Prayer Before a Crucifix

 Look down upon me, good and gentle Jesus,

    while before Your face I humbly kneel and,

    with burning soul,

    pray and beseech You

    to fix deep in my heart lively sentiments

    of faith, hope and charity;

    true contrition for my sins,

    and a firm purpose of amendment.

    While I contemplate,

    with great love and tender pity,

    Your five most precious wounds,

    pondering over them within me

    and calling to mind the words which David,

    Your prophet, said of You, my Jesus:

   “They have pierced My hands and My feet,

    they have numbered all My bones.”

    Amen.

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One thought on “Prayer Before a Crucifix

  1. In the midst of…after all is said and done…to look upon ‘The Crucified One’…and ponder deep HIS ‘Wounds of Love’…our ONLY unavoidable undertaking & True hearthstone of Consolation!!

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