Dear Lord Jesus,
by Your Passion and Resurrection
You brought life to the world.
But the glory of the Resurrection
came only after the sufferings of the Passion.
You laid down Your life willingly
and gave up everything for us.
Your body was broken and fastened to a Cross,
Your clothing became the prize of soldiers,
your blood ebbed slowly but surely away,
and Your Mother was entrusted to the
Stretched out on the Cross,
deprived of all earthly possessions
and human aid, You cried out to
Your Father that the end had come.
You had accomplished the work given
You, and you committed into His hands, as
a perfect gift, the little life that remained
Lord, teach me to accept all afflictions
after the example you have given.
Let me place my death in Yours and
my weakness in Your abandonment,
Take hold of me with Your love,
that same foolish love that knew no limits,
and let me offer myself to the Father
with You so that I may rise with You
to eternal life.
(New St. Joseph Peoples Prayer Book)
should be in every home
A short prayer for Lent, especially in
preparation for the Mass of Good Friday or Benediction of the Cross:
Adesto nobis, Domine Deus noster; et quos
laetari facis honore, eius quoque
perpetuis defende subsidiis.
Per Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.
us, O Lord our God; and defend us evermore
by the might of Thy holy Cross, in whose
makest us to rejoice. Through
Christ our Lord. Amen.
Traditional indulgence of 5 years, plenary on usual conditions
if prayed for a month. Imprimatur:
Francis Cardinal Spellman,
Archbishop of New York, May 31, 1951.