Good Friday. A name that is paradoxical in that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ was betrayed, wrongly arrested, accused, tried, convicted, beaten, and then hung on a cross until death. All four gospels account for the day - Matthew 27; Mark 15; Luke 22; John 18 and 19.
We pray for forgiveness. The sins of the world of the past, present, and future account for his suffering and death.
We pray for wholeness. We are to be made whole at the resurrection, victory over sin, Satan, and death.
We pray thanksgiving. God has sacrificed his own Son in our place. Our thanksgiving is in the sacrifice that made us whole. Now the day has irony as well. He that had no sin died for our sins.
Hope Men's Ministry