As you enter into your hour of prayer, I'd invite you to gather your Bible, a journal or paper if writing is helpful for you, or other art supplies that might allow you to express and process as you move through the Stations of the Cross. Take some time to center yourself in this time and space. Invite God to move through this time, as you move with Jesus through the wilderness of his suffering. Ask God to open your heart to the Spirit's movement, so that through this journey into Christ's suffering you might come to feel God's presence strongly in your own. As we await the Good News discovered at the empty tomb on that first Easter Day, we first attend to what makes that news so good. When we enter into the wilderness, we come to realize the true gift of the one who leads us home.
Mark 15:1-5, 15
John 19:6, 15-17
You bravely journeyed through the wilderness
on a path marked with suffering
that led you to Golgotha's hill.
It is because you walked that road,
that we know you are here with us on our own.
Help us make our way through our
and wherever that path may take us,
let it always bring us home
to life in you.