Behold, O kind and
most sweet Jesus, I cast myself upon my knees in Your sight, and with the most fervent
desire of my soul I pray and beseech You that You would impress upon my heart lively
sentiments of Faith, Hope and Charity, with true repentance for my sins, and a firm desire
of amendment, while with deep affection and grief of soul I ponder within myself and
mentally contemplate Your five most precious wounds; having before my eyes that which
David spoke in prophecy of You, O good Jesus: They have pierced my hands and feet; they
have numbered all my bones.