Sacred Heart of Jesus, filled with infinite love, broken by my ingratitude, pierced by my sins, yet loving me still, accept the consecration that I make to You, of all that I am and all that I have. Take every faculty of my soul and body, and draw me, day by day, nearer and nearer to Your Sacred Side, and there, as I can bear the lesson, teach me Your blessed ways. Amen.
Taken from The Rural Life Prayerbook, written and compiled by Alban J. Dachauer, S.J, in cooperation with the National Catholic Rural Life Conference. Drawings by Tom Chouteau.