CONSECRATION to JESUS
O JESUS, be pleased to receive my poor
offering. Thou hast given Thyself to
me. I want to give myself to Thee,
unworthy as I am.
I give Thee MY BODY that, in Thee, it
may be kept chaste and pure.
I give Thee MY SOUL that Thou mayest
keep it clean from every stain of sin.
I give Thee MY EVERY THOUGHT,
WORD AND ACT for the intentions
of Thy Sacred Heart.
I give Thee MYSELF in life and in
death, that I may be Thine forever.
† It is a practical form of prayer
which should appeal to the busy and
distracted modern mind.
† Why should I not speak to God during
my busy day with brief ejaculations?
† Frequently say:
“My Jesus, mercy!” (300 days indul.)
to purge my soul of lesser sins and
faults ... or
“Grant, O Lord, that I may know
Thy Will and do it.” (300 days indul.)
to illumine my soul ... or
“Sweet Heart of Jesus, be my Love.”
(300 days indul.) to unite my soul with
A CONTRACT with JESUS
O JESUS, my Savior! I desire above all
things to show my love for Thee and
for my neighbor, loved by Thee; to
praise Thee as far as lies within my
power and to make Thy Kingdom come
amongst men. Therefore, I make the
following contract. I shall try to remain
faithful to it to the end of my life.
SECOND: I propose in EVERY THROB
OF MY HEART to prove that I love
Thee enough to detach myself from sin
and its occasions; and in all my human
loves to love them through Thee.
THIRD: I propose that EVERY BREATH
I breathe shall be in praise of Thee,
my Giver of Eternal Life. O, breathe
Thy Grace abundantly upon my heart,
and on all men’s hearts, thereby to
establish Thy Reign amongst us.
FOURTH: I propose, finally, O my Jesus,
in every act of my soul and in every
action of my body, to unite with Thee
in Thy Sacrifice of love on Calvary
and in Thy continued Sacrifice in all
the Masses that have been, are being,
or will be celebrated, all the merits
of Thy Passion and Death, and the
merits for all of us in the holy life and
sufferings of Thy Blessed Mother and of
all the Saints. Accept these offerings,
O Merciful Jesus, in adoration of Thy
Divine Majesty, as reparation for all sins,
as thanksgiving for all of God’s gifts
and graces, for the conversion of infidels
and sinners, for the perseverance of
the just and the deliverance of the
souls in Purgatory.
O JESUS, deign to accept and confirm
this contract. Amen.