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. Thank you, for restoring all good fortunes and blessings that have been missing from my life for a very long time.

  2. That my brother James return to God and the church. That Rte 53 gets built to relieve all of the commuters headaches

  3. Heavenly father I give you thanks and praise for your many mercies . I ask you dear lord to have mercy upon me and my family and heal my son dear Lord I pray Amen .

  4. I apply for my Visa in March and I has been praying the novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus asking that my application for the Visa to be approve. Thank God, Saturday 24th I received great news that my Visa is been approved. Praise to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and may His heart be loved everywhere. Amen

  5. Thank you Sacred Heart of Jesus Novena…I have a peaceful mind now, thank you l waa facing a trying moment at work where by we surpased the lending limit for a group scheme which was a scam, l thought l would be convicted but Your great Heart, hand and love were woth me through this trying moment, and it has finally been written off. I have not been interrogated neither. You are a great God who works for us who is there for us no matter what situation may your name ever be praised, adored and glorified forever Lord Jesus Christ. …I have seen you in many situations..thank you Lord Jesus Christ continue and.l will hold your hand. I pray in Jesus name Amen. Thamk you all

  6. Sacred Heart of Jesus I thank you for answering my prayers.My brother got a job in the company of his choice.Also my baby has been healed from Diarrhea and his teething process is going on smoothly.My elder son is night time potty trained now.We tried a lot but it was not happening and so we did not do anything after .But June 13 he himself decided not to wear his pull-ups and from that day on he has not worn them at all.Praise you Jesus Thank you Jesus Alleluia

  7. Please help my restless mind and weary heart. Please help me to stop getting these disappointments when it comes to love. You see , my entire life I’ve been surrounded by negativity. As time passed the mean girls at school became the mean girls at work. The boys that were not nice turned into the not nice men that I continued to choose. And then there was family, angry, upppity, selfgish types, most of them. There I was always doing for them and still to a small degree do, as I recently ent out money that has yet to be returned. Now I don’t mean to talk badly of others, despite how this sounds. And I forgive them all and wish them well. It’s just that I can’t take much more. I finally, finally!, love myself and reaslize how beautiful I am. And finally I realize that joy and happiness is something I deserve, so I’m praying that I will find it. My heart is so heavy, my mind so tired of all this muck that I’ve ever known, So I’m praying to you, Dear Lord, will you please help me ? You know all that I’m praying for. And so I’m pleading, pleading on my knees, hands up to the heavens with tears on my face I’m pleading for some answered prayers. Can you please help me ?

  8. Sweetheart of Jesus, grant that I may love thee more and more. Please bless my family, daughter, husband, friends, relatives and enemies alike, grant us our heart desires that are not sin. Please grant me success in my business please have mercy on me please. All these and more we ask of through Christ our Lord Amen.

  9. Please pray for my daughter and husband that jesus wil bless them with a family soon pray for the travelling community and for all young people with addiction to drugs drink gambling for our blessed lady and her son jesus to heal them

  10. Increase my prayer life so that prayer is a joy for me. I pray for the faith to submit myself mind, body & soul to our Father in heaven. For the grace to have my eyes always turned to heaven. For the sanctification and protection of priests, children and families. For grace in my nursing vocation. For healing mercies on all who are sick. For the conversion of all humanity. Bless my country.

  11. Please Jesus, intercede for me NOW! Please ask your mother Mary to untie the knots jn my life, especially regarding Susan Keaton.
    Help me NOW!

    Thank You Jesus!!
    Thank You Mary!!

  12. Sacred heart of Jesus Christ I thank and adore you for all my answered​ prayers​. Sacred heart of Jesus Christ I pray that you come to my aid that sisters in charge of accommodation give a house to my dotas who are in need.

  13. I thank you Sacred heart of Jesus for answering my request, after the 9th day Novena yesterday my boss where I do my practical told to stay and work for that company I give glory and honor Jesus you make a way where there is no way

  14. Thanks everyone for continued prayers for my family in need! Thank you Lord for my family has felt the Holy Spirit Guidence! Bless my family every day!

  15. Sacred Heart of Jesus, please release any darkness, evil, depression, anxiety, addiction, anger, from my son Nicolas.
    I want to see my sweet loving son again!
    I pray for him to be guided to the right franchise business which will be successful for him.
    We love You Jesus!
    Pour blessings on my son PLEASE!!!

  16. Dear Lord,
    Thank you for all the blessings you have given my family and me! I continue to pray for good health and financial stability for everybody in my family. Please keep us all safe and let us enjoy a long and peaceful life. Please, grant the wishes of all who have praying this novena.

