PRAYER: Short Prayers For The Stations Of The Cross

Short Prayers For The Stations Of The Cross

From Treasury of Novenas

First Station: Jesus is Condemned to Death
O Jesus, help me to appreciate your sanctifying grace more and more.

Second Station: Jesus Bears His Cross
O Jesus, you chose to die for me.  Help me to love you always with all my heart.

Third Station: Jesus Falls the First Time
O Jesus, make me strong to conquer my wicked passions, and to rise quickly from sin.

Fourth Station: Jesus Meets His Mother
O Jesus, grant me a tender love for your mother who offered you for love of me.

Fifth Station: Jesus is Helped by Simon
O Jesus, like Simon, lead me ever closer to you through my daily crosses and trials.

Sixth Station: Jesus and Veronica
O Jesus, imprint your image on my heart that I may be faithful to you all my life.

Seventh Station: Jesus Falls a Second Time
O Jesus, I repent for having offended you.  Grant me forgiveness of all my sins.

Eighth Station: Jesus Speaks to the Women
O Jesus, grant me tears of compassion for your sufferings and of sorrow for my sins.

Ninth Station: Jesus Falls a Third Time
O Jesus, let me never yield to despair.  Let me come to you in hardship and spiritual distress.

Tenth Station: He is Stripped of his Garments
O Jesus, let me sacrifice all my attachments rather than imperil the divine life of my soul.

Eleventh Station: Jesus is Nailed to the Cross
O Jesus, strengthen my faith and increase my love for you.  Help me to accept my crosses.

Twelfth Station: Jesus Dies on the Cross
O Jesus, I thank you for making me a child of God.  Help me to forgive others.

Thirteenth Station: Jesus is Taken Down From the Cross
O Jesus, through the intercession of your holy mother, let me be pleasing to you.

Fourteenth Station: Jesus is Laid in the Tomb
O Jesus, strengthen my will to live for you on Earth and bring me to eternal bliss in Heaven.

Prayer After the Stations
Jesus, you became an example of humility, obedience, and patience, and preceded me on the way of life bearing your cross.  Grant that, inflamed with your love, I may cheerfully take upon myself the sweet yoke of your Gospel together with the mortification of the cross and follow you as a true disciple so that I may be united with you in Heaven.
Amen.

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