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. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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,

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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,

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. 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…

  14. 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

  15. 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 !

  16. 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.

  17. 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.