Mali

Seventh Station: JESUS FALLS FOR THE SECOND TIME

21 Mar , 2017  

HYMN:

We carry the saving cross through the roads of the world.
Through the alleys of poverty and misery.
Marching to a dawning day to freedom and victory,
To God’s life and endless glory.
 

PRAYER BEFORE EACH STATION:

We adore You, O Christ, and bless You.
Because by Your holy cross You have redeemed the world.
 

READING:

I am the man who has seen affliction under the rod of his wrath; he has driven and brought me into darkness without any light. He has blocked my way with hewn stones, he has made my paths crooked. He has made my teeth grind on gravel, and made me cower in ashes. (Lamentations. 3:1-2,9,16)
 

MEDITATION:

(IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE SUFFERING CHURCH OF AFRICA)

Jesus has fallen for the second time. Jesus does not let himself become overwhelmed with exhaustion, he courageously gets up again and wants to continue right to the end out of love for us. With him and following him, let us carry the cross of the people in Mali — the cross of  hunger, religious illiteracy and the loss of values linked to poor education of children.
 

PRAYER:

Lord Jesus, with your cross you carried our sufferings out of love for us. Teach us your way so that our selfishness will not stop us from seeing the needs of our neighbor, but through love and patience, we can console those who are suffering. AMEN.
 

Our Father… Hail Mary… Glory be…

 

Sister Esther Thera

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