Leader: We have journeyed these steps in a spirit of prayerful hope. When we unite our sufferings and difficulties to those of our Lord Jesus Christ, our sadness and distress will eventually change into joy, vindication, healing and peace. Though we may bear the scars of our hurts, we will no longer be prisoners of fear, for we have triumphed through the victory of the cross and resurrection. Let us always be about our Lord’s work. May we accomplish this work patiently and carefully, trusting in the power of the risen Christ, who dwells among us and will bring us everlasting life forever and ever.
For the intentions of the Holy Father we pray:
Our Father . . . Hail Mary . . . Glory be . . .