Praying the Way of the Cross

Simon helps Jesus

Station V
Simon helps Jesus carry his cross

V. We adore You, O Christ and we praise You.
R. Because by Your holy Cross You have redeemed the world.

SCRIPTURE READING Matthew 27:32

On their way out they met a Cyrenian named Simon. This man they pressed into service to carry the cross.

REFLECTION

Those who suffer tribulations, suffering, persecutions, and are despised for the love of God are helping Jesus Christ carry His cross. If they persevere, they will be partakers of His glory in heaven.

--Saint Paul of the Cross

LET US PRAY

Lord, You are the strength of those who hope in You. Listen favorably to our prayers; and since human weakness can do nothing without Your help, may Your grace assist us in the keeping of Your commandments and in pleasing You by our desires and our actions. Through Christ our Lord, AMEN.

 

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