The Lord led me to this prayer from the book In Sinu Jesu, which is a wonderful book to use during Adoration. And there He explained what His five wounds represented, which you heard in the previous message. He also wanted me to share this prayer for all to use. To enter into the garden of your heart not only to meditate on His holy wounds, but adore them, nurse them, kiss them, and meditate on them, to bring healing to His aching heart.
So it begins:
As I kneel before You on the cross, most loving Savior of my soul, my conscience reproaches me with having nailed You to that cross with these hands of mine, as often as I have fallen into mortal sin, wearying You with my monstrous ingratitude. My God, my chief and most perfect Good, worthy of all my love, for the many blessings You have ever bestowed upon me; I cannot now undo my misdeeds as I would most willingly; but I will loathe them, grieving greatly for having offended You who is Infinite Goodness! And now, kneeling at Your feet, I will try at least to console You, to give You thanks, to ask of You pardon and contrition; wherefore with heart and lips I say:
To the First Holy Wound: The Left Foot
Holy wound of the Left Foot of my Jesus! I adore You, I console You for the most bitter pain which You did suffer. I thank You for the love whereby You were wearied in overtaking me on the way to ruin, and did bleed amid the thorns and brambles of my sins. I offer to the Eternal Father the pain and love of Your most holy humanity, in atonement for my sins, all which I detest with sincere and bitter contrition.
To the Second Holy Wound: The Right Foot
Holy wound of the Right Foot of my Jesus! I adore You, I console You for the bitter pain which You did suffer. I thank You for that love which pierced You 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 pain and love of Your most holy humanity, and I pray unto You 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.
To the Third Holy Wound: The Left Hand
Holy wound of the Left Hand of my Jesus! I adore You, I console You for the bitter pain which You did suffer. I thank You for having, in Your love, spared me the scourges and eternal damnation which my sins had merited. I offer to the Eternal Father the pain and love of Your most holy humanity, and I pray You to teach me how to turn to good account my span of life, and bring forth in it worthy fruits of penance, and so disarm the justice of God, which I have provoked.
To the Fourth Holy Wound: The Right Hand
Holy wound of the Right Hand of my Jesus! I adore You, I console You for the bitter pain which You did suffer. I thank You for Your 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 Your most holy humanity, and I pray You to change my heart and its affections, and make me do all my actions in accordance with the will of God.
To the Fifth Holy Wound: The Sacred Side
Holy wound in the side of my Jesus! I adore You, I console You for the cruel insult You did suffer. I thank You, my Jesus, for the love which suffered Your side and heart to be pierced, that so 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 You 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.
O Lord Jesus Christ, who at the sixth hour of the day did, for the redemption of the world, mount the gibbet of the cross, and shed Your Precious Blood for the remission of sins; we humbly beseech You to grant us, after our deaths, a joyful entrance into the gates of Paradise.
Grant, we beseech You, O Lord Jesus Christ, that now, and at the hour of our death, blessed Mary ever Virgin, Your Mother, may intercede for us, through whose most holy soul the sword passed in the hour of Your Passion. Through You, Jesus Christ, Savior of the world, who with the Father and the Holy Spirit live and reign for ever and ever. Amen.