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My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?
Good Friday

from the book
In the Beginning Was the Word
Scriptures For The Lectionary Speaking Choir, Cycle A

Dallas A. Brauninger


Psalm 22


 

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Suggestions:
Use as an anthem.
Use as one segment of a Palm Sunday stations of the cross service where each day of Holy Week is lifted up.
Use in a newsletter for family meditation during Holy Week.
4 readers - a combination of two or three generations
If read by one person, pause to meditate after each numbered section. If read by two people, alternate sections.

Key:
1 = first reader
2 = second reader
3 = third reader
4 = fourth reader

All: My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from helping me, from the words of my groaning?

1: O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer; and by night, but find no rest.

All: Yet you are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel. In you our ancestors trusted; they trusted, and you delivered them.

2: To you they cried, and were saved; in you they trusted, and were not put to shame.

All: But I am a worm, and not ...

This Good Friday worship resource, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?, is based on Psalm 22 and relates to Good Friday of Cycle A of the lectionary. This worship resource is excerpted from the book In the Beginning Was the Word. SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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