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First Friday Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus [St. Margaret Mary Alacoque]
SacredHeartChurch.org ^ | 2004 | Sacred Heart Church

Posted on 06/15/2007 7:52:34 AM PDT by Salvation

Our Blessed Mother
First Friday Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
       The First Friday of each month was designated by our Savior Himself as a day to be consecrated to honoring His Sacred Heart…. As the object of this devotion is to make our Savior Jesus Christ ardently and perfectly loved, and to make reparation for the outrages offered to Him in the past, as well as for those which he daily receives in the Blessed Eucharist…Jesus Christ merits our love at all times, but alas! He is despised and outraged in the Sacrament of His love at all times, and so people should at all times make reparation to Him.
       We should then adore Jesus Christ in this august Sacrament, make a fervent act of love to Jesus in the tabernacle, thank Him for having instituted this Mystery of love, express our sorrow at seeing Him so abandoned, and resolve to visit Him as soon as possible and love Him unceasingly.
       Attendance at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is assuredly the best means of honoring and loving the adorable Heart of Jesus.

The following First Friday devotions are efficacious in honoring the Sacred Heart of Jesus:

  The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
  Act of Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
  Act of Reparation
  The Litany To The Sacred Heart of Jesus


The Promises of the Sacred Heart of Jesus to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

  1. "I will give them all the graces necessary in their state of life."
  2. "I will establish peace in their homes."
  3. "I will comfort them in their afflictions."
  4. "I will be their secure refuge during life, and above all in death."

  5. "I will bestow a large blessing upon all their undertakings."
  6. "Sinners shall find in My Heart the source and the infinite ocean of mercy."
  7. "Tepid souls shall grow fervent."
  8. "Fervent souls shall quickly mount to high perfection."
  9. "I will bless every place where a picture of My Heart shall be set up and honored."
  10. "I will give to priests the gift of touching the most hardened hearts."
  11. "Those who shall promote this devotion shall have their names written in My Heart, never to be blotted out."
  12. "I promise thee in the excessive mercy of My Heart that My all-powerful love will grant to all those who communicate on the First Friday in nine consecutive months, the grace of final penitence; they shall not die in My disgrace nor without receiving the Sacraments; My Divine heart shall be their safe refuge in this last moment."



TOPICS: Catholic; Prayer; Worship
KEYWORDS: catholiclist; devotion; prayers; sacredheart
For continued prayer to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.
1 posted on 06/15/2007 7:52:38 AM PDT by Salvation
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Act of Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
     O Sacred Heart of Jesus, filled with infinite love, broken by my ingratitude, pierced by my sins, yet loving me still - accept the consecration that I make to You of all that I am and all that I have. Take every faculty of my soul and body. Draw me, day by day, nearer and nearer to your Sacred Heart, and there, as I can bear the lesson, teach me Your blessed ways. Amen.


2 posted on 06/15/2007 7:56:04 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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Act of Reparation

     Sacred Heart of Jesus, animated with a desire to repair the outrages unceasingly offered to Thee, we prostrate before Thy throne of mercy, and in the name of all mankind, pledge our love and fidelity to Thee!
     The more Thy mysteries are blasphemed, the more firmly we shall believe them, O Sacred Heart of Jesus!
     The more impiety endeavors to extinguish our hopes of immortality, the more we shall trust in Thy Heart, sole hope of mankind! 
     The more hearts resist Thy Divine attractions, the more we shall love Thee, O infinitely amiable heart of Jesus!
     The more unbelief attacks Thy Divinity, the more humbly and profoundly we shall adore It, O Divine Heart of Jesus!
     The more Thy holy laws are transgressed and ignored, the more we shall delight to observe them, O most holy Heart of Jesus!
     The more Thy Sacraments are despised and abandoned, the more frequently we shall receive them with love and reverence, O most liberal Heart of Jesus!
     The more the imitation of Thy virtues is neglected and forgotten, the more we shall endeavor to practice them, O Heart, model of every virtue!
     The more the devil labors to destroy souls, the more we shall be inflamed with desire to save them, O Heart of Jesus, zealous Lover of souls!
     The more sin and impurity destroy the image of God in man, the more we shall try by purity of life to be a living temple of the Holy Spirit, O Heart of Jesus!
     The more Thy Holy Church is despised, the more we shall endeavor to be her faithful children, O Sweet Heart of Jesus!
     The more Thy Vicar on earth is persecuted, the more we will honor him as the infallible head of Thy Holy Church, show our fidelity and pray for him, O kingly Heart of Jesus!
     O Sacred Heart, through Thy powerful grace, may we become Thy apostles in the midst of a corrupted world, and be Thy crown in the kingdom of heaven. Amen.


