Fourth Station: Peter denies Jesus
We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you,
All because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.
A reading from the Gospel according to Mark.
At that moment the cock crowed for the second time. Then Peter remembered that Jesus had said to him, ‘Before the cock crows twice, you will deny me three times.’ And he broke down and wept.
Reflection / Meditation
Reflection or meditation may follow.
Lord Jesus, as Peter betrayed you,
you experienced the double agony of love rejected and friendship denied:
be with those who know no friends and are rejected by society.
You understood the fear within Peter:
help us to understand the anxieties of those who fear for their future.
To you, Jesus, who gazed with sadness at your lost friend,
be honour and glory with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
now and for ever.
All Holy God,
holy and strong,
holy and immortal,
have mercy upon us.