Jesus is Raised from the Dead
I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in Me, though he should die, will come to life; and whoever is alive and believes in Me will never die. —John 11:25
We have joined you, O Jesus, on the Way of the Cross. The hours of suffering are over, “It is finished.” From the hill of the Skull we move to the garden of burial. Hardly breathing, we wait for the Father’s response to the loving and obedient gift of your life. I need You. I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me (Galatians 2:20). You died on the cross for me. You forgave my sins. I want You to control my life now and make me into the new creation You want me to be. I am Your servant. I love You Jesus. Forgive me.
Prayer: Father, in Jesus my old life is buried. Now all is new! (2 Cor 5:17) Lord Jesus, I need you. Thank you for dying on the cross for the forgiveness of my sins. Thank you for offering me Your life. I now ask You to come into my heart as my Lord and Savior. Take control of my life and make me into the new creation You want me to be. I am Your Servant. Thank you for such endless love. Help me to always remember that love. Teach me to answer a resounding “Yes” to You, as did Frederic Ozanam, St. Vincent de Paul, Sister Rosalie and Your dear Mother, Mary. Help me love others so that I may return Your love. Amen.