7. Read the Gospel Accounts
The reading of the Gospel stories of the crucifixion of Christ often occurs on Good Friday. The retelling of the Word through reading aloud brings forth the significance and emphasis of what Jesus did that day and perhaps will be a blessing to those who listen to ruminate on such events. Good Friday is not just another day, but a day to place attention to the actions of Christ. Read through the Gospel accounts with your friends and family over video chat, as well as on your own. Find that time to spend with Jesus; read His story and pray in gratitude thanking Jesus that through His life, death, and resurrection you now have access to eternal life with Him.
A Prayer for Good Friday
Good Friday was the day in which You took on all of our sins. The cost of that sin is beyond our own comprehension to imagine the pain You endured for us. Not only did You take on our debts, our sins, and what we deserved, but You did this as a man without sin. Lord Jesus, thanking You for such a gift does not even begin to show our gratitude. This Holy day we come before You not to ask for anything, but to sincerely and authentically praise Your Holy Name. We know that Your blood has paid our ransom, and for that, we pour out our praise to You.
In Jesus name, Amen
Life often moves so quickly we can often forget what has been done for us to allow us peace and freedom. Jesus took on a sentence He did not deserve that fateful day, He took on Himself what our sins and failures warranted. This Good Friday, however, you choose to spend it, remember the sacrifice of the Lord. Direct your attention to the severity of what He did in order for you to have the hope of Heaven to come through believing and trusting in Him. Jesus was faithful to keep His promise to us that day, and He is this day as well.
Cally Logan is a writer and teacher from Richmond, Virginia. She graduated from Regent University. Currently, she is a writer for Dear Sparrows Ministry site, and the Podcast, "Dear Sparrows." In her free time, she enjoys leading a high school girls’ small group, cooking, and spending time in tree houses. Her latest books, Dear Young Sparrow and Unveiled are available everywhere or at https://dearsparrows.com/.
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