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A Prayer for Good Friday

Prayer.

Father of Jesus We have no words to express the shame of this day

Your only Son Uniquely loved,

ridiculed, tormented, shamed scorned

moves towards his end.

Yet in his agony, he draws our gaze

and the full range of your eternal love

seems to flow over us, like a mighty river

drowning our sorrows and guilt.

What mystery, Lord, belongs to this day

What secrets it holds for every century

every nation, and every human being.

Let this tree carried and raised on an ancient hill

Become the tree of life for every weeping child

And may your arms reach out to hold in your embrace

a cruel world which needs your mercy in its night.

Let Jesus, crucified and raised, bind up the wounds

Of every suffering community

And lift the cloud of guilt which covers the earth.

Only then can we be surprised by joy

and greet your resurrection day

And the name of Jesus

be glorified for ever. Amen.

April 21, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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