This is a portion of a beautiful Puritan prayer from The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions.
. . . Christ was all anguish that I might be all joy,
cast off that I might be brought in,
trodden down as an enemy that I might be welcomed as a friend,
surrendered to hell’s worst that I might attain heaven’s best,
stripped that I might be clothed,
wounded that I might be healed,
athirst that I might drink,
tormented that I might be comforted,
made a shame that I might inherit glory,
entered darkness that I might have eternal light.
My Savior wept that all tears might be wiped from my eyes,
groaned that I might have endless song,
endured all pain that I might have unfading health,
bore a thorny crown that I might have a glory-diadem,
bowed his head that I might lift up mine,
experienced reproach that I might receive welcome,
closed his eyes in death that I might gaze on unclouded brightness,
expired that I might live forever. . .
See all of the prayer at Banner of Truth. It is copyrighted material, so I could not post the entire prayer.
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I learned about the prayer from JudyDouglass.com.
The sketch is in the public domain.
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2 thoughts on “A Puritan Prayer for Good Friday”
I really love this prayer–it so reminds me of all that Jesus endured, for me and you.
Thank you so much, Judy, for giving me The Valley of Vision. Time to pull it off the shelf and read it again!!