Lent Day 45 – Peace, Pray and Making Good Friday Good

One of the kindest and most powerful things you can do for someone in need is to pray for them.

— JMeyer —

Today is Good Friday.

Around two thousand years ago, on this day, Jesus died a horrible death on the cross, only to be resurrected three days later so that we could be relieved of the heavy burdens associated with sin and gain entry to the eternal.

Two thousand years ago, man met the King of Kings in person but could not overcome their image of what a King/God was supposed to act like.

Jesus never fit the image.

As I noted yesterday, just hours before His unjust death, instead of snapping His fingers and saving His life, which He could have done–He was giving his disciples a lesson about servanthood and love.

How could such a humble and loving person be a King or a God?

Man had it all messed up…Jesus wasn’t the type of King they were looking for.

The good news is God was using Good Friday as a setback for a setup for a comeback (Easter) like no other.

The bad news is that not everybody understands the gifts Good Friday and Easter offer us.

Good Friday is a time for prayer and reflection.

What do you say we commit to taking time between 12 pm and 3 pm today (symbolic of the period when Jesus took His last breath on this day 2000 years ago) to pray for those…

Who have little to no belief in God.

Who think that depending on God shows weakness.

Whose unbelief is clouding their ability to believe.

Who needs their hearts softened so they will understand God is a God…

Who is always with them and meets them right in the middle of their mess.

Who believes in them when they are unable to believe in themselves.

Who loves them when they are unable to love themselves.

Who turns a rock bottom into a sturdy foundation for an amazing life.

…I gratefully write all of the above from personal experience.

As we remember this very dark and gloomy day thousands of years ago, let’s commit to making this a REALLY GOOD Good Friday for someone who needs a boost from a power greater than themselves.

And if you need prayer for yourself, please email me. I will lift you up between 12 and 3 today.

John 1:5, “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”

Luke 19:10, “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”

Journal your thoughts:

What am I grateful for today?

In what way(s) will I bring light to the world today?

What will I deny myself to draw closer to God and gain more peace in my life today?


God, I offer myself to Thee—To build with me and to do with me as Thou wilt. Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do Thy will. Take away my difficulties that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help of Thy Power, Thy Love, and Thy Way of life. May I do Thy will always! Amen. (Third Step Prayer – Chapter 5, pg.63, The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous)



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