Leader - We adore Thee, O Christ, and bless Thee.
All - Because by Thy holy cross Thou hast redeemed the world.
Jesus, you stand all alone before Pilate. Nobody speaks up for you.
Nobody helps defend you. You devoted your entire life to helping
others, listening to the smallest ones, caring for those who were
ignored by others. They don't seem to remember that as they prepare
to put you to death.
As a child, sometimes I feel alone. Sometimes I feel that others
don't stand up for me and defend me when I am afraid. Sometimes I
don't feel like I am treated fairly, especially if I am scolded or
As an adult, sometimes I feel abandoned and afraid as well.
Sometimes I too, feel like I am treated unfairly or blamed for
things unfairly. I have a hard time when people criticize me at home
or at work.
Help me be grateful for what you did for me. Help me to accept
criticism and unfairness as you did, and not complain. Help me pray
for those who have hurt me.
My Jesus, often have I signed The death warrant by my sins; save me
by your death from that eternal death which I have so often deserved.
Our Father.... Hail Mary.... Glory Be to the Father....
Leader - Jesus Christ Crucified.
All - Have mercy on Us.
Leader - May the souls of the faithful
departed, through the mercy of God, Rest in peace.
All - Amen.