November 1, 2021

A Prayer for All Saints’ Day, from the Church of England

Lord, today,
We thank you for the Saints now gone before us
whose faith defined their living and their dying;
those who loved you more than their own lives;
those who are still mirrors of your love.
We celebrate the saints who walk among us
rejoicing while they walk in your footsteps,
making your name known in a fractured world,
against injustice, prejudice, hatred, evil.
We stand with those who sacrifice themselves
to bring about your kingdom here on earth.
Lord, your grace shines in the lives of Saints.
We thank you for their example, their holy words.
Your Spirit inspired them. Come Holy Spirit
inspire us to be saints in your Church now. Amen.

 

Psalm 24

1 The earth is the Lord‘s and all that is in it, *
the world and all who dwell therein.

2 For it is he who founded it upon the seas *
and made it firm upon the rivers of the deep.

3 “Who can ascend the hill of the Lord? ” *
and who can stand in his holy place?”

4 “Those who have clean hands and a pure heart, *
who have not pledged themselves to falsehood,
nor sworn by what is a fraud.

5 They shall receive a blessing from the Lord *
and a just reward from the God of their salvation.”

6 Such is the generation of those who seek him, *
of those who seek your face, O God of Jacob.

7 Lift up your heads, O gates;
lift them high, O everlasting doors; *
and the King of glory shall come in.

8 “Who is this King of glory?” *
“The Lord, strong and mighty,
the Lord, mighty in battle.”

9 Lift up your heads, O gates;
lift them high, O everlasting doors; *
and the King of glory shall come in.

10 “Who is he, this King of glory?” *
“The Lord of hosts,
he is the King of glory.”

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