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