We encourage you to take some time by yourself, put on a pair of headphones, and watch it on your own. This is a time for you. We hope you will take some quiet time throughout the day to pray, worship, and reflect upon this sacred day.
ADDITIONal ideas for good friday prayer time
Perhaps you’d like to spend some time in prayerful reading of scripture (lectio divina, sacred reading of scripture). Choose any section of one of the Gospel accounts of Jesus’s final day: Matthew 26:36 – 27:66… or Mark 14:26 – 15:47… or Luke 22:39 – 23:56. They’re long, so we encourage you to choose just a short section for this prayer practice. Then click HERE and scroll to the bottom of the page for some simple instructions on how to spend time praying this scripture on Friday. The short version:
- Read the passage once, out loud, slowly… Then allow for a minute or so of silence.
- Read the passage again, out loud, slowly… and this time listen for a word or phrase that may stand out to you. Allow for a minute or so of silence, then write down your word in a notebook or journal.
- Read the passage again… and this time chew on the word or phrase, considering all that you might know about it and the larger passage… what questions you may have… wherever the Spirit leads your mind…
- Spend several minutes in silent reflection, writing your thoughts…
- Read the passage again, and this time take it to God in prayer.
Or you might want to take a walk and do some walking meditation… or spend some time in centering prayer…