IN 2011: Let Me Share A Poem Prayer: Stations of the Cross


April

The Lenten season is a season of grace for all. From here, man is reminded of a faith in God. How Jesus lived his life on earth, and taught everyone is a concrete example of how man must deal with life, its trials and lessons about living. If someone Almighty could be offering something to humanity, then why should we doubt God's love?

It was Good Friday when Jesus Christ was crucified for his love to us. So who say's no one loves you?

Of course, Jesus loves you.

It was Sunday, called as "Easter Sunday" when he resurrected and redeemed mankind. We are sinners. We have to forgive ourselves, build our lives anew, and find the meaning of life. That meaning will be realized not by any wealth or human power, but by the love and service we share to one another. God is just around the corner.

Let me share this poetry prayer I wrote:

"Stations of the Cross in Poetry Prayer"

Station 1. Jesus is condemned to death.

You were betrayed Jesus
Even by trusted friends
Still shows us charity
Life for us you mend

Your power brings to serve
People you call your own
Condemned to death, for us
A Father's promise sown

Jesus on the cross, by your love heal us.

Station 2. Jesus bears his cross.

Cross, you bear means love
Almighty's gift to the world
Jesus, brother, keeper
To journey with us, Lord

You became man
Mercy for humanity
Sky and earth unite
Miracle flowing sanctity

Jesus on the Cross, by your love heal us.

Station 3. Jesus falls the first time.

Lord, let us hold you
Lord, let us rise with you
Power in humility
Shows us to be true

No man is perfect
Only God - is
Lord Jesus, as example
If fallen, hold to peace

Jesus on the cross, by your love heals us.

Station 4. Jesus meets his mother.

What grief for a mother
What grief for a child
What grief for a beloved
Alone in sorrow, Jesus guides

Feel us Jesus
In sorrow and isolation
But God's will is best
Have mercy in temptation

Jesus on the cross, by your love heal us.

Station 5. Jesus is helped by Simon.

Simon of Cyrene, hail to God
Courage and cross you lifted
Bridge to us from heaven
Angel signs we're gifted

And so we come in prayer
Flesh, thoughts, and our hearts
Your holy cross dear Jesus
To us don't ever part.

Jesus on the cross, by your love heal us.

Station 6. Veronica wipes the face of Jesus.

Saint, Oh Saint Veronica
Ring bells to God's workers
Crown of thorns on Holy face
Hope and bliss, His blood carves

O, poor Face we love you
Face of beauty, Face of light
In suffering and brokenness
Sacred Face of might

Jesus on the cross, by your love heal us.

Station 7. Jesus falls a second time.

My Lord! My God! My Savior!
We trust our lives in Thee
You know how weak we all are
We beg, we beg, we plea

My Lord! My God!
Be here to servants frail
Hold me, hold us
O'er wind we fly, on sea we sail

Jesus on the cross, by your love heal us.

Station 8. Jesus speaks to the women.

Help us to love Mother Mary
You longed your parents, too
The crowd, are us, your family
How precious all to you

Speak to us, we long for Thee
The bravest soldier frees
From sin and wars
Your words a bomb and keys

Jesus on the cross, by your love heal us.

Station 9. Jesus falls a third time.

Race and blows
The third's the final count
Your sacrifice, a painful lash
Forgive our sins abound

Hold tight hold, dear Jesus
Please - do not let go
These eyes are full of tears
Wash us white as snow

Jesus on the cross, by your love heal us.

Station 10. Jesus is stripped of his garments.

When all is done for love
So fair and pure the nakedness
And all that Christ gave
T' was peace for all and happiness

Strip all, be all
We ask You for nothing
Let You alone fill us
Christ, O Christ be everything!

Jesus on the cross, by your love heal us.

Station 11. Jesus is nailed to the cross.

Nails piercing us
First pierced on you
Nations already won
Sacred Cross on earth anew

Man and tides pushing rocks
When life cries in pain
Trials come harrowing
Lord let Your Kingdom reign.

Jesus on the cross, by your love heal us.

How You loved us, Jesus; How great, You are God's Son.
How You loved us, Jesus; How great, You are God's Son.

"Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do
Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise
Woman, this is your son. And this is your mother
My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
I thirst
It is finished."

Then, Jesus cried out in a loud voice
"Father, into your hands I commend my spirit."

Jesus on the cross, by your love heal us.

Station 12. Jesus dies on the cross.

Tomorrow's death so scary
Life today we pray
Us - forever with you Jesus
With Almighty Father lay

Jesus how we love you
Let us see Thy face
Forgive us in transgressions
A Holy Cross wins grace

Jesus on the cross, by your love heal us.

Station 13. Jesus is taken from the cross.

God's justice stark in love
Priests on temples pray
Breath of Holy Spirit blows
Forever brothers all we stay

Body whole and pure
No evil can defeat
The triumph of the cross
For holy workers banquet

Jesus on the cross by your love heal us.

Station 14. Jesus is laid in the tomb.

Love never fails; never ends
The Holy Bible writes
Wake us up dear Jesus
At dawn, resurrect flight

We adore you O Christ
Have mercy -
Your holy cross be salvation
Hearts with Thee forever, have mercy.

Jesus on the cross by your love heal us.
Jesus on the cross by your love heal us.

We love you.
I love you.

Thanks for letting me share this one. We would all keep praying.

Truly, "The Lord is our/my shepherd, we/I shall not want."

rose flores martinez
rosevoc2, 2012

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