|The Third Station: Jesus Falls the First Time|
Leader: We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you.
All: Because by your holy cross You have redeemed the world.
Jesus, the cross you have been carrying is very heavy. You are becoming weak and almost ready to faint, and you fall down. Nobody seems to want to help you. The soldiers are interested in getting home, so they yell at you and try to get you up and moving again.
As a child, sometimes I start to do something, but then get tired of it. I hurry to get finished and sometimes don't do my work well. Sometimes I don't pay attention to what I should be doing. When things get hard for me, sometimes I give up.
As an adult, I sometimes put things off. I give up too easily, and sometimes don't do my work as well as I know I can.
My Jesus, the heavy burden of my sins is on You, and makes the weight of your cross unbearable. I detest my sins; I call on You to pardon them; may Your grace aid me to never commit any more of them. When I fall by sin, help me to get up again by being truly sorry and accepting your forgiveness.
Our Father.... Hail Mary.... Glory Be to the Father....