Yesterday’s celebration of All Saints inspires us today to pray for All Souls. We remember our faithful departed and commend them to the loving mercy of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. On this sober feast we recall that one day we will all make the journey from this life to the next, and we ask God for the grace to carry on.
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Today we pray for all who have died, sometimes still grieving their loss, and sometimes smiling as their memory warms our hearts. What’s more, our prayers are part of the communion we share in Jesus Christ, and we offer them for those who have gone before us…that they might meet us one day in the Kingdom of Heaven.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord. And let the perpetual light shine upon them.
May they rest in peace. Amen.
May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen
Our conviction that there is a Heaven both consoles and challenges us as we face our struggles here on earth. May we drawn near to the Lord’s Divine Fire of Love as we journey through this life with our eyes fixed on Heaven.