Jesus dies on the cross
In his hours of agony, of desperate struggle for breath, a great darkness seemed to be gathering over the land. He barely spoke again... some groaning words of prayer and forgiveness. Then a final loud cry: “Father into your hands I commend my spirit”. His head falls forward, and he is dead.
Lord Jesus, remember me
when you come into your kingdom...
In doing your Father's will,
you poured out your life as one great act of love.
Join us to yourself
in life and in death.
Be our life, our food, our resurrection.
We commend to your mercy
all who are dying at this moment,
that you will be for them,
and for us who will follow,
the fountain of endless life and undying love.