Month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. June 3 and June 4 mark the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. One of the greatest feasts in the Catholic Church. The feast celebrates and emphasizes God’s passionate love for His people.
The word heart, is a vital organ which is connected to a person’s physical, emotional and moral facets. And the Sacred Heart is a symbolic object of devotion to the Love of Jesus Christ.
As Pope Benedict XVI said, “In the heart of the Redeemer, we adore God’s love for humanity, His will for universal salvation, His infinite mercy. Practicing devotion to the Sacred Heart of Christ, therefore, means adoring that Heart which, after having loved us to the end, was pierced by a spear and from high on the Cross poured out blood and water, an inexhaustible source of new life.”
I have grown my devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus not because of the many things I ask from Him, in my prayers I ask for His mercy and guidance, among others, which I know He would wholeheartedly give. I have found consolation from this devotion, with life’s day to day struggles and adversities there’s the Heart of Jesus where we can find comfort and peace.
Let me share to you all the prayer of Padre Pio to the Sacred Heart.
Prayer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
O Sacred Heart of Jesus,
filled with infinite love,
broken by my ingratitude,
pierced by my sins,
yet lovingly me still;
accept the consecration that I make to you
of all that I am
and all that I have.
Take every faculty of my soul and body
and draw me, day by day,
nearer and nearer to your Sacred Heart,
as I can understand the lesson,
teach me your blessed ways.