“O’ Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, I put my trust in You.”
St. John Paul II had a special devotion to the Sacred Heart and in 1999, on the 100th Anniversary of The Consecration of the Human Race to the Divine Heart of Jesus he wrote:
“The Saviour’s Heart invites us to return to the Father’s love, which is the source of every authentic love: “In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the expiation for our sins” (1 Jn 4:10). Jesus ceaselessly receives from the Father, rich in mercy and compassion, the love which he lavishes upon human beings (cf. Eph 2:4; Jas 5:11). His Heart particularly reveals the generosity of God towards sinners. God’s reaction to sin is not to lessen his love, but to expand it into a flow of mercy which becomes the initiative of the Redemption” (Vatican: Warsaw, 11 June 1999, Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus)
The Feast of the Sacred Heart is one of my favorite feast days and a most beautiful devotion. If you are sick, in the hospital, or your heart is heavy may you find consolation in the Sacred Heart of Jesus…
Prayer to the Sacred Heart
O most holy Heart of Jesus, fountain of every blessing,
I adore you, I love you and will a lively sorrow for my sins.
I offer you this poor heart of mine.
Make me humble, patient, pure, and wholly obedient to your will.
Grant, good Jesus, that I may live in you and for you.
Protect me in the midst of danger; comfort me in my afflictions;
give me health of body, assistance in my temporal needs,
your blessings on all that I do, and the grace of a holy death.
Within your heart I place my every care.
In every need let me come to you with humble trust saying,
Heart of Jesus, help me.