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.

Click here to find more novenas like this one.

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  2. May the Sacred Heart of Jesus hear and answer my prayers. Please pray that I will be able to keep my job. I pray this for the sake of my family and wife …Lord I just want to be able to provide for them, keep them safe and keep them from the pain and hardships that would be brought to our family and marriage if I were to lose my job.
    Oh Most Sacred Heart of Jesus I place all of my trust in You and I will honor and serve Your every wish….As Joseph was the protector and provider for the Holy Family, please Lord give me the means and continued employment to follow the example of St Joseph and be able to provide for family, both in the physical and spiritual needs.
    Oh Sacred Heart of Jesus , I place all of my trust in You…. please hear and answer my prayers Lord. I ask this for my family Lord . Amen.

  3. HOLY JESUS CHRIST, please look at my tears, my daily pain and my daily prayers. Please answer me, am still waiting for your mercy. KING of kings, SACRED HEART, please, please, please have mercy on me am humbly begging. Amen!

  4. Sacred Heart of Jesus please grant my prayers..please bless my husband and I with children of our own..and thank you for the many blessings Lord..

  5. ADORABLE HEART OF JESUS, please have mercy on me a sinner, am humbly asking for the Holy Sacrament of Marriage this year. Please am waiting for my white Catholic husband. Please help me. Amen

  6. Dear sacred heart of jesus,
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    Thank you.

  7. I thank God for answered prayers. May His name be praised. Thank you to mother Mary for interceding for us that our family be kept together and peace may reign. My prayer is for my husband to start going to church regularly. For my daughters to be recoverted and become more spiritual. For God to open the right doors for my children who are looking for jobs. I ask all these in the mighty name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen

  8. Please pray for my relationship with my 17 year old son to be repaired. He left my home to go and live with his father which leaves me heartbroken. I have not seen or spoken to him in over a month despite several attempts to talk. I’m praying for him to return home and understand that I love him unconditionally. I’m praying for God to replace the hurt and pain of his sbsence with peace and unwavering faith that He will work things out for the good. Thank you for your prayers.

  9. Please pray for me, my son and my family, for protection against evil forces, cultists and spiritualists. who has taken our names to shrine to curse, make us sick and kill us.

  10. Praying for good health. Praying that my blood pressure and my blood sugar be normal again. Pls pray for me to be healthy that i will live libger as i am my family’s breadwinner. Thank you for those who will pray for me. Amen

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    i trust it all with you.
    thank you lord.

  14. Im praying for my Dha exam and financial needs Jesus my savior help us.I’ve been thru a lot of trials esp. My marriage.Help my husband Lord Jesus to do what is right.Clean his heart and mind so that infidelity wont be our problem.Blessed our marriage sacred heart of Jesus help us to become strong and help us to forget everything from the past.lead our hearts to move on.we love u im praying for all the people who took the wrong path esp. this girl who tried to destroy our her mind dear Jesus help her to change and have a better life.Forgive all our sins.Guide us lead us esp. Our kids we ask this in the name Jesus amen

  15. O scared heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.

    Please let me pass the exams that I sat in May so I won’t have to repeat in August & will be able to keep my job. Look favourably on my request.

    May the scared heart of Jesus be everywhere loved. Our lady of the scared heart pray for us.

  16. Jesus my savior,please help my brother to be able to get the money to provide for him and his children. He has not had an income since 2009 ,please help him Thank You Jesus my Savior and thank You Father God in heaven and The Holy Mother Mary and to also bring his family back together with him. Amen,Amen.

  17. Lord Jesus Director of the Universe – thank you for all prayers answered, blessings received and miracles granted to e and my daughter – Amen

  18. Thank you God for this Novena prayer and for everyone praying it with me and their faith. I pray to you Holy Spirit of God for all the true desires of my heart. I pray for my partner to be God fearing and focused on making our lives better and pleasing God, I pray for financial breakthrough to grow and develop my hustle to a level of generating a steady income for us to be able to help in charity and live a good life in your perpetual glory. Thank you Father God, Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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    For my grand daughter’s health, a cure from life threatening allergies
    For my husband’s health, to manage his diabetes well
    For my health, a cure from leukaemia and from sever eczema

  20. Oh Sacred Heart of Jesus, I pray for my son to do well in his exams as this will help boost his confidence and set him on right path in academics. I also pray for a strong relationship with my son, husband for us to live good christian lives. Amen

  21. Adoption of a foster child that is in jeopardy of being returned to unstable parents.

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