Leader - We adore Thee, O Christ, and bless Thee.
All - Because by Thy holy cross Thou hast redeemed the world.
you stand all alone before Pilate. Nobody speaks up for you. Nobody helps defend you. You devoted your entire life to helping
others, listening to the smallest ones, caring for those who were ignored by others. They don't seem to remember that as they
prepare to put you to death.
As a child, sometimes I feel alone. Sometimes I feel that others don't stand up for me
and defend me when I am afraid. Sometimes I don't feel like I am treated fairly, especially if I am scolded or corrected.
As an adult, sometimes I feel abandoned and afraid as well. Sometimes I too, feel like I am treated unfairly or blamed
for things unfairly. I have a hard time when people criticize me at home or at work.
Help me be grateful for what you
did for me. Help me to accept criticism and unfairness as you did, and not complain. Help me pray for those who have hurt
My Jesus, often have I signed The death warrant by my sins; save me by Thy death from that eternal death which
I have so often deserved.
Our Father.... Hail Mary.... Glory Be to the Father....
Leader - Jesus Christ Crucified.
- Have mercy on Us.
Leader - May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, Rest in peace.