Prayer For Holy Saturday

Prayer For Holy Saturday When we think of the High Holidays, it is only fitting that we consider Jewish tradition. And for the Jewish days of repentance, no day is more deserving than Yom Kippur, the most holy day in the Jewish calendar.

Jesus in the tomb is not a dead Christ but also alive Christ, who is being acknowledged as the Lord (1Cor.15:20). With this recognition, Mary Magdalene’s recognition of the Resurrection of Jesus becomes evident.

We beg you, O Lord, to let us fall asleep in peace and rest, as our bodies grow weary. – We beg you to free our souls when it is the right time, so that we may be prepared when the second coming of Christ comes in glory.

There are nine special days in the history of the world when prayer has great power to bring about special graces. Nine of the many special graces which come from God through prayer for the intercession of Our Holy Mother the Blessed Virgin Mary. We can ask for these graces on her special feast days. These graces make us stronger for our spiritual fight against evil and temptation, strive for greater love towards our Lord Jesus Christ and also towards our neighbor; they make us worthy of greater glory in Heaven.

Prayer For Holy Saturday

(This prayer is designed to be said within the family before a Crucifix on Holy Saturday.)
No candles are lit on this day.
Mother or a child:
“May our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who alone by His powerful word governs all things, yet has buried the shame of the Cross and iron bonds,
who has broken the bars of the bronze doors and has descended into hell, who has shone with the brightness of a new light on those who were sitting in the shadow of death, may He,
the sun of justice, rising from the tomb, shine upon our darkness with the marvelous light of his risen Body.”

The women sitting at the sepulchre
were weeping and lamenting for the Lord.
Let us pray.
O God, who makes this most holy night illustrious by the glory of the resurrection of our Lord, preserve in the new children of your family the spirit of adoption which You have given, that, renewed in body and soul, they may give You a pure service. This we ask of You through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son.
Let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
May the almighty and merciful Lord, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, bless and keep us.

Prayer For Holy Saturday

Lord God, On the Sabbath, Jesus rested. He was in the grave. He had finished his work. To most people’s eyes, It looked as if it were all over. He was dead and buried. But only as a seed dies when it is planted in the earth, Not to decay, but to spring to new life. Teach us to take refuge in you when we are afraid; Teach us that death is not our end Teach us to hope always in you And in the resurrection, the making of all things New. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

Based on: Matthew 17:1-6; Lamentations 3:1-9, Lamentations 3:19-24

A Prayer to Prepare Our Hearts

 – ChristiansTT

Heavenly Father, the Lord Jesus before His death, though He was suffering and in excruciating pain, asked You to forgive His mockers and murderers.

What great love must the Lord have. Though they spat, mocked, stripped and whipped Him and crucified Him to death, he asked for them to be forgiven.

Matthew 6:14-15 “For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”

What Happened on Holy Saturday Prayer

—Cally Logan


We recognize the significance of Holy Saturday for the Easter season. It is not merely a day between Good Friday and Easter, but it is a day to observe in consecration of what You did for us. We leave our own agendas, our own desires, and our own pleas at the door and crave today to be still and rest in Your presence. We are so grateful for the ability to quiet our hearts and stand in Your presence, we want to come to know Your heart more this day. Thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus to die for us, and thank You that You kept Your promise that Easter Sunday. Let us not be so hurried in our own lives that we forget the glory that You brought forth that day.

In Jesus name,


Short Saturday Prayers

–Heather Riggleman

Father, I thank You for my life this Saturday morning. I thank You that for saving my life through having one of Your kingdom workers share the Gospel. Thank You for preparing my heart to receive You and serve You. On this Saturday morning, I ask that You richly dwell in my heart and home as you provide peace, and calm. I rebuke every evil force and distraction that opposes what Christ did for me and ask that You create a hedge of protection around my body, soul, and mind. I thank You that I can be confident of this very thing, that which He who has begun a good work in me will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Please cleanse my heart of all wrongs against You so that I may be ready to rejoice in the morning. Amen.

Holy Saturday Morning Prayer

—Living Prayers

O Lord,

On this day, the world was waiting, like a long winter hoping for spring, like a dry land awaiting rain. Still, quiet, in between a world hesitating, silent hope in a dark place. Lord, we give to you the times we have in own lives, where all we can do is wait, when all we hold is hope. We give you those times when all we have is faith in new life, new beginnings and heavens call.

Be with all those who today wait in that cold, uncertain place. Hold them, keep them safe in your arms, resting in your promise of new life.


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