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."
(Psalms 22:17-18). Amen.