Novena In Reparation For Offenses Against Life
AN ACT OF REPARATION
Sacred Heart of Jesus,
we offer you an act of reparation
for the indifference often shown to you.
We ourselves have been inattentive many times.
Not only do we now ask your pardon
but we also declare our readiness
to atone both for our personal offenses
and for the faults of others.
We are resolved to expiate every outrage committed against you.
We wish to make amends too
for the injustices perpetrated against the poor and unprotected.
In reparation for all violations of your Divine honor
and of the rights of our fellowmen,
we offer the satisfaction you once made
to your Eternal Father on the cross
and which you continue to renew daily on our altars.
In union with the faithful on earth,
we promise to make recompense, as far as we can,
for all neglect of your great love
and for the sins we and others have committed.
Loving Jesus, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
deign to receive our act of reparation
and keep us faithful to you,
so that we may one day come to that home
where you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
ACT OF CONSECRATION
Jesus, Redeemer of the human race,
we freely consecrate ourselves today to your Most Sacred Heart.
We grieve that many do not yet know you;
many, too, reject you.
Have mercy on them all, most merciful Jesus,
and draw them to your Sacred Heart.
We pray that you, O Lord,
will be King not only of the faithful
who have never forsaken you,
but also of the prodigals.
Grant that all may be admitted to your Father's house.
We pray, too, that you will be King
of those who are now deceived by erroneous opinions,
or whom discord keeps unmindful of you.
Call them to believe in you
so that soon there may be but one flock and one Shepherd.
Grant, O Lord, to all your people,
assurance of freedom and immunity from harm;
give tranquility to all nations;
make the world resound from pole to pole with one cry:
Praise to the Divine Heart
that made possible our salvation;
to it be glory and honor for ever.