A Prayer for the Forgotten Dead


O merciful God, take pity on those souls who have no particular friends and intercessors to recommend them to You, who, either through the negligence of those who are alive, or through length of time, are forgotten by their friends and by all.  Spare them, O Lord, and remember Your own mercy when others forget to appeal to it.  Let not the souls which You have created be parted from You, their Creator.  May their souls, and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Amen. + + +