Good Friday Prayer

good friday prayer

Lord Jesus,

You became the suffering servant for us.

You were despised and rejected by us, a man of sorrows and pain and acquainted with grief; and like one from whom men hide their faces you were despised, and we did not appreciate your worth nor esteem you.

But [in fact] you have borne our griefs, and you have carried our sorrows and pains; yet we [ignorantly] assumed that you were stricken, struck down by God and degraded and humiliated [by him].

But you were wounded for our transgressions, you were crushed for our wickedness [our sin, our injustice, our wrongdoing]; the punishment [required] for our well-being fell on you, and by your stripes (wounds) we are healed.

All of us like sheep have gone astray, we have turned, each one, to his own way; but the Lord has caused the wickedness of us all [our sin, our injustice, our wrongdoing] to fall on You [instead of us].

You were oppressed and you were afflicted, yet you did not open your mouth [to complain or defend Yourself]; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that is silent before her shearers, so you did not open your mouth. [Isaiah 53:3-7 – paraphrased]

Prayer:

Thank you, Lord Jesus, for coming on behalf of our Heavenly Father, and paying the penalty for our sins. Your sacrifice on the cross is the greatest expression of God’s love, and we will always remember what you have done for us. Amen.

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