Oct 25, 2015

A Prayer Meditation for All Saints Day

Here’s a prayer meditation for All Saints Day (November 1) written by Safiyah Fosua of the United Methodist Church.  It comes from the UMC Discipleship Ministries website.

All Saints Day: Prayer Meditation

We give you thanks, O God,
for all the saints who ever worshiped you
Whether in brush arbors or cathedrals,
Weathered wooden churches or crumbling cement meeting houses
Where your name was lifted and adored.

We give you thanks, O God, for hands lifted in praise:
Manicured hands and hands stained with grease or soil,
Strong hands and those gnarled with age
Holy hands
Used as wave offerings across the land.

We thank you, God, for hardworking saints;
Whether hard-hatted or steel-booted,
Head ragged or aproned,
Blue-collared or three-piece-suited
They left their mark on the earth for you, for us,
for our children to come.

Thank you, God, for the tremendous sacrifices made
by those who have gone before us.
Bless the memories of your saints, God.
May we learn how to walk wisely
from their examples of faith, dedication, worship, and love.

~ written by Safiyah Fosua, and posted on the United Methodist Church’s Discipleship Ministries page.  http://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/a-prayer-meditation-for-all-saints-day