Stations of the Cross (Way of the Cross) – Opening Prayer – Prayer Before the High Altar
Opening Prayer for Stations of the Cross – Prayer Before the High Altar – Before the First Station.
A plenary indulgence may be gained by those who perform the devotion of “The Stations of the Cross”.
The three usual conditions apply, namely:
- Sacramental confession
- Eucharistic Communion
- Prayer for the intention of our Holy Father the Pope.
Note: No special prayers are prescribed for the Stations of the Cross when made privately.
Prayer Before the High Altar
Oh! Jesus Christ, my Lord, with what great love did you pass over the painful road which led You to death; and I, how often have I abandoned You!
But, now I love You with my whole soul, and because I love You, I am sincerely sorry for having offended You. My Jesus, pardon me, and permit me to accompany You in this journey.
You are going to die for love of me, and it is my wish also, my dearest Redeemer, to die for love of you. My Jesus, in your love I wish to live. In Your love I wish to die.
FIRST STATION: Jesus is Condemned to Death
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Stations of the Cross (Way of the Cross) – Prayer Before the High Altar