Indulgenced Prayer before a Crucifix
Behold, O kind and most sweet Jesus, I cast myself upon my knees in Thy sight, and with the most fervent desire of my soul I pray and beseech Thee that Thou wouldst impress upon my heart lively sentiments of Faith, Hope and Charity, with true repentance for my sins, and a firm desire of amendment, while with deep affection and grief of soul I ponder within myself and mentally contemplate Thy five most precious wounds; having before my eyes that which David spoke in prophecy of Thee, O good Jesus: they have pierced My hands and My feet; they have numbered all my bones. Amen
My Jesus, pardon and mercy!
By the merits of Thy holy Wounds and the sorrows of Thy Mother.