The Golden Arrow Prayer

"My Name is everywhere blasphemed! There are even children who blaspheme!"

This is the sorrowful complaint of Our Lord to Sr. Mary of St. Peter, a Carmelite nun who lived in France in the 1800s. He said that sins against His Holy Name are like poisoned arrows that wound His Sacred Heart most grievously—more, He said, than all other sins.

But He provided Sr. Mary with a remedy, a “golden arrow” that would pierce His Heart with a welcome wound to atone for the sin of blasphemy. It is a beautiful and simple prayer:

"May the most holy, most sacred, most adorable, most incomprehensible and unutterable Name of God be always praised, blessed, loved, adored and glorified, in Heaven, on earth, and under the earth, by all the creatures of God, and by the Sacred Heart of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar. Amen."

Sr. Mary said that “At that moment I believe I saw streaming from the Sacred Heart of Jesus, delightfully wounded by this ‘Golden Arrow,’ torrents of graces for the conversion of sinners.”