Novena of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
for healing and surrender
Suggested for use in preparation for the
Vatican Worldwide Summit of Bishops on the Abuse Crisis
in the nine days leading to the opening of the summit, that is,
from Wednesday 13 February through Thursday 21 February, 2019
[Pray the following each day of the nine day period:]
Divine Jesus, You have said, "Ask and you shall receive; seek and you shall find;
knock and it shall be opened to you."
Behold me kneeling at Your feet,
filled with a lively faith and confidence in the promises
dictated by Your Sacred Heart to Saint Margaret Mary.
I come to ask this favor: (Mention your request: e.g., fruit of the bishops’ summit; healing of
victims; personal healing from the scandal; continued growth of our parishes, etc.).
To whom can I turn if not to You, Whose Heart is the source of all graces and merits?
Where should I seek
if not in the treasure which contains all the riches of Your kindness and mercy?
Where should I knock if not at the door through which God gives Himself to us
and through which we go to God?
I have recourse to You, Heart of Jesus.
In You I find consolation when afflicted,
protection when persecuted,
strength when burdened with trials,
and light in doubt and darkness.
Dear Jesus, I firmly believe that You can grant me the grace I implore,
even though it should require a miracle.
You have only to will it and my prayer will be granted.
I admit that I am most unworthy of Your favors,
but this is not a reason for me to be discouraged.
You are the God of mercy, and You will not refuse a contrite heart.
Cast upon me a look of mercy, I beg of You,
and Your kind Heart will find in my miseries and weakness a reason for granting my prayer.
Sacred Heart, whatever may be Your decision with regard to my request,
I will never stop adoring, loving, praising, and serving You.
My Jesus, be pleased to accept this
my act of perfect resignation to the decrees of Your adorable Heart,
which I sincerely desire may be fulfilled in and by me and all Your creatures forever.
Grant me the grace for which I humbly implore You
through the Immaculate Heart of Your most sorrowful Mother.
You entrusted me to her as her child, and her prayers are all-powerful with You.
Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Pray for Us!
Our Lady of Lourdes, Pray for Us!
St. Michael the Archangel, Pray for Us!
Sacred Heart of Jesus, Have Mercy on Us!