Opening Prayer for All Saints Day
Father, all-powerful and ever-living God,today we rejoice in the holy men and womenof every time and place.May their prayers bring usyour forgiveness and love.
…the work of your hands is manifest in your saints,
the beauty of your truth is reflected in their faith.
May we who aspire to have part in their joy
be filled with the Holy Spirit that blessed their lives,
so that having shared their faith on earth
we may also know their peace in your kingdom.
–Taken from the Catholic Sacramentary