Friday, April 14, 2017
Prayer: Paul of the Cross
Lord, we thank you for having died on the cross for us. Most fortunate is the person who walks by the way of Calvary, following Jesus our redeemer, for if we suffer with Christ now, we shall reign with Christ in the glory of the Father. Those who suffer tribulations and persecutions and are despised for the love of God are helping Jesus Christ carry his cross. If they persevere, they will be partakers of his glory in heaven. Lord, let us be glad when we are afflicted and the cross is most heavy on our shoulders, because then if we suffer with the patience of Christ, we will begin to be his disciples.