With the people of God gathered here and throughout the world, we offer our prayers for the church, those in need, and all of creation.
Eternal God, this Sunday we especially think of ones dear to us who have left this earth to enter the kingdom of God. Although we cannot know what this kingdom is like, we all imagine it in our own way – a rest from labors, the end of suffering and sorrow, a divine and eternal fellowship. For all the saints and for your faithful servants, let us pray. Have mercy, O God.