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Prayers to the Sacred Heart

Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which represents Christ's love for mankind, is very widespread in the Roman Catholic Church. These prayers are especially appropriate for the Feast of the Sacred Heart and for the month of June, which is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Sweet Heart of Jesus
The Sweet Heart of Jesus is an aspiration or ejaculation—a short prayer meant to be memorized so that it can be recited frequently throughout the day.

Aspiration to the Sacred Heart
This Aspiration to the Sacred Heart is meant to be prayed frequently throughout the day—for instance, whenever we see a statue or picture of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Novena to the Sacred Heart
In this Novena to the Sacred Heart, we pray for nine days in trust and confidence in the mercy and love of Christ, that He might grant our request.

Prayer to the Sacred Heart
In this prayer by St. Gertrude the Great to the Sacred Heart, we ask Jesus to conform our hearts to His and our wills to His will.

To the Heart of Jesus in the Eucharist
In this, prayer, we ask Jesus, present in the Eucharist, to purify our hearts and to make them like His own.

For the Help of the Sacred Heart
In this prayer, we ask Christ to take away all those human failings that keep us from living full lives as Christians.

Memorare to the Sacred Heart
In this Memorare to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, we ask to look not at our sins but to hear our request for a special favor.

Act of Love to the Sacred Heart
In this prayer, we ask Christ to unite our heart to His, so that we may never forget the sacrifice that He made in dying for us.

Act of Consecration to the Sacred Heart
This prayer is often said on or around the Feast of the Sacred Heart. In it, we unite ourselves fully to the Heart of Christ, asking Him to purify our wills so that everything we do may be in line with His Will—and, if we fall, that His Love and Mercy may shield us from the righteous judgment of God the Father.

A Prayer of Trust in the Sacred Heart
The Sacred Heart of Jesus represents Christ’s love for us, and, in this prayer, we put our trust in that love while expressing our own love for Him.

Prayer to the Sacred Heart for the Church
This prayer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is offered for the sake of the Church, that Christ may guide and guard it and that we may all remain united to the Church. It is also prayed for the sake of the souls in purgatory, that they may enter more quickly into the fullness of Heaven.

Novena of Confidence to the Sacred Heart
In this novena to the Sacred Heart, we ask Christ to present our request to His Father as His own.

Invocation to the Sacred Heart
This short prayer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is meant to be recited several times each day. It was written by Saint Margaret Mary Alocoque, whose visions of Jesus Christ in the late 17th century are the source of the Feast of the Sacred Heart.

Act of Consecration of the Human Race to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Find the text of the Act of Consecration of the Human Race to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, traditionally recited on the Feast of Christ the King.

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