Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Reparation To Our Lord's Sacred Heart


The month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. In our day and time there is much that goes on in our world and even in our Church that offends Our Lord's most Sacred Heart. I would like to begin this month's dedication with an Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart. We may not be able to put a stop to the evil that goes on, but we can certainly pray and console Our Lord for the outrages committed against Him.
Since this month also brings the Year for Priests to a close, I have also included a prayer to the Sacred Heart for priests.
More prayers and devotions can be found by clicking the image of St Margaret Mary Alacoque adoring the Sacred Heart on my sidebar. Jesus appeared to St Margaret Mary and asked her to spread the devotion to his Sacred Heart. He made 12 Promises to anyone who would practice this devotion.
May those of us who love and adore Our Lord bring some consolation to that Heart that was pierced for us.
Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!







Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
O Jesus, divine Savior, deign to cast a look of mercy upon Your children, who assemble  in the same spirit of faith, reparation, and love, and come to deplore their own infidelities, and those of all poor sinners, their brethren.
May we touch Your divine Heart by the unanimous and solemn promises we are about to make and obtain mercy for ourselves, for the world, and for all who are so unhappy as not to love You.  We all promise that for the future:
For the forgetfulness and ingratitude of men, *(We will console you O Lord)
For the way You are deserted in Your holy tabernacle,
For the crimes of sinners,
For the hatred of the impious,
For the blasphemies uttered against You,
For the sacrileges that profane Your Sacrament of Love,
For the outrages against Your divinity
, For the injuries of which You are the adorable Victim,
For the coldness of the greater part of your children,
For the contempt of your loving invitation,
For the infidelity of those who called themselves Your friends,
For the abuse of Your grace,
For our own unfaithfulness,
For the incomprehensible hardness of our hearts,
For our long delay in loving You,
For our tepidity in Your holy service,
For Your bitter sadness at the loss of souls,
For Your long waiting at the door of our hearts,
For the heartless scorn that grieves You,
For Your loving sighs,
For Your loving tears,
For Your loving imprisonment,
For Your loving death,

* We will console you, 0 Lord
Let us pray
0 Jesus!  divine Savior, from whose Heart comes forth this bitter complaint, "I looked for one that would comfort me, and I found none," graciously accept the feeble consolation we offer You, and aid us so powerfully by your grace, that we may, for the time to come, shun more and more all that can displease You, and prove ourselves in everything, and everywhere, and forever Your most faithful and devoted servants.  We ask it through Your Sacred Heart, O Lord, who live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit  one God, world without end.  
Amen.


Prayer to the Sacred Heart for Priests
Remember, 0 most loving Heart of Jesus, that they for whom I pray are those for whom You prayed so earnestly the night before Your death.  These are they to whom You look to continue with You in Your sorrows when others forsake You, who share Your griefs and have inherited your persecutions, according to Your word: That the servant is not greater than his Lord.  Remember, O Heart of Jesus, that they are the objects of the world's hatred and Satan's deadliest snares.  Keep them then, 0 Jesus, in the safe citadel of Your Sacred Heart and there let them be sanctified in truth.  May they be one with you and one among themselves, and grant that multitudes may be brought through their word to believe in You and love You.

5 comments:

ocd sister said...

What a beautiful litany! I'd never seen it before. Where did you get it? God reward you!

Karinann said...

Thank you OCD Sister. The I found the Litany from a Sacred Heart website. If you click the June Devotions image on my sidebar it will take you to that site. It has some beautiful prayers and poems as well.

Mary333 said...

I love this month and I love St. Margaret Mary! I deliberately started my blog last year in June in honor of the Sacred Heart. I own a beautiful statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. It's my favorite :) Thanks for the prayers, these are great!

Anne said...

Karinann, the picture at the top of this post makes my own heart ache!

Thank you for sharing these prayers.

I like your new background-very easy to see, but I miss that beautiful water!

Karinann said...

Anne,
Glad you liked the prayers and thanks for the comment on the background. I liked the water too, but I realized it was difficult to read at times.

Closing Prayer

Psalm 45: Canticle of Love to the King

My heart overflows with a good theme;
I address my verses to the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.

Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty!
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
Your arrows are sharp;
The peoples fall under You;
Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.

Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.