Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Triumph of the Cross

Prayer before a Crucifx:
Look down upon me, good and gentle Jesus, while before Thy face I humbly kneel, and 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 wounds, pondering over them within me, having in 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."

God our Father, in obedience to you your only Son accepted death on the cross for the salvation of mankind. We acknowledge the mystery of the cross on earth. May we receive the gift of redemption in heaven. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

1 comment:

Josh Haney said...

Thank you Matt for that prayer I'm printing it off right now for my time at Eucharist adoration tonight. Also I want to say that I too now have a blog site- I guess I just want to be just like you hahahah! seriously I think its something I need to do so in order to control my constant pestering of Jen with my crazy and off the wall thoughts about God and life in general- I think I drive her nuts sometimes with my thoughts? Anyway tell me what you think? I check you blog every day- I like what you are doing. Take care and I hope to hear from you soon. My site is called