O Jesus, Who in Thy bitter Passion didst become “the most abject of
men, a man of sorrows,” I venerate Thy Sacred Face whereon there once
did shine the beauty and sweetness of the Godhead … but now it has
become for me as if it were the Face of a leper! Nevertheless, under
those disfigured features, I recognize Thy Infinite Love and I am
consumed with the desire to love Thee and make Thee loved by all men.
The tears which well up abundantly in Thy Sacred Eyes appear to me as
so many precious pearls that I love to gather up, in order to purchase
the souls of poor sinners by means of their infinite value. O Jesus,
Whose adorable Face ravished my heart, I implore Thee to fix deep
within me Thy Divine Image and to set me on fire with Thy Love, that
I may be found worthy to come to the contemplation of Thy glorious
Face in Heaven. Amen.