Jesus falls the first time
We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You.
Because by Your Holy Cross You
have redeemed the world.
My Lord Jesus Christ:
You could barely see where You were going, because Your sacred eyes were blurred by Your pain and the blood dripping from the Crown of Thorns. So you stumbled and fell, increasing the pain in Your already-exhausted Body. And I, forgetting what You have done for me, ignore what You have told me about living a holy life, and so I stumble and fall in my walk with You. Forgive me, my Beloved Jesus! Turn my failures into new growth as I unite my stumblings to Your redemptive walk to Calvary.
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Christ above in torment hangs;
she beneath beholds the pangs
of her dying glorious Son.
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