Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Prayer for Holy Saturday 19th April 2014

Today from our Church family we pray for Gladys Emerson.

Collect for Easter Eve:
Grant, Lord, that we who are baptized into the death of your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ may continually put to death our evil desires and be buried with him; and that through the grave and gate of death we may pass to our joyful resurrection; through his merits, who died and was buried and rose again for us, your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Yesterday we remembered the death of our Lord Jesus Christ, and today we wait for the glorious celebration of his resurrection tomorrow. On this day of waiting, we remember the disciples as they mourned the death of their friend and Lord, and we pray for those in our community who are mourning today. We pray for all those whose world has been shattered, and whose present is dark and frightening. The disciples felt that all was lost, but on Sunday morning came the wonderful discovery of the glorious truth – that death is not the end, and that a new world has begun. Lord Jesus, help us to trust in the promise of your resurrection life. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.