Saint Francis kissing Jesus' feet

A Preparatory Act of Contrition

JESUS, treasure of my soul, infinitely good, infinitely merciful, behold me prostrate at thy sacred feet! Sinner as I am, I fly to the arms of thy mercy, and implore the grace of true compunction. I have offended You, adorable Jesus! I repent; let the favor of my love equal the baseness of my ingratitude. This Way of the Cross, grant me to offer devoutly in memory of that painful journey thou have traveled for our redemption, to the Cross of Calvary. I begin this devotion under thy sacred protection, and in imitation of thy dolorous Mother. Let then this holy exercise obtain for me mercy in this life, and glory in the next. Amen. Jesus!

My Jesus, pardon and mercy
through the merits of thy sacred wounds.