The Lord is my light and my salvation.

The LORD is my light and my salvation;
whom should I fear?
The LORD is my life’s refuge;
of whom should I be afraid?
R.    The Lord is my light and my salvation.
When evildoers come at me
to devour my flesh,
My foes and my enemies
themselves stumble and fall.
R.    The Lord is my light and my salvation.
Though an army encamp against me,
my heart will not fear;
Though war be waged upon me,
even then will I trust.
R.    The Lord is my light and my salvation.
I believe that I shall see the bounty of the LORD
in the land of the living.
Wait for the LORD with courage;
be stouthearted, and wait for the LORD.
R.    The Lord is my light and my salvation.

The Ninth Station – Jesus Falls the Third Time

V.  We adore Thee O Christ, and we praise Thee.

R.  Because by Thy holy Cross – Thou hast redeemed the world.

Exhausted at the foot of Calvary, Jesus falls for the third time to the ground.  How painfully  it must have been reopening all the wounds of His tender body by these repeated falls.  And how enormous must my sins be, to cause Jesus to fall so painfully.  Had not Jesus taken my sins upon Himself, they would have plunged me into the abyss of Hell.

Most Merciful Jesus, I return Thee a thousand thanks for not permitting me to die in my sins and fall into the abyss of Hell, as I have deserved so often.  Enkindle in me a sincere desire to amend my life.  Let me never again fall into sin, but grant me the grace of final perseverance.

Our Father…; Hail Mary…; Glory be to the Father…

V.  Lord Jesus, crucified.

R.  Have mercy on us.

Sung…Make me feel as thou has felt; Make my soul to glow and melt; With the love of Christ my Lord.

Do something great for our Lord today…celebrate this Holy Week, albeit in an unconventional manner, via Instagram.  Sign in to stmmchurchmass on Instagram and each day they will be celebrating Holy Week.  Tonight at 7 PM will be the Stations of the Cross.

God’s will, not mine, be done.

Be not afraid; just have faith.

Jesus, I trust in You.

He must increase; I must decrease.

Lord, if You wish, You can make me clean.

But you man of God chose righteousness, devotion, faith, love, patience and gentleness.  Compete well for the faith.

Eternal God, in Whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion – inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us so that in difficult moments we may not despair nor become despondent but with great confidence, submit ourselves to Your holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself.

 

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