Prayers of Invocation for Good Friday

Image of Jesus with a crown of thorns representing Good Friday

Adapted from Isaiah 53:4-5

Surely he took up our pain

    and bore our suffering,

yet we considered him punished by God,

    stricken by him, and afflicted.

But he was pierced for our transgressions,

    he was crushed for our iniquities;

the punishment that brought us peace was on him,

    and by his wounds we are healed.

Lord Jesus, on this day you carried our sins in your own body on the tree so that we might live. May we and all who remember this day find new life in you in this world and in the world to come, where you live and reign with the Father in the unity of the Spirit, one God forever. Amen.

The Covenant Book of Worship, Covenant Publications, 2003.