Tuesday and Friday

1. The Agony in the Garden
Jesus went to a place called Gethsemane to pray. "My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me; yet, not as I will, but as you will." (Mt 26:36-46)


1. That all Christians might present Christ to the world as its Savior.
2. For world peace and unity of all Christians.

2. The Scourging at the Pillar
The chief priests with the elders and the scribes held a council. They bound Jesus, led him away, and handed him over to Pilate. Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, had Jesus scourged and handed him over to be crucified. (Mk 15:1-16)

1. For all expectant mothers and unborn babies.
2. For missionaries everywhere.

3. The Crowning with Thorns
They stripped off his clothes and threw a scarlet military cloak about him. Weaving a crown out of thorns, they placed it on his head, and a reed in his right hand. And kneeling before him, they mocked him, saying, "Hail, King of the Jews!" (Mt 27:27-31)

1. For young people concerning their values, dignity and faith in Christ.
2. For the elderly, the sick and the dying.

4. The Carrying of the Cross
Jesus, weak from being beaten, was unable to carry His cross to Golgotha alone. Simon, a Cyrenian, helped him. (Mk 15:20-22)

1. For our Church, Church authorities and those who guide and teach the Catholic faith.
2. For the Jewish people and the unity of all nations.

5. The Crucifixion
When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him and the criminals there, one on his right, the other on his left. Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, they know not what they do." (Lk 23:33-46)

1. For vocations to priesthood and religious life.
2. For faith, hope, love, patience and perseverance in seeking love and union with God.

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