Devotion to Our Lord on the Cross

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Devotion to Our Lord on the Cross

My Crucified Jesus, mercifully accept the prayer which I now make to Thee for help in the moment of my death when at its approach all my senses shall fail me.

When therefore O sweetest Jesus my weary and downcast eyes can no longer look up to Thee, be mindful of the loving gaze which I now turn on Thee and have mercy on me. 

When my parched lips can no longer kiss Thy most sacred wounds, remember then those kisses which now I imprint on Thee and have mercy on me.

When my cold hands can no longer embrace Thy Cross, forget not the affection with which I embrace it now and have mercy on me.

And when at length my swollen and lifeless tongue can no longer speak remember that I called upon Thee now.

Jesus Mary Joseph, to you I commend my soul. Amen.

Eternal Father I offer Thee the Wounds of our Lord Jesus Christ to heal the wounds of our souls.

Prayer in Memory of the Passion and Death

O Jesus, Who by reason of Thy burning love for us hast willed to be crucified and to shed Thy most Precious Blood for the redemption and salvation of our souls, look down upon us here gathered together in remembrance of Thy most sorrowful Passion and Death, fully trusting in Thy mercy; cleanse us from sin by Thy grace, sanctify our toil, give unto us and unto all those who are dear to us our daily bread, sweeten our sufferings, bless our families, and to the nations so sorely afflicted, grant Thy peace, which is the only true peace, so that by obeying Thy commandments, we may come at last to the glory of heaven. Amen

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