Prayer is the divine way to reach God. It’s a way to ask for blessings from the Almighty. Prayers are an integral part in any Christian festival and the same holds true for Good Friday as well. Good Friday is a solemn holiday that is observed on the Friday before Easter Sunday. On this day, candles are lit to pay homage to the supreme power and remember the crucifixion of Jesus. The service also consists of prayers and readings from the Bible. In many churches, a piece of wood in the shape of the cross is kept. People pray before the cross and kiss it. Good Friday prayers are often sung during afternoon time. The afternoon prayer is called Troparia, also referred to as Novena Prayer. There are many prayers that are sung on Good Friday. Given below are the lyrics of some of the most popular ones.
Good Friday Prayer Lyrics
Son of God made Man,
Crowned with thorns,
Bearing a scepter of a reed,
Wearing a royal cloak purpled
With Your Precious Blood,
I venerate You as the Man of Sorrows
And acknowledge You as my Lord and King!
I firmly renounce the devil
And detest all sin
That has torn me from Your loving friendship.
I pledge my loyalty to You,
And beg You to make me Your own in sincerest love.
I promise to be faithful in service to You,
And to strive to become more pleasing to you
By avoiding every sin and its occasions,
By carrying out my duties
Perfectly as a good Catholic,
And by practicing virtue.
Accept the homage I wish to render You
During this novena,
As a token of my sincerest appreciation
For the sorrows and sufferings
You have willingly borne to atone for my many sins
And to prove how much You love me.
I adore You as my very God,
Who willed to become Man
In order to save me from eternal death.
I thank You as my best Friend,
Who laid down Your life
As proof of the greatest love possible.
I ask pardon for having so little thought of You,
And for having caused Your sorrows
And sufferings by the many sins I have committed.
I pray to You,
For all the graces I need to know You,
To love You and serve You faithfully unto death,
And to save my soul.
Give me a tender and fervent devotion
To Your Sacred Passion by which I was redeemed,
Venerating You especially in Holy Mass.
Teach me how to unite sorrows and sufferings
Of my life with Your own.
Finally, through all Your sorrows and pains,
Through Your Sacred Heart
Glowing with love for me,
Broken because of my want of love for You,
Through the sorrows of Mary,
Your Sorrowful Mother,
I ask for this special favor: