Skip to content

Prayer to the Most Holy Wounds

An Act of Contrition

As I kneel before Thee on the Cross,
most loving Saviour of my soul,
my conscience reproaches me
for having nailed Thee to that cross with these hands of
mine,
as often as I have fallen into mortal sin,
wearying Thee with my monstrous ingratitude.
My God, my chief and most perfect good,
worthy of all my love because thou hast ever loaded me
with blessings,
I cannot now undo my misdeeds,
as I would most willingly;
but I will loathe them grieving greatly for having
offended Thee, at Thy feet,
I will try,
at least,
to compassionate Thee,
to give Thee thanks,
to ask of Thee pardon and contrition;
wherefore, with heart and lips, I say:
To The First Wound,
of the Left Foot
Lord Jesus Christ,
I adore the sacred Wound of Thy left foot;
I compassionate Thee
for the most bitter pain which Thou didst suffer.
I thank Thee for the love
whereby Thou wast wearied
in overtaking me on the way to ruin,
and didst bleed amid the thorns
and brambles of my sins.
I offer to the Eternal Father
the pain and love of Thy most holy Humanity,
in atonement for my sins,
all which I detest
with sincere and bitter contrition.

Our Father...
Hail Mary...
Glory Be...

Holy Mother,
pierce me through,
In my heart each wound renew
Of my Saviour crucified!

To The Second Wound,
of the Right Foot

O Lord Jesus Christ,
I adore the sacred Wound of Thy right foot;
I compassionate Thee
for the bitter pain which Thou didst suffer.
I thank Thee for that love
which pierced Thee with such torture and shedding of blood,
in order to punish my wanderings
and the guilty pleasures
I have granted to my unbridled passions.
I offer the Eternal Father
all the pains and love of Thy most holy Humanity,
and I pray unto Thee
for grace to weep over my transgressions with burning
tears,
and to enable me to persevere
in the good which I have begun,
without ever swerving again
from my obedience to the commandments of my God.

Our Father...
Hail Mary...
Glory Be...

Holy Mother,
pierce me through,
In my heart each wound renew
Of my Saviour crucified!

To The Third Wound,
of the Left Hand

O Lord Jesus Christ,
I adore the sacred Wound of Thy left hand;
I compassionate Thee
for the bitter pain which Thou didst suffer,
I thank Thee for having, in Thy love,
spared me the scourges and eternal damnation
which my sins had merited.
I offer to the Eternal Father
the pain and love of Thy most holy Humanity:
and I pray Thee to teach me
how to turn to good account of my span of life,
and bring forth in it worthy fruits of penance,
and so disarm the justice of God,
which I have provoked.

Our Father...
Hail Mary...
Glory Be...

Holy Mother,
pierce me through,
In my heart each wound renew
Of my Saviour crucified!

To The Fourth Wound,
of the Right Hand

O Lord Jesus Christ,
I adore the sacred Wound of Thy right hand;
I compassionate Thee
for the bitter pain which Thou didst suffer.
I thank Thee for Thy graces lavished on me with such love,
in spite of all my most perverse obstinacy.
I offer to the Eternal Father
all the pain and love
of Thy most holy Humanity;
and I pray Thee to change my heart
and its affections,
and make me do all my actions
in accordance with the will of God.

Our Father...
Hail Mary...
Glory Be...

Holy Mother,
pierce me through,
In my heart each wound renew
Of my Saviour crucified!

To The Fifth Wound,
of the Sacred Side

O Lord Jesus Christ,
I adore the sacred Wound in Thy side;
I compassionate Thee for the cruel insult Thou didst
suffer.
I thank Thee, my Jesus,
for the love which suffered Thy side
and Heart to be pierced,
so that the last drops of blood and water might issue
forth,
making my redemption to abound.
I offer to the Eternal Father this outrage,
and the love of Thy most holy Humanity,
that my soul may enter once
for all into that most loving Heart,
eager and ready to receive the greatest sinners,
and never more depart.

Our Father...
Hail Mary...
Glory Be...

Holy Mother,
pierce me through,
In my heart each wound renew
Of my Saviour crucified!



More Other Prayers


Showing 1 - 90 of 90

Never Miss any Updates!

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers.

Information
Learn about Catholic world

Catholic Online
Inform - Inspire - Ignite

Catholic Online Saints
Your saints explained

Catholic Online Prayers
Prayers for every need

Catholic Online Bible
Complete bible online

Catholic Online News
Your news Catholic eye

Daily Reading
Today's bible reading

Lent / Easter
Death & resurrection of Jesus

Advent / Christmas
Birth of Jesus

Rest of Catholic Online
All Catholic world we offer

Services
Products and services we offer

Catholic Online Shopping
Catholic medals, gifts & books

The California Network
Inspiring streaming service

Advertise on Catholic Online
Your ads on catholic.org

Catholic Online Email
Email with Catholic feel

Catholic Online Singles
Safe, secure Catholic dating

The California Studios
World-class post production service

Education
Learn the Catholic way

Catholic Online School
Free Catholic education for all

Student Classes
K-12 & Adult Education Classes

Catholic Online MasterClass
Learn from experts

School Teachers
Teacher lesson plans & resources

Catholic Media Missionaries
The New Evangelization

Support Free Education
Tax deductible support Free education

Socials
Connect with us online

Catholic Online on Facebook
Catholic social network

Catholic Online on Twitter
Catholic Tweets

Catholic Online on YouTube
Enjoy our videos

Catholic Online on Instagram
Shared Catholic moments

Catholic Online on Pinterest
Catholic ideas style inspiration

Catholic Online Logo

Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.