If there is any heart that we should try to be like, it should be heart of Jesus. Letting our hearts with the most sacred heart of Jesus should be the goal of every Christian, and finding in his heart the key to a true Gospel living.
The best way to remind us of the various qualities of the heart of Jesus is to pray to Jesus for specific attributes. And this will help us overcome particular weaknesses in our own lives and it will set us on the right path to union with Jesus.
Below is a litany of short prayers which can be memorized or written down and prayed throughout the day, especially when we feel deficient and the most unlike Jesus.
My dear Jesus! Grant me a heart so conformable to thy own sacred heart.
Grant me a humble heart, loving an abject and a hidden life.
Grant me a meek heart, ready to bear all in silence—to pardon and forget the greatest injuries.
Grant me a patient heart, tranquil in the severest trials.
Grant me a heart filled with the love of poverty, and with contempt for all earthly things.
Grant me a pure heart, desiring only to please you in my thoughts and deeds.
Grant me an obedient heart, having no will but that of God.
Grant me a heart delighting in prayer, and making this heavenly exercise its chief occupation.
Grant me a heart having no joy but that of seeing God known, loved, served and honored