The Ninth Station: Jesus falls a third time
We adore thee, O Christ, and we bless thee. Because by thy holy cross thou hast redeemed the world.
I am the man who has seen affliction under the rod of his wrath; he has driven and brought me and enveloped me with bitterness and tribulation; he has made me dwell in the darkness like the dead of long ago. Though I call and cry for help, he shuts out my prayer. He has made my teeth gind on gravel, and made me cower in ashes. "Remember, O Lord, my affliction and bitterness, the wormwood and the gall!"
O God, by the passion of thy blessed Son thou didst make the instrument of shameful death to be for us the means of life: Grant us so to glory in the cross of Christ, that we may gladly suffer shame and loss for the sake of thy Son and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
Holy God, Holy and Mighty, Holy Immortal One, Have mercy upon us.
Suffer'ring for the whole creation,
Bleeding there for our salvation,
For us sinners crucified
Next: The Tenth Station: Jesus is stripped of his garments
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