April 18, 2014
Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion
“Lord, only you can save me from the blindness of sin and despair. May your light dispel the darkness of my life and give me hope and joy. Fill my heart with mercy and compassion that I may bring hope to those who have no hope and show them the light of Christ. Lord Jesus, you laid down your life for me that I might walk in the freedom of your love and mercy. Free me from love of the world and from attachment to sin and hurtful desires, that I might love whole-heartedly and sincerely what you love and reject whatever is false and contrary to the gospel. Give me the courage to take up my cross each day in humble obedience to your will and in gratitude and love for your willing sacrifice for my sake” Amen.