Occasions: All Saints' Day
Pray in the Spirit at all times in every prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert and always persevere in supplication for all the saints.
Ephesians 6:18 NRSV
Many who grieve find comfort in praying for their loved one as an act of communion. All Saints’ Day commemorates the spiritual certainty that those who believe live on, perfected in heaven. Some denominations speak of believers as saints, whether living or dead. The Apostles’ Creed declares, “We believe in the communion of saints.” We pray for and with living saints in this life; we pray as well for and with those saints after mortal life has ceased. On this day observe the communion of saints in the fellowship of the one lost to you in death.
God, I pray today that my loved one is at perfect peace in the joy of eternal life. Thank you that there is life beyond death as saints in your kingdom forever. Amen.
I pray today for all the saints, both here and in heaven.