The First Friday of every month is a day when we traditionally honor the Sacred Heart. Our Lord told St. Margaret Mary Alacoque:
“I promise you in the unfathomable mercy of My Heart that My omnipotent love will procure the grace of final penitence for all those who receive Communion on nine successive first Fridays of the month; they will not die in My disfavor, or without having received the Sacraments, since My Divine Heart will be their sure refuge in the last moments of their life.”
“It is no wonder, therefore, that our predecessors have constantly defended this most approved form of devotion — the pious devotion of the faithful toward the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus [and] the custom of receiving Holy Communion on the first Friday of every month at the desire of Christ Jesus, a custom which now prevails everywhere” (Pope Pius XI).
First Fridays–or the yearly Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus–would be wonderful days to consecrate yourself (offer yourself and all aspects of your life) to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and thereafter to renew your consecration.
We are pleased to offer you a consecration prayer written by St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, the Visitation Nun asked by Our Lord to spread devotion to His Sacred Heart.
Sacred Heart of Jesus, burning with love for us, have mercy on us!