Free & Fit Lenten Study - Dawn Devotion - Easter Day - Communion, Forgiveness & Salvation Prayer

Free & Fit Lenten Study - Dawn Devotion - Easter Day - Communion, Forgiveness & Salvation Prayer

Over the Easter weekend we have been doing prayers and planks on the 12 stations of the Cross. Taken from the Saint Augustine Prayer book the meditations build on the story of the Resurrection and Jesus way to his crucifixion on the Cross.


“The series of stations is as follows: (1) Jesus is condemned to death, (2) he is made to bear his cross, (3) he falls the first time, (4) he meets his mother, (5) Simon of Cyrene is made to bear the cross, (6) Veronica wipes Jesus’ face, (7) he falls the second time, (8) the women of Jerusalem weep over Jesus, (9) he falls the third time, (10) he is stripped of his garments, (11) he is nailed to the cross, (12) he dies on the cross.”


Source: https://www.britannica.com/topic/Stations-of-the-cross


You can hear some of our reflections here during the Easter Saturday workout:


https://www.instagram.com/tv/CcahWh3h0LU/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=


Today we share a Collect for today take from the Church of England and a final seventh Jesus saying:


Collect for the Week:


O God, Creator of heaven and earth: Grant that, as the

crucified body of your dear Son was laid in the tomb and

rested on this holy Sabbath, so we may await with him the

coming of the third day, and rise with him to newness of life;

who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one

God, for ever and ever. Amen.


Seventh Jesus Saying for the Week:


And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.


— Luke 23:46


Reflections upon the final Jesus Saying:


In the context of finishing a slice of cake in England we have the tradition of washing it down with a nice cup of tea. At the point of finishing the cup of tea we make a loud cry of “mmmmmm” in satisfaction of how good the combination of washing down the deep of the cake with the fluid of the tea. Its almost like eating at the communion table and how good it is to taste and see the Lord is good. However, it was quite a different scene at the Cross.


Jesus cried out his last in deep despair “It is finished!” This was no piece of cake. Jesus, to quote a famous En