Act of Consecration
Most sweet Jesus, Redeemer of the human race, look down upon us humbly prostrate before Your altar. We are Yours, and Yours we wish to be; but to be more surely united with You, behold, each one of us freely consecrates himself today to Your Most Sacred Heart. Many indeed have never known You; many too, despising Your precepts, have rejected You. Have mercy on them all, most merciful Jesus, and draw them to Your Most Sacred Heart. Be King, O Lord, not only of the faithful who have never forsaken You, but also of the prodigal children who have abandoned You. Grant that they may quickly return to their Father’s house, lest they die of wretchedness and hunger. Be King of those who are deceived by erroneous opinions or whom discord keeps aloof, and call them back to the harbor of truth and unity of faith, so that soon there may be but one flock and one Shepherd. Grant, O Lord, to Your Church assurance of freedom and immunity from harm; give peace and order to all nations, and make the earth resound from pole to pole with one cry; Praise to the Divine Heart that wrought our salvation; to It be glory and honor forever.
ACT OF LOVE TO THE SACRED HEART
Reveal Your Most Sacred Heart to me, O Jesus, and show me Its attractions. Unite me to It forever. Grant that all my aspirations and all the beats of my heart, which cease not even while I sleep, may be a testimonial to You of my love for You and may say to You: Yes, Lord, I am all Yours; the pledge of my allegiance to You rests ever in my heart and will never cease to be there. Accept the slight amount of good that I do and be graciously pleased to forgive all my wrongdoing; so that I may be able to bless You in time and in eternity.
FOR THE HELP OF THE SACRED HEART
Take away, O my Jesus, the blindness of my heart, that I may know You; take away the hardness of my heart, that I may fear You; take away the coldness of my heart, that I may resist everything that is contrary to Your will; take away its heavy, earthly sluggishness and selfishness, that I may be capable of heroic sacrifice for Your glory, and for the souls whom You have redeemed with Your own most precious blood.