Friday, March 12, 2010

Words to ponder on a Lenten Friday

Prayer Before a Crucifix
Look down upon me, good and gentle Jesus,
while before your face I humbly kneel; and with burning
soul I pray and beseech you to fix deep in my heart
lively sentiments of Faith, Hope and Charity, true
contrition for my sins and a firm purpose of amendment.
I contemplate with great love and tender pity your five
wounds, pondering upon them within me, calling to
mind the words which David your prophet said of
you my Jesus,

"They have pierced my hands and my feet; they have numbered all my bones."

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