March 25 – Good Friday
Prepare: Bring a journal or notepad, pen and Bible with you to a quite space. Spend a few minutes just relaxing your spirit. Take three deep breaths. Straighten your posture. Cup your hands toward the ceiling, as if receiving something from God.
Use a sentence prayer to center you, such as: “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.” (Psalm 19:14, NRSV) or “Lord Jesus, have mercy on me, a sinner.” or “Lord, you are here; Lord, I am here.”
Read: Isaiah 52:13-53:12; Psalm 22; Hebrews 10:16-25; John 18:1-19:42 If time allows, read at least one different translation. Write down any words or phrases that stand out.
Meditate: What words or phrases strike you? Read them again. How are you feeling (body, mind, spirit) when reading? What do you think this feeling means? Make notes of your thoughts and feelings in your journal.
Pray: Write a one-sentence prayer – your prayer to God – lifting what you have read and what you have listed to God for healing, fullness, and insight.
Rest: Be still and silent for a while. Just “be” in the presence of God.