Prayer Before a Crucifix

Prayer Before a Crucifix

Look down upon me good and gentle Jesus as before Thysacred Cross I humbly kneel, and with burning soul pray andbeseech Thee to fix deep in my heart lively sentiments of Faith,Hope, and Charity, true contrition for my sins, and a firmpurpose of amendment; whilst I contemplate, with great loveand tender pity, Thy five sacred wounds, and as I meditateupon them, I call to mind the words which David, Thy prophet,spoke concerning Thee:

“They pierced My hands and Myfeet, they numbered all My bones.”

Amen.