Heavenly Father, as we look at the cross before us,
we remember the agony that Your Son Jesus suffered
as he accepted it as the instrument of his death.
Accept our prayer, Lord, for all who suffer,
all who are in pain,
all who are unjustly condemned,
all who feel betrayed,
all who are dying.
We surrender to You our own suffering
which we find so difficult to bear at times.
May Your Son Jesus continue to bless the efforts
that we make to repent for our sins
and to forgive those who hurt us in different ways.
We make this prayer through the same Christ, our Lord,