Jesus is condemned to death
Jesus stands before Pilate. The innocent one is condemned by the powers of this world, to be stripped, beaten and executed on the cross.
Lord Jesus, let us enter into your silence.
You have said everything you had to say.
Now you have no further words, as you hear the judge's verdict,
and the cries of the crowd calling for your death.
Your silence is our strength: as you left everything in your Father's hands, so now do we, knowing that an infinite love will find us wherever we are.
We pray for all who are unjustly condemned, for all who feel disgrace,for all who suffer from the merciless judgments of our world.
As we stand with you, stand also with us,
a light against the surrounding darkness.