Leader: We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you.
All: Because by your holy cross You have redeemed the world.
The soldiers notice you have something of value. They remove your
cloak and throw dice for it. Your wounds are torn open once again.
Some of the people in the crowd make fun of you. They tease you and
challenge you to perform a miracle for them to see. They're not
aware that you'll perform the greatest miracle of all!
As a child, sometimes I'm tempted to repeat stories I know are
unclean and disrespectful. I sometimes try to act grown up by using
crude and bad words.
As an adult, sometimes I repeat stories that are disrespectful of
others. I can entertain thoughts that are not clean. Sometimes I
give the young people around me a bad example to follow.
Help me to keep myself pure and clean. Help me say things that build
up the people around me. Help me overcome worldly desires that I may
become more like Jesus. Help me set a good example for others to
follow. Take from me anything that keeps me from loving you.
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.