STATION 9 - Jesus falls the Third Time
AdorationWe adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee, because by Thy holy cross, Thou hast redeemed the world.MeditationJesus, arriving exhausted at the foot of Calvary, falls for the third time to the ground. His love for us, however, is not diminished, not extinguished. What a fearfully oppressive burden our sins must be to cause Jesus to fall so often! Had He, however, not taken them upon Himself, they would have plunged us into the abyss of Hell.PrayerMost merciful Jesus, I return Thee infinite tanks for not permitting me to continue in sin and to fall, as I have so often deserved, into the depths of Hell. Enkindle in me an earnest desire of amendment; let me never again relapse, but vouchsafe me the grace to persevere in penance to the end of my life.Sabat MaterOur FatherLord Jesus, crucified, have mercy on us!
O thou Mother! fount of love,
Touch my spirit from above.
Make my heart with thine accord: