Good Friday
Merciful God, your Son was lifted up on the cross to draw all people to himself. Grant that we who have been born out of his wounded side may at all times find mercy in him, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. 
Isaiah 53: 1-3

Who has believed what we have heard?  
And to whom has the arm of the 
Lord been revealed? 
For he grew up before him like 
a young plant  and like a root
out of dry ground;
he had no form or majesty that
we should look at him,
   nothing in his appearance that
we should desire him. 
He was despised and
rejected by others;
   a man of suffering and
acquainted with infirmity;
and as one from whom others
hide their faces
   he was despised, and we held
him of no account. 

Photo Credit: Pastor  Ray McKechnie, St. Matthew's Episcopal, Grand Junction, CO