Good Friday prayer 10 April 2020

Our God

Our God

why have you abandoned us?

Our familiar patterns of life


our gathering to journey with our fellow Christians to the cross


our sense of being needed and useful


put on hold

in abeyance

it is a hard time

this year’s journey through Lent

this year’s Good Friday

and here we are, God

crying to you

in our doubt, in our worry, in our pain, in our confusion

Have you abandoned us, as you did your Son?”

yet, it was you, our God

who took us from our mother’s wombs

so do not be far from us

in these times of trouble

gather us to you

hold us

protect us

keep us safe

so, when this all ends

we can come blinking from our tombs

into the new day’s dawn

whenever that may come