EFFICACIOUS NOVENA TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS: DAY 3

IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, AND OF THE SON, AND OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. AMEN.

(The 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).

Hymn

1. To Jesus’ Heart, all burning
With fervent love for all,
My heart with fondest yearning
Shall raise its joyful call. R./

Refrain.
While ages course along,
Blest be with loudest song,
The sacred heart of Jesus
By ev’ry heart and tongue.
The sacred heart of Jesus
By ev’ry heart and tongue.

2. O heart, for me on fire
With love no-one can speak
My yet untold desire
God gives me for thy sake. R./

3. Too true, I have forsaken
Thy love for wilful sin;
Yet now let me be taken
Back by thy grace again. R./

4. As thou are meek and lowly,
And ever pure of heart,
So may my heart be wholly
Of thine the counterpart. R./

5. When life away is flying,
and earth’s false glare is done;
still, Sacred heart, in dying
I’ll say I’m all thine own. R./

OPENING PRAYER

NOVENA TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS - (DAY 3) - YouTubeHeart of Jesus, the source of our desire to love and be loved. We find delight in being loved by You, but because of our sins, we have distanced ourselves from Your grace; yet with a lovely heart, You always continue to look for our love. Make us love You so much after having offended You so much.

O God, who in the Heart of your Son, wounded by our sins, in the infinite concessions of love treasures, grant that we offer a fair reparation, consecrating ourselves to the Sacred Heart all our lives. Grant this through Christ, our Lord. Amen

SCRIPTURAL READING: Matthew 11:25-30

Jesus exclaimed, ‘I bless you, Father, Lord of heaven and of earth, for hiding these things from the learned and the clever and revealing them to mere children. Yes, Father, for that is what it pleased you to do. Everything has been entrusted to me by my father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, just as no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.

‘Come to me, all you who labour and are overburdened, and I will give you rest. Shoulder my yoke and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Yes, my yoke is easy and my burden light.’

The gospel of the Lord…

 

REFLECTION ON THE LIFE OF ST. MARGARET MARY ALACOQUE (Apostle of the Sacred Heart):

Image of St. Margaret Mary AlacoquePart 3 (Her first profession of the evangelical counsels)

One night, after attending a ball in an evening dress, Margaret had a vision of Christ, scourged and bloody. He accused Margaret of forgetting about him. He showed her that His heart was full of love for her because of the promise she made to His Blessed Mother as a child. After this vision, Margaret was determined to fulfill the vow she made years ago. She entered the Visitation Convent at Paray-le-Monial in May 1671 to become a nun.

St. Margaret Mary was admitted to wearing the religious habit in August 1671 but was not officially admitted to the profession of the evangelical counsels until November 1672. Although she was described as humble, simple, kind, and patient, Margaret had to prove the authenticity of her vocation.

ACT OF CONSECRATION AND REPARATION TO THE MOST SACRED HEART OF JESUS

The Most Sacred Heart. A Homily on the Solemnity of the Most… | by Rev. Mr. Matthew Newsome | Test Everything

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus! I adore you; I offer to you all that I am and all that I possess; I consecrate to you my soul with its faculties, my body with all its senses, my heart with all its affections, desiring in all things to honor, love, and glorify you; in thanksgiving for the numberless benefits that I have received from you, especially in the Holy Eucharist; in atonement for my own sins as well as in reparation for all the offenses that are committed against you in the sacrament of your love, and, finally, in humble supplication, that I may henceforth be faithful to you, that I may please you in thought, word, and deed, that I may suffer in patience and in perfect resignation to your holy will, that I may become like to you in meekness and humility, that I may persevere in your love and your grace to the end of my life, and that I may praise you and bless you with the saints and angels in eternity.

We beseech you, also, O good Jesus, by your Sacred Heart, overflowing with sweetness and mercy, to bless our Holy Father, the Pope, and our Holy Mother, the Church; to take under your special protection this congregation [my parish], our homes, our country, our rulers, our legislators, our bishops, our priests, and all Religious Orders. We recommend to you all our concerns, our friends, relatives, benefactors, and all those who have asked us to pray for them; those who are sick and those who are dying, and all who are under any affliction. Cast an eye of compassion on obstinate sinners, [the mistaken], and unbelievers. Give eternal rest to the faithful departed. Bless in particular the apostolic labours of those who are engaged in giving missions and retreats, in propagating the Faith in [mission] lands, in spreading your kingdom on earth, and in fostering devotion to Your Most Sacred Heart and to the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar. Amen.

CONCLUDING PRAYER

I. 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…… (here, name your request) Our Father… . Hail Mary… Glory Be to the Father…

Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.

