Dark Friday

I wrote this piece a few years ago and thought it appropriate to post every year on Dark Friday.

Take Me, Break Me
(a prayer)
by Steve Laube

Take my eyes, Lord.
Strike me blind.

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Then heal me, Lord,
That I may see with Your eyes.


Take my hands, Lord.
Crush every bone.

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Then heal me, Lord,
That I may touch with Your tenderness.


Take my ears, Lord.
Deafen me.

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Then heal me, Lord,
That I may hear with Your sensitivity.


Take my feet, Lord.
Amputate without hesitation.

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Then heal me, Lord,
That I may walk only on Your path.


Take my tongue, Lord.
Sever it.

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Then heal me, Lord,
That I speak only with Your words.


Take my life, Lord.
End it

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Then resurrect me, Lord,
That I may have life only in You.


Hear my prayer.


129 Responses to Dark Friday

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    TC Avey April 6, 2012 at 5:01 am #


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      Shar MacLaren March 31, 2018 at 11:13 am #

      Amen, Steve! Thank you for such a poignant prayer.

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      Joe Callihan April 4, 2021 at 1:06 pm #

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      I pray you have had a Spirit filled day of celebrating this RESURECTION day.

      Sincerely, Joe

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    Marti Pieper April 6, 2012 at 5:13 am #

    Agreeing with you. Thanks for sharing your heart.

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    Jackie Layton April 6, 2012 at 5:54 am #

    Powerful! But then this is a powerful day!
    Thanks for sharing.

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    Vie Herlocker April 6, 2012 at 6:00 am #

    Thank you, Steve. I’ve never liked the name “Good” Friday. Dark Friday is a better descriptor. Your words are appreciated on this Dark Day, but we know the Son Rises.

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    Patti Jo Moore April 6, 2012 at 6:03 am #

    Amen, Steve. Your prayer really spoke to my heart this morning and I thank you for sharing. Easter blessings to you and your family.

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    Mary Hunt April 6, 2012 at 6:30 am #

    Thank you for this, Steve. Praying for courage to pray this with my whole heart. And mean it.

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    Robin Patchen April 6, 2012 at 7:47 am #


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    Rebecca Barlow Jordan April 6, 2012 at 7:48 am #

    A beautiful, powerful poem, Steve. Thanks for sharing it.

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    Ruth April 6, 2012 at 7:51 am #

    Well said!! Amen….

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    Patrick April 6, 2012 at 9:13 am #

    Good word, Steve! Have a blessed Easter.


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    Judy Gordon Morrow April 6, 2012 at 10:46 am #

    Steve, I’ve been dwelling on the meaning of this day since early morning. Thank you for the gift of this powerful and poignant prayer. I can’t help but wonder what prompted it. I have the sense it poured out of you without a lot of effort on your part….
    (So great to reconnect with you at Mount Hermon. I pray that you and yours have a most blessed Easter.)

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    Lisa Buffaloe April 6, 2012 at 12:28 pm #

    Beautiful prayer, Steve. I’m praying with you.

    Have a wonderful Resurrection Sunday!

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    Michael Joshua April 6, 2012 at 1:35 pm #

    Thanks Steve – as always, excellent.

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    Sheila Haemmerle April 6, 2012 at 3:02 pm #

    Powerful prayer, Steve. Praying to be quietly broken so we may walk boldly healed. Easter blessings to you and your family!

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    Lena Nelson Dooley April 6, 2012 at 3:35 pm #

    Wow!Steve, this is wonderful and wonderfully simple but oh so profound. Thanks for sharing with us.

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    Jean Brunson April 9, 2012 at 7:14 pm #

    Your poem expressed power with simplicity and humility with surrender.

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    Donna Swanson March 29, 2013 at 5:55 am #

    This is something many Christian authors write about. I have my own favorites and would like to share one.

    1. There was a child who came my way, he had a sweet, sad smile.
    A comely lad with callused hands, we sat and talked awhile.
    He didn’t talk about himself or of the games he played,
    instead he asked me who I was and what I did each day.

