Holy Saturday Meditation 聖土曜日

Modified from ACNA Holy Saturday Liturgy
Church of All Nations

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; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
天地の創造主なる神よ。十字架で死なれたあなたの愛するみ子のみ体は、墓の中に置かれ、聖なる安息のなかで休んでおられます。私たちは、3日目の出来事を待ち望みます。そして、主イエスとともによみがえり、新しい命にあずかることを覚えさせてください。イエス・キリストを通して祈ります。 アーメン。

• PSALM 130 詩篇
• 1 PETER 4:1-8 第1ペテロの手紙
• JOHN 19:38-42 ヨハネ福音書

Man born of woman has but a short time to live, and is full of misery.
He springs up, and is cut down like a flower;
he flees like a shadow, and never continues the same.
In the midst of life we are in death: of whom do we seek strength,
but you, O Lord, who for our sins are justly displeased?
Yet, O Lord God most holy, O Lord most mighty, O holy and most merciful Savior,
deliver us not into the pains of eternal death.
You know, O Lord, the secrets of our hearts;
shut not your ears to our prayer; but spare us, Lord most holy,
O God most mighty, O holy and merciful Savior, most worthy Judge eternal,
do not let us, in this our final hour, through the pain of death, fall away from you.

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your Name,
your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
And forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil. Amen.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit,
be with us all evermore. Amen.