Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy upon me. Many times, Lord, I attempt to cover my shame with something on the outside.  I wear masks that hide my true feelings.  I put on clothes, hoping they will cause others to accept me.  I buy material possessions as an attempt to fill an empty spot in my life. I become what I believe others want me to be so that I will not feel alone.  But deep…

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The Via Crucis IX: Third Fall

March 30, 2015

Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy upon me.   God, grant me the patience to reach those who are intolerant, cruel, envious, and braggarts. Teach me to pray for those who are proud, rude, and out for only themselves. Give me the grace to unconditionally love those who are angry and bitter. I want to demonstrate truth to those enmeshed in evil through trust in Your word, hope in Your Son, and perseverance in the Holy…

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The Via Crucis VIII: The Weeping

March 29, 2015

Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy upon me. May I cry only genuine tears of repentance and not take advantage of Your mercy, Lord. I do not want to feel sorry for myself, so help me cry for the wounded and lost. Let me to weep because of evil, and allow that weeping to lead to action. Always let my tears be as liquid pearl, an offering of worth before Your throne. Lord Jesus Christ, have…

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The Via Crucis VII: Second Fall

March 28, 2015

Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy upon me. I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth; And in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried.  He descended into Hell.  The third day He rose again from the dead.  He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the…

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The Via Crucis VI: Veronica

March 27, 2015

Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy upon me. Daily I press through to You Lord.  I press through the mediocrity that drowns me, the pain of sin, the deafening circumstances, and the overflowing schedules that doggedly overwhelm me.  I press toward You, just to touch the hem of Your robe. I have to give back to You.  I do not care if my hands are bloodied.  I thrust through the crowd only to reach You.  My…

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The Via Cucis V: Simon

March 26, 2015

Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy upon me. He came to worship not knowing what to expect.  He was simply caught up in the holidays.  But on his way toward tradition, he met You face to face.  It was at this point that Simon became a cross-bearer.  And as he took that cross upon his shoulders, You whispered something in his ear.  Those few words of intimacy forever changed his life and the lives of his…

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The Via Crucis IV: Mother of God

March 25, 2015

Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy upon me. I sit amazed- as I gaze upon my children wondering how the Mother of God fulfilled her role. What was her anguish, her pain?  She watched her Son, pondering many hidden secrets in her heart.  She knew Him as Jesus, Savior, Immanuel, God is with us, and Son.   She knew Him better than any other.  But did she have other dreams for Him?  Certainly she hoped for the…