TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS
Adorable Heart of Jesus, glowing with love for us and inflamed with zeal for our salvation! Oh Heart, ever sensible of our misery and the wretchedness to which our sins have reduced us, infinitely rich in mercy to heal the wounds of our souls! Behold us, humbly prostrate before You to express the sorrow that fills our hearts for the coldness and indifference with which we have so long requited the numberless benefits You have conferred upon us.
With a deep sense of outrages heaped upon You by our sins and the sins of others, we come to make a solemn reparation of honor to Your Most Sacred Majesty. It was our sins that overwhelmed Your Heart with bitterness. It was the weight of our iniquities that pressed down your face to the earth in the Garden of Olives and caused You to expire in anguish and agony on the Cross. But now, repenting and sorrowful, we cast ourselves at Your feet and implore forgiveness.
Adorable Heart of Jesus, source of true contrition and ever merciful to the penitent sinner, impart to our hearts the spirit of penance, and give to our eyes a fountain of tears that we may sincerely bewail our sins, now and for the rest of our days.
O would that we could blot them out even with our blood. Pardon them, O Lord, in Your mercy and pardon and convert to You all that have committed irreverences and sacrileges against You in the Sacrament of Your Love, and thus give another proof that Your Mercy is above all Your Works.
Divine Jesus, with You there is mercy and plentiful redemption. Deliver us from our sins. Accept our sincere desire and our resolution, with the help of Your grace, henceforth to be faithful to You.
And in order to repair the sins and ingratitude by which we have grieved Your most tender and loving Heart, we are resolved in the future ever to love and honor You in the most Adorable Sacrament of the Altar, where You are ever present to hear and grant our petitions and to be the food and life of our souls.
Be O compassionate Jesus, our Mediator with Your Heavenly Father, whom we have so grievously offended. Strengthen our weakness, confirm our resolution of amendment, and as your Sacred Heart is our refuge and our hope when we have sinned, so may it be the strength and support of our repentance, that nothing in life and death may ever again separate us from You, Amen.
Note: 5 years indulgence each time. Plenary indulgence once a month, if the above prayer is said daily during the month, and a visit is made to a Church, with Confession and Holy Communion are received.
Indulgence of 7 years, if on the Feast of the Sacred Heart the above Act of Reparation and the Litany of the Sacred Heart are said publicly in a Church before the exposed Blessed Sacrament. On the same day, a plenary indulgence if the prayers are said as stated with Confession and Holy Communion are received.