ACCRA ARCHDIOCESAN SACRED HEART OF JESUS ENTHRONEMENT CENTER (AASHJEC)

O Sacred Heart art of Jesus, our King, behold we come to acknowledge your supreme dominion over us. In proof thereof, we desire to consecrate ourselves today entirely to you for ever, as loyal citizens of our beloved country, Ghana.

We dedicate to You our individual homes and families. We entrust to Your loving guidance, our institutions of learning and of social and political welfare. Safeguard for us the natural resources and wealth of our country to ensure its peace and prosperity amongst all nations of the world.

For the attainment of these benefits we beg You to endow with heavenly knowledge, sincere zeal and sanctity of life, those appointed and elected to exercise amongst us the functions of the Holy Ministry, and of the Government, so as to conduct Your people in the ways of peace and salvation, at all times.

Assist with Your Holy Spirit of Counsel and Fortitude, our Rulers and Members of the Government, so that their administration may be conducted in righteousness, and be eminently useful to this your people, by encouraging due respect for virtue and religion, and by restraining vice and immorality.

Let the light of Your Divine wisdom direct the deliberations of the Government, and shine forth in all the proceedings and Laws framed for our rule and government, so that they may tend to the preservation of Peace, the promotion of National Happiness, the increase of Industry, Sobriety and Useful Knowledge and of Equal Liberty and Justice for all.

Arouse in the hearts of all, a hunger and thirst for social justice and fraternal charity. May the rainbow of Your peace cover with the sweep of its serene light this land, consecrated to your Sacred Heart, conscious of our unworthiness and past sins, we lovingly place our lot in Your hands through the intercession of our Virgin Mother, Mary.

Grant to the Sick, resignation and health; to Young Men, the strength born of faith; to Young Girls, the gift of purity; to Fathers, prosperity and holiness for their families; to Mothers, success in their mission of rearing their children and may all our Brethren and Fellow Citizens throughout Ghana be blessed in the knowledge of Your most Holy Laws, and be sanctified by their observance.

Preserve all the Citizens of this country in that peace which the world cannot give so that after enjoying Your blessings in this land, we may merit those of our Heavenly homeland.

That we may be worthy of Your eternal rewards, we pledge ourselves to live a life of unwavering faith, of purity of conduct, and of perfect observance of the precepts of the gospel, especially that of charity. We promise, to the best of our ability, to prevent others from offending You, and to  bring all the members of this nation to follow You, so that in all places of this country, now specially dedicated to Your Sacred Heart, may resound the cry: “Praise to the Divine Heart that wrought our salvation! To it be glory and honour for ever! “Amen.

(Recommended for the first Friday devotions of every month)