Jesus takes up his Cross

The rough woord of the cross is loaded onto Jesus’ back. Jesus takes the first stumbling steps on his way to Golgotha.

Like Jesus, we must each also take up our own cross. The cross that I have to carry is not the one that Jesus’ carried. May we be mindful of people everywhere as they each carry their cross. We pray particularly for those people who live with physical disability, chronic pain or illness. May they continue, step by step, along their journey.

Lord Jesus, let us go with you on your journey. In your strength, we accept all the suffering, large and small, involved in following the path of justice, honesty and care for others.

We pray for all who are weakened in their struggle, who are near to breaking point, that their hope will not fail and their hearts not grow hard. Be with us on our different ways that we might meet and find support in your love.

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