St Paul's Chichester


Ninth Station: Jesus falls the third time


We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you

because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.


Bible reading – Isaiah 53. 4-5


He endured the suffering that should have been ours,

the pain we should have borne.

All the while we thought that his suffering was punishment sent by God;

but because of our sins he was wounded,

beaten because of the evil we did.

We are healed by the punishment he suffered,

made whole by the blows he received.




I am not sure if I can watch this much longer.

In his pain I see my pain,

in his falling I feel myself falling,

in his cross… in his cross

I am included.

He carried it for me –

for me, and my enemies, and my friends.




For those whom we love;

for all the members of our congregation:

Lord, in your mercy

hear our prayer.