A Holy Saturday Prayer

O God, in Jesus Christ you fell,
for love, into the dark earth
and died:

give us grace to wait in patient
hope and love for the rich harvest
you have promised, that will
blossom in our hearts with
abundant life and love for all the world:

through Jesus Christ we pray
who is the promise of your love
restored, renewed, and multiplied. Amen.

–Simon Bailey (1955-95), England (written when approaching death),
from Prayers Encircling the World