Today is All Saints Day a day in which we remember and give thanks to God for all those saints of the faith of Jesus Christ who have died and passed on to glory.  We remember their witness to the power of Christ’s resurrection and their embodiment of the Good News of Jesus while they lived.  Numbered among those saints are those who are dear to us – friends and relatives – husbands, fathers, wives, mothers, brothers, and sisters.  God, for blessing us with those whom we have loved, we thank you!

Please join me in this prayer of Remembrance of Those Who Have Died (BCW 814):

“With reverence and affection we remember before you, O everlasting God, all our departed friends, relatives, and loved ones.  Keep us in union with them here, through faith and love toward you, that hereafter we may enter into your presence and be numbered with those who serve you and look upon your face in glory everlasting; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.”