Ave Maria Meditations
Arise, O Lord, and let Thy enemies be scattered, and let them that hate Thee flee from before Thy Face. (Ps 68:1)
Twelfth Station of the Cross: Jesus Dies. Holy Father, most powerful and eternal God, I offer Thee the sufferings of my Jesus, His aching Face, His sacred wounds, His adorable Blood, His last words and last sigh, in thanksgiving for the benefits which Thou has heaped upon me and in expiation of my sins, and more especially to implore of Thee the three following graces:
- For me and mine a perfect contrition with a firm will to belong only to Thee.
- For the conversion of poor sinners and for holy Church our mother. Accord to her the succor she expects from Thy bounty in the terrible ordeal through which she is passing.
- Look not upon our sins, O Lord, but look upon the Face of Thy Christ; look upon the Heart that has loved us so much and, because of Him, have mercy on us