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A Prayer for the Faithful Departed

Prayer for the faithful departed


As Catholics we believe the veil between this world and the next is as nothing in the mind of God. We pray for our dead, as we believe the saints pray for us. Let us be mindful of that today.


ou are the God of the living.
No one born of the spirit
shall know death,

for your love is everlasting.
I pray now
for the souls of those
who have died,

that they may be as gold
in the furnace of your grace.

Welcome them home as saints,
resplendent in your light.


Think of someone who has died and offer this prayer for them. If you cannot think of anyone, then pray for those unknown to you who have no one else to pray for them.

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