Call to Worship, Opening Prayer: Good Friday

Here’s a responsive call to worship and opening prayer for Good Friday.  They were written by Rev. Gord, and posted on Worship Offerings.

Call to Worship

From the busy-ness of our lives
we have come here on a day that is different.
In the midst of the world
which holds the promise of spring and new life,
we have come to share a story of betrayal and execution.
Come and hear the tale,
come and share the tragedy,
come and embrace the darkness.

Opening Prayer

God of Light, God of Shadow, in our time together today,
keep us aware of your presence in the darkness,
help us to see meaning in this terrible story,
and keep the fire of hope alive in our hearts.
This we pray in the name of the man from Nazareth,
the one who lived with a great Passion for your Way,
the one whose death is nigh,
 the one who taught his friends to pray saying:
Our Father, which art in heaven….

~ posted by Rev Gord on his blog, Worship Offerings.