Friday, 29 March 2013

Good Friday

Prayer:    Great God,  this is the day You gave us Your Son. We bow down in awe.  You gave us Your Son so we could have eternal life and live with You always.  We bow down in wonder.     Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world,  have mercy upon us and grant us Your peace.   Amen.

Read St. John 18   to St.  John 19: 1 - 37

How can today be a  good day when we know that Jesus died on the cross?   Today is called Good Friday because we know the rest of the story….Jesus died for our sins so that we could inherit eternal life. 

Worship attendance on Good Friday is usually very small for who wants to hear about the death of Jesus?  But worshipping together on Good Friday is truly important to remind us year in and year out that the love of God never diminishes… that the love of God is as strong for us today as at our birth.     

Prayer:  Almighty God,  we have sinned in thought and word and deed.  We have not loved You with our whole heart.  We have not loved our neighbours as ourselves.  We pray to You asking for  Your mercy.  Forgive us all that is past,  and grant that we may serve You in the newness of life.  To the glory of Your Holy  name.  Amen. 

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