Holy Saturday

     Prayer for Holy Saturday

    This is the hardest time to pray:
    after the drama and catastrophe,
    before the angels and the big reveal.

    The passion, the agony, the desperate grief
    have given way to numbness
    and absence
    in this time in between.

    God seems to be offstage,
    preparing for the final scene,
    taking care of ancient souls in other worlds
    or clothing the hidden, broken body
    in resurrection glory.

    So let our prayer this day be plain
    and to the point:
    May God be with us in the waiting,
    and may we wait with hope,
    and every time in between.


    by Kerry Greenhill