Wednesday, October 31, 2007

A Prayer to be used on All Hallows' Eve



O God, the King of saints,
we praise and glorify your holy Name
for all your servants who have finished their course
in your faith and fear:
for the blessed Virgin Mary;
for the holy patriarchs, prophets, apostles, and martyrs;
and for all your other righteous servants,
known to us and unknown;
and we pray that,
encouraged by their examples,
aided by their prayers,
and strengthened by their fellowship,
we also may be partakers
of the inheritance of the saints in light;
through the merits of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

--The Book of Common Prayer, p. 504.

1 comment:

Mother Laura said...

Great prayer!

Thanks everyone for prayers for the encyclopedia articles due today--I just sent them off. Whew. Now I have a week to finish cutting down chapter four of the dissertation for my presentation in Toronto....