Christianity represents almost one-third of the world’s population and is known as the largest religion in the world with over 2.5 billion people. Christians worldwide celebrate Good Friday, the sacred day of somber reflection to commemorate the death of Jesus Christ. This day can be observed by fasting, attending church services, or reading scripture. There are also Passion of the Christ plays held that reenact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and organize processions to tell the story of how he died and lived.

If you observe Good Friday this is also an opportunity to send uplifting Good Friday wishes to friends and family. A simple text message or letter to loved ones is a nice way to touch base on this Christian holiday. With that, I’ve compiled a list of 200+ Good Friday wishes and quotes you can use for Easter Friday. Continue scrolling to see all the examples.

A roadside sign outside a church on Good Friday.

Good Friday Wishes

  • This Good Friday, may you be enveloped with God’s grace and love.
  • May you be filled with enlightenment during this season of Lent so that God’s teachings may live in your heart and mind.
  • Wishing my family good health and love this Good Friday. May you all have a blessed one.
  • Praying that all of my friends be filled with joy considering that God sacrificed His Only Son so that we will be redeemed from our sins. May the spirit of redemption be with you all.
  • To my family, I’m praying that you be surrounded with gratitude and hope this Good Friday knowing that Jesus Christ died on the cross for us to save us from sin.
  • Blowing virtual hugs and kisses to you, my friends, who have always been with me in good times and bad times. May you have a Holy Good Friday!
  • May we all repent and pray deeply given that God gave His Son so that we will be saved from sins.

Jesus Christ suffered for us. He gave up His life for us. May our faith be strengthened by His works. A Holy Good Friday to all of you, my friends.

  • To my closest classmates, may love and peace reign in your hearts this Good Friday.
  • May our hearts be filled with faith and hope and joy this coming Good Friday.
  • I hope that all of my family members be united in love and be more prayerful.
  • May all of my relatives’ faith be strengthened with the sacrifices God did for us.
  • Wishing that we live our lives as good Christians knowing that Jesus Christ died on the cross for us to redeem our souls.
  • May God envelop you with love and kindness.
  • This Good Friday, I hope and pray that all of my family members be safe from all harm and sickness, especially Covid.
  • From my heart to yours, I wish that God enlighten you so that you will acknowledge Him as your savior.
  • On this day, Good Friday, I pray that God continuously protect you.
  • Jesus Christ died on the cross today. He suffered for us, to be able to save us from sins. May our faith be strengthened by this knowledge.
  • I pray that you live your life as true Christians, following in God’s footsteps. May you have a Holy Good Friday.

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  • A holy Good Friday to all my relatives. As we watch the religious procession, may we be taught to accept Jesus as our savior and lead our lives the way God wants us to live.
  • Let us not forget to thank God for giving us His Only Son to save us from our sins.
  • This Good Friday, may we stop and pray and give thanks to Him who has given us life and salvation.
  • This Good Friday, I wish that you receive forgiveness for your sins wholeheartedly.
  • May salvation be within our reach through God’s help.
  • We receive divine mercy on Good Friday. May God’s love reign in our hearts forever.
  • God forgave our sins. May we also forgive those who have sinned against us. Have a holy Good Friday.

Christ’s wounds healed us. Let us be thankful of His great sacrifice and try our best to be good Christians. Have a blessed Good Friday.

  • I wish that we have set time to reflect and recall the sufferings of Jesus on Good Friday. May this reflection change us for the better.
  • On this day wherein we commemorate the sufferings of our Lord, Jesus Christ, may we find the wisdom to choose good over evil. Have a blessed Good Friday.
  • How little is the fasting we made compared to the sufferings of Jesus on the Cross. May we celebrate Good Friday the way it should be celebrated.
  • To all the faithful believers of Christ, may your prayers be answered.
  • Through our prayers, may we know the true meaning of Good Friday.
  • Let this Good Friday be the perfect preparation for the coming of Jesus on Easter.
  • May this day be a day of peace and hope. Have a holy Good Friday.
  • Let us try to understand the true meaning of this day. Have a blessed Good Friday.
  • The little sacrifices we will make on Good Friday are incomparable to the sacrifices of Jesus Christ on the Cross. May we love and obey Him who has died for our salvation.

Many Christians attend church on Good Friday.

