Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Padre Pio said this daily. To be prayed with great confidence.
O Divine Jesus, Who hast said, “Ask and you shall receive; seek and you shall find; knock and it shall be opened unto you,” behold me prostrate at Thy feet. Animated with a lively faith and confidence in these promises dictated by Thy Sacred Heart and pronounced by Thine adorable lips, I come to ask (here mention your request)
From whom shall I ask, O sweet Jesus, if not from Thee, Whose Heart is an inexhaustible source of all graces and merits? Where shall I seek, if not in the Treasury which contains all the riches of Thy clemency and bounty? Where shall I knock, if it be not at the door of Thy Sacred Heart, through which God Himself comes to us and through which we go to God?
To Thee, then, O Heart of Jesus, I have recourse. In Thee, I find consolation when afflicted, protection when persecuted, strength when overwhelmed with trials, and light in doubt and darkness. I firmly believe that Thou canst bestow upon me the grace I implore, even though it would require a miracle. Thou hast only to will it, and my prayer is granted. I admit that I am most unworthy of Thy favors, O Jesus, but this is not a reason for me to be discouraged. Thou art the God of Mercy, and Thou wilt not refuse a contrite and humble heart. Cast upon me a look of pity, I implore Thee, and Thy compassionate Heart will find in my miseries and weakness a pressing motive for granting my petition.
But, O Sacred Heart, whatever may be Thy decision with regard to my request, I will never cease to adore, praise and serve Thee. Deign, my Jesus, to accept this my act of perfect submission to decrees of Thine adorable Heart, which I sincerely desire may be fulfilled in me and by me and by all Thy creatures forever and ever. Amen.