Thursday, November 12, 2009

Thank God for the Communion of Saints!

For the Souls in Purgatory:

"Today we intercede for the members of the Church Expectant, those who have kept the faith, those who have fought the good fight and have finished their course. They enjoy the friendship of God and now they are waiting then, for their purification and preparation to be complete.

Let us pray that God, Our Father, will continue to have mercy on these faithful souls, and that they may quickly be purified and strengthened.

Eternal Rest grant unto them Oh Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May their souls, and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen. "

A prayer for the Church Militant:

"Oh my Lord and Saviour,
support me in the hour of my death in the strong arms of Thy Sacraments,
and by the fresh fragrance of Thy Consolations.
Let the absolving words be said over me,
and the holy oil sign and seal me,
and Thy own Body be my food, and Thy Blood my sprinkling;
and let my sweet Mother, Mary, breathe on me,
and my Angel whisper peace to me,
and my glorious Saints smile upon me;
that in them all, and through them all,
I may receive the gift of perseverance, and die, as I desire to live,
in Thy faith, in Thy Church, in Thy service, and in Thy love. Amen"

The above quotes and prayer are from a blog I discovered today written by Fr. Ronald Check and with the beautiful title Seek His Face.

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