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Prayers For Our Dead

O happy fault that earned for us so great, so glorious a Redeemer.

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All Souls Day is a  good time to start a post where we can pray for our dead:

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

I ask Lord that the souls of Larry McClarey, Donald D. McClarey, Mary McClarey, Raymond McClarey, Thelma McClarey, Ralph McClarey, Chuck McClarey, Roscoe McClarey, Betty Taylor, Chris Bissey, Rowena Barry, Nanny Barry, Alice Moore and Dyke Moore, and some poor soul known only to You, may even now be enjoying the Beatific Vision.  May we all share in the joy of those who now see You face to face.

List the souls you wish to pray for in the comboxes.

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Donald R. McClarey

Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.

9 Comments

  1. Pray for the living and the dead.is one of the Spiritual Works of Mercy.

    I pray for them. They (parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends) loved me better than I loved them. Every day I work to do better. For example, my widowed, aged Aunt Loretta in the cold of a January night came to my mother’s wake (we should have sent someone to bring her) and when I said I hadn’t expect her to come, she told me, “How could I not?.” Someone drive her home. My Aunt Helen at her son’s (Korea vet, my godfather) wake touched my arm, and quietly told me, “My baby is gone.” I pray for them.

    Each night at the end of my Rosary (quality time with my Mother in Heaven) I mention my father and mother, my brother, a close/saintly friend, aunts and uncles (WWII and Korea vets and great men), grandparents, Lawrence Charles McClarey, cousins, friends, and too-numerous to individually name men and women I knew that never came home from September 11 and the wars back to Vietnam:I remember them with one name, an only son whose heroic death was such a loss to his family.

  2. Please remember my God parents, Joe and Gloria Taylor and his sister, my mom, Joan.
    My dad Frank and all of my deceased family including those of my wife’s. Dear God, for all those souls whom you placed in my care during my 17 and a half years in nursing. May they, each and every one, be by your side. May they in turn, please pray for us. For the brothers and sisters families who frequent this community. And for our religious dead. Those who helped us in our faith journey. Please be merciful to those that struggled in their vocations and are waiting patiently to be in your company from the greyness of Purgatory.

  3. I love this prayer. I wrote a list once and posted it on the fridge. It helps! It was long. And for all who need it.

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