THE EASTER RETREAT PRAYER
Please, kindly forgive me, Jesus,
for having been delivered over to the chief priests and the teachers of the law.
Please, be merciful to us for having been condemned to death and handed over to the gentiles.
Please, we beg you, Jesus, be merciful to us for having been mocked and flogged, and crucified.
Please, save us with Your Raising to life!
Son of Man, excuse us for having suffered many things, for having been rejected by the elders,
the priests and the teachers of the law, that you had been killed.
Our deepest gratitude to You for having risen after three days.
Dear Jesus, thank you for having been glorified as the Son of Man having shown us the way to eternity.
Most precious Jesus, please mercifully forgive us for the men who had crucified You, for them to have divided Your clothes, for them having dared to watch over You, for having placed the written charge against You having recognized that You are Jesus, the King of Jews.
Lord, please, forgive us that the men had not believed that You could have destroyed the temple and build in three day, that they doubted that You could save Yourself, that you could come down from the cross, that they insulted You.
Dear Jesus, thank you for being so much compassionate to the daughters of Jerusalem, when they were weeping. Thank you for having revealed the future of the Humanity.
Real Son of God, please, forgive us for having been crowned with thorns, for them daring to put the purple robe on Your shoulders.
Jesus, Son of Father God, please, pardon us, as You had to commit You Spirit into the Hands of the Father.
Jesus, the strongest in spirit, be merciful to us for having received the drink of vinegar and having said that it had been finished.
Please, be merciful to us for having bowed Your head and given up Your Spirit.
Please, be merciful to us for Joseph had wrapped Your Holy Body in the linen and placed it in a tomb having rolled a stone against the entrance, for Mary Magdalene and the mother of Joseph had seen, where You were laid.
Please, be merciful to us for they had secured the tomb by putting a seal on the stone having posted the guard.
Thank You, oh, Jesus, for having sent a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side to inform the people that Jesus the Nazarene who was crucified had risen and was going ahead of them into Galilee.
Lord Jesus, thank You for having sent the two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning to inform the women, who came to Your tomb, that You had risen.
Excuse us , oh Lord, for the Eleven and all the others hadn’t believed in what had happened.
Teacher of all the teachers ever, please, accept our gratitude for having told Mary Magdalene that she didn’t have to hold on You, as You were ascending to Your Father and the Father of hers, Your God and Our God.
The most Powerful, to whom all authority in heaven and on earth had been given, thank You for teaching the people to go and make disciples of all nations to baptize them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, to obey everything You had commanded them.
Thank You for having been with the people always, to the very end of the age.
Please, graciously forgive us for the people killed You, the Author of Life.
Thank You, God, for having raised Jesus from the dead.
Allow us, please, to be witnesses of Your Resurrection.
Christ, please, forgive us our sins for which You have died, was buried, raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, appeared to Cephas and to the Twelve, to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some had fallen asleep. Thank You for having appeared to James, to all the Apostles and to everyone born.
Gratitude to You for having promised those who believe and are baptized that they would be saved.
Forgive us for those who do not believe.
Thank You, that You have given the power to those who believe to be able to drive out demons and to be able to speak in new tongues for there would be no harm done to them and they would be placing their hands on sick people, and those would get well.
Great Lord, thank You for having been taken into heaven and sitting at the right hand of God.
Thank You, God, for the disciples to go out and to preach everywhere, for having worked with those who preach and having confirmed Your Word by the signs that accompanies the Word.
Please, grant us, God, the most important things we need.
Be glory to You for ever and ever in our good deeds and prayers.
Ivan Petryshyn, archdeacon UCL
(http://www.biblestudytools.com/topical-verses/easter-bible-verses/ : Matthew 20:17-19, 27:33-37, 27: 65-66, 28:18-20; Mark 8:31,15: 29-32, 15:46-47, 16:5-7, 16, ; John 12:23-25, 19:5-6, 20:16-18; Luke 23:26-31, 23:44-47; 24:1-12; Acts 3:15, 4:33; 1Corinthians 15:3-8)