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  Twelfth Station

We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you.
Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.  


Scripture Reading


When Jesus took the wine, he said, “Now it is finished.” Then he bowed his  head and delivered over his spirit. Since it was the preparation day, the Jews did not want to have the bodies left on the cross during the Sabbath, for that Sabbath was a solemn
feast day. They asked Pilate that the legs be broken and the bodies be taken away. Accordingly, the soldiers came and broke
 the legs of the men crucified with Jesus. When they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead, they did not break his legs.
One of the soldiers thrust a lance into his side and immediately blood and water flowed out.
(Jn 19:30-34)  

Prayer Response


Heavenly Father, in your mercy, you did not allow Jesus to endure a long period of suffering on the cross. Weakened by a
sleepless night, the scourging and crowning with thorns, and the agonies of the crucifixion, Jesus bowed his head and delivered
over his spirit. To rescue us from eternal darkness and despair, Jesus gave up his life. How can we ever return the love Jesus
has shown us? May his Sacred Heart, out of which flowed blood and water, be our continued source of grace and love.
We ask this is the name of Jesus. Amen.  


Lord Jesus, crucified and risen,
  have mercy on us.  


Station 13 ~ Jesus is Buried



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