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.

Amen.

— 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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  1. please Sacred Heart of Jesus I ask that you may bring back the love of my life to me…we broke up end of last year….we barely had no reason for breaking up…help us to re-kindle our love for each other…I love him.Sacred Heart of Jesus intercede

  2. This is the Novena that I prayed for my daughters one a good job, one a loving companion: May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored and glorified in all the tabernacles of the world with Justified affection even till the end of time. Amen! May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be praised and loved now and forever. Amen! St. Jude pray for us hear our prayers. Amen! Say 6 times a day for 9 consecutive days, and promise to print. Thank you Jesus and St. Jude!

  3. I worship you, Lord. I give my worries to you. I give my family to you. I give my being to you and I surrender to you. Lord come in to guide me towards the closing of 2015 and the opening of 2016. Come on in Lord and take every area that is not good for me. Peace and prosperity for the coming year. I surrender all to you… Amen.

  4. Thank you Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Holy Spirit and our beloved Mother Mary for your prayer intercession .I want thank God for answering my prayers.I pray that he willcontinues to bless and assist me and my family.Thank you profoundly.

  5. I prayed the Novena to St Jude, and my prayers were answered in 2 days. Thank you so much Jesus and St Jude for helping me get the job I wanted! This is the Novena that I prayed: May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, honored, loved, & preserved throughout the world now & forever, Amen. Sacred Heart of Jesus pray for us. St Jude, hope of the hopeless, pray for us. Sacred Heart of Jesus help us now & forever, Amen. Say this 9 times for 9 days, and promise to print. Thank You St Jude and Jesus!

  6. Please my lord keep my love safe and healthy and that our love for each other deepen as our love for you.Please keep a roof over our heads and food in our bellys.God Bless. Amen

  7. Please sacred heart of Jesus please bless my family this Christmas help them find what they need please bless them and help them not to be cross with each other and love and respect each other please bring love and respect to be kind and caring and have a happy holy blessed Christmas all I want is for them to be happy please hear my requests i pray. Amen

  8. Dear Heart of Jesus please bless my daughters that they will soon cross paths with their future spouses and find love and happiness please guide them in the right direction and let them not go astray I trust in you sacred heart of Jesus please bless my daughter and son in law to conceive and raise healthy children guide them that they will find work and their finances will improve and they will have a happy holy blessed Xmas please help my husband and I protect us from jealousy evil harm danger people’s evil eyes and help us to be good parents to raise our children up in your will guide us we need your blessings and love to be able to give them all they need this Xmas please help us to get them all they need and bless them all I pray. Amen

  9. Please sacred heart of Jesus please bless my daughters that they will soon cross paths with their future spouses help them find the right one who will love and respect them and be happy my heart is breaking to see them unhappy please bless them they’ve being trough so much disappointments they need your help and guidance please hear my requests i trust in you Jesus and love you please grant my requests i pray. Amen

  10. Thank you for this most informative information. I’m gradually learning more about the wonderful prayer traditions of the catholic church.

  11. Please Lord I am begging you to help D and A. I am begging you to renew and restore their love for one another and let him forsake all others. I am begging you to help them rekindle their love for one another and fill it with joy passion and comfort. Please help them I beg you with all my heart and pray very hard that they work it out and love one another more each passing day. Please help I am begging you.Thank you Amen

  12. Thank you Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Holy Spirit and Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal for assisting me in my time of need. Thank you ever so much Father.

  13. Oh Great Passion,
    Oh Deep Wounds,
    Oh Blood Shed in Abundance,
    Oh Meekness
    Oh God of Meekness
    Oh cruel Death, have mercy on me and grant my request if it be for my salvation.
    Dear Lord, please grant my request.
    Amen

  14. Thank you Jesus for protecting I and my family from the works of the devil. Father Lord keep the police away from me anytime am driving and maintain me in my current job. Protect I and my family from the works of the devil and give us eternal life in Jesus mighty name Amen..

  15. My dear lord Jesus Christ thank you for everything. Thank you for your help the other day. We really need your help still. Please let there be no retrial tomorrow. Please let the police keep away from us. You gave us a chance on Monday. Please help US on Friday your holy day.. Also please help Timmy tomorrow. And help US in the future with our other court case. Thank you my dear Jesus Christ.

