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  • Novena Prayer The Sacred Heart of Jesus

    Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque and Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

    Margaret Mary was chosen by Christ to arouse the Church to a realization of the love of God symbolized by the heart of Jesus.

    On December 21, 1674, three years a nun, she received the first of her revelations. She felt “invested” with the presence of God, though always afraid of deceiving herself in such matters.  The request of Christ was that his love for humankind be made evident through her.

    During the next 13 months, Christ appeared to her at intervals. His human heart was to be the symbol of his divine-human love. By her own love Margaret Mary was to make up for the coldness and ingratitude of the world—by frequent and loving Holy Communion, especially on the first Friday of each month, and by an hour’s vigil of prayer every Thursday night in memory of his agony and isolation in Gethsemane. He also asked that a feast of reparation be instituted.

    Like all saints, Margaret Mary had to pay for her gift of holiness. Some of her own sisters were hostile. Theologians who were called in declared her visions delusions and suggested that she eat more heartily. Later, parents of children she taught called her an impostor, an unorthodox innovator. A new confessor, the Jesuit Claude de la Colombière, recognized her genuineness and supported her.

    Against her great resistance, Christ called her to be a sacrificial victim for the shortcomings of her own sisters, and to make this known.

    After serving as novice mistress and assistant superior, Margaret Mary died at the age of 43, while being anointed. She said: “I need nothing but God, and to lose myself in the heart of Jesus.”
                                 Information found on https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-of-the-day/saint-margaret-mary-alacoque

    Saint Padre Pio recited this novena every day for all those who requested his prayers.

    Prayer One:
    O my Jesus, you have said:
    “Truly I say to you, ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you.”
    Behold I knock, I seek and ask for the grace of…  (name your request here)
    Our Father…
    Hail Mary…
    Glory Be to the Father…
    Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.
    Amen.

     
    Prayer Two:
    O my Jesus, you have said:
    “Truly I say to you, if you ask anything of the Father in my name, he will give it to you.”
    Behold, in your name, I ask the Father for the grace of…  (name your request here)
    Our Father…
    Hail Mary…
    Glory Be To the Father…
    Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.
    Amen.

     
    Prayer Three:
    O my Jesus, you have said:
    “Truly I say to you, heaven and earth will pass away but my words will not pass away.”
    Encouraged by your infallible words I now ask for the grace of…   (name your request here)
    Our Father…
    Hail Mary…
    Glory Be to the Father…
    Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.

    Amen.

     
    Concluding Prayer:
    O Sacred Heart of Jesus,
    for whom it is impossible not to have compassion on the afflicted,
    have pity on us miserable sinners
    and grant us the grace which we ask of you,

    through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary,
    your tender Mother and ours.

     
    The Hail Holy Queen (The Salve Regina)
    Hail, holy Queen, mother of mercy,
    our life, our sweetness, and our hope.
    To you we cry, poor banished children of Eve;
    to you we send up our sighs,
    mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.
    Turn, then, most gracious advocate,
    your eyes of mercy toward us;
    and after this, our exile,
    show unto us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus.
    O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

    Pray for us O most holy Mother of God,
    That we may be worthy of the promises of Christ.

    St. Joseph, foster father of Jesus, pray for us.
    Amen.
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  • Please pray for these intentions

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    • Marielle, Mary, Pat, William, Will, Brianna
    • Please pray that my husband’s job is moved back to New Jersey so he can remain working and living near his family. Thank you!
    • Please pray for my great niece. Mental, physical and spiritual health, for her peace and safety.
    • Please pray for the health of my husband Wayne to regain his strength to walk and fully recover from illness that has taken away the quality of his life.
    • For my mother, and other deceased family that they are at peace.
    • For all those who feel alone, lost and without hope that they receive grace and peace
    • For my son and daughter, as they await approval for a transplant operation
    • Asking for my friends at St. Leo the Great to please pray for my mother. She needs your prayers as she is in the hospital fighting for her life. Thank you for all your prayers! In Jesus' name, AMEN! 
    • Please pray for my daughter and son who struggle with anxiety and depression .
    • Virginia, mother of Cynthia, parishioner
    • Willingness to manage my mental health, and finding the strength to fight through the deep depression that is making my life feel so dark and hopeless.
    • Mom and Dad. Also Good buddy Harold
    • Please pray for good health for those who are sick & suffering.
    • For the health and well-being of my family
    • To be a better mother
    • I pray for all those who are unemployed or underemployed because of the pandemic
    • I pray for my dear friend the most loving and caring nurse I know.
    • Thomas
    • For my niece who contracted COVID away at college and is sick, scared and alone.
    • Please pray for my son Patrick who struggles with mental illness. Thank you
    • For the health of my family members
    • Please pray for active duty military in Iraq and Kuwait. In light of the recent activity, please pray for the safety of a member of our parish and the troops serving our country. Thank you.
    • Please Pray that my family will come back to the church
    • Please pray for my best friend - that she finds a treatment for her illness that she has been battling so valiantly.
    • For Pete who has Covid and pneumonia. And for his wife Regina, probably from stress, who ended up in the ER this week
    • For a new treatment to work for Ernest. Give him & his family the physical & mental strength to endure this journey.
    • Our Lady of Lourdes, please give Ernest the strength to endure the new treatments for Multiple Myloma which he has had for 5 years. We pray these new treatments will strengthen him
    • Please pray for my son DR who struggles with ADHD and anxiety.