Here’s a thoughtful Good Friday prayer written by Baxter Kruger, and posted on Baxter’s Ongoing Thoughts blog.
Good Friday Prayer
Bless you Jesus Christ,
Father’s eternal Son,
One anointed in the Holy Spirit,
Creator and Sustainer and Redeemer of all things.
In unspeakable humility you crossed all worlds to become one with us,
and submitted yourself this day to be judged and beaten,
mocked and despised,
cursed and crucified by the human race,
embracing the hostility of sinners against you,
that you could reach us at our unspeakable worst,
thereby bringing all that you are with your Father in the Holy Spirit
together with all that we are in our terrible darkness and pain.
We betrayed and rejected you
and you formed them into the way of our adoption.
We despised and cursed you
and you formed them into the temple of the Holy Spirit.
Dying in the arms of our scorn you brought your life into our death,
your relationship with your Father into our miserable destitution,
your anointing in the Holy Spirit into our despair,
transforming Adam’s fall into the bosom of your Father
and the world of the Holy Spirit.
Bless you Jesus,
all honor and praise and glory to your unspeakable love.
— written by C. Baxter Kruger, and posted on Baxter Kruger’s Ongoing Thoughts blog.