All Souls: The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed

"All Souls" Painting by: Ronald Raab, CSC

“All Souls” Painting by: Ronald Raab, CSC

Today, we believe that the stories told of our loved ones will bring healing to our souls as well. I invite you to pray for all the dead. For Christians, reflecting on death and remembering our loved ones is part of the mystery of faith in Christ’s passion, death and resurrection.

I hope these statements will help you enter into prayer today:

As I take stock of my life, I am afraid of letting go of ______________________.

I fear death because_______________________.

I carry so many hurts about losing friends and family and I regret________________.

I need to mourn____________________________.

Jesus, show me how to die to my own selfishness, my illusion of security, my anger about my past and my rage that my life has not turned out as I had planned so that ________.

I entrust my life, my past and my future to Jesus today so that_________________.

Today, I pray within my heart for________________________. 

Today, I remember (bring to prayer the names of your loved ones)______.

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