Taken From: “THE YOUNG MAN’S GUIDE” Rev. F. L. Lasance New York, Cincinnati, Chicago Benziger Brothers
Imprimatur: John M. Farley, Archbishop of New York, New York, Jan. 3, 1910
Image: Gustave Doré, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
Look down upon me, good and gentle Jesus, while before Thy face I humbly kneel, and with burning soul 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; and while I contemplate with great love and tender pity Thy five wounds, pondering over them within me, and calling to mind the words which David, Thy prophet, said of Thee, my good Jesus: "They have pierced My hands and My feet; they have numbered all My bones" (Ps. xxi. 17, 18).
Say five times the Our Father and Hail Mary and Glory for the Catholic Church and the intentions of the Holy Father. His Holiness, Pope Pius IX, July 31, 1858, confirmed anew the plenary indulgence granted by Clement VIII and Benedict XIV, and confirmed by Pius VII and Leo XII, to those who shall say this prayer with devotion before an image or picture of our crucified Redeemer. To gain this plenary indulgence, some time must be spent in prayer after communion for the intention of the Holy Father.