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All Saints Day Prayers



Grace to you and peace from God
who is, and was, and is to come.
And from Jesus Christ the faithful witness,
the firstborn of the dead, and ruler of kings on earth.
The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all the saints. AMEN.


A Responsive Call to Worship

Pastor: We remember, O God…
People: The countless saints of history who have blazed a trail of courage through time,
Pastor: We remember, O God…
People: The tender touch of loved ones, the example of heroes, the healing words of comforters, the remarkable acts of fearless ones.
Pastor: We remember, O God…
People: The gentle strength of grandmothers, the loyalty of friends, the kindness of strangers, the joy of children, the sacrifice of parents.
Pastor: We remember, O God…
People: The supreme love of Jesus, the blessing of his Spirit, the reminder of his words, the sharing of his suffering, the glory of his resurrection: shown forth in the lives of his disciples, young and old, dead and living, articulate and silent, strange and familiar, brilliant and ordinary.
Pastor: We remember in every time and place the saints of God who have shown us the Lord.


All Saints Day Prayer

We remember with thanksgiving and praise, 0 Lord, all of your faithful servants who throughout the long centuries have witnessed to your Name: the mighty and the lowly, great leaders and humble men and women, those who have served you amid prosperity and those who in the day of trouble havenot failed, those in foreign places and those in this land. Father of us all, Amen.

Litany of the Saints

God the Father in heaven: Have merrcy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world: Have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit: Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God: Have mercy on us.

For all the following, the response is "Pray for us"
Mary and Joseph:
Peter and Paul:
Thomas and Andrew:
James and John:
Matthew, Mark and Luke:
Mary and Martha and Mary Magdalene:
Bamabas and Timothy:
Stephen, the first of the martyrs:
Polycarp and Ignatius:
Justin and Hippolytus:
Agnes, Perpetua and Felicity:
Lawrence and Cyprian:
Thomas Becket and Thomas More:
Jan Hus and William Tyndale:
Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Martin Luther King:
Camillo Torres and Janani Luwum:
Ambrose and Jerome:
Leo and Gregory:
Athanasius and Augustine of Hippo:
Basil of Caesarea and John Chrysostom:
Martin of Tours and Nicolas of Myra:
Catherine, Monica and Elizabeth of Hungary:
Columba and David:
Patrick and Brigid:
Cyril and Methodius:
Augustine of Canterbury and Boniface:
Ignatius Loyola and Francis Xavier:
John Carroll and Samuel Seabury:
Thomas Coke and Francis Asbury:
Roger Williams and Alexander Campbell:
William Carey and Adoniram Judson:
David Livingstone and Albert Schweitzer:
Antony, Benedict and Scholastica:
Francis, Clare and Dominic:
Bernard of Clairvaux and Thomas Aquinas:
Theresa of Avila and John of the Cross:
Martin de Porres and Jean-Baptiste Vianney:
Martin Luther and John Calvin:
Cranmer, Latimer and Ridley:
George Fox and John Bunyan:
John and Charles Wesley:
George Whitefield and Jonathan Edwards:
Nathan Soderblom and John XXIII:
Durer, Michelangelo and Palestrina:
John Donne and George Herbert:
Isaac Watts and T.S. Eliot:
Philip Nicolai and Paul Gerhardt:
Catherine Winkworth and John Mason Neale:
Bach, Schutz and Handel:
Florence Nightingale and Elizabeth Seton:
Dag Hammarskjold and C.S. Lewis:
All holy men and women: All our brothers and sisters who now rest in the Lord.

Closing Prayer

Almighty God, whose people are knit together in one holy Church, the body of Christ our Lord; Grant us grace to follow your blessed saints in lives of faith and commitment, and to know the inexpressible joys you have prepared for those who love you; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.