November 2, 2023, THE COMMERATION OF ALL THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED (ALL SOULS’)
The souls of the just are in the hands of God… Wisdom 3:1
“…I shall raise him on the last day.” John 6:40
Lord, today we especially remember our relatives and friends who have died. Their lives on earth are complete and their new life has begun. You promise that they are in good hands. Hands that created them and received them after they breathed their last. Coming from you they have gone home to you. Please take care of them, Lord. I hope to see them again in paradise. I trust in your mercy. I also trust you will keep your promise of resurrection. Thank you for sending your Spirit upon me and for dying for my sins and of those that I love. I’m OK with whatever awaits me after I pass through the door of death because of how much you want me with you forever. I am far from perfect, Lord, so I know you aren’t finished with me yet. Pour your grace into my heart so I can remain faithful to the end. May whatever today brings make me holy in your sight. Amen.