To choose the heart for an emblem
is to dedicate oneself to the only Heart
which does not lie,
and it is encircled with thorns.
~ Jacques Maritain
I believe, O Lord; but strengthen my faith!
Heart of Jesus, I love Thee; but increase my love.
Heart of Jesus, I trust in Thee; but give greater vigor to my confidence.
Heart of Jesus, I give my heart to Thee;
but so enclose it in Thee that it may never be separated from Thee.
Heart of Jesus, I am all Thine;
but take care of my promise so that I may be able to put it into
practice even unto the complete sacrifice of my life. Amen.
From a prayer of Blessed Miguel Pro, SJ
A Most Efficacious Prayer to the Sacred Heart
O Sacred Heart of Jesus, we know that there is but one thing impossible to Thee, to be without pity for those who are in suffering or distress. Look down then, we beseech Thee, on us, and grant us the grace for which we humbly implore Thee, through the Immaculate Heart of Thy most sorrowful Mother to whom Thou didst confide us as her children; and whose prayers are all powerful with Thee. Amen.
Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make my heart like unto Thine.
Give it an increase of divine love, with the grace of final perseverance.