    CH: My soul grew strangely quiet, my heart was filled with peace.
    What child was this who knew me so; whose words brought strange release?
    His eyes were filled with laughter and sadness now and then.
    His eyes are what I remembered and longed to see again.

    2. I heard one day about a man who claimed to be God’s Son.
    Our elders said that he must die for what he’d said and done.
    I stood among the jeering crowd as soldiers forced him on;
    two thieves and the false messiah, being driven through the dawn.
    My God! The eyes! They are the same!
    What have my people done!
    He looks at me and through our tears forgives the thing I’ve done.

    CH. My soul grew strangely quiet; my heart was filled with peace.
    The Savior knew me as I was and granted sweet release.
    His eyes showed forth compassion and cleansing for all men.
    His eyes are what I remember and long to see again.
    c. Donna Swanson from Splinters of Light.
    Thank you for sharing with us.

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      Chris Malkemes April 18, 2014 at 5:25 am #

      Thanks for sharing. Written with true love for Him who loved with an everlasting love. You are gifted with words to share what is hard to express. This is the deep experience of His presence.
      This is the hand crafting His workmanship.

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    Ronie March 29, 2013 at 6:47 am #


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    Shannon March 29, 2013 at 6:49 am #

    Ahhh, beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

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    Susanne Dietze March 29, 2013 at 7:11 am #

    Beautiful. What a blessing to read this morning. Thanks.

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      Nancy Johnson April 2, 2021 at 6:13 am #

      Such a powerful prayer, beautifully written. Thank you for sharing this!

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    Sharon Gillenwater March 29, 2013 at 8:54 am #

    Amen. Thank you, Steve, for sharing such a wonderful reminder of what I need to do. Bless you.

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    Jennifer Dyer March 29, 2013 at 9:24 am #

    Thank you, Steve. That was beautiful.

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    Carolyn Curtis March 29, 2013 at 9:55 am #

    I’ve begun a tradition of using this as my meditation on Good/Dark Friday, Steve. Every year its meaning becomes deeper for me. Thank you for writing it and continuing to post it.

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    Pat Lee March 29, 2013 at 10:04 am #

    Awesome God. Awesome message. Thanks for sharing it.

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    Deborah Raney March 29, 2013 at 10:27 am #

    Beautiful, thoughtful way to begin my Easter weekend. Thanks, Steve. Your poem is all the more powerful because it seems that you’ve truly prayed this prayer in your life and have received the “healing” and lived in it in word and deed.

    Blessed Easter!

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    Pat Jaeger March 29, 2013 at 2:30 pm #


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    Xochi E. Dixon March 29, 2013 at 11:37 pm #

    Thank you for sharing this powerful prayer, obviously written by a man after God’s own heart. I printed it out to place in my Bible. What a beautiful picture of surrender and trust. I am grateful for your spiritual leadership, Steve.

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    Nan Rinella March 30, 2013 at 1:23 pm #

    Steve, this is a prayer we all should pray every day. It is the ultimate prayer of surrender. I shared the link with my blog followers today. Bless you and thank you.

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    Chris Malkemes April 18, 2014 at 5:30 am #

    Thank you, Steve. It was nice talking to you on the phone. It was nicer still to see your heart. This is what I thought of when reading it.

    Death of self – a blessing
    Trust Him with complete abandonment
    Throw off what so easily separates us
    Mine is a hand dominated by His Sovereignty.
    Mine is a heart touched by His love.

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    Ane Mulligan April 18, 2014 at 6:19 am #

    Steve, that made me cry and pray the same. God bless your Resurrection Sunday!

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    Grace Fox April 18, 2014 at 7:40 am #

    Thank you. Imagine what the world would look like if every believer embraced this prayer.

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    Pamela (Pammer) James April 18, 2014 at 8:40 am #

    This is amazing. Thank you for sharing.

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      Sandy Mauck April 18, 2014 at 9:39 am #

      Very Beautiful.
      And God is faithful to do it all.

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    Shannon McNear April 18, 2014 at 9:48 am #

    I think I understand this better, this year, than ever before … thank you!

