St Paul's Chichester


Seventh Station: Jesus falls the second time

We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you

because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.


Bible Reading – Isaiah 53. 7


Ill-treated and afflicted,

He never said a word.

Like a lamb led to the slaughter house,

Like a sheep dumb before its shearers,

He never opened his mouth.




I am finding it hard to watch you, Jesus,

to see you struggling,

to see you on the ground.

Into your silence I want to shout:

‘Why do they keep on hurting you?

What have you done wrong?’




For those who are struggling to keep going;

for the mentally ill and those who care for them:

Lord, in your mercy

hear our prayer.