The Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus {June Devotions}

In the Catholic Church, June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. As such, I thought the partially indulged Litany of the Sacred Heart would be a lovely addition to daily devotions this month. It could be part of your Morning Liturgy (Morning Time), said at supper, or be tacked on to the family Rosary.

According to EWTN, the 33 petitions are for each year of Jesus’ life and are a compilation of  litanies written by six authors, spanning over 200 years. It was approved by Pope Leo XIII in 1899.

Does your family have any special liturgical traditions for the month of June? Please share them in the comments below. 

The Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Lord, have mercy  Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy  Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy  Lord, have mercy.


Christ, hear us  Christ, hear us.

Christ, graciously hear us  Christ, graciously hear us.


God the Father of Heaven,  have mercy on us.

God the Son, Redeemer of the world,  have mercy on us.

God, the Holy Spirit,  have mercy on us.

Holy Trinity, One God,  have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, Son of the Eternal Father,  have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, formed by the Holy Spirit in the womb of the Virgin Mother,  have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, substantially united to the Word of God,  have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, of Infinite Majesty,  have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, Sacred Temple of God,  have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, Tabernacle of the Most High,  have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, House of God and Gate of Heaven,  have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, burning furnace of charity,  have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, abode of justice and love,  have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, full of goodness and love,  have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, abyss of all virtues,  have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, most worthy of all praise,  have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, king and center of all hearts,  have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, in whom are all treasures of wisdom and knowledge,  have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, in whom dwells the fullness of divinity,  have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, in whom the Father was well pleased,  have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, of whose fullness we have all received,  have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, desire of the everlasting hills,  have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, patient and most merciful,  have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, enriching all who invoke Thee,  have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, fountain of life and holiness,  have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, propitiation for our sins,  have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, loaded down with opprobrium,  have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, bruised for our offenses,  have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, obedient to death,  have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, pierced with a lance,  have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, source of all consolation,  have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, our life and resurrection,  have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, our peace and our reconciliation,  have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, victim for our sins  have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, salvation of those who trust in Thee,  have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, hope of those who die in Thee,  have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, delight of all the Saints,  have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, who taketh away the sins of the world,  Spare us O Lord.

Lamb of God, who taketh away the sins of the world,  graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who taketh away the sins of the world,  have mercy on us, O Lord.

V. Jesus, meek and humble of heart.  R. Make our hearts like to thine.

Let us pray:
Almighty and eternal God, look upon the Heart of Thy most beloved Son and upon the praises and satisfaction which He offers Thee in the name of sinners; and to those who implore Thy mercy, in Thy great goodness, grant forgiveness in the name of the same Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who livest and reignest with Thee forever and ever. Amen.

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