Devotion To The Sacred Heart of Jesus

A Spiritual Message from Fr. Daniel Poovannathil

Novena To Our Lady of Hope

I am the mother of fair love, and of fear, and of knowledge, and of holy hope. In me is all grace of the way and of the truth; in me is all hope of life and of virtue. Come to me all that desire me and be filled with my fruits (Sirach 24:24-26).

 
O Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Grace, Hope of the world.
Hear us, your children, who cry to you

 
Let Us Pray
O God, who by the marvelous protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary has strengthened us firmly in hope, grant we beseech You, that by persevering in prayer at her admonition, we may obtain the favors we devoutly implore. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

 
Prayer to Our Lady of Hope
O Mary, my Mother, I kneel before you with heavy heart. The burden of my sins oppresses me. The knowledge of my weakness discourages me. I am beset by fears and temptations of every sort. Yet I am so attached to the things of this world that instead of longing for Heaven I am filled with dread at the thought
of death.

 

O Mother of Mercy, have pity on me in my distress. You are all-powerful with your Divine Son. He can refuse no request of your Immaculate Heart. Show yourself a true Mother to me by being my advocate before His throne. O Refuge of Sinners and Hope of the Hopeless, to whom shall I turn if not you?

 

Obtain for me, then, O Mother of Hope, the grace of true sorrow for my sins, the gift of perfect resignation to God’s Holy Will, and the courage to take up my cross and follow Jesus. Beg of His Sacred Heart the special favor that I ask in this novena.

 
(Make your request.)

 
But above all I pray, O dearest Mother, that through your most powerful intercession my heart may be filled with Holy Hope, so that in life’s darkest hour I may never fail to trust in God my Savior, but by walking in the way of His commandments I may merit to be united with Him, and with you in the eternal joys of Heaven. Amen.

 
Mary, our Hope, have pity on us.
Hope of the Hopeless, pray for us.

 
3 Hail Marys

 

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Litany of the Sacred Heart

The Litany of the Sacred Heart gives us many striking images of our Lord and His love for us. Christ’s heart is a “burning furnace of charity” “bruised for our iniquities” and yet still the source of “our life and resurrection” if we love and follow Him as best we can in our daily lives. The Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is a moving way to express devotion to Our Lord by making reparation through adoration for the offenses committed against His Sacred Heart.

 
Lord, have mercy on us
Lord, have mercy on us
Christ, have mercy on us
Christ, have mercy on us
Lord, have mercy on us
Lord, have mercy on us
Christ, hear us
Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of heaven.
Have mercy on us.

(Repeat “have mercy on us” after each line)
God the Son, Redeemer of the word
God the Holy Spirit
Heart of Jesus, Son of the eternal Father
Heart of Jesus, formed by the Holy Spirit in the womb of the virgin Mother
Heart of Jesus, substantially united to the Word of God
Heart of Jesus, of infinite majesty
Heart of Jesus, holy temple of God
Heart of Jesus, house of God and gate of heaven
Heart of Jesus, ardent furnace of charity
Heart of Jesus, full of goodness and love
Heart of Jesus, abyss of all virtues
Heart of Jesus, most worthy of all hearts
Heart of Jesus, in which are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge
Heart of Jesus, in which dwells all the fullness of Divinity
Heart of Jesus, in which the Father is well pleased
Heart of Jesus, of whose fullness we have all received
Heart of Jesus, patient and most merciful
Heart of Jesus, desire of the everlasting hills
Heart of Jesus, rich unto all that call upon you
Heart of Jesus, fountain of life and holiness
Heart of Jesus, propitiation for our sins
Heart of Jesus, filled with opprobrium
Heart of Jesus, bruised for our sins
Heart of Jesus, made obedient unto death
Heart of Jesus, pierced with a lance
Heart of Jesus, source of all consolation
Heart of Jesus, our life and resurrection
Heart of Jesus, our peace and reconciliation
Heart of Jesus, victim for sinners
Heart of Jesus, salvation of them that hope in you
Heart of Jesus, hope of them that die in you
Heart of Jesus, delight of all the saints

Lamp of God, you take away the sins of the world:
Spare us, O Lord.
Lamp of God, you take away the sins of the world:
Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamp of God, you take away the sins of the world:
Have mercy on us.

Jesus meek and humble of heart:
Make our hearts like yours.

Let us pray
Almighty and eternal God, look upon the Heart of your most beloved Son, and upon
the praise and satisfaction, which he has offered You in the name of sinners.
As they implore your mercy, graciously grant them forgiveness in the name of Jesus
Christ your Son who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, forever
and ever. Amen.

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