|Statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus |
Church of Saint Ann, Hoboken, New Jersey
Photograph by Loci B. Lenar
How to Pray the Chaplet of the Sacred Heart of Jesus - Franciscan Focus
The chaplet and following instructions can be found on the website of the Franciscan Focus
|Chaplet of the Sacred Heart of Jesus|
Photo copyright Lisa, sfo of FranciscanFocus.com
The chaplet is composed of 39 beads (or knots, in this case) -- 6 of which are large, and 33 small -- a centerpiece, crucifix, and a Sacred Heart medal. The small beads represent the 33 years of the mortal life of our Lord. The first 30 call to mind the years of his private life and are divided into 5 groups of 6. The 3 near the crucifix recall his public life.
To Start: On the crucifix, pray the Anima Christi:
Soul of Christ, sanctify me.
Body of Christ, save me.
Blood of Christ, inebriate me.
Water from the side of Christ, wash me.
Passion of Christ, strengthen me.
O good Jesus, hear me.
Within Thy wounds hide me.
Separated from Thee let me never be.
From the malignant enemy, defend me.
At the hour of death, call me.
And close to Thee bid me.
That with Thy saints I may be
Praising Thee, forever and ever.
On the small beads say:
Sweet Heart of Jesus, be my love.
On the large beads say:
O Sweetest Heart of Jesus, I implore
that I may ever love thee more and more.
After each grouping, say:
Sweet Heart of Mary, be my salvation.
To End, Finish on the centerpiece and pray:
May the Sacred Heart of Jesus in the most Blessed Sacrament
be praised and adored and loved with grateful affection,
at every moment, in all the tabernacles of the world,
even to the end of time.