Prayer Before a Crucifix
Behold, O Kind and most sweet Jesus,
before Thy face I humbly kneel,
and with the most fervent desire of soul,
I pray and beseech Thee to impress upon my heart
lively sentiments of faith, hope and charity,
true contrition for my sins and a firm purpose of amendment.
With deep affection and grief of soul, I ponder within myself,
mentally contemplating Thy five wounds,
having before my eyes the words which David the Prophet spoke concerning Thee:
“They have pierced my hands and my feet, they have numbered all my bones.”.
Say Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be…