All Saints Prayer
To all Dear Saints who've blazed a trail
That we may see the way to go
We give our love, thanks and many blessings
On your special day –
On All Saints Day.
We receive the blessings flowing through the saints to us every time we pray for their intercession. So on this special day in their honor we send them blessings, too.
Here is a meditation in honor of All Saints
Go to your favorite quiet spot to meditate where you will not be disturbed. I prefer the time before retiring as it is very quiet in the household and on the street outside my window.
Prepare your altar by laying out a fresh cloth or wiping it clean. Place flowers, a candle, incense, a special rock or other sacred object you find uplifting.
Wash yourself and put on fresh clothes to symbolize coming to the altar as a new babe, an innocent.
Sit on a cushion with your legs folded in, or sit on a straight back chair with the soles of your feet on the floor for balance.
Fold your hands in your lap or place them face up or face down on your thighs. Close your eyes.
Begin a pattern of even breathing such as 2 counts to breathe in and 2 counts to breathe out and continue this rhythm throughout the meditation, without actually speaking or mentally saying the counts after the first minute.
Take time to appreciate the pathway the saints have taken in their quest to merge with the Divine. Be thankful for their efforts as it has set a beautiful model in our own quest for awareness of Divine Love.
Say a prayer such as the one included above this meditation and extend your feelings of love to you family, friends and our global family, too.
Sit for a few minutes in silence listening to your breath, then open your eyes and stretch out and go on with your day, uplifted with thoughts of love running through your body, heart and soul.
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Article and photo credit by Susan Helene Kramer; Sacré Coeur, Paris France