  16. O Sacred Heart please help US. We are in a desperate situation and need help. Please let the jury find us not guilty. We know it looks terrible,but please show your mercy and forgiveness and I promise I won’t forget you. Please help US. My dear Jesus Christ help US. I beg you with all my heart. Please Please help US.Thank you for all your help and prayers and blessings.

  17. O Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ please please help US. You know our situation and we need a miracle. Please help US. Please we beg you to go into the hearts and minds and mouths of the jury and let them find us not guilty of all charges. You know how corrupt the police and authorities have been. My dear lord Jesus Christ in heaven help US. One word from you and all will be well. Please go into the jury’s bodies tomorrow and help US. Especially my dear old C.Who is not able for this situation. I am so worried and I know I shouldn’t be,cause you know what is going to happen. Please my dear Jesus Christ help US. Thank you for your prayers and blessings on us all.

  18. O sacred heart of Jesus Christ we implore you to help US. You know our situation and you know how desperate IT is.Please help US. You are the most high,you are the most glorious. You can help us. Your word is the most just. Your word is final. While there is time to still help US. Please do. Please let us be found not guilty of all charges.Please we beg of you for your help. Thank you for your prayers and blessings and help.

  19. Our lord Jesus Christ,we beg of you for your help. We ask forgiveness and mercy for what we have said or done. Please you are our father in heaven.We beg of you to help US. Please give us this chance.Please look after old C who is not able for this situation.Please look down with pity upon us.Thank you for today.Thank you for your help today. Thank you for the lovely priest who said mass today.O sacred heart of Jesus help US.look upon US with your mercy and pity,we beg you. And thank you again for everything.

  20. pray this special prayer when you are urgently in need of Divine Help. God Hears You!!

    Say this prayer nine times in a row, making your request and the Sign of the Cross each time. Publish immedietely.

    Oh Great Passion,
    Oh Deep Wounds,
    Oh Blood Shed in Abundance,
    Oh Meekness
    Oh God of Meekness
    Oh cruel Death, have mercy on me and grant my request if it be for my salvation.
    Dear Lord, please grant my request.
    Amen

  21. My dear lord Jesus Christ please help US.we are in a desperate situation and need help. Please go into the jury and judge and let them find us not guilty.Please dear lord Jesus we ask for your forgiveness.And we ask for your pardon. Please help US.Thank you for your help and prayers.

  22. O Sacred Heart of Jesus please help me to solve the problems in my family especially for my granddaughter who suffers from depression and anxiety. Also for one of my sons who has addiction problems which has caused the breakdown in his relationship and the loss of his children. There are so many problems in my family that I beg of you to help us. O Sacred Heart of Jesus I place all my trust in you.

  23. Please dear Lord stay by my side during these difficult times! My child’s father is detained in prison and is facing deportation, please free him! His children need him in their lives, all his family is here, I am here we need him to stay. Please let him be open to become a devout catholic, please set him free so we can be married and raise our children in a good catholic home and please help us build up our careers so we can provide for our family and not have to worry about how we will make ends meet. Thank you dear lord, everything i have asked for despite it once being impossible has become a reality! You have always been by my side helping me through my journey and converting my to becoming a catholic. You know what is best for our family and we will be reunited one day. what i have prayed for let it be your will. in the name of the father the son and the holy spirit amen.

  24. Please Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ help me today. Please give me the strength and courage to speak clearly. I beg of you to go into my mouth and head and heart and memory. Please my dear Jesus help me today. We also ask for your help in our desperate situation. Please look down with pity on us. Please forgive us all our sins. Thank you my lord Jesus Christ for listening to our prayers.I love you our lord Jesus Christ.

  25. O please sacred heart of Jesus help us. We beg of you with all our hearts. As you know we’re in a desperate situation and need help. This is my last chance tomorrow please o please help me. I beg with all my heart and soul please help us.Thank you for all your help and prayers.I love you.

