Leader: We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you.
All: Because by your holy cross You have redeemed the world.
Jesus, as you accepted your cross, you knew you would carry it to
your death on Calvary. You knew it wouldn't be easy, but you
accepted it and carried it just the same.
As a child, sometimes I don't like the problems that come my way.
Sometimes I try to get others to take care of them or solve them for
me. Sometimes I become upset and crabby when I'm asked to do even
the smallest thing to help others.
As an adult I sometimes feel like I'm not appreciated. Sometimes I
feel as if I accept more responsibility that I need to. I can feel
sorry for myself, even though the crosses others carry are much
larger than my own. In my self-pity, I don't reach out to help.
My Jesus, by your own you took on the most heavy
cross I made for you by my sins. Teach me to carry my cross each day
for love of you, as you carried Your cross for love of me.
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.