Prayer of lament 2 April 2021

Lord Jesus

How can it be that this is how you set things right

between people and you?

You, who rule over the nations

submit to cruel nails

offering yourself as a sacrifice of love

such love

which we only glimpse in part

as we gather here

and take in the wonder of it all

God the Father

may the cries of God the Son

fill our very beings

as we recall how we cannot repay the love we know

we see

we hear

on this Good Friday

we weep

we are numb

filled with grief

longing to know hope

once more