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    Janet Ann Collins April 18, 2014 at 9:57 am #


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    Jean Brunson April 18, 2014 at 12:37 pm #

    I love that prayer/poem. It takes a brave person to even ask that. It opens doors to opportunities that can stretch a person beyond the limits of imagination, but never without rewards.

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    Edwina Cowgill April 18, 2014 at 6:31 pm #

    What a beautiful, humble prayer. May it be my prayer this Easter and every day!

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    Ron Andrea March 25, 2016 at 4:38 am #


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    Christine Malkemes March 25, 2016 at 5:10 am #

    It’s the great exchange. To give what we think precious to receive what He knows is a treasure is the essence of a yielded heart.

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    Joan Campbell March 25, 2016 at 5:27 am #

    Such a difficult prayer to pray, but just what we need to be whole and then follow Him…wholeheartedly. Thank you.

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    Darlene L. Turner March 25, 2016 at 6:11 am #

    Love it. Amen. Thanks for sharing, Steve.

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    Elaine March 25, 2016 at 6:18 am #

    Thank you. I’m going to “adopt” this prayer as one of my own.

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    fanny March 25, 2016 at 7:11 am #

    There were many times when I thought it better to cease existing. Maybe my faith is weak. My mind tells me that if for all these years of my life I talked to my Saviour then why should I feel blank in adversity? Today is Good Friday. I shall cease complaining and join the rest at the foot of the cross.

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    Rachel Malcolm March 25, 2016 at 7:33 am #

    This is such a powerful prayer. Thank you for sharing.

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    Linda March 25, 2016 at 8:01 am #

    Beautiful. When I was a brand new Christian, I would’ve found it impossible to pray this kind of prayer with the depth of understanding it needs. But now many years later and with the suffering I have seen, I understand how limited my sight and hearing really are, if not filtered through the suffering of Jesus on the cross. My gratitude to my Savior grows more and more. Thank you for sharing.

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    Donna March 25, 2016 at 9:20 am #

    Thank you! What a beautiful prayer to offer to the Lord. It’s one He can use to make us useful in His kingdom. I’ll be sharing this at church tomorrow.

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    Judith McCormack March 25, 2016 at 9:39 am #

    What a beautiful prayer and a blessing on this day.

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    Gail Langley March 25, 2016 at 1:05 pm #

    Never thought of asking God to touch my body in that way, but it is a great way to wake me up. Thanks for sharing.

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    Michael Emmanuel March 25, 2016 at 1:09 pm #

    Amen. Amen. Amen.

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    Patti Jo Moore March 25, 2016 at 2:51 pm #

    Amen. Thank you for sharing this, Steve. Each year when I read this it moves my heart yet again.
    Blessings as we look forward to celebrating our risen Christ. 🙂

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    Carolyn Knefely March 25, 2016 at 3:12 pm #


    Write on!

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    bengstrom@hotmail.com March 25, 2016 at 4:43 pm #

    So special, Steve. I want you to know how exceptional your post is. Yes, it is Dark Friday. I suspect the ‘Good’ label means it will be good in three days. But, it does make me wonder about how and why Jesus’ church calls it ‘Good.’ Thank you for a very special piece, and peace.

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    Daniel J. Parker March 26, 2016 at 12:50 pm #

    Anointed writing !

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    Thomas Thornton March 27, 2016 at 9:55 am #

    Right in line my friend. Thank you for your inspirational post. Happy Easter. Matthew 22:37

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    Marie Wells Coutu March 30, 2018 at 5:10 am #

    Wow. Powerful prayer. Thanks for sharing it.

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    Dianne Barker March 30, 2018 at 5:17 am #

    Yes! Thanks for verbalizing what is in my heart as well!

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    Rebekah Love Dorris March 30, 2018 at 6:11 am #

    Wow. Chills. Amen.

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    Andrew Budek-Schmeisser March 30, 2018 at 6:33 am #

    Brilliant and moving poem, Steve.

    We have all walked our own personal Via Dolorosa – or we will, be it one of physical pain or loss or disaffection or shame.

