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Good Friday prayer of Jesus

  On Good Friday, Jesus the Son of God nailed our sins to the cross.   Only a few days earlier, throngs of people had sung His praises and thrown down palm branches to ease His ride into Jerusalem. But now, crowds gathered to jeer at Him as He hung between criminals in the worse kind of torture – crucifixion. Just to breathe, Jesus had to lift Himself up, thrusting His weight into the nails that held His hands against the hard wood while dragging His flesh further into the nails that fastened His feet. And yet…. As the people railed against Him, hurling every kind of insult, and dogs snapped at His feet, and breathing itself became a torture, Jesus used these final moments to pray His last Amen on our behalf: Luke 23:34 – a prayer of Jesus from the King James Version (KJV) Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. From  the Book of KJV Prayers  -  actual prayers from the  King James Version  of the Bible (KJV) collected by  Mary Harwell

Praising God on Good Friday

In Psalm 31:5 (Psalm 31:6 in the New American Bible, Revised Edition , NABRE), we find this prophetic Bible prayer of faith: “Into Your hand I commit* My spirit, and You have redeemed Me, LORD God of truth.” In Luke 23:46 Jesus quotes that Bible prayer in Psalms but pluralizes God’s “hand.” “And with a loud voice, Jesus called out, `Father, into Your hands I commit* My Spirit,' and having said this, He breathed forth the Spirit with His very last breath.” *Commit or Commend? In KJV, NABRE, and other translations, the word “commend” is used, rather than “commit.” As Jesus Christ the Son of God hung on the cross, He surely committed Himself wholly to the Father. However, “commend” is even more awesome (in the truest sense) as the word indicates approval, praise, and applause! © 2015, Mary Harwell Sayler prayer-a-phrased today’s readings from many of the translations found on Bible Gateway. …