EFFICACIOUS NOVENA TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS: DAY 5

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

O sacred heart of Jesus, I place my trust in thee,
Whatever may befall me, Lord, though dark the hour may be;
In all my woes, in all my joys, though nought but grief I see,
O sacred heart of Jesus, I place my trust in thee.

When those I love have passed away and I am sore distressed,
O sacred heart of Jesus, I fly to thee for rest.
And when the cross is heavy, my confidence shall be
Unshaken as I cry, dear Lord, “I place my trust in thee.”

This is my one sweet prayer, dear Lord, my faith, my trust, my love,
But most of all in that last hour, when death points up above,
O sweet Saviour, may thy face smile on my soul all free.
Oh may I cry with rapturous love, “I’ve placed my trust in thee.”

OPENING PRAYER

NOVENA TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS - (DAY 5) - YouTubeMerciful Heart of Jesus, even when we were in misfortune, Your goodness enlightened us and offered us forgiveness. Grant us the grace to mourn our sins and desire Your love. Do not fail, dear Jesus, to have pity on us. We ask that Your mercy may communicate to us the grace of never being ungrateful to you.

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: 1 John 4:7-9

Beloved, let us love one another because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent his only Son into the world so that we might live through him.

The Word of the Lord…

 

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

Image of St. Margaret Mary AlacoquePart 5 (Her visionary experiences and challenges from the religious community)

These visions showed her the “form of the devotion, the chief features being reception of Holy Communion on the first Friday of each month, Eucharistic adoration during a ‘Holy hour’ on Thursdays, and the celebration of the Feast of the Sacred Heart.” The Lord Jesus requested His love be made evident through her. In her vision, she was instructed to spend an hour every Thursday night meditating on Jesus’ Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane, a practice, known as “The Holy Hour,” that later became widespread.

In December 1673, Jesus appeared to Margaret Mary again, and allowed her to rest her head on His heart. His human heart was to be the symbol of His divine-human love. He revealed to her the wonders of His love. He explained to her that he wished to make these wonders known to all the world, and that He chose her for His work.

Margaret Mary convinced her superior, Mother de Saumaise, her visions were authentic. However, she struggled with convincing others of the validity of her apparitions, even those in her own community. Margaret Mary was accused of being possessed. The sisters threw copious amounts of Holy Water over her to try to cure her. She was also sent to speak to many theologians, who openly doubted her and declared her visions delusions, and suggested that she eat better. Even parents of children she instructed began calling her an imposter.

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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Nneka
Nneka
3 years ago

Oh merciful heart of Jesus I trust in you Amen

Adaeze
Adaeze
3 years ago

Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in yo

Michael Umande
Michael Umande
1 year ago

Practice: Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Prov 3:5-6

Chiedozie
Chiedozie
1 year ago

O ever compassionate heart of Jesus, may you be pleased to answer our prayers

Lawrence Okonofua
Lawrence Okonofua
1 year ago

May the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus continually be our source of nourishment.

Ngosoo Perpetua Chia
Ngosoo Perpetua Chia
1 year ago

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

Miriam Akaakase
Miriam Akaakase
1 year ago

Amen

Titilayo Ogbor
Titilayo Ogbor
1 year ago

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

Eunice verenyol
Eunice verenyol
1 year ago

Secret Heart of Jesus I place my trust in you.

Angela Uso
Angela Uso
1 year ago

Amen

Comfort Edewor
Comfort Edewor
1 year ago

St Margaret Mary Alacoque, pray for us

Leticia Otomewo
Leticia Otomewo
1 year ago

Most Sacred Heart of JESUS… please have mercy on me, Amen!!

SCHOLASTICA
SCHOLASTICA
1 year ago

Sacred Heart of Jesus I cast all my trust in you. Amen!

Linda John Ojeyokan
Linda John Ojeyokan
1 year ago

Amen!!!

Juliet Chinenye
Juliet Chinenye
1 year ago

Amen

Roselyn Demawa
Roselyn Demawa
1 year ago

Sacred heart of Jesus. Have mercy on me and my family.