    But from another season, the words of King Wenceslas still ring out:

    “Mark my footsteps well, my page,
    tread thou in them boldly.
    Thou shalt find the winter’s rage
    freeze thy blood less coldly”

    Our path has been marked, and though the cold will rip our flesh and chill our bones, we have the broad back of a ing to give us shelter.

    God bless us, every one.

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    Lori Altebaumer March 30, 2018 at 6:40 am #

    Powerful and such a beautiful reminder of the surrender we strive for! What a glorious life we will lead when this is our anthem, moment by moment. Thank you!

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    Carolyn Knefely March 30, 2018 at 6:44 am #

    You’re speaking the heart beat of believers today. Well done. Thank you for sharing. Write on!

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    Joey Rudder March 30, 2018 at 7:02 am #

    Amen. Absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us, Steve.

    Have a blessed Easter.

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    Xochitl E. Dixon March 30, 2018 at 7:51 am #

    I read this, and commented, when you shared it in 2013. Since then, you have continued to be a wonderful mentor and friend. I thank God for your partnership in sharing the Gospel of Christ, as well as for your inspiring leadership and encouragement over the years. As I read your prayer again, I still stand in agreement and say, “Me, too, Lord!” Hallelujah! Thanks for being you, Brother.

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    Melissa Henderson March 30, 2018 at 10:27 am #

    Beautiful. This touches my heart. Have a blessed Easter! He is Risen!

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    Lisa C. Miller March 30, 2018 at 11:48 am #

    What a treasure.

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    Tisha Martin March 30, 2018 at 12:08 pm #

    When I contemplated the depth of these beautiful phrases and let them penetrate my heart and mind, goosebumps prickled on my arms and. Chilling and powerful words. Truth. We are nothing, Jesus is everything, and it is only through His sacrifice that we even dare to live.
    Thank you for composing such a somber but uplifting reminder.
    Have a blessed Easter/Resurrection weekend.

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    Patti Lee March 30, 2018 at 12:38 pm #

    Truth. Beautiful. Thank you, Steve.

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    Mary-Anne March 30, 2018 at 12:45 pm #

    So incredibly beautiful x

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    Diana Derringer March 31, 2018 at 7:03 am #

    What a powerful message. Thank you.

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    claire o'sullivan April 1, 2018 at 6:25 pm #


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    Judi Clarke April 4, 2018 at 1:16 pm #

    Beautiful, Steve. Thank you!

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    Andrew Budek-Schmeisser April 19, 2019 at 5:03 am #

    “Peter’s Lament”

    They say, “Oh, he’s gone ahead”
    but all we see is that he’s gone;
    the joys we shared are lying dead
    and life must still go on.
    I wish I could freeze yesterday
    when he was by my side
    to run and laugh and sing and play
    and then, mischievously, hide.
    He’s hidden in the twist of now,
    and I’m in a desperate land
    not knowing either why or how
    I can still find strength to stand.
    I’ve GOT to remember what He taught,
    and find the faith for which He fought.

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    Neil Tolsma April 19, 2019 at 5:21 am #


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    Ginny Graham April 19, 2019 at 5:28 am #

    Thank you, Steve, for reminding us why we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord!

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    Maco Stewart April 19, 2019 at 5:42 am #

    Steve, beautiful words. We know the light comes Sunday morning, but the darkness of today–what we did to our Lord–always hangs heavy.

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    Melissa Henderson April 19, 2019 at 5:53 am #

    Amen. Happy Easter! He Is Risen, Risen Indeed!!

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    Sharon K Connell April 19, 2019 at 5:59 am #

    Thank you, Steve, for coming up with a perfect name for this day. “Dark Friday.” Because indeed it did go dark for a short period. This is what I will call it from now on. Always hated the thought of “Good Friday” even if it was a good day for all who call upon our Lord for salvation. But it certainly wasn’t a good day for my Savior.

    The poem was perfect. The true feelings of those who are anxious to be with our Lord. Every day, I ask if today might be the day of rapture. And someday that will happen, or my earthly temple will expire, and I’ll go to be with my Savior that way. But until that happens, the first lines are what I must ask. This poem is heartfelt. Thank you for sharing it with us.

    Sharing it with my group forum.