  17. Thank you Lord Jesus,.. for EVERYTHING !
    I am sinner who needs you and your Love.
    The world needs you, …I NEED YOU! !
    PLEASE ,help us to need you more, and Love you more…
    Forgive us Lord of our sinfulness ways.
    Tomorrow, my brother is burying his wife’s ashes..
    Give him strength and comfort. We ask this in your Holy name,..Jesus . Amen

  18. Heavenly Father, I pray that you heal my husband of his infection in his body. Bring him good health. Give him a long life here on Earth to enjoy his kids and grandkids. I so pray in Jesus name, Amen.

  19. that I do not have a serious illness, that when they repeat the blood tests my white blood cell count will be normal and everything will be all right
    also that the rheumatoid arthritis will not be bad or not have it at all afterall though I start on a treatment plan
    that my kids will do very well in their careers and decisions and relationships
    that my family will be safe healthy well and happy
    that for the first time P and A will be so happy to come home and P’s mother will have recovered from her surgery
    for my cousin and my brothers who have lost a spouse to find new meaning in this world and be okay
    for world peace and kindness
    that our hearts conform to Jesus heart

  20. Continued prayers for Nora,Joanna,Jeanene Jackie and Tom thst their different cancers either go into remission, are cured or stay cured from their different cancers. That Rob continue to heal from his stroke. That my legs continue to be pain free and strong so I can continue to care for my grand babies. That my daughter in law find a job and my grandson continue to progress with his therapists.

  21. Sacred heart of Jesus bless my womb and bless me with the fruit of thy womb. I pray I get pregnant and conceive a healthy child and we have our family. Bless us with the love of a healthy baby. Please as I am having fertility issues. In Jesus name, amen

  22. My husband is not happy with me. Yelling and screaming. He has bad temper. He eats the food with lots of sugar and fat. I tried to take cre of him. He think I control him. Please pray that to have peace and understanding with my husband and me. Amen

  23. Thank you Jesus for freeing me from headaches please let it continue this way please cure my daughter help her get permanent job Jesus i trust in you

  24. O sacred heart of Jesus,I pray through You that my husband will recover from his sickness.I trust in You.Amen.

  25. O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you! Thank you Jesus, my son received a job interview on Monday and now has, on the feast of the Sacred Heart, been offered this position! All praise and glory to you Almighty God and Father, he has been unemployed for more than year and was quite despondent and discouraged! Praise and thank you God for the miracles your work in our lives every day! Thank you God the Father, God the Son and Gold the Holy Spirit, Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, St. Joseph, St. Jude, St. Theresa, St. Cajetan and all the angels and saints, and you my brothers and sister for praying for me to the Lord our God. God is good. Alleluia! I thank you too for improvement in my daughter’s work situation, less stress and more money! All praise and Glory to you Almighty God and Father!

  26. All Glory, Praises, Thanksgiving and Honour to you, Oh Lord!
    Thank you Oh Sacred Heart of Jesus for hearing me and answering my prayers! Today you gave me a great blessing that I knew was coming at your perfect time.

    Thank you so much for this financial blessing which I will use for not only my needs but also for others.

    I love you Oh Sacred Heart of Jesus and I pray for all of those who are awaiting your word and your assistance for their own needs and I pray that you may hear their pleas and provide for them as you have for me.

    I love you now and always!!!

  27. Dear Sacred Heart of Jesus,
    Thank you for the healing hand you have laid upon my family. Please continue to protect all of us from harm and especially protect my children from those who follow evil ways and try to hurt them through deceit and hurtful games.

  28. Sacred Heart of Jesus I ask for your powerful divine healing over me. Please grant us the grace of restored fertility and pregnancy. We have been having a difficult journey but have place our full faith and trust in you and will continue to hope pray and expect the promises you have placed in our hearts will come to pass. Please restore my cycle and allow us to conceive and have a healthy pregnancy and babies. Today we are going to the new doctor visit and we pray that you work your grace through the doctor and our miracle breakthrough come. I am asking all those on this novena to please pray with and for me that the Lord grant our prayer requests and hearts desire for our miracle babies soon. I have prayed And will continue to pray these novenas even though our prayers have not yet been answered because I believe in Gods perfect time they will be. I pray for all those on this site as well. Amen

  29. My God daughter who had hysterectomy after being found to have cancer had medical evaluation by her doctors and found that the cancer didn’t spread to other parts of her body like bone marrow, bones, etc. The findings was good news after the pet scan and other exams. Thank you Sacred Heart of Jesus that on the last day of the Novena our prayers are answered. She is spared for the sake of her 4 young boys and loved ones. Amen.

  30. Please pray that I will come into
    a ambulance of money to pay off my bills and enough left over to share and spare. Please pray that the man I am seeing we end up in a very happy loving relationship
    Thanking you in prayer