Good Friday Messages for Friends

  • A holy Good Friday to you, my batch mates. May we be enlightened by God’s gift of love and hope.
  • To my best friends, I wish that our friendship stays as strong forever even if difficulties come our way. Like Jesus Christ who died on the cross to save us from sins, may we accept the sacrifices that we do wholeheartedly and fill the world with love.
  • May we continuously be blessed, my friends. The Lord’s sacrifices gave us the opportunity to live in this world. May we be thankful for this gift.
  • Have a blessed Good Friday, friends. Let us thank Him who gave His life for our sake.
  • A holy Good Friday to you, my friends. Let joy and peace reign in your hearts.
  • Let us bow down, even just for a minute, to thank Him who gave His Son to save us from sins. Let us pray that we be forgiven for all the sins we have done and are to do still.
  • May you all be inspired by God’s sacrifice.
  • I wish and pray that you, my friends, lead a life as true Christians, following God’s examples.

This Good Friday, may our hearts be filled with hope. Let us be reminded that God gives us only the problems that we can handle. May we have a holy Good Friday, friends.

  • I pray for your protection from all accidents, sickness, and anything evil. Have a blessed Good Friday.
  • Jesus died for us to show His love. May we show our love for Him by leading our lives the way God wants us to live.
  • This Good Friday, may we have redemption and be thankful.
  • Hoping that your heart be filled with gladness thinking that God gave us His son to save us from our sins.
  • Have a Happy and Holy Good Friday, my friends. May God’s love bring you joy and peace and hope.
  • This Good Friday, may you be sprinkled with kindness and love for your fellowmen. May you sacrifice just as how God sacrificed for us.
  • May all of my friends experience heavenly happiness and contentment this Good Friday after accepting the Lord as their savior.

I fervently wish that the Lord hear all of your prayers. May He grant all of your wishes, too. Have a holy and blessed Good Friday.

  • Let us all pray that God’s sacrifices will not be wasted. I hope that our faith be strengthened by the sufferings of Jesus.
  • Wishing you a blessed Good Friday. May you find the true meaning of this day.
  • My friends, I hope and pray that we live our lives as true Christians. May we all be enlightened by the sacrifices God has made for us.
  • May the Lord lead us to the right path. Hope you will have a holy Good Friday.
  • I wish that God surrounds you with His love and protection. Have a blessed Good Friday.
  • Jesus Christ’s death on the cross showed His divine love for mankind. Hope that we can also show this to others. A holy Good Friday to all.

Good Friday Messages for Colleagues

  • A holy Good Friday to all my office mates. May we be united with our faith and work together to meet our goals.
  • Wishing you success in your endeavors. Be blessed this Good Friday.
  • May your hearts be filled with gladness knowing that God has redeemed us from our sins. Have a holy Good Friday, my colleagues.
  • Knowing that God sacrificed for us, may you lead better lives as good Christians.
  • Let us remember God’s teachings. Let our faith teach us the right way.
  • May God lead you to the right path. Have a blessed Good Friday.
  • I wish that you be enveloped with God’s love and protection. A blessed Good Friday to all.
  • I pray that through God’s teachings, may all of us follow His footsteps.
  • Let us all open our hearts to receive the Lord’s mercy and forgiveness. May His love show upon us and make us love our neighbors, too. Have a holy Good Friday everyone.
  • Stay blessed. Please remember all of what God has given you.
  • Make God’s holy care always stay with you. Have a holy Good Friday.
  • Hoping that you have the strength to face all of the challenges you meet in life. Stay happy and blessed.

I pray that you lead a meaningful life. Gain strength from God’s sacrifices and sufferings. Stay blessed especially this Good Friday.

  • As true Christians, may we follow God’s path to salvation.
  • May you all be motivated to do good being true followers of Christ.
  • May God’s protection stay in you always. Have a blessed Good Friday.
  • God listens to your prayers. May your wishes come true.
  • Hoping that you be nourished by God’s love and forgiveness.
  • This Good Friday, may you remember the sufferings of Jesus Christ so that you can lead a life filled with goodness.
  • He died for us. He gave His life for us. May we be reminded of this so that His death will not be meaningless.