3 posted on 06/15/2007 7:57:36 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: All
 

Litany To the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

V/ Lord, have mercy.
R/ Lord, have mercy.

V/ Christ, have mercy.
R/ Christ, have mercy.

V/ Lord, have mercy.
R/ Lord, have mercy.

V/ Jesus, hear us.
R/ Jesus, graciously hear us.

R/ for ff: have mercy on us

God, the Father of Heaven,
God, the Son, Redeemer of the world,
God, the Holy Spirit,
Holy Trinity, One God,
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, Sacred Temple of God,
Heart of Jesus, Tabernacle of the Most High,
Heart of Jesus, House of God and Gate of Heaven,
Heart of Jesus, burning furnace of charity,
Heart of Jesus, abode of justice and love,
Heart of Jesus, full of goodness and love,
Heart of Jesus, abyss of all virtues,
Heart of Jesus, most worthy of all praise,
Heart of Jesus, king and center of all hearts,
Heart of Jesus, in whom are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge,
Heart of Jesus, in whom the Father was well pleased,
Heart of Jesus, of whose fullness we have all received,
Heart of Jesus, desire of the everlasting hills,
Heart of Jesus, patient and most merciful,
Heart of Jesus, enriching all who invoke you,
Heart of Jesus, fountain of life and holiness,
Heart of Jesus, propitiation for our sins,
Heart of Jesus, loaded down with opprobrium,
Heart of Jesus, bruised for our offenses,
Heart of Jesus, obedient to 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 our sins,
Heart of Jesus, salvation of those who trust in you,
Heart of Jesus, hope of those who die in you,
Heart of Jesus, delight of all the Saints,

Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world,
R/ spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world,
R/ graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world,
R/ have mercy on us.

Jesus, meek and humble of heart.
R/ Make our hearts like to yours.

      Let us pray. Almighty and eternal God, look upon the Heart of your most beloved Son and upon the praises and satisfaction which he offers you in the name of sinners; and to those who implore your mercy, in your great goodness, grant forgiveness in the name of the same Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you forever and ever.

R/ Amen


4 posted on 06/15/2007 7:59:30 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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The Act of Consecration reminds me of this late 19th Century hymn:

I am thine, O Lord, I have heard thy voice,
And it told thy love to me;
But I long to rise in the arms of faith,
And be closer drawn to thee.

Draw me nearer, nearer blessed Lord,
To the cross where thou hast died;
Draw me nearer, nearer, nearer blessed Lord,
To thy precious, bleeding side.

Consecrate me now to thy service, Lord,
By the pow’r of grace divine;
Let my soul look up with a steadfast hope,
And my will be lost in thine.

O the pure delight of a single hour
That before thy throne I spend,
When I kneel in prayer, and with thee, my God,
I commune as friend with friend!

There are depths of love that I cannot know
Till I cross the narrow sea;
There are heights of joy that I may not reach
Till I rest in peace with thee.

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Bright­est and Best (New York: Big­low & Main, 1875).

Music: W. How­ard Doane

5 posted on 06/15/2007 7:48:33 PM PDT by lightman (If false accusation was rare it wouldn't be in the Ten Commandments!)
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To: lightman; nickcarraway; sandyeggo; Lady In Blue; NYer; american colleen; ELS; Pyro7480; livius; ...

I am the way, the truth and the life - Words of Jesus Christ our Lord, Our Savior,  the Son of God.

May The Lord bless you and keep you;  

May the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you;

May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.

And may Our Lady bless you with   her maternal love


I
n the name of the Father, and of the Son
and the Holy Spirit. Amen

Praying to the

Sacred Heart of Jesus!

 


6 posted on 06/15/2007 9:06:04 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: All

“Never apologize for the Blessed Virgin Mary!” ~~Mother Angelica


7 posted on 06/15/2007 9:06:54 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation; 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember; afraidfortherepublic; Alas; al_c; american colleen; ...

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8 posted on 06/15/2007 9:32:36 PM PDT by Coleus (God gave us the right to life & self preservation & a right to defend ourselves, family & property)
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To: Salvation

Beautiful, thanks,


9 posted on 06/16/2007 7:42:28 AM PDT by ex-snook ("But above all things, truth beareth away the victory.")
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To: Salvation

“May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world now and forever Amen”


10 posted on 06/16/2007 9:15:06 AM PDT by ejo
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To: ejo

Amen!


11 posted on 06/16/2007 9:25:51 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: ejo

Amen!


12 posted on 06/19/2009 8:51:14 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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