Friday, 10 April 2020

Good Friday Prayers

Dear Friends

On this Good Friday we know that we are in unprecedented times and there will be more difficult days ahead.  As we unite at the foot of the cross we share with the disciples that sense of despair as we too are caught up in events which are beyond our control.  But we stay strong in faith remembering the events of Good Friday are acts of supreme love;  John chapter 3 verse 16

"For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life."

Every Blessing...Val

Dear Jesus, who died to save all mankind, we come before your cross to remember your great love for us.  We are sorry for the times when we have not returned your love
Lord have mercy. Lord have mercy

Lord Jesus you were tested by the evil one
Break in us the hold of power and pride.
Lord have mercy. Lord have mercy

Lord Jesus you knew deep tears and weaknesses
Help us to be vulnerable for you.
Lord have mercy. Lord have mercy

You followed to the end the Way of the Cross
Help us to be faithful to you
Lord have mercy. Lord have mercy

May Almighty God who sent his son into the world to save sinners, bring us his pardon and peace, now and forever. Amen.

Jesus, Son of the most high God,
whose love for us knows no limits,
who died the worst death a human being can know,
tortured, mocked, abandoned.
we stand at the foot of your cross in awe.
Just as you finished your work on earth,
complete your work in our lives.
Open us to your Spirit until we are all yours,
and let nothing hold us back
from following you all the way to the cross and beyond.
Jesus, lifted up, we lift up our hearts to you.