Reflections

Prayer for Refugees and Victims of War

Lord God,

Please watch over refugees and victims of war.
Protect those separated from their loved ones.
Look with mercy upon those who are fleeing from danger,
especially children who are frightened and lost.
Help us to show your kindness
to those who are suffering and persecuted.
Grant this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Benedictine Collect for All Souls Day

We suppliants, O Lord, Pour forth our prayers For the souls of Thy servants and handmaids, That Thou wouldst mercifully pardon Whatsoever they have committed Through human frailty And graciously bring their sufferings to an end. Through Our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen

Catholic Collect from the Mass for the Dead

Merciful Father, Hear our prayer and console us. As we renew our faith in Your Son, Whom You raised from the dead, Strengthen our hope That all our departed brothers and sisters Will share in His resurrection, Who lives and reigns With You and the Holy Spirit, One God, for ever and ever. Amen

Prayer For Our Beloved Deceased

O God, the Creator and Redeemer of all the faithful, Grant to the souls of Your servants departed Full remission of all their sins, That through our devout prayers, They may obtain the pardon, Which they have always desired. Eternal rest grant to them, O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.

Morning Prayer

In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, I will begin this day. I thank you, Lord, for having preserved me during the night. I will do my best to make all I do today pleasing to You and in accordance with your will. My dear mother Mary, watch over me this day. My Guardian Angel, take care of me. St. Joseph and all you saints of God, pray for me.

A Prayer for the Souls in Purgatory - By Saint Gertrude

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the most precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, In union with the Masses said throughout the world today, For all the holy souls in Purgatory. Amen.