SOC – Closing Prayer

Before the Altar

L:  Far be it from me to glory:
All:  Except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.

L:  Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. And being found in human form, he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death– even death on a cross. Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.     (Philippians 2:5-11)

All:  Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven.  Give us today our daily bread.  Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.  Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil.  For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and forever.  Amen

L:  Almighty God, we thank you for your Son, Jesus Christ, and for the gift of our salvation that he won for us through the way of the cross.  Make our paths straight and keep our feet upon that way of the cross until you bring us safely into your heavenly kingdom;  where you reign with the Son and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

All:  Amen

L:  Let us follow the way of the cross:
All:  Until our life’s end.  Amen

Station 14 Stations of the Cross
(Taken from by Rev. Thomas L. Weitzel)
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