A Collect to Remember Those We Have Lost (All Souls Day)

God of the living, into whose care all who believe will rest, we remember this day those who have gone before us, who we have lost and we grieve their parting. Let us not forget that, even though we are pained by their absence now, they are in your loving arms and we shall join them with you in joy at your son’s appearing, through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives with you and the Holy Spirit in perfect light. Amen. ‘ Very truly, I tell you, anyone who hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life, and does not come under judgement, but has passed from death to life.’ – John 5:24