Holy Saturday

“On the Great Saturday the body of the Son of God rested in the earth; he had already conquered death but had not yet been revealed as the risen One. The same hold for the prayer of the heart. . . .
Like the myrrh bearers, it learns from the Spirit the inventiveness of divine love.
The most beautiful service the Church renders to this world is to come to the tomb and to stand at the later of the heart, not now to embalm the body of Jesus but to heal the dead who throng the Earth by offering them even now the hope and pledge of the Resurrection.”

Heavenly Father
We thank you that you have delivered from darkness through the coming of Your Son, the true light who by the power of Your Spirit— transfigures our moral bodies for life in your coming kingdom.

As we remember the death of your Son and His resurrection on Easter morning, sanctify our raging fires.

Order them as one single passion towards Your coming kingdom.
Through the life of Your Son before us, and Your Spirit in us—
Transform our diverse passions as one labour joined with You for the saving of nations and healing of all creation, now happening through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead

We pray this in His name
Who lives with you through Your Holy Spirit;
One God, now and forever.

Quote from Jean Corbon, The Wellspring of Worship, trans. by Matthew J. O’ Connell (San Francisco, CA: Ignatius Press, 1988), pp. 211.