INTERCESSIONS FOR THE DECEASED AND THE BEREAVED

THE FEAST OF ALL SOULS 2ND NOVEMBER 2014

INTRODUCTION As we remember the dead today we pray with great hope to the Lord who is constantly bringing life out of death and light out of darkness.

PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL

We remember our own dead and our own sadness … Tears speak out our grief, but they also witness to our love and we are glad to have loved so much that we can cry.  May those we have loved rest in your embrace, O Lord.  LORD HEAR US



We remember the loss and grief of others around us.  We think of the funerals we have been at in the last year … We pray especially for those who are without consolation.  LORD HEAR US

We pray for all the people who have died in our community and in our country this past year – older people; younger people; those who died content; those who died struggling – all sharing in common that they died into the arms of our loving God.  LORD HEAR US

Wherever there is grief, may hope be allowed to enter in and sit beside it, as its silent companion.  May we learn to believe what we cannot see, that our life is hidden with Christ in God.  LORD HEAR US

We pray for all who have died around the world in the last year.  We pray for those who have starved to death; for those who were victims of natural disasters; for those who were killed by their fellow human beings.  We pray, knowing that you, Lord, have carved their names on the palm of your hand.  LORD HEAR US

We know that each person dies just as they are.  We ask you, Lord to work through our prayers, for the forgiveness of their faults, the purification of their souls and the completion of their journey into the arms of your everlasting love.  LORD HEAR US


CONCLUSION (by the Presider)
We make all our prayers through Christ Our Lord Amen





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