Resources for Good Friday Updated for 2016

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Over this last week I have been posting prayers, liturgies and worship resources for Holy week. I have already posted resources for Stations of the Cross but here are some additional resources for Good Friday that I thought you might enjoy.  I have interspersed them with images of the crucifixion from different cultures as I find reflecting on these remind me that Christ died for all cultures and all nations.

Take time over the weekend to go through the sessions in the Lenten retreat: Women of the Passion at Sacred Space. It reflects on the events of the Passion, as witnessed by the women in the company of Jesus.

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Aboriginal crucifixion

This is my most recent Good Friday Prayer (for 2015)

This is the first Good Friday prayer I wrote and still one of the most popular

The following is part of a liturgy I wrote a couple of years ago that I often return to:

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.

Read the entire liturgy

Crucifixion Art by He Qi

Crucifixion Art by He Qi

Here is part of a longer liturgy designed for church or small group use:

Today we walk with Christ in the dark shadow of the cross,
Knowing we have weighed him down,
Our burdens crushed his shoulders,
His suffering is for us,
For us he willingly endured death.
Let us trust in God alone,
And walk the way of the cross together,
Let us move forward without fear into God’s eternal purposes.
Then we will never know disgrace,
And we will learn to praise our God who never abandons us.

Read the entire liturgy
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Lent and Beyond has just updated their Good Friday quotes, poems, prayers and hymns  and other resources including music and devotionals for Good Friday.

Textweek.com is always alive with wonderful resources for the season.

A beautiful communion liturgy from Sacredise in South Africa.

And from Bosco Peters in N.Z. a Good Friday liturgy

Gone is the Light is a powerful reflective song by Steve Bell.

This is part of a series of posts on resources for Holy Week. Here are links to all the posts:

Resources for Celebrating Holy Week With Kids

Resources for Palm Sunday

Resources for Maundy Thursday

Resources for Good Friday

Stations of the Cross

Resources for Easter Sunday 


Please check out our complete list of Godspace resources for Lent through Holy Week