Stations of the Cross

Pray the stations of the cross.  Begin with this prayer and continue with each of the stations sequentially.

In the Name of the Father, and of the (+) Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.

Our Father, who art in heaven, … … Amen.

May I never boast of anything,
Except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. [Gal. 6:14]

Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other than the way of life and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

At the cross her station keeping,
Stood the mournful mother weeping,
Where he hung, the dying Lord.

For her soul of joy bereaved,
Bowed with anguish, deeply grieved,
Felt the sharp and piercing sword.

First Station