A Prayer for Good Friday

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“So the soldiers took charge of Jesus. . . . They crucified him, and with him two others—one on each side and Jesus in the middle. . . . Later, knowing that everything had now been finished . . . Jesus said, ‘It is finished.’ With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.”
John 19:16–30

Recite God’s Goodness

O Savior of Sinners, what great love You displayed in your death! It was not nails that pinned You there, nor the soldier’s pointed spear, but love that held You on that cross!

Express Your Neediness

I kneel before the cross, acknowledging that it was my heinous sin, my miserable guilt, and my vile iniquity that caused You to be made a curse for me. May I never become glib about what You endured, but may Your sacrifice make You all the more precious to me, my Savior.

Seek His Stillness

Throughout history, forgiveness of sin always required a sacrifice of blood. Ponder the infinite value of the blood of the incarnate Son of God poured out for your sin, and rest in the forgiveness He secured for you at the cross.

Trust His Faithfulness

Precious Jesus, You conquered evil by letting it conquer You on the cross, gaining victory over the world through an act of self-giving love. So You are worthy of all my praise and adoration, and I will trust and worship You forever and ever.

For Further Prayer and Study

Isaiah 53:1–12 • Hebrews 9:22; 12:1–2 • 1 Peter 1:18–20

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