Good Friday/Thirty-Ninth Day of Lent
It is the day of the crucifixion of your Son Jesus.
Help us to contemplate his suffering.
Help us to know better what it means
to be crucified with him,
to take up our cross and follow him,
to live a life with the cross at its center,
to embrace our suffering as a way to share in his suffering and
to take the suffering of others onto ourselves
for your sake and for their sake.
Help us to know nothing today but Jesus Christ crucified.