8. Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus to carry the cross

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A Reading

They compelled a passer-by, who was coming in from the country, to carry his cross; it was Simon of Cyrene, the father of Alexander and Rufus.

 

(Mark 15.21)

A Prayer

Lord Jesus, you know what it feels like to suffer and exhausted:

be with those who are weary and finding life tough.

You needed the help of a passing stranger:

give us the humility to receive aid from others and help others.

Amen.