We adore Thee, O Christ, and we bless Thee,
for by Thy Holy Cross Thou hast redeemed the world.
( here our prayer intention)
O God, Who for the redemption of the world, wast pleased to be born in a stable and to die upon a cross;
O Lord Jesus Christ, by Thy holy sufferings, which we, Thy unworthy servants, call to mind:
by Thy Holy Cross, and by Thy death, deliver us from the pains of Hell,
and vouchsafe to conduct us whither Thou didst conduct the good thief who was crucified with Thee,
Who livest and reignest eternally in Heaven. Amen.
Sweet the wood, sweet the nails,
sweet the Burden which Thou bearest,
for Thou alone, O Holy Cross,
wast worthy to bear the King and Lord of Heaven.Amen