13. Jesus Dies
Jesus, the word spoken by the Father, You now return to Him, having accomplished the purpose for which You were sent. Your trust in the Father remains, even amid the dark clouds of death.
O Jesus, may we too accomplish the purpose for which we were created. Help us to commit ourselves into the Father’s hands, to trust in Him, and believe in His love for us, a love that Your death reveals to us.
We love You, Jesus; help us to die to ourselves and live from You.
14. Jesus is Buried John 19:38-42
Jesus, now the time of surrender, of being at rest, begins. It is the seventh day when God rested from the work of creation. And You, the Son of God, rest and await the dawn of the eighth day when all will be made new and we wait with You.
O Jesus, teach us to rest. Deliver us from thinking that every thing depends upon our actions. Help us to be patient in trusting that God will bring about the completion of His creation through You.
We love You, Jesus; fill us with Your peace.