These are the people, perhaps our friends and relatives, perhaps people we have known well for a short time or just passing acquaintances, who have died yet must still atone for their sins committed here on earth before they are cleansed to perfection and thereby able to enter into the presence of God forever in Heaven. I hope that when I die, people pray for me, and I hope when you die, someone prays for you.
Perhaps there are a few things you can do for your family this November to instill the practice of this virtue into your lives in a special and meaningful way, such as the below:. First, here is a short prayer that we pray at the end of every meal.
Before we leave the table, we all say this prayer:.
May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. The ending of that prayer May the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace a shortened version of a prayer that you may want to add just for the poor souls during November:. Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. Second, you may want to go to a cemetery during the month, perhaps several times, just to pray for the people who have no one to pray for them.
We are all brothers and sisters in Christ, and we will meet each other in Heaven—we hope—so try to pray not only for those who are known to you, but also unknown to you now. Your email address will not be published. Notify me of follow-up comments by email.
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