John 18:1-40 • John 19:1-42 • Isaiah 52:13-15 • Isaiah 53:1-12 • Hebrews 10:16-25 • Psalm 22
Jesus cried out to you on the cross,
“Why have you forsaken me?”
You seemed so far from his cry
And from his distress.
Those who stood at the foot of the cross
Wondered where you were,
As they saw Jesus mocked and shamed and killed.
Where were you then?
We, too, ask where you are,
When there is trouble and suffering and death,
And we cry out to you for help.
Be near to us, and save us
So that we may praise you for your deliverance.
We wait, on Friday, for the resurrection of Sunday
And sometimes our lives seem a succession of Fridays
And we cannot see what is “Good”.
Teach us to call your name
As Jesus did.
Make us to trust in you like little children.
In Jesus’ name,