Friday, November 6, 2009

Prayers For the Dead

During November, the Church celebrates the communion of saints, intercedes for those who have died, and prepares to welcome the one Saint Francis called "Sister Death."

These prayers are for all the lost souls over the past year, and especially for those souls that were taken away needlessly, yesterday.

Requiescant in pace

Saints of God, come to his/her aid!
Come to meet him/her, angels of the Lord!
[Response] Receive his/her soul and present him/her to God the Most High.

May Christ, who called you, take you to himself;may angels lead you to Abraham's side. [Response] Receive . . .

Give him/her eternal rest, O Lord,and may your light shine on him/her for ever. [Response] Receive . . .

Let us Pray.

All-powerful and merciful God,we commend to you, N., your servant.
In your mercy and love,blot out all the sins he/she has committed through human weakness. In this world he/ she has died: let him/her live with you for ever.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.


V/. Eternal rest grant unto him/her, O Lord.R/. And let perpetual light shine upon him/her.
V/. May he/she rest in peace.
R/. Amen.
V/. May his/her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
R/. Amen.