The Way of the Cross (Start)

Jesus on the cross

Pray our Stations of the Cross to find relief for your own sufferings. Embrace your trials as union with Jesus on the journey to glory.  You are entering into an interactive prayer experience.  At the end, you will be able to download a printable PDF copy of this.

Our sufferings have eternal value if we unite them to the Passion of Christ.

Jesus is present when we suffer, but if we expect him to remove our pain quickly to prove that he cares about us, we fail to recognize a more loving plan. We want short-cuts to healing and short-cuts to happiness, but God knows the harm in this. Despite what our expectations insist should happen, God implements the long-term plan, and someday we’ll be very grateful.

OPENING PRAYER

My Lord Jesus Christ:

You suffered a great deal for me. I cannot even fathom just how much You accomplished for me through Your sacrifice. What I do know for certain is that I am suffering. I have trials I want to get rid of. But You have shown by your journey to the Cross and your death that I should embrace my sufferings as a journey that will lead to glory. Please help me unite my sufferings to Your Passion, so that I may be healed, purified and strengthened, and so that I may become Your instrument of healing love for others.

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Play the song “Were You There?

Jesus, let’s walk together to the first Station of the Cross >>

© 1998 by Terry A. Modica

This Way of the Cross is available for distribution as a pamphlet at Catholic Digital Resources.

See also Stations of the Cross by GNM Artists >>

See WordBytes for Lent >>

See Prayers for Everyday life >>

For more faith-builders, visit the Good News Ministries home page >>

Also see Terry Modica’s books >>

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David A Woods
David A Woods
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June 9, 2020 12:56 PM

How does a person become a child of God ?? What is it that opens heavens door ??