TODAY is All Saints: Prayer and Song

O God
we thank you for the many people throughout the ages
who have followed your way of life joyfully;
for the many saints and martyrs, men and women,
who have offered up their very lives,
so that your life abundant may become manifest.
For your love and faithfulness we praise you.

O God, we thank you for those who chose the way of Christ.
In the midst of trial, they held out hope
in the midst of hatred, they kindled love;
in the midst of persecutions, they witnessed to your power;
in the midst of despair, they clung to your promise.
For your love and faithfulness we praise you.

O God, we thank you for the truth they passed on to us:
that it is by giving that we shall receive;
it is by becoming weak that we shall be strong;
it is by loving others that we shall be loved;
it is by offering ourselves that the kingdom will unfold;
it is by dying that t we shall inherit life everlasting.
O God, give us courage to follow your way of life.
For your love and faithfulness we praise you.  Amen. 

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About Paul Wharton

I am a cradle Catholic, a native West Virginian, and a priest since April 24, 1982. Spiritual Direction has made a tremendous difference in my life and I encourage people to try it out. My motto is "Progress not perfection." I am grateful that God has done for me what I could not do for myself.
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One Response to TODAY is All Saints: Prayer and Song

  1. Nice to have something calm and peaceful after all the Halloween hype.

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