Saturday, 15 June 2013

Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

I (your name), give and consecrate to the Sacred Heart of our Lord Jesus Christ, my person, my life, my actions, my pains and sufferings, so that I may be unwilling to make use of any part of my being save to honour, love, and glorify the Sacred Heart. It is my unchanging intention to be all His and to do all for love of Him. I renounce at the same time with all my heart whatever can displease Him.
I, therefore, take You, O Sacred Heart, for the only object of my love, the protector of my life, the pledge of my salvation, the remedy of my weakness and inconstancy, the atonement for the faults of my life, and the secure refuge at the hour of my death.
Be then, O Heart of goodness, my justification before God the Father, and turn away from me the punishment of His just anger. O Heart of love, I put my confidence in You (Thee), because I fear everything from my own sinfulness and weakness. I hope for all things from Your mercy and generosity.
Destroy in me all that can displease or resist Your (Thine) holy Will. Let Your (Thy) pure love impress You (Thee) so deeply upon my heart that I may never forget You (Thee) or be separated from You (Thee). May my name, by your(thy) loving kindness, be written In You (Thee), because in You(Thee) I desire to place all my happiness and all my glory in living and dying in very bondage to you(Thee)

This is an act of consecration to the Sacred Heart, written by St Mary Margaret Alacoque. Being it the month of May, and being that the Sacred Heart is everywhere and that it is the adorable Heart of Christ the King, our blessed and beloved Saviour, it is only proper and an expression of our love to consecrate our entire being to the Sacred Heart.

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