Monday, April 25, 2011

Act of Consecration of the Human Race to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Issued on October 17th 1925 by His Holiness Pope Pius XI for the annual consecration of the human race to the Sacred Heart on the feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King, the last Sunday of October.

Most sweet Jesus, Redeemer of the human race, look down upon us, humbly prostrate before Thy altar. We are Thine and Thine we wish to be; but to be more surely united with Thee, behold each one of us freely consecrates himself today to Thy Most Sacred Heart. Many, indeed, have never known Thee; many, too, despising Thy precepts, have rejected Thee.

Have mercy on them all, Most Merciful Jesus, and draw them to Thy Sacred Heart. Be Thou King, O Lord, not only of the faithful who have never forsaken Thee, but also of the prodigal children who have abandoned Thee; grant that they may quickly return to their Father’s house, lest they die of wretchedness and hunger.

Be Thou King of all who are still involved in the darkness of idolatry or of Islamism, and refuse not to draw them into the light and kingdom of God. Turn Thine eyes of mercy toward the children of that race, once Thy chosen people. Of old they called down upon themselves the blood of the Saviour; may it now descend upon them a layer of redemption and of life.

Grant, O Lord, to Thy Church assurance of freedom and immunity from harm; give peace and order to all nations, and make the earth resound from pole to pole with one cry: Praise to the Divine Heart that wrought our salvation; to it be glory and honour forever. Amen.

Indulgences: 5 years; Plenary, once a month, if recited daily, under the usual conditions. On the feast of Christ the King, same indulgences under same conditions for all who take part in this Act of Dedication. –Pius XI, July 16th 1926; Feb. 15th 1927

Sacred Heart of Jesus, Thy Kingdom Come!

Indulgence: 300 days, each time. –Pius X, July 6th 1906.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, I trust in Thee.

Indulgences: 300 days, each time. Plenary, once a month, under the usual conditions, for all who recite it daily during the month. –Pius X, May 27th 1905.

1 comment:

  1. LAYER should be LAVER -- last sentence of second-to-last paragraph.

    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR MAKING THIS WONDERFUL PRAYER AVAILABLE! It was said after every Mass after the three Hail Marys, Hail Holy Queen and Prayer to St. Michael.
    Discontinued after Vatican II, unfortunately!!!

    la·ver    
    [ley-ver]
    –noun
    1.
    Old Testament . a large basin upon a foot or pedestal in the court of the Hebrew tabernacle and subsequently in the temple, containing water for the ablutions of the priests and for the washing of the sacrifices in the temple service.
    2.
    Ecclesiastical . the font or water of baptism.
    3.
    any spiritually cleansing agency.
    4.
    Archaic .
    a.
    a basin, bowl, or cistern to wash in.
    b.
    any bowl or pan for water.

    Origin:
    1300–50; Middle English lavo ( u ) r < Anglo-French lavour, Old French laveoir < Late Latin lavātōrium

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