Sometime around 1995, I write a little prayer of Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. As we are now in June, the month dedicated to the Sacred Heart, I thought I would share this little prayer here.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Abyss of Mercy and Source of every grace and blessing, I unite and consecrate myself entirely to You without exception or reserve – all that I am and all that I have; both temporal and spiritual; past present and future; through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Your Mother.
I leave myself entirely at Your disposal with complete confidence in Your mercy and love; and I beg You to look upon this offering of my nothingness before You and to use me for Your own glory, for the honour of Your Mother and for the salvation of souls.
Help me to seek You alone in all things. Hide me in the shelter of Your Most Sacred Heart and be my only consolation and refuge. Grant me the graces I need to to joyfully accept Your Cross daily; to lead a holy life; and to die a holy death in Your service.
Help me to trust completely in Your mercy and love and never to fear to humbly throw myself before the infinite Ocean of Mercy which is Your Most Sacred Heart, especially at those times when I may fail in my faithfulness in Your service.
Through this weak and miserable instrument, may Your mercy, love, glory and power shine forth.
Above all, set my poor heart on fire with the flame of Love which burns in Your Most Sacred Heart – and teach me how to return love for Love.