Behold, O Kind and most sweet Jesus, before Thy face I humbly kneel, and with the most fervent desire of soul, I pray and beseech Thee to impress upon my heart lively sentiments of faith, hope
and charity, true contrition
for my sins and a firm purpose of amendment. With deep affection and grief of soul, I ponder within myself, mentally contemplating Thy five wounds, having before my eyes the words which David the Prophet
spoke concerning Thee: "They have pierced my hands and my feet, they have numbered all my bones."
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By this holy water and by Your Precious Blood, wash away all my sins, O Lord.
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