2022 Good Friday Prayer About the Cross (Based on John 19:17-18)

Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name, thank you for what Good Friday stands for: Jesus’ horrific death on the cross for my sins, and all the sins of the world. John 19:17-18And He, bearing His cross, went out to a place called the Place of a Skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha, where they crucified Him, and two others with Him, one on either side, and Jesus in the center.” Forgive me for the times I would rather skip reading and meditating on that horrible day of suffering in Jesus’ life and read about the glorious day of Easter instead.

Good Friday is very critical in the whole Easter story. Without it, there would be no Easter. Direct me to understand the full meaning of what happened on both those days. 1 Corinthians 15:4And that He was buried, and He rose again on the third day according to the Scriptures.” It is a blessing that as much as our culture hates to hear about the cross and Jesus’ blood and what it stands for, it is still the only way of cleansing all the sin in this decadent world. Your Word (the Bible) makes it clear that it is the blood of the lamb (Jesus) that cleanses me from all sin. Thank you for the beautiful song, The Old Rugged Cross, that summarizes all that happened on Good Friday.

On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross, the emblem of suffering and shame; and I love that old cross where the dearest and best, for a world of lost sinners was slain. In the old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine, a wonderous beauty I see; for it ’twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died, to pardon and sanctify me.”       

Thank you for the glory of next week, Easter and the Resurrection. Amen.

Miniature Scripture Prayers #20


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Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

Freedom in Christ

Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name, thank you for providing freedom in Jesus Christ for me as a believer. Romans 8:1 “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.”

Glorifying God

Lord, I come in Jesus’ Name to ask You to direct me to continually practice 1 Chronicles 16:10-11. “Glory in His holy name; let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the LORD! Seek the LORD and His strength; seek His face evermore!”

Uncovering Sin

Heavenly Father, I come in Your Son’s Name asking You to constantly give me the desire to put into practice Proverbs 28:13. “He who covers his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.”

Thanking the Lord

Heavenly Father, I come to You in Your Son’s Name to ask You to remind me often to do 1 Chronicles 16:8-9. “Oh, give thanks to the LORD! Call upon His name; make known His deeds among the peoples! Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him; talk of all His wondrous works!”

God’s Perfect Peace

Lord, I come in Jesus’ wonderful Name to thank You for providing peace. Isaiah 26:3 “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.”

Deliverance from Sin

Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name, thank You for what is described in Colossians 1:13-14. “He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.”