A prayer for the anniversary of a death

This prayer might be used after attending the Eucharist at the parish church or after a simple service of readings and intercessions celebrated in the home

Loving God,
Listen to our prayer as we remember N.
on the anniversary of his/her death.
We thank you for the good things
you have done among us by his/her life and example.
Grant that he/she may rejoice with you in heaven,
as we journey to your kingdom.
Keep us faithful in following the way of Jesus
that we may live in your love.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Blessings and Prayers for Home and Family
Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, Ottowa, Canada
© Concacan Inc, 2004 (p200)