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A Prayer From The Cross – Good Friday by MyCatholicLife: 11:35pm On Apr 01
Catholic Daily Reflections
April 2, 2021
Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion

Father, into your hands I commend my spirit. Luke 23:46

One of the most profound and transforming prayers we could ever pray is given to us today as the response to our Psalm: “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.” These words were, of course, spoken by our Lord as He hung upon the Cross and prepared to breathe His last. But they are also words that echoed throughout the earthly life of Jesus, and they continue to echo from the divine heart of our Lord in Heaven for all eternity. “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.”

This prayer is a prayer of surrender to the perfect will of the Father in Heaven, which was the one and only mission of Jesus as He lived upon earth. His only goal was to fulfill the Father’s will, and this was done by His continual surrender of His life to the Father. But Jesus’ surrender to the Father in Heaven did not end as He died upon the Cross. His surrender to the Father is an eternal reality. He continually gives Himself to the Father with perfect love. This is Heaven. Heaven is an eternal unity of the Most Holy Trinity. It’s an eternal giving of the Father to the Son and the Son to the Father. This perfect giving and receiving of love between the Father and the Son spirates the Holy Spirit Who proceeds from them both.

Imagine the response that the Father gave to the Son as He prayed this prayer from the Cross. Though the Father’s response is not recorded in Scripture, we can be certain that the Father’s response was one of complete receptivity and reciprocity. The Father received His eternal Son through that prayer and accepted the ultimate sacrifice of His earthly life for the salvation of the world. And the Father then responded in a reciprocal way by bestowing upon the Son in His human nature the full gift of His very self. Though the Father and the Son were always perfectly united as one, this prayer from the Cross became an earthly manifestation of this holy union.

Though this eternal reality of the Love of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit is a deep mystery of our faith, it is also a mystery that we must seek to penetrate and participate in. Heaven will be our eternal participation in this perfect love. Jesus’ prayer on the Cross is the perfect prayer for us to pray throughout our lives so as to begin to enter into that eternal reality, here and now, and to prepare ourselves to share in this eternal union forever.

On this Good Friday, as you gaze upon the crucifixion of Jesus and reflect upon His brutal agony and His earthly death, try to look beyond His human suffering to His perfect surrender. Try to see that His physical death was nothing other than an act of perfect love for the Father and an act into which we are invited to participate. Prayerfully ponder this beautiful prayer of Jesus today: “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.” Say it over and over. Pray it slowly and meditatively. Savor each and every word. Make it your own prayer. Let it come forth from the depths of your spirit. Let it be your act of love of God so that the Holy Spirit will become manifest in your life. Use this prayer to show your love for the Father, making Him more fully your Father. Use this prayer as a way of uniting yourself with the eternal Son. Say it with Him, in Him and through Him. Strive to become one with our Lord as He manifests His oneness with the Father and the Holy Spirit. Share in Their divine life. If you do so from the depths of your being, you can be sure that our Father in Heaven will receive you just as He did His Son and They, together with the Holy Spirit, will bestow upon you the gift of their Triune life.

Father in Heaven, into Your hands I commend my spirit. As I gaze upon the crucifix and see Your eternal Son looking to You in Heaven, I unite myself with His eternal surrender to You. My Lord, Jesus, draw me into Your surrender and help me to make Your perfect prayer my own. I love You, Most Holy Trinity, and pray that I may share in the eternal reality of Your love. Jesus, I trust in You.

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Re: A Prayer From The Cross – Good Friday by shockingpink6: 8:44am On Apr 02
Nice

Re: A Prayer From The Cross – Good Friday by MANNABBQGRILLS: 8:44am On Apr 02
AMEN AMEN and AMEN to all the prayers in Jesus Mighty Name.



A brief History about this Glorious Day of the Lord.

Good Friday is an important occasion for the Christian community around the world,
For it marks the crucifixion of Jesus Christ at Calvary, a site just outside of Jerusalem.
It is observed during the holy week as the Friday preceding Easter Sunday.
Good Friday is also known as ‘Holy Friday’,

Jesus Christ was arrested and then made to walk with the cross on which he was later crucified.
He suffered on the cross for six hours, and in the final three hours, when it turned completely dark, his spirit left his body.
Jesus’ body was wrapped and taken by Joseph of Arimathea and placed in his own new tomb.
According to Matthew 28:1,
After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb”.
He is not here; he has risen, just as he said…” (Matt 28:6)


HE IS RISEN!!!

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Re: A Prayer From The Cross – Good Friday by wallay77(m): 8:45am On Apr 02
Amen

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Re: A Prayer From The Cross – Good Friday by onoms4luv(m): 8:45am On Apr 02
Amen
Re: A Prayer From The Cross – Good Friday by younglleo: 8:46am On Apr 02
Hello Christians, pls someone shud assist me with 2k.. God bless!

