This page is out of date. Please see our updated Good Friday Resources.
Over this last week, I have been posting prayers, liturgies and worship resources for Holy week. I have already posted resources for Stations of the Cross but here are some additional resources for Good Friday that I thought you might enjoy. I have interspersed them with images of the crucifixion from different cultures as I find reflecting on these remind me that Christ died for all cultures and all nations.
Posts and Resources
- This post from Lilly Lewin: Freerange Friday: A Good Friday TakeAway has some great ideas for Good Friday.
- Also, consider downloading her Experiential Stations of the Cross.
- Scott Erickson Art shares resources for Good Friday services including Stations of the Cross.
- Take time this week to go through the sessions in the Lenten retreat: Women of the Passion at Sacred Space. “A retreat offers a chance to take a step back from the pressure of daily life, to reflect prayerfully on the current state of your relationships: with God, with the people around you, and with the world.” Very powerful!
- And if you don’t know what Good Friday is about check this.
- Crosswalk.com also provides a great history and readings for Good Friday.
- If you want to get creative: Make a Tiffany Style Cross.
- Lent and Beyond has just updated their Good Friday quotes, poems, prayers and hymns and other resources including music and devotionals for Good Friday.
- Textweek.com is always alive with wonderful resources for the season
- And from Bosco Peters in N.Z. a Good Friday liturgy
- Gone is the Light is a powerful reflective song by Steve Bell.
- Many Godspace contributors love to write prayers for each of the significant days during Easter week. Here are some that we have written in the past.
- What’s So Good About Friday – Rowan Wyatt
- This is my 2015 Good Friday Prayer:
This is the first Good Friday prayer I wrote and still one of the most popular.
The following is part of a liturgy I wrote that I often return to:
Jesus you took bread and broke it,
You shared it with your friends.
As you were broken to feed us with the bread of life.
Jesus you took wine and poured it out,
Grapes crushed and drained of life.
As you were crushed and drained of your life blood.
Here is part of a longer liturgy designed for church or small group use:
Today we walk with Christ in the dark shadow of the cross,
Knowing we have weighed him down,
Our burdens crushed his shoulders,
His suffering is for us,
For us he willingly endured death.
Let us trust in God alone,
And walk the way of the cross together,
Let us move forward without fear into God’s eternal purposes.
Then we will never know disgrace,
And we will learn to praise our God who never abandons us.