Monday, November 2, 2015

Prayer for the Faithful Departed

Today, All Souls Day, we commemorate those who have died.  The best way to remember our loved ones, and all the faithful departed, is to pray for them.  To help my students do that (and in connection to our litany to the Saints last week) I created these prayer cards with the Eternal Rest prayer on one side and a place to list specific people on the back.

We plan to use this prayer card for the rest of the month as November is dedicated to praying for all souls in purgatory.  It would also be a great resource any time of the year to teach about the Spiritual Works of Mercy, or for kids who are experiencing a death and working through grief.  (You may be interested in my post on Helping Kids Grieve.)

Both the images of the Paschal Lamb and the Paschal Candle draw our minds to heaven, to the mercy of the Lamb of God, and to the hope of eternity with Him.

Click on the image below to print your own prayer cards.  It is a two sided printable with four cards per page.

How are you praying with your kids this All Souls Day?

1 comment:

  1. Hello Katie Anne. So good to know you through your profile on the blogger and the blog post. I am blessed to get connected with you because of who you are in the Lord Jesus Christ. I am from Mumbai, India and have been in the Pastoral ministry for last 37yrs in the great city of Mumbai a city with great contrast where richest of rich and the poorest of poor live. We reachout to the poorest of poor with the love of Christ ( like Mother Teresa), to bring healing to the broken hearted. We also encourage young and the adults from the west to come to Mumbai to work with us during their vacation time. We would love to have you come to Mumbai with your friends to work with us during your vacation time. I am sure you will have a life changing experience. We do get young people as well as adults from the west from different denominational background. I do respect your Catholic faith and would love to see you come with your friends. My email id is: dhwankhede(at)gmail(dot)com and my name is Diwakar Wankhede. Looking forward to hear from you very soon. God's richest blessings on you, your family and friends.