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An All Souls Prayer

Posted on October 28, 2021 in: Reflections

An All Souls Prayer

November 2 is the Commemoration of All of the Faithful Departed, or All Souls. On this day, we pray that all those who have died — our loved ones, and also those people around the world who we will never meet— through the mercy of God, will rest in peace.

 

Merciful Father,
On this day, we are called to remember those who have died, Particularly those who have died in the past year, And pray for their joyful reunion with you, their loving creator. As your son taught us to call the stranger neighbor, our fallen are many— Names we will never know, Voices we have never heard, In lands we may never visit, Yet brothers and sisters all.
And so we pray. For victims of war, caught in the crossfires of conflicts we could not quell, for soldiersand civilians, adults and children, we pray …
Grant eternal rest, O Lord. For those migrants who have died seeking a haven where they hoped to find safety and opportunity for themselves and for their families, we pray …
Grant eternal rest, O Lord. For victims of hunger, denied their share in the bounty you have placed before us, we pray …
Grant eternal rest, O Lord. For those refugees seeking asylum from war, who died in a land that was not their home, we pray …
Grant eternal rest, O Lord. For victims of emergencies and calamities everywhere, who died amid chaos and confusion, we pray …
Grant eternal rest, O Lord. Lord, as you command, we reach out to the fallen. We call on you on behalf of those we could not reach this year. You raised your son from the dead that all may share in his joyful resurrection.
In Jesus' name,
Amen

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