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    Stephanie April 19, 2019 at 6:01 am #

    So good.

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    Lynn Safarik April 19, 2019 at 6:18 am #

    Thank you, Steve! Amen! If only His church reflected that prayer more. We’d represent Him more accurately in this world.
    Less of me, Lord, and more of You!

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    Armené Humber April 19, 2019 at 6:47 am #

    Beautiful on this “Good” Friday. Why good? Because I couldn’t be. Thank you so much.

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    Kay DiBianca April 19, 2019 at 6:59 am #

    Thank you, Steve, for this powerful, humble prayer. So beautiful.

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    Pat Butler April 19, 2019 at 7:09 am #

    Gorgeous. Love “Dark Friday” maybe more than Good Friday, although I know why it is good.
    May I share this on a missionary mailing list of about 325? Full attribution, of course. Thank you so much.

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      Steve Laube April 19, 2019 at 11:58 am #


      Feel free to post.

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    Rebecca DeMarino April 19, 2019 at 7:27 am #

    Beautiful oprayer, Steve. Thank you!

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    Rebecca DeMarino April 19, 2019 at 7:28 am #

    Beautiful prayer, Steve. Thank you!

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    Julie Surface Johnson April 19, 2019 at 8:26 am #

    Holy-Spirit inspired.

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    C.L. Burger April 19, 2019 at 9:06 am #


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    Norma Brumbaugh April 19, 2019 at 10:02 am #

    To God be the glory.

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    Tammy Karasek April 19, 2019 at 10:08 am #

    Beautiful, Steve.

    Thanks for sharing it with us.

    HE is Risen!

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    claire o'sullivan April 19, 2019 at 11:45 am #

    Amen, for every word.

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    Ann Coker April 19, 2019 at 12:43 pm #

    Just putting in my “thanks” also. I don’t recall reading this in prior years, so I’m grateful for your insight.

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    Sister Georjean April 19, 2019 at 7:09 pm #

    Thank you! Beautiful!!!
    Blessed weekend and greetings from us all!
    Sister Georjean

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    Janice Voyles April 20, 2019 at 10:24 am #

    Thanks so much, Steve. Beautiful.

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    Jeff Bagley April 10, 2020 at 5:44 am #

    It was a day so dark the sun itself was blotted out, yet the third morning gave us the dazzling sunrise that illuminates all of human history.

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    Deena Adams April 10, 2020 at 5:56 am #

    Thank you for sharing such a thought-provoking poem for us to ponder this Good Friday. A hard prayer to pray but what we all need to put into practice. I pray my heart would always be willing to pray this with sincerity. God bless you.

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    Jeannie Delahunt April 10, 2020 at 6:48 am #

    Thought-provoking, especially when we are wracked with trials. Thank you!!! Have a blessed Good Friday and a very blessed Easter to you and yours!!!

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    Andrew Budek-Schmeisser April 10, 2020 at 6:52 am #

    Steve, this i a perennial. Thanks for the opportunity to see it again.

    Last night was the darkest yet for me, personally…chest pain of the proverbial ‘elephant sitting on the chest and smoking a hookah’ variety.

    I despaired…and then Something Happened.

    It really happened, and I offer this with the wish that someone out there may find hope in the words.

    I’m not one to learn the Scripture;
    my memory is not that good,
    and it doesn’t paint the picture
    that others say, for me, it should.
    But last night I was feeling crook,
    and Apostle Paul sat on my bed;
    opening up the Holy Book,
    he stayed with me the night and read
    about a spirit not of fear,
    but one of faith and love and hope,
    and as the morning sun drew near
    I knew, fair dinkum, I could cope
    in patience with the days ahead,
    for dying’s gain and not just ‘dead’.

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    Gordon Palmer April 10, 2020 at 7:54 am #

    Beautiful. Thank you.

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    Karen Roberts April 10, 2020 at 8:46 am #

    Beautiful! Thank you, Lord.

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    Janet A Ferguson April 10, 2020 at 8:49 am #

    Thank you. This is just what I needed today.

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    Allyson Lewis April 10, 2020 at 9:16 am #

    Steve, thank you for sharing this truly Dark Friday. my heart broke and sang as I read.

