O merciful Saviour, grant that while we follow Thy blessed footsteps
along this Way of Sorrow, our hearts may be so touched with true
contrition that thou mayest turn our weeping into gladness by
giving us remission of all our sins. Amen.
O Jesus, our adorable Saviour, behold us prostrate at thy feet,
imploring thy mercy for ourselves and for the souls of all the
faithful departed. Vouchsafe to apply to us the infinite merits
of thy passion, upon which we are now about to meditate.
Grant that, while we trace this path
of sighs and tears, our heart(s) may be so touched with contrition
and repentance, that we may be ready to embrace with joy all
the crosses and sufferings and humiliations of this our life
and pilgrimage. Amen.
¶ The following may be added:
O most sorrowful Mother Mary, who first followed in the way of
the cross, may the Most Adorable Trinity, through thy most powerful
intercession, receive and accept, in reparation for our sins,
and the sins of the whole world, the affections of sorrow and
love, with which we intend, with God's help, to perform this
holy exercise. Amen.