Prayer for our Schools::11/2/16

And I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from no on.” “Blessed indeed,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!” (Revelation 14:13 ESV)

Almighty God, in whose glorious presence live all who depart in the Lord,

we give You hearty thanks for Your loving-kindness to all Your servants who have finished their course in faith and now rest from their labors. We humbly implore Your mercy that we, together with all who have departed in the saving faith, may have our perfect consummation and bliss in both body and soul in Your eternal and everlasting glory; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  (Collect for Commemoration of the Faithful Departed)