A Prayer for All Souls Day

Lord, in November,

We call to mind all those whose lives are done.
We thank you that their time, now completed,
however short or long, sad or joyful, is gathered up,
looked on and known by you. 

We offer up remembrance:
those whose absence we feel daily;
those who have shaped us;
those who have nurtured us;
the people we are grateful to have walked with;
all those we hardly knew but wished we’d known better.

We give thanks for all they gave
and all the future owes them.
Lord, your love embraces every person 
who has ever lived;
you promised that you lost none.

May your Spirit make us always thankful
for all our gifts of love and cherished memory.  AMEN.

(Source: The Church of England)


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