Holy Saturday, April 16, 2022
Prayer for Holy Week
Journey with us, O holy God, as we continue our way to the cross. Sharpen our focus, that our attention may center more on you than ourselves. Lead us through the shadows of darkness and prepare our hearts, that we might be a people of prayer, trust and obedience. Help us truly see and respond to your Son and our Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.
He was oppressed, and he was afflicted,
yet he did not open his mouth;
like a lamb that is led to the slaughter,
and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent,
so he did not open his mouth.
By a perversion of justice he was taken away.
Who could have imagined his future?
For he was cut off from the land of the living,
stricken for the transgression of my people.
They made his grave with the wicked
and his tomb with the rich,
although he had done no violence,
and there was no deceit in his mouth.
What are some ways justice has been perverted in our days?
Jesus was innocent and yet was killed. Today we remember the silence of his grave sealed with a tomb.
What words of grief do you need to share with God in the silence?