Prayer Before A Crucifix

Prayer Before a Crucifix

“O good and gentle Jesus, before Thy face I humbly kneel and with the greatest fervor of spirit I beg and beseech of thee to implant firmly into my heart lively sentiments of faith, hope, and charity; contrition for my sins and firm purpose of amendment.

Meanwhile, I meditate on thy five most precious wounds, having ever before my eyes the words of David, the prophet, concerning thee, my Jesus: ‘they have pierced my hands and my feet, they have numbered all my bones.”