‘Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.’ (1 Thessalonians 5:11)
The gap between Friday and Sunday – between falling down and rising up; between the darkness and the dawn; between the cross and the empty tomb – can feel like forever. How can we endure it? The same way that the disciples would have done: together. Let us pray that we can do this as a community of believers today.
God of Holy Saturday,
God who is there in the waiting,
Help us to hold on through the night.
Help us to see that we are not alone:
That we are part of a global community,
And that in this unity there is strength.
We pray that times of uncertainty
Will be times in which we can build bridges
And cross divides,
Knowing that only by doing this can we move forward.
Thank you God that you are with us always.
Help us to be with each other, always.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.