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Re: A Prayer From The Cross – Good Friday by OfficialGaGa(m): 8:46am On Apr 02
Jah Rastafari.... celestial!!! Spiritual!!!!

E nuo mi de padre, se fi ley, e spiritus sante

Holy!!!!!

Happy Good friday everyone...


BTW, hope say person fit eat meat? cuz dat year for warri dem say make we nor eat meat today oh.... grin grin
Re: A Prayer From The Cross – Good Friday by judecares1(m): 8:46am On Apr 02
today the catholic church reflect deeply on the cry of Jesus on the cross, in our supper and solemn way we celebrate the passion and death of our LORD Jesus Christ, He took upon our sins and condemnation he nailed them to the Cross so that we can be redeemed of our sins.
today we turn our eyes on the old rugged cross which Jesus died, as soon as Christ said its finished, he CRIED in a loud voice and yielded in spirit all that was not being said by Jesus was present in that LOUD cry, in that cry Jesus poured down his HEART completely for the love of us even to the very end of the last day on the cross, in that very moment of giving up in spirit a new world was being born
today as we remember the cry of Jesus, we still remember the tears of those who have being victims COVID-19,the sacrificial tears of many health personnel who died in the cause of the pandemic, we remember the tears of our country unfortunate insecurity, those who was attacked on their farm land, travelers who was attacked, those who was kidnapped on the high ways, women who was raped, today we remember the tears of of the widows who suffers poverty and endure hardship as a result of bad governance.
today i say to you, the cry of Jesus is more LOUDER than the cry of pain or afflictions, LORD i thanked you for accepting to die my dealth,as i hear your cry of love today, MAY it move me to change for good.
May the ALMIGHTY God bless you, father, son and holy spirit.

AMEN

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Re: A Prayer From The Cross – Good Friday by PriestlyLawyer1: 8:46am On Apr 02
Jesus I love you, all I have is yours, yours I am and yours I want to be, do with me whatever you will.

We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee.
Because by Thy holy Cross, you have redeemed the world.

Jesu m. A hụrụ gị n'anya karịsịa ìhè niile, e ji m obi m niile chegharịa na mmeghie m meghiere gị, e kwela ka m kewapụ onwe m n'ebe ị nọ, mee ka m na-afụ gị n'anya mgbe ọ bụla. Bịa were m mee ihe masịrị gị.

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Re: A Prayer From The Cross – Good Friday by SpecialAdviser(m): 8:46am On Apr 02
Amen
Re: A Prayer From The Cross – Good Friday by Seniorwriter(m): 8:47am On Apr 02
AMEN!!!
Proactivity Leads To Productivity!!!
@Seniorwriter
Re: A Prayer From The Cross – Good Friday by Baawaa(m): 8:47am On Apr 02
I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord,(Roman 7:25)
Re: A Prayer From The Cross – Good Friday by sotall(m): 8:47am On Apr 02
Thank You Jesus for doing this for me.

The gift of eternal life is the best gift from God.

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Re: A Prayer From The Cross – Good Friday by starbuck(f): 8:47am On Apr 02
Lord!!
It's me!!
I am here again!!
I am open to You!!
The one You love!!
The one You died for!!
The one You saved!!
You did alot for me!!
No one could love me like You did!!!
You are done with the work on Mount Calverley!!!
You have worked and still working things out for me!!!
I am not alone!!!
I am not at the mercy of this world!!!
I want to stay where You are!!
On my own, i can't do nothing!!!
Not without You!!!
I am covered by God's covenant!!!
Merciful God! Kind God! Great God!
Excellent God!
Wonderful God!
Miracle working God!
Beautiful God!
God the Father!
God the Son!
God the Holy Spirit!
I extol the trinity!
I worship You Sir!

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Re: A Prayer From The Cross – Good Friday by Olobofife(m): 8:48am On Apr 02
God bless all the Christians out there. Woe unto the terrorists, the fanatics.
Re: A Prayer From The Cross – Good Friday by tosinepaulo22(m): 8:48am On Apr 02
Amen
Re: A Prayer From The Cross – Good Friday by MANNABBQGRILLS: 8:48am On Apr 02

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Re: A Prayer From The Cross – Good Friday by makermix1: 8:48am On Apr 02
are u d one on d cross?
Re: A Prayer From The Cross – Good Friday by Angybaby(f): 8:48am On Apr 02
Amen
Re: A Prayer From The Cross – Good Friday by MANNABBQGRILLS: 8:48am On Apr 02

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Re: A Prayer From The Cross – Good Friday by dinocy(m): 8:48am On Apr 02
The Lord is good.

Re: A Prayer From The Cross – Good Friday by MANNABBQGRILLS: 8:49am On Apr 02
makermix1:
are u d one on d cross?

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Re: A Prayer From The Cross – Good Friday by MANNABBQGRILLS: 8:49am On Apr 02
dinocy:
The lord is good.
..........all the time!

