All Saints Day Prayer

All Saints Day, November 1, is the day which the Church has designated to honor all the saints, known and unknown. We can thank Pope Saint Boniface IV (c.550 – May, 25 615) for instituting this day. The eve of All Saints Day is All Hollows Eve, commonly known as Halloween. In honor of the holy saints of God, here is a prayer from the 10th Century, author unknown.

How shining and splendid are your gifts, O Lord
which you give us for our eternal well-being
Your glory shines radiantly in your saints, O God
In the honour and noble victory of the martyrs.
The white-robed company follow you,
bright with their abundant faith;
They scorned the wicked words of those with this world’s power.
For you they sustained fierce beatings, chains, and torments,
they were drained by cruel punishments.
They bore their holy witness to you
who were grounded deep within their hearts;
they were sustained by patience and constancy.
Endowed with your everlasting grace,
may we rejoice forever
with the martyrs in our bright fatherland.
O Christ, in your goodness,
grant to us the gracious heavenly realms of eternal life.

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One thought on “All Saints Day Prayer

  1. O, HOLY ALMIGHTY MERCIFULL GOD OF ALL HAVE PITY ON ALL OF THE DEAD !, REMEMBER NOT THEIR SINS BUT THEIR FAITH IN YOU FOR THOU KNOWEST ALL OF THEM !, AS THIS WE HUMBLY PRAY YOU YET NOT OUR WILL BUT YOURS BE DONE !, AMEN !

    O, HOLY SAINTS SERVANTS OF MERCIFULL GOD INTERCEDE FOR THEM AND PRAY TO ALMIGHTY GOD FOR THEM, ALL THE DEAD !

    AMEN !

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