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.”.

Amen.

Say Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be…