Leader: We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you.
All: Because by your holy cross You have redeemed the world.
Jesus, how brutally you were put to death. How gently your are taken
from the cross. Your suffering and pain are ended, and you are put
in the lap of your mother. The dirt and blood are wiped away. You
are treated with love.
As a child, sometimes I treat others better when they're sad or in
pain. When somebody dies, I become very gentle and kind. I notice
the good and kind things people say about those who have died.
As an adult, I seem to be kinder when someone dies. If only I could
learn to see the good things about them while they were alive. If
only I would tell those around me how much I love them, while I
still have the opportunity to do so.
Help me look for the good in those around me, especially those I
love the most. Help me live this day as if it were the last. Help me
become a more gentle and loving person through my greater
appreciation for those around me.
O Mary, Mother most sorrowful, the sword of grief pierced your soul
when you saw Jesus lying lifeless in your arms; Obtain for me
hatred of sin because it is sin that caused the death of your Son and wounded
your own heart. Please give me grace to live a Christian life and save my soul.
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.