Updated Compilation of Good Friday Devotionals, Prayers, Quotes…

March 28, 2014

I’ve updated our  Compilation of Good Friday Quotes, Poems, Hymns & Prayers

which I first put together early in Lent 2012.  It now contains links to all our Good Friday posts from 2006 – 2013.  Lots of great devotionals, music, art, poetry, prayers…

All our Good Friday entries can be found here.

All our Holy Week entries are here.


Terrorism advocacy

March 28, 2014

From The Times of Israel:  Jihadist magazine promotes car bombs in Washington DC, NYC, Los Angeles, and Chicago, and in other nations.

Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears us up;

God is our salvation.

Our God is a God of salvation, and to God, the Lord, belong deliverances from death.

Rebuke the beasts that dwell among the reeds, the herd of bulls with the calves of the peoples.

Trample underfoot those who lust after tribute;

Scatter the peoples who delight in war.

Psalm 68:19,20,30

Amen.  Amen.  Amen.

Father, in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace, we humbly ask You to disrupt and destroy the financial incentives to violence.


John Piper’s “Conversation with Death on Good Friday” (Updated link)

March 28, 2014

Five years ago, I posted John Piper’s wonderful Good Friday poem / meditation:  “A Conversation with Death on Good Friday.”

That entry from our archives has been getting a lot of traffic this week.  I just discovered that following Desiring God’s reorganization of their website, the link to the full original blog post needed to be changed.

Here’s the new link:  Conversation with Death on Good Friday (John Piper)

Music for Lent: We Cry Out for Grace Again

March 28, 2014

Another “Musical Prayer” for Lent… a heartcry for more of God’s grace poured into our hearts and seen in our lives.

This song is We Cry Out for Grace Again, by Ed Kerr, from the 1997 Integrity Music worship album Because We Believe.

Visit us
We cry out for grace again
Come wash away our sin
Humble us
Give us grateful hearts
That You have called us
All Your friends
Let the blood of Jesus cleanse us
Make of us a spotless bride
Come visit us humble us
We cry out for grace again

Live in us
Let us be Your feet
Your hands to love
This dying world
Shine in us
Overcome the darkness
With Your holy light of love
Let the name of Jesus draw men
Just as we were drawn before
Lord live in us
Shine in us
Let us be Your feet Your hands

We believe
You are here to meet every need
We believe compassion will flow
From Your loving arms
We draw near
Confident our cries reach Your ear
You alone can help us obey
Everyday we live

Dwell in us
Manifest the glory of Your cross
And all You gave
Come to us
Let us see the mystery
Of God with us again
Thank You for this priceless treasure
Hidden in these jars of clay
Lord dwell in us
Come to us
Manifest Your glory
Live in us shine in us
Manifest Your glory
Visit us humble us
We cry out for grace again

Dwell in us come to us
Manifest Your glory
Live in us shine in us
Manifest Your glory
Visit us humble us
We cry out for grace again

Ed Kerr
© 1997 Integrity’s Hosanna! Music
CCLI Song Number: 2462019

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