Children's Prayer Book



The way of the Cross will help you to meditate on the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ. During this prayer think about how much Jesus suffered for you. When you imagine and feel the pain of Jesus, let Jesus know that you want to love him more and to be a faithful child of God.


Opening Prayer

My friend Jesus, I am about to follow you as you make your journey to Calvary. May this sharing in your suffering help me to imitate your love, humility, and service to my brothers and sisters. Amen.


Before each station, we sing or recite:

L: We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you.

All: Because by your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world.


After each station

L: Have mercy on us, O Lord,

All: Have mercy on us.


1.     Jesus is condemned to death.

Jesus had done nothing wrong, but he is going to die because he loves us and wants to make up for sins.

Dear Jesus, help me never to offend you again.


2.     Jesus carries his Cross.

Jesus wants to save us, even if the cross is very heavy he does not complain.

Dear Jesus, help me to do my duties without complaining.


3.     Jesus falls the first time.

Jesus is weak and tired. He falls for the first time to the ground under the heavy cross.

Dear Jesus, help me to trust you even when I feel tired.


4.     Jesus meets his sorrowful Mother.

The Blessed Mother comes up close to Jesus to tell him how much she loves him. She shares his sufferings.

Dear Mother Mary, help me to love your Son, Jesus.

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