The Sacred Heart is the centre and wellspring of Jesus’ passionate and infinite love for us.
It represents Jesus’ woundedness, both the physical wound incurred to his physical heart on the cross – by the centurion’s spear, and the spiritual wound of a love so great that He gave up His life, even while this love is scorned by those for whom it was so generously given.
Prayer: O most holy heart of Jesus, fountain of every blessing, I adore you, I love you, and with lively sorrow for my sins I offer you his poor heart of mine. Make me humble, patient, pure and wholly obedient to your will. Grant, Good Jesus, that I may live in you and for you. Protect me in the midst of danger. Comfort me in my afflictions. Give me health of body, assistance in my temporal needs, your blessing on all that I do, and the grace of a holy death. Amen