O Sacred Heart of Jesus, to Thee I consecrate and offer up my
person and my life, my actions, trials, and sufferings, that my entire being may
henceforth only be employed in loving, honoring and glorifying Thee. This is my
irrevocable will, to belong entirely to Thee, and to do all for Thy love, renouncing with
my whole heart all that can displease Thee.
I take Thee, O Sacred Heart, for the sole object of my
love, the protection of my life, the pledge of my salvation, the remedy of my frailty and
inconstancy, the reparation for all the defects of my life, and my secure refuge at the
hour of my death. Be Thou, O Most Merciful Heart, my justification before God Thy Father,
and screen me from His anger which I have so justly merited. I fear all from my own
weakness and malice, but placing my entire confidence in Thee, O Heart of Love, I hope all
from Thine infinite Goodness. Annihilate in me all that can displease or resist Thee.
Imprint Thy pure love so deeply in my heart that I may never forget Thee or be separated
I beseech Thee, through Thine infinite Goodness, grant that my name be engraved upon Thy
Heart, for in this I place all my happiness and all my glory, to live and to die as one of
Thy devoted servants.
. — St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
from the book
Devotion To The Sacred Heart
by Fr. John Croiset, S.J.