Commemoration of the Faithful Departed (4)

Reading the names of the departed on All Saints’ Day has the purpose of remembering God’s grace in Christ to those who have fallen asleep in him. Other customs have been connected with the reading of the names: This rite may follow the Prayer of the Church / Prayers of the Faithful, or may be … Continue reading Commemoration of the Faithful Departed (4)

Commemoration of the Faithful Departed (3)

Reading the names of the departed on All Saints’ Day has the purpose of remembering God’s grace in Christ to those who have fallen asleep in him. Other customs have been connected with the reading of the names: This rite may follow the Prayer of the Church / Prayers of the Faithful, or may be … Continue reading Commemoration of the Faithful Departed (3)

Commemoration of the Faithful Departed (2)

Reading the names of the departed on All Saints’ Day has the purpose of remembering God’s grace in Christ to those who have fallen asleep in him. Other customs have been connected with the reading of the names: This rite may follow the Prayer of the Church / Prayers of the Faithful, or may be … Continue reading Commemoration of the Faithful Departed (2)

Through Word and Sacrament Strengthen Our Faith Day by Day

Lord God, heavenly Father, we thank you for your inexpressible grace. For the sake of your Son,you have given us the holy gospel and have instituted the holy sacraments that we may have comfort and forgiveness of sin. Pour out your Holy Spirit on us, that we may heartily believe your Word and through the … Continue reading Through Word and Sacrament Strengthen Our Faith Day by Day

Give Us Faith to Overcome Our Weakness

Lord God, heavenly Father, in your special love and mercy you gave us your Son who became truly human and died on the cross for us. Pour your Holy Spirit into our hearts that we may put all our trust in him, just as the Centurion believed that Christ would help his sick servant, may … Continue reading Give Us Faith to Overcome Our Weakness

Confirm our Faith and Hope in Your Grace and Mercy

Lord God, heavenly Father,may your Holy Spirit strengthen our hearts and confirm our faith and hope in your grace and mercy. Although we have reason to fear because of our conscience, our sin and our unworthiness, we may nevertheless, with the woman of Canaan, hold fast to your grace and in every trial and temptation … Continue reading Confirm our Faith and Hope in Your Grace and Mercy

We Cling to Jesus Christ with Steadfast Faith

Lord God, heavenly Father, we are poor, miserable sinners. We know your will, but we are too weak to fulfill it. Our flesh and blood holds us back, and our enemy the devil will not leave us in peace. Pour your Holy Spirit in our hearts, that with steadfast faith we may cling to your … Continue reading We Cling to Jesus Christ with Steadfast Faith