April 16th HOLY SATURDAY

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Holy Saturday Prayer to Be Joined with Christ in Death

O Lord, Your sorrowing Mother stood by Your Cross; help us
in our sorrows to share Your sufferings. Like the seed buried in
the ground, You have produced the harvest of eternal life for us;
make us always dead to sin and alive to God. Shepard of all,
in death you remained hidden from the world; teach us to love
our hidden spiritual life with You and the Father. In Your role as
the new Adam, You went down among the dead to release all
the just there since the beginning; grant that all who are dead
in sin may hear Your voice and rise to new life. Son of the living
God, You have allowed us through baptism to be buried with
You; grant that we may also rise with You in baptism and walk
in newness of life.

Holy Saturday Prayer

All-powerful and ever-living God, your only Son went down
among the dead and rose again in glory. In your goodness
raise up your faithful people, buried with him in baptism, to be
one with him in the eternal life of heaven, where he lives and
reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.

A Prayer for Holy Saturday

O God, Creator of heaven and earth: Grant that, as the
crucified body of your dear Son was laid in the tomb and
rested on this holy Sabbath, so we may await with him the
coming of the third day, and rise with him to newness of life;
who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

Amen.

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