Good Friday is a time for reflection and prayer, as it is the day that God’s only Son, Jesus Christ, died and was crucified for the forgiveness of our sins. It is a day to show Christ’s sufferings for us before He was crucified and resurrected three days later.
This season calls us to reflect, pray, and ask for God’s forgiveness. It is also a time to reflect on our words and actions, pray for God’s intercession and guidance, and ask for His forgiveness as we wait for His resurrection.
Good Friday is also a blessing for everyone that we should celebrate for. With this, let us extend our warmest regards and wishes to family and friends for a blessed Good Friday.
How We Celebrate Good Friday
There are various practices and traditions done in celebration of Good Friday, varying all around the globe. Some of the practices and traditions done on this day are fasting or abstinence, penitence, prayers, novenas and devotions, processions, Stations of the Cross, and Seven Last Words.
Fasting and abstinence are the most common practices this entire Lenten Season. Fasting is a practice in which you reduce your food intake, and abstinence is a practice of avoiding eating meat. These are practices asking for penance.
Some men practice penitence—a reenactment of Jesus Christ’s sufferings and crucifixion. Others walk several miles barefoot, wearing crowns of twigs, and whip their backs for the atonement of their sins. In lieu of this, there are Christians who volunteer to offer free food and drinks to these penitents.
For those who wish to stay at home, they celebrate their Good Friday through prayer and reflection. Meanwhile, there are those who read and practice the Stations of the Cross at home, and some visit different churches as they pray Stations of the Cross.
At exactly 3 pm—the time symbolizing Christ’s death—some pray the rosary and watch the Seven Last Words. Also, there are communities that conduct a procession in celebration of this day.
These practices make up the celebration of Good Friday with our respective families. It is important that we commemorate the day Christ offered and sacrificed His life in order for us to be free from our sins. Good Friday not only allows us to ask for God’s forgiveness, but it’s also a day to forgive those who’ve wronged us as well.
Here are some Good Friday wishes you could send out.
Good Friday Wishes
Today we remember God’s great love for us. May this day bring new meaning and change in your life! Wishing all Christians a blessed Good Friday.
May the Lord light up our way into eternal bliss. Have a blessed Good Friday!
His life still gives us hope,
May you live in his unchanging love.
May Jesus who was born in a manger
Be born again in your heart.
Happy Good Friday!
Have a blessed Good Friday, and never doubt or forget how much God loves you. Enough to send His only Son to the cross to take away your sins.
On Good Friday, may the sacrifice of our Savior give you strength, and may His blessings always be with you and your family.
“Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied.”
May the grace and glory of the Lord
Surround you and be with you on this Good Friday!
He showed us the way; He has long been gone and yet in our hearts, His name shines on. Wishing you a Holy Friday!
Take a promise to love, forgive, and live a life full of peace on this Good Friday.
For God so loved the world
That He gave His only begotten Son
To be crucified & perished
For the sins of the world
And saved humanity
May God bless us all on this Good Friday!
May your faith in God bring peace to your heart and new hope in your life. Have a blessed Good Friday!
Life is a maybe, death is for sure. Sin is the cause, Christ is the cure! Happy Good Friday!
May the loving-kindness of the most high God be with you as you take the time to reverence His name this Good Friday.
On this Holy day,
May His light guide your path
May His love grace your heart
And may His sacrifice strengthen your soul.
Wishes for a Happy Good Friday!
A life He sacrificed means a new life and hope for us. He is our Savior and forever He will be with us! Have a blessed Good Friday.
Good Friday Quotes and Bible Verses
“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.”John 3:16-17
“But He was wounded for our transgressions; He was crushed for our iniquities; upon Him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with His stripes, we are healed.”Isaiah 53:5
“For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit.”1 Peter 3:18
“Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and His glory shall be seen upon thee.”Isaiah 60:1-2
“Christ has not only spoken to us by His life but has also spoken for us by His death.”Soren Kierkegaard
“The dripping blood our only drink,
The bloody flesh our only food –
In spite of which we like to think
That we are sound,
Substantial flesh and blood –
Again, in spite of that,
We call this Friday good.”T.S. Eliot
As we commemorate Christ’s death this Good Friday, and as we await Christ’s resurrection on Easter Sunday, may we reflect for the forgiveness of our sins and try our best to live a Christ-like life. May this day also be a day of forgiveness to those who sinned against us, and a day to move forward to be better. Let us send our wishes and regards full of hope, love, and positivity to everyone around us.