All Saints Day, November 1, is a time to remember Christians of every time and place, honoring those who lived faithfully and shared their faith with us. But this practice does not have to happen just one day a year.
Adapted from a prayer written by Safiyah Fosua, this video reflection can be used to remember those past and present whose examples inspire your own faith journey.
A Prayer Meditation for All Saints Day
(Written by Safiyah Fosua)
We give you thanks, O God, for all the saints who ever worshiped you,
whether in arbors or cathedrals,
wooden churches or cement meeting houses.
We give you thanks, O God, for hands lifted in praise:
manicured hands and hands stained with grease or soil,
strong hands and hands gnarled with age,
We thank you, God, for hardworking saints,
whether hard-hatted or aproned,
blue-collared or three-piece-suited.
They left their mark for you, for us, for our children to come.
Thank you for the sacrifices made by those who have gone before us.
Bless the memories of your saints.
May we learn how to walk wisely from their examples of faith, dedication, worship, and love.
Read more about how Methodism's founder John Wesley celebrated All Saints Day.
Learn more about what the United Methodist Church believes about saints.