5 Beautiful Prayers to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Every Catholic Should Know

The devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is a profound expression of the love and mercy of Christ. Prayers to the Sacred Heart are a way for Catholics to deepen their spiritual connection with Christ, seeking His guidance, protection, and love in their daily lives.

In this article, we explore five beautiful prayers to the Sacred Heart of Jesus that every Catholic should know, each offering a unique way to embrace and honour this sacred devotion.

1. Prayer of Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

O Sacred Heart of Jesus,
I give myself to You.
Take all that I am, all that I have, and all that I love.
Let my heart be united with Yours, so that Your will may be mine,
and Your will may be accomplished in me and through me.

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

Amen.

2. The Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

God the Father of Heaven,
have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit,
have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God,
have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, Son of the Eternal Father,
have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, formed by the Holy Spirit in the womb of the Virgin Mary,
have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, substantially united to the Word of God,
have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, of infinite majesty,
have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, holy temple of God,
have mercy on us.

(The litany continues with numerous invocations, each ending with “have mercy on us.”)

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.

Jesus, meek and humble of heart,
make our hearts like unto Thine.

Amen.

3. Prayer of Trust to the Sacred Heart

O Sacred Heart of Jesus,
I have asked for many favors, but I earnestly implore this one.
Take it, place it in Your open, broken Heart,
and when the Eternal Father looks upon it,
covered with Your Precious Blood,
He will not refuse it.

It will no longer be my prayer, but Yours, O Jesus.

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

Amen.

4. Prayer to the Sacred Heart for Families

Sacred Heart of Jesus,
You have revealed Your desire to reign in Christian families.
We today wish to proclaim Your most complete kingship over our family.

We desire to live in the future with Your life.
We desire that the virtues, to which You have promised peace on earth,
may flower in the bosom of our family.

Reign over our minds by the simplicity of our faith.
Reign over our hearts by an ardent love for You.

May the flame of love kindle our hearts within our home.
May we honor You by our happiness in suffering.
May we find comfort in the belief that You will one day
reunite us in Heaven, where we shall sing Your praises forever.

Amen.

5. Anima Christi (Soul of Christ)

Soul of Christ, sanctify me.
Body of Christ, save me.
Blood of Christ, inebriate me.
Water from the side of Christ, wash me.
Passion of Christ, strengthen me.
O good Jesus, hear me.
Within Your wounds hide me.
Permit me not to be separated from You.
From the wicked foe, defend me.
At the hour of my death, call me,
and bid me come to You
that with Your saints I may praise You
forever and ever.

Amen.

Prayers to the Sacred Heart of Jesus are powerful expressions of faith, trust, and love. They invite us to open our hearts to Christ’s infinite mercy and to seek His divine presence in our lives.

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By incorporating these prayers into our daily practice, we not only honor the Sacred Heart but also deepen our spiritual connection with Jesus.

May these prayers inspire and fortify your faith, guiding you toward a more intimate and loving relationship with the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

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