II. 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…… (here, name your request) Our Father… Hail Mary… Glory Be To the Father…

Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.

III. 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… . . (here name your request) 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.

Jesus, meek and humble of Heart, make our hearts like unto Yours (x3)

Immaculate heart of Mary, Pray for us!!!

Hail Holy Queen…

St. Joseph, Pray for us!

 St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, pray for us!

Blessing+

Through the intercession of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, May Almighty God bless and keep us in the + Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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Sources:

The Letters of St. Margaret Mary of Alacoque, Tan Books, 1954

The Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus by John Croiset, Tan Books, 1988

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Chinaka Justin Mbaeri

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Adaeze
Adaeze
2 years ago

St. Joseph, Pray for us!

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, pray for us! Amen.

Oboiseoye P. Chigbue
Oboiseoye P. Chigbue
2 years ago
Njideka ihionu
Njideka ihionu
2 years ago

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary
Thy Kingdom come

Nneka
Nneka
2 years ago

Sacred Heart of Jesus I place all my trust in you Amen

Nnorodi Anita-mario
Nnorodi Anita-mario
1 year ago

Amen Lord

Adaeze
Adaeze
1 year ago

Amen

Michael Umande
Michael Umande
1 year ago

“Make us love You so much after having offended You so much.”

Practice: ponder on God’s Word in thy heart, so that you may not sin against Him. Psalm 119:11

Miriam Akaakase
Miriam Akaakase
8 months ago

Amen

Felicity
Felicity
8 months ago

Amen

Vivian Oyih
Vivian Oyih
8 months ago

Jesus Milk and Humble of Heart , make our heart like onto yours

Victoria Agbonyeme
Victoria Agbonyeme
8 months ago

Most sacred heart of Jesus and Immaculate heart, Thy kingdom come.

Lawrence Okonofua
Lawrence Okonofua
8 months ago

Enfold us in Your Most Merciful Heart as we pray for all those it has pleased God to put on our Salfivic journey of life.

Miriam Chigbu
Miriam Chigbu
8 months ago

Jesus, meek and humble of Heart, make our hearts like unto Yours (x3)

Linda John Ojeyokan
Linda John Ojeyokan
8 months ago

Amen!!!

Leticia Otomewo
Leticia Otomewo
8 months ago

Oh Most Sacred Heart of JESUS… have mercy on Me, My Husband, My Children and My Mother, Amen!!

Angela Uso
Angela Uso
8 months ago

Amen

Lilian Uzoamaka Anyanwu
Lilian Uzoamaka Anyanwu
8 months ago

Saint Anthony of Padua pray for us and find our lost items, glory Amen

Uchenna Aham-Anyanwu
Uchenna Aham-Anyanwu
8 months ago

Through the intercession of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, May Almighty God bless and keep us in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Emeka Alu
Emeka Alu
8 months ago

Amen

Priscilla
Priscilla
8 months ago

Amen

Comfort Edewor
Comfort Edewor
8 months ago

Sacred heart of Jesus, Thy kingdom come

Igbenije Patience
Igbenije Patience
8 months ago

St Margaret Mary Alacoque
Pray for us

Ngosoo Perpetua Chia
Ngosoo Perpetua Chia
8 months ago

Jesus meek and humble of heart, make my heart like unto yours, Amen

Emeka Odugu
Emeka Odugu
8 months ago

Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us

Titilayo Ogbor
Titilayo Ogbor
8 months ago

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, I trust in you.

Mojisola
Mojisola
8 months ago

Amen

Comfort Orjime
Comfort Orjime
8 months ago

O most sacred Heart of Jesus
I place all my trust in you.Amen

Gloria Mary usu
Gloria Mary usu
8 months ago

Thank God for the wonderful experience I pray to keep the spirit up may st Anthony pray for us that God will meet each one in there needs and touch our souls too thank God for coming to the end of st Anthony’s novena and may God continue to bless fr Chinaka for the great impact he is doing to lives Amen

SCHOLASTICA
SCHOLASTICA
8 months ago

Jesus I trust in you!

Juliet Chinenye
Juliet Chinenye
8 months ago

Amen

Gloria Mary usu
Gloria Mary usu
8 months ago

Most sacred heart of Jesus and Immaculate heart of Mary thy kingdom come, st Joseph and St Margaret Mary pray for us Amen

Bridget ighodalo
Bridget ighodalo
8 months ago

Oh lord hear our prayers Amen

Comfort
Comfort
8 months ago

Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on us

Nwabude Nwamaka
Nwabude Nwamaka
8 months ago

Most Sweet Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.

Juliet Arinze
Juliet Arinze
8 months ago

Amen

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