02 November 2014

A Prayer for the Dead

Crucifixion scene, Calvary Cemetery, Quincy, Illinois
O God, who willed that your only Begotten Son,
having conquered death,
should pass into the realm of heaven,
grant, we pray, to your departed servants
that, with the mortality of this life overcome,
they may gaze eternally on you,
their Creator and Redeemer.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

- Roman Missal

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