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Re: A Prayer From The Cross – Good Friday by makermix1: 8:49am On Apr 02
[quote author=MANNABBQGRILLS post=100412899][/quote]can u?
Re: A Prayer From The Cross – Good Friday by Baawaa(m): 8:50am On Apr 02
younglleo:
Hello Christians, pls someone shud assist me with 2k.. God bless!
Change your ID to "youngbeggar" grin grin grin

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Re: A Prayer From The Cross – Good Friday by MANNABBQGRILLS: 8:50am On Apr 02
makermix1:
can u?
Yes, @ House 10!

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Re: A Prayer From The Cross – Good Friday by makermix1: 8:51am On Apr 02
MANNABBQGRILLS:

Yes, @ House 10!
good for u grill
Re: A Prayer From The Cross – Good Friday by younglleo: 8:53am On Apr 02
Baawaa:

Change your ID to "youngbeggar" grin grin grin
Noted
Re: A Prayer From The Cross – Good Friday by Authoreety: 8:58am On Apr 02
Amen
Re: A Prayer From The Cross – Good Friday by Myer: 9:00am On Apr 02
MyCatholicLife:
Catholic Daily Reflections
April 2, 2021
Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion

Father, into your hands I commend my spirit. Luke 23:46

One of the most profound and transforming prayers we could ever pray is given to us today as the response to our Psalm: “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.” These words were, of course, spoken by our Lord as He hung upon the Cross and prepared to breathe His last. But they are also words that echoed throughout the earthly life of Jesus, and they continue to echo from the divine heart of our Lord in Heaven for all eternity. “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.”

This prayer is a prayer of surrender to the perfect will of the Father in Heaven, which was the one and only mission of Jesus as He lived upon earth. His only goal was to fulfill the Father’s will, and this was done by His continual surrender of His life to the Father. But Jesus’ surrender to the Father in Heaven did not end as He died upon the Cross. His surrender to the Father is an eternal reality. He continually gives Himself to the Father with perfect love. This is Heaven. Heaven is an eternal unity of the Most Holy Trinity. It’s an eternal giving of the Father to the Son and the Son to the Father. This perfect giving and receiving of love between the Father and the Son spirates the Holy Spirit Who proceeds from them both.

Imagine the response that the Father gave to the Son as He prayed this prayer from the Cross. Though the Father’s response is not recorded in Scripture, we can be certain that the Father’s response was one of complete receptivity and reciprocity. The Father received His eternal Son through that prayer and accepted the ultimate sacrifice of His earthly life for the salvation of the world. And the Father then responded in a reciprocal way by bestowing upon the Son in His human nature the full gift of His very self. Though the Father and the Son were always perfectly united as one, this prayer from the Cross became an earthly manifestation of this holy union.

Though this eternal reality of the Love of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit is a deep mystery of our faith, it is also a mystery that we must seek to penetrate and participate in. Heaven will be our eternal participation in this perfect love. Jesus’ prayer on the Cross is the perfect prayer for us to pray throughout our lives so as to begin to enter into that eternal reality, here and now, and to prepare ourselves to share in this eternal union forever.

On this Good Friday, as you gaze upon the crucifixion of Jesus and reflect upon His brutal agony and His earthly death, try to look beyond His human suffering to His perfect surrender. Try to see that His physical death was nothing other than an act of perfect love for the Father and an act into which we are invited to participate. Prayerfully ponder this beautiful prayer of Jesus today: “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.” Say it over and over. Pray it slowly and meditatively. Savor each and every word. Make it your own prayer. Let it come forth from the depths of your spirit. Let it be your act of love of God so that the Holy Spirit will become manifest in your life. Use this prayer to show your love for the Father, making Him more fully your Father. Use this prayer as a way of uniting yourself with the eternal Son. Say it with Him, in Him and through Him. Strive to become one with our Lord as He manifests His oneness with the Father and the Holy Spirit. Share in Their divine life. If you do so from the depths of your being, you can be sure that our Father in Heaven will receive you just as He did His Son and They, together with the Holy Spirit, will bestow upon you the gift of their Triune life.

Father in Heaven, into Your hands I commend my spirit. As I gaze upon the crucifix and see Your eternal Son looking to You in Heaven, I unite myself with His eternal surrender to You. My Lord, Jesus, draw me into Your surrender and help me to make Your perfect prayer my own. I love You, Most Holy Trinity, and pray that I may share in the eternal reality of Your love. Jesus, I trust in You.

There are so many "perfect prayers" in the Bible.

The Lord's prayer being the most important one.

The only reason Jesus prayed and committed his spirit to God was simply because according to scriptures he knew he'd die and have to battle in hell.
Re: A Prayer From The Cross – Good Friday by Duplexxx: 9:00am On Apr 02
What types of prayer?

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