ACT OF CONSECRATION
TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS
We encourage all to pray this prayer daily for the mission of PAPA
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, * I consecrate myself to Your Most Sacred Heart.
Take possession of my whole being; * transform me into Yourself.
Make my hands Your hands, * my feet, Your feet * my heart Your heart.
Let me see with Your eyes, * listen with Your ears, * speak with Your lips, * love with Your heart, * understand with Your mind, * serve with Your will, * and be dedicated with my whole being.
Make me Your other self. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, * send me Your Holy Spirit to teach me to love You * and to live through You, * with You, * in You and for You.
Come, Holy Spirit, * make my body Your temple.
Come, * and abide with me forever.
Give me the deepest love for the Sacred Heart of Jesus * in order to serve Him with my whole heart, * soul, * mind and strength.
Take possession of all my faculties of body and soul.
Regulate all my passions: * feelings and emotions.
Take possession of my intellect, * understanding * and will; * my memory and imagination.
O Holy Spirit of Love, * give me an abundance of Your efficacious graces.
Give me the fullness of all the virtues; * enrich my faith, * strengthen my hope, * increase my trust, * and inflame my love.
Give me the fullness of Your sevenfold gifts, * fruits and beatitudes. Most Holy Trinity, * make my soul Your sanctuary.
200 days indulgence—April 7, 1961. + Karl J. Alter, Archbishop of Cincinnati. “This devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is the highest act of Religion. It demands the full and absolute determination of surrendering and consecrating oneself to the love of the Divine Redeemer. The wounded Heart of the Savior is the living sign and symbol of that love. Devotion to the Most Sacred Heart is so important that it may be considered, as far as practice is concerned, the perfect profession of the Christian Religion” (Pius XII May 15, 1956). IMPRIMATUR: + Paul F. Leibold, Vicar General of Cincinnati. September 23, 1960. NIHIL OBSTAT: John J. Jennings, S.T.D.