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. Sacred Heart of Jesus please pray for my husband and his mental state of mind, and pray that my daughter pass her Nursing exam and 1st semester of the program . Thy will be done! Amen!

  2. Sacred Heart of Jesus please help my partner to come back into my life. Help us to rebuild our relationship so that we may be stronger than ever.

    I will continue to pray and will be eternally grateful to your name.

  3. Dear Jesus,

    Thank you for all my answered prayers. When I was so disappointed that my business trip would fall on my daughter’s birthday, I prayed to you for help and decided to accept whatever would be the outcome. 3 days before my daughter’s birthday, a strong storm developed and my trip was cancelled. This allowed me to be at home during my daughter’s birthday. Curiously, when the trip was cancelled, the storm fizzled off at sea and it was sunny by the time it was my daughter’s birthday.

    Another time was when I was being persecuted by some people at work. I kept humble and sought refuge in you. A few days later, the truth came out and I was redeemed.

    Finally, with the worsening shareholder conflict in the company I work for, I prayed to you to give me guidance. Two days ago I just received a job offer (which I accepted yesterday) from a larger and more stable company. Now I don’t have to worry about my future.

    I will not let you down. I will offer my work to you from now on. This is how I will repay you.

    Thank you Thank you Jesus. You have never abandoned me, you have always rescued me.

    I ask for you to remind me to continue to be humble and devoted to you, help also those who have been in similar situations as I have been.

  4. Thank you for helping find this site. I shall pray every day for the intentions and devotion to our Sacred Heart of Jesus. I ask that you also support my prayer to have The Sacred Heart of Jesus give me the wisdom, faith, courage, and tenacity I need to pass my state exam so I can obtain my license and help those in need of mental health services who cannot afford to otherwise to receive the help. Pray for my family.
    Thank you.

    Thank you.
    Amen

    • Thank You Sacred Heart of Jesus for prayers answered. I WILL continue to pray till my battle is won. I put all my faith in trust in you snd will spread my good news to all.
      Praise you sacred heart of Jesus, Amen.

  5. Oh Sacred Heart of Jesus thank you for prayers answered and I continue to pray that they will continue to be heard. Thank you for providing a new direction for each of our children.

  6. While living outside of the sacred heart of Jesus we find no peace,while holding on to even the littlest part of our fallen nature we find no separations from the distractions of this boding world,Most Blessed Sacred Heart of Jesus when I spend even a moment in your heart I abandon my weary heart to you.Holy Lord Jesus continue your work in me and in all your gifts you extend to me.Hail Mary,Full of Grace The Lord is with thee.Amen

  7. Thankyou Jesus for hearing my prayers and please grant them. bless others too who are facing difficult problems in life.Please see that the litigation is dismissed and all proceedings come to an end peacefully.

  8. Precious Jesus. My family needs healing. I have 3 daughters and the youngest is destroying all. It comes from a hate within herself And it is a tragedy. Evil has crept into her and has taken hold.
    I pray for my oldest grandson. He was promised a move up in the family business. It’s 4 years now. And the promise has not been honored. He has a new family.
    I pray for my oldest daughter. She is experiencing very difficult changes and challenges in her life. Her struggle is horrendous for her. She has a deep faith. She has known sorrow after sorrow. Please help her
    I pray for my middle daughter who suffers with bipolar and has done so very 30 years. She tries so hard. Her faith is also strong. It’s just this disease that bounces her life around. I pray for my 18 year old grand daughter. Thanks b 2 God

  9. Dear sacred heart of jesus, i pray that you melt my husband s heart, that he forgives me so that we may rebuild our relationship again. grant me the grace and the strength and resolve to show hin that i am willing to do as you wish and love him as we must love you. Please Lord i implore you to touch my husband. Thank you and may we be able to bring light later on to other troubled marriages

    • I am standing in agreement that this be done. For your marriage, my marriage and all marriages around the world that the enemy has attacked. He will not win. Not now. Not ever

  10. Dear sacred heart of Jesus,
    Please help me with my anxiety and worries due to job loss and financial distress that causing me difficulties to save money to move and pay my bills. I’m praying to find a great paying teaching job that has benefits and cooperative work environment. I pray that my bills would be forgiven without any issues and my credit score would be improved. I pray that I would pass my NY state teacher exam and get accepted to graduate school for masters degree in early childhood education. I pray the jobs that apply to would hire me without my certification so I can show them I’m the right candidate for the job position. Lord please show me the right way in life to be happy especially in love. I pray for RDL would open his heart to me and speak the truth on how he really feels. I don’t want to lose him and for his family to not interfere with us. I pray to show me who the right guy for me that can lead to marriage and have kids. I pray E would stop drinking and we can maintain a great friendship without anyone having bad intentions toward us. I pray for my mom, brother, and I to be protected from harm and be healthy. Lord heavenly father, I pray my mom husband to help her out financially and for her old credit card bills to be forgiven and for her credit score to improve. Please help my friends and show me who my enemies so I can keep away from them.
    Thank you Lord, for always helping me. Please answer my prayers.

  11. Dear
    sacred Heart of Jesus, you have said:
    To ask and I will receive, and now I am asking for a financial blessing. I am asking that you will make me a blessing to be a blessing to others.
    Take all of my negatives and make them positives. I am placing all my trust in you. Thank you, in advance.

    • Please pray for me , my both daughters Alexandria & Darya that we’ll never be followed by the evil spirits which look as humans even professionals but they are not. They are entities who are harming the real humans with Pure souls. They made us sick & only Thanks to Lord Jesus Christ, St.Mary & Holy Trinity we could escape those evil. But from time to time they remind about themselves in a vicious way.
      Please say the Prayer of Protection from evil spirits of those entities who are aiming to harm us.
      Thank you.

      Lyudmila

  12. Dear sacred heart of jesus,
    Here iam again asking for your forgiveness
    Lord pls help me and guide my family to do the right thing and follow your pathway.
    lord pls softhen the heartand mind of the interviewer that they will select me as one of the passer.i really need that job for my family and i can pay all my obligations.
    lord pls hear my prayers and grant my reguest.

    thank you lord. Amen.