Today from our church family we pray for Michael Elsmore.
Collect for Good Friday:
Almighty Father, look with mercy on this your family for which our Lord Jesus Christ was content to be betrayed, and given up into the hands of sinners, and to suffer death upon the cross; who is alive and glorified with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Christ our teacher, for our sake you were obedient even to accepting death; teach us to obey the Father's will in all things. Christ our life, by your death on the cross you destroyed the power of evil and death; may we die with you, to rise with you in glory. Christ our King, you became an outcast among us, suffering mockery and a criminal’s execution; teach us the humility by which you saved the world. Christ our salvation, you gave yourself up to death out of love for us; help us to show your love to one another. Christ our Saviour, on the cross you embraced all time with your outstretched arms; unite God's scattered children in your kingdom of salvation. (Adapted from Creighton University Online Ministries) Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.