The seven last words

The Seven Last Words

As Jesus hung on the Cross, he uttered seven last words of great meaning to those who contemplate his Passion and Death. This prayer commemorates each of the Seven Last Words in a separate meditation.

This devotion may be spread over a week, commemorating one of the Seven Last Words each day, or it may be prayed as a whole devotion in a single day.

      By Loyola Press

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The First Word : "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do."

The Second Word : "Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise."

The Third Word : "Woman, this is your son."... "This is your mother."

The Fourth Word : "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"

The Fifth Word : "I thirst."

The Sixth Word : "It is finished"

The Seventh Word : "Father, into your hands I commend my spirit."