Mar 17, 2016

Good Friday Litany: Dying to find Life

Here’s a responsive litany for Good Friday from Christine Sine’s Godspace website.

Litany for Good Friday

Jesus you took bread and broke it,
You shared it with your friends.
As you were broken to feed us with the bread of life.
Jesus you took wine and poured it out,
Grapes crushed and drained of life.
As you were crushed and drained of your life blood.
Jesus you prayed fervently in agony of spirit,
That God’s cup of suffering might pass away.
Your sweat fell like drops of blood yet you endured the pain.
You hung upon a tree and were crucified for us,
But looked in compassion on your murderers.
Look too in compassion
on we who caused your suffering and your death.
Jesus you died for us and fell as a seed into the ground,
Knowing that your death would produce a plentiful harvest of new life.
May we too be willing to die to ourselves
that others may find true and eternal life. 

~ written by Christine Sine, and posted on Godspace. http://godspace-msa.com/