Lent & Cross

‘Crucifixion Prayer’ by John Wesley

O Jesus, poor and humble, unknown and despised, let me not be ashamed to follow you.

Have mercy on me.

O Jesus, hated and persecuted, let me not be afraid to follow you.

Have mercy on me.

O Jesus, betrayed and sold like an object, let me be content to call you master.

Have mercy on me.

O Jesus, accused and wrongfully condemned, teach me to endure false accusation.

Have mercy on me.

O Jesus, clothed in mockery and shame, let me not seek my own glory.

Have mercy on me.

O Jesus, dragged, scourged, and bloodied, let me not faint in the fiery trial.

Have mercy on me.

O Jesus, crowned with thorns and hailed with hate,

O Jesus, carrying our sins and our curse on the cross,

O Jesus, insulted, injured, grieving and humiliated,

O Jesus, hanging on the accursed tree of the cross,

Bowing your head, giving up your Spirit,

Conform my whole life to your love.

 

– Adapted from a prayer by John Wesley 1703-1791AD