Good Friday Prayer

Heavenly Father on this day we remember as “Good Friday” was the day that would pay for eternity for our sins. Luke tells us that about noon darkness came over the land and lasted until about three, because the sun stopped shining. The curtain in the temple in the Holy of Holies was torn in two. Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he said this, he breathed his last. (Luke 23:44-46)

Holy Spirit help us to remember that when that curtain was torn Your Spirit would no longer reside in a temple made by man but would reside inside of man, if he allows You residence.   We honor Jesus on this day for being the final lamb to be sacrificed for all of our sins.  I praise You Father for creating a way for You and man to once again have fellowship, restoring what was stolen when Adam sinned.  Holy Spirit help me to live each day as a living sacrifice for the glory of Christ.  Help me to be a living temple where not only You reside but You rule as King.  Help me to humble myself and allow You to breathe new life into me and then be used by You to go out and be Your representative to the world.  Help me to honor You by how I work, by how I speak, by how I love others, by how I treat my family and by how I forgive.  Let me remember and appreciate the gift of salvation so that I keep my life focused on You and Your kingdom and Your will.

For this reason, I kneel before the Father, from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name.  I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen me with power through his Spirit in my inner being, so that Christ may dwell in my heart through faith.  And I pray that I, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that I may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all I can ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within me, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.  Ephesians 3:14-21