For the Novena prayer click: Day 7
From Flowers of the Passion (Chapter: The Passion and the Crucifix):
When you are alone in your room, take your crucifix, kiss its five wounds reverently, tell it to preach you a little sermon, and then listen to the words of eternal life that it speaks to your heart listen to the pleading of the thorns, the nails, the precious Blood. Oh! what an eloquent sermon!