November is traditionally the month for remembering and celebrating the memory of those we hold dear, who have passed away.
Today we share a prayer of reflection to honour those that have died whilst asking God for strength in times of mourning.
God of all consolation,
in Your unending love and mercy for us
You turn the darkness of death into the dawn of new life.
Show compassion to Your people in their sorrow
as we commend to You our loved ones.
Be our refuge and our strength
to lift us from the darkness of our grief
to the peace and light of Your presence.
Strengthen the bonds of our family
and our community.
Confirm us in faith, in hope, and in love,
so that we may bear Your peace to one another
and one day stand together with all the saints who praise Your saving help.
We ask this, through Christ our Lord.