As you contemplate the cross on this Good Friday, I offer this prayer for you:
Holy God; loving, compassionate and merciful,
we were not actually there when they crucified our Lord, but we were there, for it was our sin that Jesus died to take away. And when I think about this it indeed causes me to tremble and shudder and be ashamed that Your Son would suffer and die as he did so that we could live.
What an awesome show of love; Jesus laying down his life for us all.
And so I ask that if anyone here tonight does not claim Jesus as their Savior, that Your Spirit may speak to their spirit and convict them of their sin and show them the truth of Your mercy and grace. May they run to You and fall into Your loving arms.
For those who have placed their trust in Jesus may they feel drawn ever closer to You and strive to live a life worthy of the Gospel; bringing You praise and glory.
May the cross convict us and may the empty tomb on Easter bring forth joy from our hearts.
In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
The Pastor -|—