This is the Community Good Friday Service that was held on April 7, 2023 regarding Seven Last Words of Jesus presented by Seven Pastors.
The First Word, found in Luke 23: 34, is presented by Rev. Dr. Carpenter.
The Second Word, found in Luke 23: 43, is presented by Rev. Tiefel.
The Third Word, found in John 19: 26-27, is presented by Rev. Giddings Ivory.
The Fourth Word, found in Mark 15: 34, is presented by Rev. Lucas.
The Fifth Word, found in John 19: 28, is presented by Rev. Goines.
The Sixth Word, found in John 19: 30, is presented by Rev. Green.
The Seventh Word, found in Luke 23: 46, is presented by Pastor Matira.
The words to the Litany Prayer are as follows:
Leader: Lord, when we feel sorry for ourselves and think we have sacrificed so much for others,
Response: Remind us of what you did for us on the cross.
Leader: Lord, when our patience wears thin and we are ready to give up,
Response: Speak to us through the example of your endurance on the cross.
Leader: Lord, when we get angry and feel like fighting back against those who would be our enemies,
Response: Help us remember your words to your enemies from the cross, "Father forgive."
Leader: Lord, whenever we suffer in any way,
Response: Keep us near the cross.
Leader: Lord, when we are afraid to stand up for what is true and honorable,
Response: Strengthen us with the courage with which you went to the cross.
Leader: Lord, when we come to the times of death,
Response: Uphold us with the assurance that life did not end for you on the cross. Fill us with the hope of resurrection and new life which your cross continues to teach us each day. Amen.
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