Prayer for April 19: Please pray with me. God of goodness, today we raise up Christians who celebrate Good Friday and Jews who will be celebrating Passover. You are a God who deals with things head on – not avoiding them. Good Friday is one of those days that we can’t really avoid the reality that exists. The day screams the reality – that Death thinks it is triumphant. But it is a lie. Good Friday is an opportunity for us to look Death in the face and to proclaim Good News and hope in spite of death. It is the day that we proclaim that Death does not get the final say. Be with Christians on this day. Passover is a day in which your people are reminded that they are not forgotten. That God is not a God of just the past, but a God who continues to save God’s people. Be with Jews around the world on this Passover. Amen.