Seventh Station: Jesus carries the cross
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.
After mocking him, they stripped him of the purple cloak and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him out to crucify him.
Reflection / Meditation
Reflection or meditation may follow.
Lord Jesus, you carried the cross through the rough streets of Jerusalem:
be with those who are loaded with burdens beyond their strength.
You bore the weight of our sins when you carried the cross:
help us to realize the extent and the cost of your love for us.
To you, Jesus, bearing a cross not your own,
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.