Vivian Oyih
Vivian Oyih
1 year ago

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus , Thy Kingdom come.

Dora Faleye
Dora Faleye
1 year ago

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

Stella Ogbakpah
Stella Ogbakpah
1 year ago

Most Sacred heart of Jesus, I adore you , pray for me and my family and let your will be done in our lives, Amen.

Lilian Uzoamaka Anyanwu
Lilian Uzoamaka Anyanwu
1 year ago

Sacred heart of Jesus have mercy on us.

Comfort Orjime
Comfort Orjime
1 year ago

Most sacred Heart of Jesus
I adore you
And place all my trust in you
St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, pray for us. Amen.

Emeka Odugu
Emeka Odugu
1 year ago

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

Igbenije Patience
Igbenije Patience
1 year ago

Oh Merciful heart of Jesus
I trust in you

Victoria Agbonyeme
Victoria Agbonyeme
1 year ago

Most sacred heart of Jesus, I place my trust in you.

Bridget ighodalo
Bridget ighodalo
1 year ago

O LORD HEA4 OUR PRAYER

Imelda Asuquo
Imelda Asuquo
1 year ago

Amen.

Mojisola
Mojisola
1 year ago

Amen

Priscilla
Priscilla
1 year ago

Amen

Comfort
Comfort
1 year ago

Oh Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on us

Emilia
Emilia
1 year ago

St Margaret, pray for us

Gloria Mary usu
Gloria Mary usu
1 year ago

Jesus I place all my trust in you, Jesus meek and humble of heart make our hearts like unto yours.

Sa’adatu Anne Akough
Sa’adatu Anne Akough
1 year ago

Oh Sacred Heart of Jesus let your will be done amen

Igwesi Victoria
Igwesi Victoria
1 year ago

Amen and Amen Scared heart of Jesus I place my trust in you

Miriam Chigbu
Miriam Chigbu
1 year ago

Jesus, meek and humble of Heart, make our hearts like unto thine. Amen

Uchenna Aham-Anyanwu
Uchenna Aham-Anyanwu
1 year ago

Jesus, meek and humble of Heart, make our hearts like unto Yours Amen

Emeka Alu
Emeka Alu
1 year ago

Amen

Michael Umande
Michael Umande
16 days ago

Grant us the grace, O loving Saviour, to always turn to You saying: O my Jesus, give us Your love! Amen

Benjamin Adewale Ajai
Benjamin Adewale Ajai
16 days ago

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, pray for us!

Uba, Susanna Chiebone
Uba, Susanna Chiebone
16 days ago

Sacred Heart of Jesus, I put my trust in you, help me to recogn8se your will on me. Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on me.

Lawrence Okonofua
Lawrence Okonofua
16 days ago

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

Victoria Agbonyeme
Victoria Agbonyeme
16 days ago

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

Miriam Akaakase
Miriam Akaakase
16 days ago

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

Oby Ralph
Oby Ralph
16 days ago

Jesus meek and humble of heart make our heart like onto thee
St Margaret Mary of Alacoq pray for us Amen

Anyanwu Akachi Kizito
Anyanwu Akachi Kizito
16 days ago

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

Angela Uso
Angela Uso
16 days ago

St Margaret Mary pray for us

Eghe
Eghe
16 days ago

Sacred heart of Jesus please fill us with your love that we may love as you desire. Grant healing to Ehi Okonofua and successful delivery to all family pregnant members.

Judith
Judith
16 days ago

Most sacred heart of Jesus, have mercy upon my families and friends. Amen

Regina Ikpeni
Regina Ikpeni
16 days ago

Sacred heart of Jesus ,thy kingdom come. Amen

Blessing Thompson. #147
Blessing Thompson. #147
16 days ago

O sacred heart of Jesus christ I place Akin and all my intentions in you amen

Aondover Demvihin scholarstica
Aondover Demvihin scholarstica
16 days ago

May the sacred Heart of Jesus be everywhere loved. Sacred Heart of Jesus, I believe in your love for me. Saint Margaret Mary of Alocoque. Pray for us.

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