By the merits of Thy Precious Blood, shed seven times, keep me ever united to Thee; save me at death from the agonizing memory of a wasted life.
4. The Crowning with Thorns counsels mental prayer as the first means of preserving my life of union with God. Spiky thorns almost scalped His Head. As they crowned Him fool and bent the knee before Him in mock prayer and worship, what mental suffering our Lord endured.