Prayer of Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Sacred Heart of Jesus, today, in return for Your great love for us, we proclaim your complete dominion over our family. From now on we wish to live Your life, to cultivate in our home those virtues which bring with them Your peace, and to avoid the worldliness which You have condemned.
Preside over our family, Divine Heart of Jesus. Bless all we do, dispel our troubles, sanctify our joys, lighten our sufferings. If we should ever offend You by sin, remind us, merciful Jesus, of Your goodness and mercy to the penitent sinner.
And when death brings its grief into our midst, those of us who go and those who must stay will be submissive; it will be our consolation to remember that the day will come when our entire family, reunited in heaven, will be able to sing forever of Your glory and Your mercy.
May Your mother, Mary, and Your foster father, St Joseph present this consecration of ours to You and keep us ever mindful of it all the days of our lives. Amen.