Friday of the Fifth Week of Lent | Stations of the Cross, Station VII
Jesus falls the second time
LEADER: We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you.
PEOPLE: Because by your holy cross, you have redeemed the world.
LEADER: Even with Simon's help, / Jesus falls again. In many things we
fail, / as individuals, / as families, / as a parish, / as a nation. It takes repeated effort to control our tempers / or to learn the art of prayer / or to rise to the challenge of real self-giving.
PEOPLE: Jesus, help me to keep on trying. When I fail, / give me the
grace to accept your healing in the sacrament of penance. Never let us, / your pilgrim people, / grow weary of trying to follow in your footsteps.
LEADER: Lord Jesus Crucified,
PEOPLE: Have mercy on us!
Falling once again, Lord Jesus,
Shows the suffering that frees us
As we struggle on our way.