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Indulgenced Prayer Before a Crucifix during Lent

On each of the Fridays of Lent, a plenary indulgence is granted to the faithful who, after Holy Communion, recite the “Prayer Before a Crucifix” before an image of Christ crucified:


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; while I contemplate with great love and tender pity Thy five most precious wounds, pondering over them within me while I call to mind the words which David Thy prophet said of Thee, my Jesus:  “They have pierced My hands and My feet, they have numbered all My bones.” Amen.

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