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  • As we walk this path, may we be showered by God’s blessings. May we not forget that God gave us His Son because of His great love for us.
  • Hope you will be sincere in your tasks as good Christians. Follow God’s footsteps and be blessed.
  • Make the most of the life God gave us. Be good.
  • Let us show love to others knowing that the Lord loved us so much that He sacrificed His Only Son.
  • Death in the cross is not a joke. Let us be reminded of the hardships Jesus experienced so that we may lead our lives as how God wants us to live.
  • May you all get to practice forgiveness. Have a blessed Good Friday.
  • Hope that we all be led to confess our wrongdoings. May the Lord forgive our sins. A holy Good Friday to all.

Biblical passages to reflect on during Good Friday

Good Friday Quotes

  • “Unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday.” – Fulton J. Sheen
  • “The Cross! There, and there only though the deist rave, and the atheist, if Earth bears so base a slave; There and there only, is the power to save.” – William Cowper
  • “It is resurrection that makes Good Friday good.” – Ravi Zacharias
  • “No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown.” – William Penn
  • “Practice mercy and forgiveness throughout as a lesson that symbolizes the love shown through his crucifixion.” – Unarine Ramaru

“It was inevitable that Jesus Christ should be crucified. It was also inevitable that he should rise again.” – H. R. L. Sheppard

  • “Christ has not only spoken to us by his life but has also spoken for us by his death.” – Soren Kierkegaard
  • “The cross was two pieces of dead wood; and a helpless, unresisting Man was nailed to it; yet it was mightier that the world, and triumphed, and will ever triumph over it.” – Augustus William Hare
  • “Good Friday is all about: – Family, Friends, Fish and Faith. So celebrate today.” Anthony T. Hincks
  • “Holy Week is a good occasion to go to confession and to take up the right path again.” – Pope Francis
  • “By the cross, we, too, are crucified with Christ; but alive in Christ. We are no more rebels, but servants; no more servants, but sons!” – Frederic Farrar

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  • “On the eve of the cross, Jesus made his decision. He would rather go to hell for you than go to heaven without you.” – Max Lucado
  • “The Cross was the manifestation of Divine love without reserve or limit, but it was also the expression of man’s unutterable malignity.” – Sir Robert Anderson
  • “The word “Christianity” is a misunderstanding – in reality, there has only been one Christian, and he died on the Cross.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“Stoning prophets and erecting churches to their memory afterward has been the way of the world through the ages. Today we worship Christ, but the Christ in the flesh we crucified.” – Mahatma Gandhi

  • “Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone but in every leaf in springtime.” – Martin Luther
  • “Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and myself founded empires; but what foundation did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon force, Jesus Christ founded an empire upon love; and at this hour millions of men will die for Him.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  • “To holy people the very name of Jesus is a name to feed upon, a name to transport. His name can raise the dead, and transfigure and beautify the living.” – John Henry Newman
  • “So shall we join the disciples of our Lord, keeping faith in Him in spite of the crucifixion, and making ready, by our loyalty in Him in the days of His darkness, for the time when we shall enter into His triumph in the days of His light.” – Phillip Ledyard Cuyler
  • “Death is the justification of all the ways of the Christian, the last end of all his sacrifices, the touch of the Great Master which completes the picture.” – Madam Anne Sophie Swetchine

Easter Friday Prayers

  • Lord God, please give us the strength to turn away from sin. We don’t anymore want to hurt you. This we ask through Jesus Christ, amen.
  • Help us, Lord, to be good Christians. Guard our minds, our eyes, our lips, and our thoughts. In Jesus name. Amen.
  • Make me worthy to be called a Son of God. Please remind me of the sacrifices Jesus did just to save me from my sins. Thank you, Lord.
  • Lord, please make me a true Christian. With your sacrifices, make my heart see the goodness in life, in everything. This I ask through your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.
  • My Lord, please strengthen my faith in you. Wash my sins away. Please forgive me for all my wrongdoings. Thank you.
  • God, you are our Redeemer, our Savior. Please watch over us in these trying times. We need your protection, especially against the Covid virus. This we ask through Jesus Christ, your Son. Amen.
  • Help me, Lord, to follow in the footsteps of Jesus. May I accept all the sufferings that come my way with an open heart.
  • My Lord and my God, please lead me to the right path. Amen.
  • Thank you, Lord, for waking me up today. Please help me do all that is right according to your will. This I ask through Jesus Christ, amen.
  • God of all, You are the mighty one. Please aid me in my everyday life so that I can be a true Christian. Amen.
  • God Almighty, please give me hope. Shower us continually with Your love.
  • Oh Lord, please help me do things based on what you desire. Amen.
  • My Lord and my God, thank you for your protection and for loving us and forgiving us. Please continuously guide us so that we can be good Christians and share in your everlasting life. This I ask through Jesus Christ your son, amen.

