Leader: We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you.
All: Because by your holy cross You have redeemed the world.
Jesus, your journey has been long. You fall again, beneath your
cross. You know your journey is coming to an end. You struggle and
struggle. You get up and keep going.
As a child, sometimes I fail time and time again. I find it hard to
get along with my sisters and brothers, sometimes I'm not honest,
sometimes I'm lazy. I'm tempted to stop trying. It's just too hard
As an adult, I often feel I should have conquered my weaknesses by
now. I become discouraged when I'm confronted by the same problems
over and over again. Sometimes I get weary. When I have health
problems, I can become discouraged and depressed.
Help me think of the cross you carried. Help me continue to hope
that I can make the changes in my life I need to. You didn't give
up. I can have the strength to get up again as well.
My Jesus, by all the bitter sorrows You did endure when, for the
third time, the heavy cross brought You to the ground. Never, I beg
of You, let me fall again into sin. Ah, my Jesus, rather let me die
than ever offend You again.
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.