St Paul's Chichester

Morning

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.

 

Meditation

 

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?’

 

Prayer

 

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.