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Good Friday Prayer

A prayer for Good Friday


Today we pause to remember your sacrificial love
That shone light into the darkness
That bore life from such emptiness
That revealed hope out of devastation
That spoke truth through incrimination
That released freedom in spite of imprisonment
And brought us forgiveness instead of punishment.

Thank you that we can now walk in the light of your life,
Hope, truth, freedom and forgiveness,
This day and everyday.


(a short prayer for Easter time from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

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Easter Passion Meditation

Featuring a reading of Matthew 27:27-54 on the events leading up to the crucifixion of Christ, followed by a short reading from Hebrews 12:2-3:-

The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Episcopal Prayer

Collect for Good Friday

Almighty God, we beseech thee graciously to behold this thy family,
for which our Lord Jesus Christ was contented to be betrayed,
and given up into the hands of sinners, and to suffer death upon the cross;
who now liveth and reigneth with thee
and the Holy Ghost ever,
one God,
world without end.


(source: Book of Common Prayer, 1979 version, Protestant Episcopal Church in the USA.)