God’s Knitting Project

 

The prayer of the Day for All Saints Sunday begins, “Almighty and everlasting God, You knit together Your faithful people of all times and places into one holy communion, the mystical body of Your Son, Jesus Christ.”

The almighty and eternal God begins his knitting project in the womb, as Psalm 139 puts it, “You knitted me together in my mother’s womb.”  St. Paul writes of God knitting his people together in Colossians 2, encouraging us to hold tightly onto Christ our Head because it’s from him the whole church is, “Knit together through its joints and ligaments, grows with a growth that is from God.”

Our prayer extends God’s knitting project to include all who trust in Christ throughout the world and throughout time.  The prayer continues that God would “Grant us so to follow Your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living that together with them we may come to the unspeakable joys You have prepared for those who love you”

This would be a time to visit our cemeteries thinking of those who have lived exemplar lives leaving us a pattern to follow in our own lives.  We might also consider those saints still alive who also influence our daily lives.

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