Good Friday is the most solemn day of the year for Christians. This is the day when we remember Christ’s death on the cross for us. We remember the suffering He endured for our sake. We are reminded of the depths of His love for us.
Do not let Good Friday go by as just any other day of the year. Take time to contemplate all that Christ’s death on the cross signifies for us. This isn’t a day for Easter egg hunts or last minute shopping for Easter Sunday. Set this day aside to grow near to the Lord.
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We’ve created a list of 25 ideas of ways you can make Good Friday into a time of spiritual growth. We don’t suggest attempting all of these things, but try praying through the list and asking the Lord to point out to you which things will be most beneficial for you.
25 Things You Can Do on Good Friday
Wake up earlier than normal to begin the day with sacrifice and prepare your heart for the day.
Wear black to symbolize the mourning of Christ’s death.
Observe the obligatory day of fasting and abstinence as required by the Church (no more than one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal), but also fast from bread as a reminder of the Bread of Life.
Shut off the television, computer, social media, or (gasp) your phone for the day.
Avoid shopping or other errands that will distract you from the meaning of the day.