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Please find meditation you may like to use. Time slots not filled so far are 1-2am and 4-5am. This First Friday falls on Good Friday.

Wishing everyone a very Happy Holy Easter.

Prayers and Meditations Composed in Honour of the Sacred Heart

St Margaret Mary

Taken from Fr John Crosiet’s Book The Devotion to the Sacred Heart.

Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

O Divine Heart of Jesus, inexhaustible Source of love and goodness, ah! How I regret that I have forgotten Thee so much and loved Thee so little! O Sacred Heart, Thou dost merit the reverence and love of all hearts which Thou hast cherished so much and laid under infinite obligations. And yet Thou dost receive from the greater number nothing but ingratitude and coldness, and especially from my own heart which merits Thy just indignation. But Thy Heart is all full of goodness and mercy, and of this I wish to avail myself to obtain reconciliation and pardon. O Divine Heart, I grieve intensely when I see myself guilty of such cowardice and when I consider the ungrateful conduct of my wicked heart, which has so unjustly stolen the love that it owes to Thee and bestowed it on myself or on vain amusements.

O Heart most meek, if the sorrow and shame of a heart that recognises its error can satisfy Thee, pardon this heart of mine for it is sorry for its infidelity and ashamed of the little care which it has taken to please Thee by its love. O Sacred Heart of my Saviour, what could I expect from all this but Thy displeasure and condign punishment if I did not hope in Thy mercy. O, Heart of my God, Heart most holy, Heart to which alone belongs to pardon sinners, do thou in Thy mercy pardon this poor miserable heart of mine. All its powers unite in a supreme effort to make reparation to Thee for its wanderings from Thee and the disordered application of its love.

Ah! How have I been able to hitherto to refuse Thee my heart, I who have so many obligations to make Thee its sole possessor, nevertheless I have done so. But now how I regret that I have wandered away from thee, from the love of Thee who art the Source of all goodness, in a word, from the Heart of my Jesus, who although needing me not, has sought me out and lavished Thy favours on me. O Adorable Heart of Jesus, is it possible that my heart can have treated Thee thus, my heart which depends entirely on Thy love and Thy benefits and which, if Thou should take them from it, would fall into the utmost extremes of misery or be reduced to nothingness? Ah! How I am beholden to Thy goodness, O indulgent Heart of my Saviour, for having borne with me so long in my ingratitude! Oh! How timely Thy mercies come to pardon my poor, inconstant heart!

O Heart of my Jesus, I now consecrate to Thee and give Thee all my love and the source of my love, which is my heart; I give Thee both irrevocably, although with great confusion for having so long refused Thee Thine own possessions. O Divine Heart, my very capability of bestowing my poor heart on Thee is a proof of Thy great love for me, but alas! I have availed myself badly of such a favourable opportunity to merit Thy love and grace. Oh! How great is my confusion at the thought of this! O Heart of my Jesus, reform my faithless heart, grant that henceforth it may bind itself to Thy love by its own, and that it may approach Thee as much in the future as it has run away from Thee in the past, and as Thou art the Creator of my heart, may Thou, I beseech Thee, one day give it the crown of immortality.


Thirty-five Salutations to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Hail, Heart of Jesus! Save me​
Hail, Heart of my Creator! Perfect me.​
Hail, Heart of my Saviour! Deliver me​
Hail, Heart of my Judge! Pardon me​
Hail, Heart of my Father! Govern me​
Hail, Heart of my Spouse! Love me.​
Hail, Heart of my Master! Teach me.​
Hail, Heart of my King! Crown me​
Hail, Heart of my benefactor! Enrich me​
Hail, Heart of my Pastor! Guard me.​
Hail, Heart of my Friend! Caress me.​
Hail, Heart of my Infant Jesus! Draw me to Thee.​
Hail, Heart of Jesus, dying on the Cross! Ransom me.​
Hail, Heart of Jesus in all Thy states! Give Thyself to me.​
Hail, Heart of my Brother! Dwell with me.​
Hail, Heart of incomparable​
Goodness! Pardon me.​
Hail, Magnificent Heart! Shine forth in me​
Hail, Most amiable Heart! Embrace me.​
Hail, Charitable Heart! Operate in me.​
Hail, Merciful Heart! Answer for me.​
Hail, Most Humble Heart! Repose in me.​
Hail, Most Patient Heart! Bear with me.​
Hail, Most Faithful Heart! Atone for me.​
Hail, Most Admirable and Most Worthy Heart! Bless me.​
Hail, Peaceful Heart! Calm me​
Hail, Most Desirable and Excellent​
Heart! Enrapture me.​
Hail, Illustrious and Perfect Heart! Ennoble me.​
Hail, Sacred Heart, Precious Balm! Preserve me.​
Hail, Most Holy and Profitable​
Heart! Make me better.​
Hail, Blessed Heart, Medicine and Remedy of our evils! Cure me.​
Hail, Heart of Jesus, Solace of the afflicted! Console me.​
Hail, Most loving Heart, burning Furnace Consume me.​
Hail, Heart of Jesus, Model of perfection! Enlighten me.​
Hail, Heart of Jesus, Origin of all happiness! Fortify me.​
Hail, Heart of eternal blessings! Call me to Thee.​
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