Good Friday is a sacred holiday to commemorate the death of Jesus Christ through crucifixion.

Good Friday Text Messages

  • Have a blessed Good Friday. May Christ’s sufferings awaken the goodness in you.
  • May you have a holy Good Friday. Here’s hoping that you be protected by God’s love.
  • With Good Friday just around the corner, may we all be reminded of God’s love, and in return, may we do good to others.
  • On this Good Friday, I’m wishing you peace and strength of body and mind. Please remember that Jesus died in the Cross to save us from our sins.
  • Hoping that God helps change you for the better. The sacrifices of your parents are just like the sacrifices of Jesus when He died on the Cross.
  • A holy Good Friday to all. May you be awakened with wisdom from the Lord and have repentance in your heart to walk away from your foolish ways.
  • Let us all be sorry for our sins. May we have a blessed Good Friday.
  • Accepting the faith that has been bestowed upon us and trying to do our best despite all the hardships is a good way to celebrate this Good Friday.
  • May the Lord protect you and your family especially in these trying times. Have a holy Good Friday.

Let us all look up to our Father who gave His Only Son to save us from our sins. May we follow the correct path He has laid for us.

  • This is the time to repent and be tough enough to fight temptation. Have a blessed Good Friday.
  • Of all the days in a year, Good Friday is that wherein we should feel the goodness of the Lord, and be sorry for all of our wrongdoings.
  • Let us all recall the Stations of the Cross so we can be made aware again of the sufferings Jesus did for us. Let us then repent and after confessing our sins, profess that we shall not sin again.
  • May your faith be strengthened. May goodness reign in your heart.
  • Let hope and love live in our hearts. Have a holy Good Friday, my friends.
  • We can still change for the better. Let God lead us to the right path.
  • This Good Friday, may we be reminded that even if we stumble, we should rise up again and do our best.
  • Wishing that all my friends be protected with God’s love. May this Good Friday be a day when all will be enlightened to change for the better.
  • May we live our lives as true Christians in mind and spirit.
  • Hoping that even if we meet difficulties in life, we will not turn away from the Lord. He gave us life, and let His Son die on the Cross to save us from our sins.
  • May we all be sorry for our sins and pray that we be able to fight temptations. Have a blessed Good Friday!
  • We, as sinners, need God’s forgiveness. May He forgive us and continuously love us.
  • Have faith. Have hope. Give love.
  • May your faith be strengthened this Good Friday so that you can follow His footsteps.
  • Though we are tempted, we should try our best to be good. Have a blessed and enlightening Good Friday.

The greatest sacrifice was given to us. We should be ashamed of our ill ways. Let us all change for the better. Have a holy Good Friday.

  • We are not truly worthy of God’s love. May we try our best to be worthy to be called His children. Have a blessed Good Friday!
  • The crown of thorns should remind us not to encourage those bad thoughts.
  • Let us be filled with kindness and love our neighbors as much as how we love ourselves. Have a holy Good Friday.

Good Friday and Easter Messages

  • The most important feast day of the Church is Easter for in this day, Jesus Christ rose from the dead. Let us all be reminded of His sacrifices. Happy Easter to all.
  • Easter is the rainbow showing hope. May our hearts be filled with love and hope. Happy Easter.
  • May the Lord embrace you with peace. A peaceful Easter Sunday to all.
  • Here’s wishing that your spirit be alive just as how Jesus rose from the dead.
  • Jesus is alive. He is risen. May we see Him as our true Savior.
  • We are faced with hardships more often than not. May this Easter Sunday encourage us to be optimistic and hopeful. Happy Easter to all!
  • Because of God’s great love for us, He gave us His begotten Son to save the world from sins. May we reciprocate this love by showing goodness to others.
  • May our faith work wonders! Happy Easter!
  • Just like Jesus who rose from the dead, may we walk through life on less thorny roads.
  • Wishing you the best this Easter!
  • May all good things come your way this Easter Sunday!

