Here’s a thoughtful prayer of confession and petition for Good Friday. It was written by William Loader.
Prayer for Good Friday
O God, you hold a mirror before us
and we see love and we see hate.
We see crucifiers and we see the crucified.
Forgive us where we have crucified love –
your love for ourselves, for others, for you.
Do not abandon us where we have abandoned ourselves,
where others have abandoned us,
where we know the pain of crucifixion and rejection and being forsaken.
Take us from the cross to hope and new beginning.
— written by William Loader as part of a larger Order of Service for Good Friday. http://wwwstaff.murdoch.edu.au/~loader/GoodFriday.htm Posted on Bill Loader’s Home Page. http://wwwstaff.murdoch.edu.au/~loader/