Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Prayer Before a Crucifix

Prayer before a Crucifix

Behold, O good and sweetest Jesus,
I cast myself upon my knees in Thy sight,
and with the most fervent desire of my soul
I pray and beseech Thee
to impress upon my heart
lively sentiments of faith,
hope and charity,
with true repentance for my sins
and a most firm desire of amendment.

Whilst with deep affection and grief of soul
I consider within myself
and mentally contemplate
Thy five most precious wounds,
having before mine eyes that which David,
the prophet, long ago spoke concerning Thee,
“They have pierced My hands and My feet,
they have numbered all My bones.”

I say this prayer after every Mass I attend. If you say it, plus an Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be for the intentions of the Pope you get an indulgence (Confession and Communion being necessary of course).

A most efficacious prayer.

Tip of the jauntily-angled trilby to: Abbot Cuthbert Johnson

1 comment:

  1. Yes, it's a wonderful prayer Gareth, I say it unfailingly also.