Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart (from The Handbook of Indulgences)

Most loving Jesus, how great is the love which You have poured out upon the world. How casual
and careless is our response! Kneeling before You, we wish to atone for the indifference and the
slights which pierce You to the heart.

Praise to the heart of Jesus, our Savior and our God.

We ask forgiveness for our own shameful neglect.  We wish to make amends for those who are
obstinate in their unbelief, for those who turn away from the light and wander like sheep without
a shepherd; and for those who have broken their baptismal promises
and reject the gentle yoke of Your law.

Praise to the heart of Jesus, our Savior and our God.

We wish to make amends for the sins of our society: for lust and degradation, for the corruption
of the young, for indifference and blasphemy, for attacks against Your Church,
for irreverence and even sacrilege against Your love in this Blessed Sacrament, and for
the public defiance of Your Law.

Praise to the heart of Jesus, our Savior and our God.

These are the sins for which You died, but now we share in Your Atonement by offering on the
altar in union with You the living Sacrifice You made on the Cross, joining to it the sufferings of
Your Virgin Mother,and those of all the Saints and the whole Church.

Praise to the heart of Jesus, our Savior and our God.

We promise faithfully that by Your grace we shall make reparation for our own sins and for those
of others by a strong faith, by holy living, and by obedience to the law of the Gospel,
whose greatest commandment is that of charity.

Praise to the heart of Jesus, our Savior and our God.

We also promise to do our best to discourage others from insulting You
and bring those we can to follow You.

Praise to the heart of Jesus, our Savior and our God.

Jesus, Lord, receive this loving act of homage together with the prayers of our Lady,
who stood by the Cross, our model in reparation. Keep us faithful, even to the point of death,
give us the gift of perseverance and lead us all to our promised land in heaven, where You,
with the Father and the Holy Spirit, live and reign for ever and ever. 

Praise to the heart of Jesus, our Savior and our God.  Amen.


Cor Jesu sacratissimum, miserere nobis.




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