Opening Prayer: Thank you, Lord Jesus, that you were willing to die on the cross because of your undying love for us. Help us, this day, to pause and reflect on all you have done for us. Lord have mercy! Christ, have mercy! Lord, have mercy! Amen.
Scripture: John 19:37
Journal: Spend some time focusing your eyes, and heart, on the crucified Christ. What does it stir up within you? What do you want to say to him? What does he want to say to you?
Reflection: “They will look upon the one they have pierced.” (John 19:37)
“Reflect carefully on this, for it is so important that I can hardly lay too much stress on it. Fix your eyes on the Crucified and nothing else will be of much importance.” ~Teresa of Avila
Closing Prayer: When I fix my eyes on you, Lord Jesus, the Crucified One, and I see what you were willing to endure on my behalf, because of love, I am overwhelmed and overcome with love for you in return. My heart is filled with humility, gratitude, and thanksgiving. Please help it to stay that way. Amen.