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7. Jesus carries the cross


A Reading

After mocking him, they stripped him of the purple cloak and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him out to crucify him.


(Mark 15.20)

A Prayer

Lord Jesus, you carried the cross through the rough streets of Jerusalem:

be with those who are loaded with burdens beyond their strength.

You bore the weight of our sins when you carried the cross:

help us to realize the extent and the cost of your love for us.


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