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  • Happy Easter to my friend who has endured all hardships thrown her way!
  • Surround yourselves with love, happiness, and hope. Happy Easter!
  • May your faith put you away from harm. Rely on God. He is merciful!
  • Walk through life with a smile because God is holding your hand firmly. Happy Easter!
  • When darkness envelops you, think of the hardships that Jesus went through, but surpassed. Have faith! Happy Easter, friend.
  • Fill your hearts with laughter. Have a meaningful Easter!
  • Happy holidays! Know that Jesus rose from the dead to be with us.
  • Wishing you the best in all your endeavors. Have faith and hope. Happy Easter.

Be happy. Don’t let bad things hinder you from experiencing true joy. Have a happy and meaningful Easter.

  • Enjoy your Easter celebration. Show your family and friends that they are loved.
  • Feel good and let others feel good, too. Happy Easter.
  • May this Easter bring you eternal peace and love all year round.
  • Bring out the kid in you! Find those Easter eggs with smiles on your faces.
  • Hoping that the Easter bunny hops with you on the road to happiness! Happy Easter!
  • Be thankful for God’s love and protection. Happy Easter!
  • May your soul find God’s direction! Have a meaningful Easter!
  • Let us rejoice for God’s love is with us! Happy Easter!
  • Be thankful for all of the bright things that have come your way. Without God you are nothing! Happy Easter!
  • The more you’ll feel good if you share God’s blessings. Have a meaningful Easter Sunday!
  • We received the greatest gift from the Lord. Let us thank Him with our whole heart and soul!
  • Let us show the Lord that we are worthy of His love and forgiveness. Let us all be good! Happy Easter!
  • May your heart be filled with hope and faith. Happy Easter!
  • Hope that all year round, we continue to strengthen our faith and live each day the way God wants us to live. Have a blessed Easter.
  • I wish that we had a meaningful Lenten celebration so that we can strive to be better Christians.
  • Make yourself worthy to be called children of God. Have a holy Easter celebration.
  • Happy Easter. May the bunny of hope hop in your hearts.
  • Wake up each morning with renewed faith. Happy Easter.
  • Sending you this Easter bunny to lighten your every mood.
  • Let us rejoice for the Lord has risen. Let us look up to Him with eyes filled with longing and love.
  • Wishing that all have a safe Easter celebration.

I hope that we will be brave enough to fight the temptation to give justice to the sufferings of Jesus on the Cross.

  • Happy Easter to your family. May you be surrounded by love and togetherness.
  • Hope you had a meaningful reflection to be able to live life to the fullest. Happy Easter!
  • God’s unconditional love gave us life. May we nurture this life and trust God’s will. Happy Easter!
  • Have a bright tomorrow, a tomorrow filled with peace and joy. Happy Easter!
  • Accept God’s blessings with an open heart and a clean soul. Happy Easter!
  • May the Easter bunny bring you true love and happiness.
  • Easter eggs for a fun-filled Easter celebration.
  • May this Easter Sunday be unforgettable. Put God first in everything you do. Happy Easter!
  • Make time to fix the wrong in you all days of the year. Be changed. Happy Easter!
  • Have a new, hopeful life. Happy Easter!
  • Let your dreams come true. Live life with vigor. Follow your soul. Happy Easter.
  • May your faith lead you to the right path. Enjoy this Easter celebration.
  • Show people around you that God loves them. Celebrate Easter with them.
  • I wish that dark clouds will not hinder you from being happy. Happy Easter.
  • Show your family that they are loved and that they are so precious to you. Celebrate Easter in a meaningful way.
  • Easter is a day of joy and blessings. Let us make our family feel loved. Have a Happy Easter celebration. 

Take the time to reflect on the way Jesus Christ died for all of us.

When is Good Friday observed?

Good Friday is observed during Holy Week before Easter Sunday as part of the Paschal Triduum. The dates can take place on any day between March 20 and April 23. It’s the day to commemorate the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ and members of different Christian denominations around the world observe Good Friday.

What is the religious meaning behind Friday?

Good Friday marks the day Jesus Christ died after he was crucified in Calvary. The date was named Good Friday as it is regarded as a sacred day by the Church.

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