Prayer before a Crucifix I

Cross-4GBehold, O Kind and Most Sweet Jesus,
I fall upon my knees in your sight,
and with the most fervent desire of my soul,
I pray and beseech youLily & Cross-FR
to impress upon my heart
lively sentiments of faith, hope and charity,
with true repentance for my sins,
and a firm desire of amendment.
Whilst with deep affection and grief of soul,
I ponder within myself and mentally contemplate
your five most precious wounds,
having before my eyes
that which David the prophet spoke,
O Good Jesus: “They have pierced my hands and feet,
they have numbered all my bones.”

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