Son of God made Man,
Crowned with thorns, bearing a scepter of a reed,
Wearing a royal cloak purpled with Your Precious Blood,
I venerate You as the Man of Sorrows
And acknowledge You as my Lord and King!
I firmly renounce the devil
And detest all sin that has torn me
From Your loving friendship.
I pledge my loyalty to You, my Savior,
And beg You to make me Your own in sincerest love.
I promise to be faithful in serving You,
And to strive to become more pleasing to You
By avoiding every sin and its occasions,
By carrying out my duties perfectly as a good Catholic,
And by practicing virtue.
Accept the homage I wish to render You
During this novena,
As a token of my sincerest appreciation
For the sorrows and sufferings
You have willingly borne
To atone for my many sins
And to prove how much You love me.
I adore You as my very God,
Who willed to become Man
In order to save me from eternal death.
I thank You as my best Friend,
Who laid down Your life
As proof of the greatest love possible.
I ask pardon for having
So little thought of You, Jesus crucified,
And for having caused Your sorrows
And sufferings by the many sins I have committed.
I pray to You, dearest Jesus,
For all the graces I need to know You,
To love You and serve You faithfully until death,
And to save my soul.
Give a tender and fervent devotion
To Your Sacred Passion
By which I was redeemed,
Venerating You especially in Holy Mass.
Teach me how to unite the sorrows
And sufferings of my life with Your own.
Finally, through all Your sorrows and pains,
Through your Sacred Heart glowing with love for me,
Broken because of my want of love for You,
Through the sorrows of Mary,
Your Sorrowful Mother,
I ask for this special favor:
With childlike trust
I abandon myself to Your holy Will
concerning my request.