Eleventh Station: Jesus is nailed to the cross
We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you
because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.
Bible Reading – Luke 23. 35,49
It was nine o’clock in the morning when they crucified him; the people stayed there watching him, the leaders jeered at him and the soldiers mocked him. Some women, his friends from Galilee, looked on at a distance.
We look on from a distance:
a distance of time and space and culture,
And it hurts us to watch Jesus dying,
even at a distance.
It hurts to know that we are being rescued.
It hurts to know that we are valued and loved.
For the depth of your love for us, we thank you;
for those whom we know to be suffering greatly:
Lord, in your mercy
hear our prayer.