    Thank you, Jesus, for all you have done for me…for us.

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    Kay DiBianca April 10, 2020 at 9:24 am #

    Thank you, Steve, for your beautiful poem.

    I cannot comprehend the depth of suffering and sacrifice He made on this Dark Friday. For us. For me.

    May I add a thought?

    Break my heart, Lord
    Then heal it that
    I may reflect Your love in this world.

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    Sally Valentine April 10, 2020 at 11:22 am #

    I too like the name Dark Friday. I’m guessing that the name Good Friday actually came from God Friday. Either way, thanks for your prayer.

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    Joan Johnson April 10, 2020 at 11:33 am #

    Thank you for a prayer which is needed more than ever in this trial. The Holy Spirit is with you giving words to comfort and help.
    God bless and keep you safe.

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    Linda Riggs Mayfield April 10, 2020 at 1:48 pm #

    Powerful. I fall so short of being able to pray that without reservation or fear, I can only plead for mercy and grace.

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    Frenchy Dennis April 10, 2020 at 5:57 pm #

    What I would have written if I’d thought of it. Thank you, Steve. It shows your heart. A heart for our Lord. Blessings!

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    Warren brooks April 11, 2020 at 5:17 am #

    From a subscriber in Sydney, thanks Steve. Wonderful reminder of our source of hope, peace and love.

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    Kathleen Freeman April 13, 2020 at 3:11 pm #

    Inspiring, Steve. I so get it!
    Hope your Resurrection day was ibeautiful.

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    Cecilia Bacon April 2, 2021 at 5:08 am #

    Oh my goodness, this is a beautiful prayer. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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    Tammy Horvath April 2, 2021 at 5:11 am #

    I love it! I tweeted, pinned it, & put in on my Facebook page. Thank you for sharing.

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    Kristen Joy Wilks April 2, 2021 at 5:57 am #

    Amen! As we go into a summer, trying to run camps with an incredible set of rules to follow and the weight of children’s needs on our shoulders, I must remember such words!

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    Loretta Eidson April 2, 2021 at 5:59 am #


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    Diane Yates April 2, 2021 at 6:06 am #

    Thanks for sharing your poem. It reminds me of Romans 12:1-2. Have a blessed Easter.

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    Tom April 2, 2021 at 6:17 am #

    Very touching–thank you!

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    Kristi Woods April 2, 2021 at 6:44 am #

    Beautiful prayer. Thank you.

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    Elle Figg April 2, 2021 at 6:45 am #

    My sentiment as well. Beautifully written.

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    Andrew Budek-Schmeisser April 2, 2021 at 7:15 am #

    More moving every time I read it, Steve. Thank you.

    Broken for our prideful sins,
    forsaken from Above,
    on Dark Friday it begins,
    His torture born of Love
    that would no longer send the flood
    to remake Creation, whole;
    He, instead, would give the blood
    to ransom every soul
    that would but pause and try to think,
    perhaps to understand,
    that bread we eat and wine we drink
    can bid us take His hands
    to feel the ridged and awful scars
    from when He gave His heart for ours.

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    Peggy Morris April 2, 2021 at 7:44 am #

    Thanks for this, Steve. It’s very touching.

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    Erica April 2, 2021 at 7:56 am #

    Beautiful, Steve! Thank you for sharing! I pray you and your family have a glorious Easter!

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    Mark Moss April 2, 2021 at 7:57 am #

    Excellent. Thank you. Thanks be to God.

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    Kay DiBianca April 2, 2021 at 10:41 am #

    Wonderful. Thank you.

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    Karen April 2, 2021 at 1:34 pm #

    Thank you, Steve. May the Lord break and heal us all, so that we bring Him glory and honor.

    May this Resurrection Sunday fill you with awe and rejoicing.

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    OLUSOLA SOPHIA ANYANWU April 3, 2021 at 3:02 am #

    Very beautiful!!! Hey Mr Steve Laube, I never knew you were such a great ,talented, creative and inspirational poet. I really love this. God bless you! Amen to that prayer for me as well!


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