Prayers

Collect For The Departed

From the Book Of Common Prayer

O eternal Lord God, who holdest all souls in life: Give, we
beseech thee, to thy whole Church in paradise and on earth
thy light and thy peace; and grant that we, following the
good examples of those who have served you here and are
now at rest, may at the last enter with them into thine
unending joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and
reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God,
now and for ever. Amen.

Prayer For Those Who Influence Public Opinion

Almighty God, you proclaim your truth in every age by many
voices: Direct, in our time, we pray, those who speak where
many listen and write what many read; that they may do their
part in making the heart of this people wise, its mind sound, and
its will righteous; to the honor of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.