Christ, when we survey the wondrous cross,
strengthen us to face the very worst in our world:
hatred, greed,
lust for power,
fear that we are small/insignificant/ugly/unworthy,
violence, oppression.
Help us to bring your truth, grace, faith, hope, wisdom, and love—
the greatest of these being love.
For your love has the power to destroy all that has brought you
to this cross and us to your side. Amen.

—a prayer for Good Friday
from Parables, Prayers, & Promises (UCPH, 2016)