Oh my Lord, my Saviour, my King, what words can express the tragic glory of your passion, which we remember today?
You came down from heaven, Lord, you lived a blameless and sinless life, and then you died in agony, oh God, in order that I might be forgiven; such a precious gift that I can barely comprehend.
Lord, as I kneel humbly at your feet, please hear my prayer today. Please help me to know that your terrible suffering – the crown of thorns, the lashes, the humiliation, the nails, the agonising pain – served the most important purpose in the history of man.
By your wounds I am healed. I can claim a life of blessing and abundance because of you, Lord Jesus. From the bottom of my heart I thank you for your sacrifice.