  26. Please Sacred heart of Jesus Christ,please please help US. I need you beside me tomorrow. Please help US. We are in a desperate situation.You are the king of kings. You have goodness and mercy . O please please help US.

  27. Please O sacred heart of Jesus,help US. One word from you and all will be well. We beg for your mercy and kindness.We are in a desperate situation and need your help and prayers. Thank you.

  28. My dear lord Jesus Christ,thank you,thank you.We are so grateful for what you have done for us concerning T. Please we need a few more things to ask you. Please help T.AND H.Tomorrow. Please let everything be dropped against them too. H is innocent and T was only trying to help.And then C and M need your help badly. Please let them be found not guilty. We beg of you . You are the lord god of all. Please help US.

  29. Please SACRED HEART ,Help US.We are in A DESPERATE SITUATION. Please help US We Need You BESIDE US in COURT Tomorrow ,we need your help. Please be with us for the next 4 weeks.Thank you for listening to me.We are all so very thankful.You are the main man and you know all our secrets . Thank you for your help.

  30. Dear Sacred Heart of Jesus,

    I thank you Jesus for all the miracles & blessings that you did in my life as well as the ones I always prayed for.

    You are always there for me during good & difficult times . Dear Jesus, I am trying to make my life better as well as to help other people, which God the Almighty has sent them to for so that I could help them financially, emotionally & spiritually.

    Jesus, I am trying to work really hard to achieve my business goals & life goals in the hope that I could do more for those people in need.

    Jesus, bless my hustle. I ask of you whatever that I am doing now please help me do it as I cannot do it all by myself . Give me hope, courage, strength & kindness to face my daily challenges. Please dear Lord Jesus, keep me away from selfish, heartless & evil hearted people who often I meet in my daily life that really drain out all of my good spirits in me. Forgive them Jesus for they don’t know what they do.

    Jesus protect me & my loved ones from any troubles or problems. Please fill our hearts with joy& peacefulness & let our hearts not be troubled.

    Whoever is reading this, I humbly ask of you, please do pray for me. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. May your kind prayers for me is heard by Jesus & may HE bless in my business & whatever I am trying to do so that I could help more people who come to me for help.

    God bless all of you reading this with a good life.

    Have faith & Jesus listens. Amen

  31. My dear lord Jesus Christ,I thank you so much for all you have done for us this weeks in court. We are all so grateful,you have helped us all so much. Thank you for going into the hearts and minds of the witnesses. They have helped us all so much. Its you that will judge us all at the end. Please continue to help US. Please look after old C,who is just not able for this situation. Please help H who is so innocent. Please help T who was only trying to help. Please pray for H who doesn’t really know what he has done to all the family. Also please help M and please forgive M for all they have said or done. They are all so very very sorry and all ask for forgiveness. Thank you for your prayers and blessings and help. Thank you again.

  32. Dear Heart of Jesus please bless my family my husband daughters sons and son in law keep us safe healthy happy min and protect usin journey in life please bless my daughter Mary that if it be yyour will that her and her husband wi ssoon conceive and raise healthy and happy cchildren guide them in life watch over them keep them safe healthy and happy I pray. PPlease bless my daughter m/j that they will be happy and love respect be patient and kind caring and respectful to each other please let j not let m down and do right by her and soon announce their engagement if its your will Jesus I Trust in you. Please bless my daughter c and guide a good husband into her life to love respect her be kind caring and respectful to each other and keep her safe healthy and happy bring us peace happiness love keep us safe from jealousy evil harm danger people’s evil eyes and bless my son (d) from jealousy evil harm danger people’s evil eyes and keep him safe healthy happy mind and protect him I pray. Amen

  33. My dear lord Jesus Christ. My dear sacred heart. Please help US. You know our situation and it’s a bad one. Please help US. You know how sorry we are for everything we have said or done. You know US inside out. Please oh sacred heart help US.Please listen to your mother and grandmother. Please listen to the saints and angels in heaven. Please listen to our supplication. WE BEG OF YOU. THANK you for your prayers and blessings and help. Amen

  34. Oh sacred heart of Jesus please give me that blessing I begging to you every day. Please help me and protect from evils. Thank you Jesus.