All Soul's Day
With undoubted roots in pre-Christian cultures, and subsequently imported into to Christian practice, today is the day to remember the dead in many parts of the world.
It's important, I believe, to remember the contributions of those who have gone before us and to be thankful for the foundations laid for us to build on. It's also a time to remember, fondly or otherwise, those who we've lost.
God, ultimate hope of all souls, may those who have departed this world find in You peace, rest, and eternal bliss. May the wrongful understand the error of their ways and truly repent, and may we all imitate your kindness and mercy. Thank you for your love and presence in our lives.