Good Friday Prayer 2012

by Christine Sine

Skeleton cross from Stations of the Cross Cityside Baptist 2005

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.

In the midst of grief and despair,

Let us see that without darkness nothing is birthed,

Without light nothing will blossom and flower.

May we sense Easter springtime coming,

Death’s dark and overwhelming night will give way to resurrection life.

Let us throw off our grave clothes,

And all the weights that hold us down,

Looking and listening for signs of resurrection life,

Let us take on the life of the one who raised Christ from the dead. 

And respond to the Spirit of God who lives within us. 


Lord have mercy,

When we stand in the shadow of the cross.

Christ have mercy,

When we kneel with repentant hearts.

Lord have mercy,

And shine your resurrection light on us.


Read John 18:1 – 19:42

God as we walk through this day may we remember,

Beyond sin there is love inexhaustible,

Beyond death there is life unimaginable,

Beyond brokenness there is forgiveness incomprehensible,

Beyond betrayal there is grace poured out eternally,

May we remember and give thanks for the wonder of your love.

Each year I also post resources for Holy Week. These were last updated in 2014

Resources for Palm Sunday:

Resources for Maundy Thursday:

Resources for Good Friday:

Stations of the Cross:

Resources for Celebrating Holy Week With Kids: 

You may also like to look at prayers I have written for Good Friday in previous years

Good Friday 2011

Good Friday 2010

Another prayer for Good Friday 2010

Prayer for Good Friday 2009

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marykoepkefields March 28, 2012 - 4:19 pm

Thank you.

Christine Sine March 28, 2012 - 4:22 pm

your welcome

Chaplain Baba Mac April 5, 2012 - 4:00 am

Really like these and will use them tomorrow in Kabul, Afghanistan with an international military/diplomatic congregation. I have to do a service on Good Friday for a church who can’t get together on Easter Day – so I need a real mix of Cross and Resurrection themes – which you capture very well here. Thanks!

Christine Sine April 5, 2012 - 6:34 am

I am glad that you are able to use this. God bless you as you work in this very challenging part of the world this Easter season

Ejike Anthony David April 6, 2012 - 1:42 am

Ejike Anthony David , Bless are those that hear and believe.

Hooray Bless are the son of God Who suffered for us.

Wisdom and Understanding, is my whish thanks

Christine Sine March 25, 2013 - 6:17 am

Reblogged this on Godspace and commented:

This week I plan to reblog my Good Friday prayers from the last few years. Here is the first

Aparajita April 9, 2014 - 1:34 pm

Thanks for sharing its awesome prayers. Happy Good Friday 2014

Christine Sine April 9, 2014 - 3:22 pm

Your welcome

Marian Free April 13, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Thankyou. A fresh perspective.

Resources for Good Friday Updated for 2016 – Godspace April 10, 2017 - 8:20 am

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