray that I will hear directly from DB and their will be reconciliation; I Pray to receive apologies from both VW and DB; I pray that Dad will be able to go with me to look at houses tomorrow; I pray for a husband, love and a wedding in the mountains; I pray for guidance for my son and that he will return home to live; I pray for guidance and direction about my life’s path; I pray for healing for my father, my pastor, Sylvia, Julia and myself; I pray for true friends all around me; I pray to be able to continue repairs and updates to my home; I pray for financial increase and security; I pray that I will return in victory both in my community and in my career; I pray for may love opportunities to pursue me including Dave; I pray that my son will learn some things about how you treat others and to not be so argumentative with people; I Pray for reconciliation with many friends and that I will hear from friends that I feel have abandoned me; I pray for healing all around for many family members; I pray for love, peace, joy, happiness and a home filled with this….

  35. Glory be to GOD The FATHER, JESUS CHRIST The SON, and The HOLY SPIRIT now and forever, Amen.

    I thank GOD the Almighty for answered prayers.

    my brother has been given visa/study resident permit to further his studies in finland.

    May the Name of JESUS CHRIST be praised now and forever more,amen. I thank GOD for this opportunity and also pray that GOD will answer the good prayers of others.
    Thank you Mother Mary for your intercessions.

  36. I have prayed this prayer yesterday and gave my whole heart to Jesus asking for a sign. He did send me a sign. I received a text from the person I was praying for. I am devoted to this prayer and will continue to pray it. I ask for God to send me a husband that is a Godly man that wants to be a family with me and my son and for us to have our own healthy child to grow our family in Jesus name Amen……if this is in your will God I ask for it this year 2015.

  37. Dear Sacred Heart of Jesus please grant my son lee the confidence and knowledge to pass his series 7 exam next week. He needs to pass this exam in order to keep his job. Employment is so important to his self esteem and keeps him away from addictions such as alcohol that he resorts to in times of loss and failure. I beg you to grant him the knowledge and confidence to pass. I also pray that his heart will be changed and he will get closer to God in all ways. I pray for his happiness for love and for devotion to Our Lord.

  38. i pray for spiritual healing of i, my family,friends,boyfriend and other sick people, holy marriag and children, Gods protection against evil spirits both me and my boyfriend,financial increase, job security, i pray that God reconcils me with all my enemies and all those who hate me and those who are jelousy of me.i pray that God heals my mother, i pray that God grants my sister her hearts desire. God bless the prayer team members…… amen

  39. Sacred Heart of Jesus, hear my prayers and intercede on my behalf; I thank you for answering my prayers about my son, we spoke for a long time last night; I pray for his guidance and to return home to live; I pray for a peaceful and productive transition out of Anthropology; I pray that the right job will open up for me this time; I pray for financial increase; I pray for love in my life in the form of husband and wedding in the mountains, I pray for reconciliation with certain friends and that God will work on their hearts; I pray that I am move forgiving; I pray for peace and reconciliation in relationships around me; I pray for healing for friends and family; I pray to hear from those that I feel have abandoned me after the loss of my job over a year ago; I pray to have discernment when I go to the mountains this weekend; I pray for love, peace, happiness, joy and trust in my journey by letting go to God…..hear my prayers.

  40. In Jesus name i ask for his mercy. May he give me a miracle i’m so hopeless regarding our financial problems. Please do pray for me that i will overcome all my needs. Thank you and God Bless Us

  41. Sacred Heart of Jesus: I pray for a really good final 2 weeks at EU and the right job will open up for me that will not be so overloaded and exhausting; I pray that I will receive discernment when I go up with my father to look at homes in the mountains this Sat; I pray that I will receive an interview at RGNS and hear back from Bill; I pray for true friends all around me; I pray for protection of our arch angels around my home from negative energy of my neighbors who moved into my beloved Hopie’s home; I pray that I will hear from DB directly; I pray for apologies and reconcililation with both DB & VW; I pray for healing for broken friendships; I pray for chance again with the one that I still love; I pray to be married and financially secure; I will help others including my son, my family, my church and those in need… is not just for me; I pray to be able to continue updating my home; I pray for direction in my life and to step out in faith completely; I pray for love, peace, happiness, joy and a home filled with a love, a husband, my son, true friends, family, music and happy times….