Chaplet Prayer for 38 Beads of the Sacred Heart

Beads of the Sacred Heart chaplet information

By Father Croiset, S. J.
As there is nothing so ingenious as love, some of the saints in their great eagerness to make, each day, numerous acts of their favorite virtues according to the various inspiration of grace, have invented several kinds of chaplets composed of acts of these virtues. After their example, the Beads of the Sacred Heart has been formed. It is composed of five large beads and thirty-three small ones in honor of the thirty-three years Our Lord spent on earth.

Instead of the Creed, say the following prayer:

Anima Christi
Soul of Christ, be my sanctification
Body of Christ, be my salvation.
Blood of Christ, fill all my veins.
Water from Christ's side, wash out my stains.
Passion of Christ, my comfort be.
O good Jesus, listen to me.
In Thy wounds I fain would hide,
Ne'er to be parted from Thy side.
Guard me should the foe assail me.
Call me when my life shall fail me.
Bid me come to Thee above,
With Thy saints to sing Thy love,
World without end. Amen.

Before each large bead say:
Jesus most meek, make my heart like unto Thine.

On each large bead say:
We adore Thee, O Jesus, who hast been afflicted in the Garden of Gethsemane and who still in or time art outraged in the Blessed Sacrament by the impious conduct of men. O most amiable Savior, we recognize that Thou alone are Holy, Thou alone art Lord, Thou alone art Most High.

On each small bead say:
"I adore Thee, O most Sacred Heat of Jesus! Inflame my heart with the Divine Love with which Thine own is all on fire!

At the end of the beads say:
an Our Father and a Hail Mary, and the following prayer:
O Lord Jesus Christ, Who by an ineffable miracle of love has deigned to give Thy Heart to men to serve as their nourishment, in order thereby to gain their hearts, graciously hear our humble prayers, and pardon us for the sins of which we confess ourselves guilty before Thee. Cast an eye of compassion and mercy upon those towards whom Thou dost condescend to direct the affections of Thine amiable Heart. And since we desire to honor Thee in the adorable Mystery of the Altar to the utmost of our power and to render Thee most pleasing homage, and for that intention, weep for and detest from the bottom of our hearts all the outrages, contempt, mockery, sacrileges, and other acts of impiety which ungrateful men in every part of the world have committed against Thee, enkindle therefore in our heats this divine love with which Thine own is inflamed, and inspire us with sentiments like unto Thine, in order that we may be able worthily to praise for all eternity the love with which this Sacred Heat burns for us. This our prayer to Thee who livest and reignest with the Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit forever and ever. Amen.

Information taken from:
My Treasury of Chaplets Seventh, Enlarged Edition by Patricia S. Quintiliani
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