Friday penance — What kind of sacrifice can we offer our Lord today?
Prayer in Honor of the Passion of Our Savior
GOD, Who for the world's redemption was pleased to be born, circumcised, rejected by the Jews, betrayed by the kiss of the traitor Judas, bound with chains, led like an innocent lamb to sacrifice, and shamefully presented before Annas, Caiphas, Pilate, and Herod, accused by false witnesses, beaten with whips, buffeted, insulted, spit upon, crowned with thorns, smitten with a reed, blindfolded, stripped of your garments, fastened with nails to the cross, and lifted up on high, reputed among thieves, and made to drink gall and vinegar, and wounded by a lance; oh, by these most sacred sufferings, which, unworthy as I am, I thus commemorate, and by Your Holy Cross and death, deliver me, Lord, from the pains of hell, and deign to lead me where You did lead the penitent thief, who was crucified by Your side; You Who, with the Father and the Holy Ghost, lives and reigns, world without end. Amen...
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