Friday, June 11, 2010

Solemnity of the Sacred heart of Jesus

Consecration to the Sacred Heart This is the prayer of consecration used by our community. You may want to adapt it for use in your family or parish or as a personal dedication to the Heart of Jesus.    
O Sacred Heart of Jesus, behold us here today to proclaim your absolute dominion over our Community. We desire to live your life of love, so that among us may flourish those virtues for which you promised peace on earth.

Reign over our understanding by the integrity of our faith; reign over our hearts by our love for you. May this love be ever nourished by fervent prayer and the Sacraments, especially the Eucharist.

Be pleased, O Divine Heart, to preside over our meetings, to bless our undertakings, to banish all care, to be present in our joys and sorrows. If any of us should ever grieve your Sacred Heart, remind us of your goodness and mercy toward the repentant sinner.

And when death enters our family circle, help us to bow humbly before this mystery of life, remembering that the day will come when our entire Community, once more united in heaven, will sing with joy of your mercy and goodness forever. Amen.

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