Wednesday, June 09, 2010

40 Hours Devotion

O Jesus, let him live to be a priest!!!!!!!!


Please join us in our 40 Hours Devotion to pray for Philip Johnson. This devotion dates back to about the year 1534. It consists in solemn exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on the altar for forty hours. We are going have a 40 Hours Devotion to offer our prayers for Phillip Johnson. Philip is a seminarian who is spending the summer at our parish, Sacred Heart Church in Dunn, NC. He has a brain tumor and will begin a new round of aggressive chemotherapy on June 15th. The 40 Hours Devotion will begin June 10th at the 12:15pm Mass and go till Saturday June 12th at 8am. June 11th is the Feast of the Sacred Heart so we will be praying especially to the Sacred Heart of Jesus for Phillip.

We are a small parish and we need your help. We need people to come and pray for an hour before the Blessed Sacrament for Philip for the specific intention that he is allowed to live to be a priest. If you would like to reserve an hour you can call the church office at 910-891-1972 from 9:30am to 2:30pm or you can email me at If you can not come to Dunn and pray we are asking that you go before the Blessed Sacrament anywhere in the world for at least one hour during these designated 40 hours and pray that Jesus, would let him live to be a priest.

We are asking that during this hour you would say at least one Rosary and the Litany of the Sacred Heart. We are asking that you pray for Philip through the intercession of Father Thomas Frederick Price, St. Bernadette Soubirous,St. John Vianney, St. Rita and our Blessed Mother.

I have enclose a copy of the Litany of the Sacred Heart below


Litany of the Sacred Heart

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Christ, 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 Ghost, 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 Ghost 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 the 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 unto 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 reconciliation, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, victim for sin, 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 takes away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

Jesus, meek and humble of Heart.
Make our hearts like unto Thine.

2 Comments:

Blogger Nan said...

I'm in Minneapolis, so no help for your local 40 hrs; however, I'm happy to find an adoration chapel and pray for Philip.

2:26 PM  
Blogger Bill Hoog said...

Praying for him!

10:08 PM  

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