Understanding the Crucifixion of Jesus – Prayer and Bible Verse for Good Friday, April 7, 2023
Today, on Good Friday, we remember the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ, which was an act of selfless love for our salvation. Jesus willingly sacrificed his life to atone for our sins and save us from eternal death.
Bible Verse for Good Friday “For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit.” (1 Peter 3:18)
Jesus suffered greatly, being scourged and killed on the cross. His last words were “It is finished,” which signifies the end of the power of sin and the beginning of our freedom. Jesus’ love for us was so great that he gave his life to set us free from sin.
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The Crucifixion of Jesus was prophesied in the Old Testament, such as in Isaiah 53:3-5, which says, “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds, we are healed.”
THROUGH YOUR HOLY CROSS, YOU HAVE REDEEMED THE WORLD
The Crucifixion of Jesus means that we can now enter into the Kingdom of God by his grace. Peter once tried to stop Jesus from dying, but Jesus rebuked him (Mark 8:33), emphasizing the importance of his sacrifice for our salvation.
Good Friday 2023
This year, Good Friday is on April 7, 2023. Also known as Holy Friday, Great Friday, or Easter Friday, it marks the day of Jesus Christ’s Crucifixion and death at Calvary. Easter Sunday follows three days later.
Prayer for Good Friday
Dear Jesus, we were once trapped in sin, but you willingly took the punishment for our sins and set us free. We thank you for your ultimate sacrifice and love for us. May we always remember the significance of your Crucifixion and strive to live a life that honors you. Amen.