A Holy Saturday Collect

Humble Teacher, who gave yourself into the hands of both your enemies and those who love you, teach us to wait in stillness, as did you and your followers on this quiet and mournful day, that we would be able to experience the full impact of what has been wrought and we would not shy away from our own thoughts and feelings, trusting in you as best as we are able, through you who will reign with the Father and Holy Spirit for eternity. Amen. ‘So Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn in the rock. He then rolled a great stone to the door of the tomb and went away. Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were there, sitting opposite the tomb.’ – Matthew 27:59-61