Mar 3, 2012

Good Friday Benediction

Here’s a thoughtful benediction for Good Friday from Carole Penner

Benediction for Good Friday
(Isaiah 53: 6; John 19: 30)

Jesus, we wait here by your tomb
carrying our grief;
the grief of the betrayer,
the grief of the denier,
the grief of the crucifiers.
We carry the grief of the lost,
the heartbroken, the bereft.
Upon you was laid the grief of us all.
It is finished.
God of endings, God of darkness,
God of the tomb, God of dark days and great loss,
be with us now as we wait with Jesus.

— written by Carole Penner, and posted on her Leading in Worship blog.

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