Kind and Loving Jesus

O kind and loving Jesus, I kneel before You
and earnestly beg You to fill my soul
with deep faith, hope and love.
Give me also true repentance for my sins
and a firm desire to amend them, as,
moved by Your pain and sorrow,
I ponder on Your five most precious wounds
and call to mind the words You spoke
through Your prophet, David:
“They have pierced my hands and my feed,
they have numbered all my bones.”