Prayer Before a Crucifix




"Look down upon me good and gentle Jesus

While before Thy Face I humbly kneel.

With burning soul, I pray and beseech Thee to

fix deep in my heart lively sentiments of

Faith, Hope and Charity; true contrition for my sins

and a firm purpose of amendment.


"While I contemplate with great love and tender pity,

Thy five most precious wounds, pondering over

them within me and calling to mind the words which

David Thy prophet said of Thee, O my Jesus:


"They have pierced My hands and My feet; they

have numbered all My bones." (Ps. 22)



"The faithful who, after receiving Communion, recite this prayer before a picture of Christ Crucified may gain a plenary indulgence on any Friday in Lent and a partial indulgence on other days of the year, with the addition of prayers for the Holy Father's intention." (No. 22)


(Indulgences in accord with the new "Euchiridion Indulgentiarum"; Nihil Obstat: Daniel V. Flynn, J.C.D., Censor Liborum; Imprimatur: Joseph P. O'Brien, Vicar General of New York, 1969-74)


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