When I was in school, our lecturer always asked us to come up with verses for All Saints Day. I was specifically always tasked to pick verses from the book of Psalms, read them, and elaborate to others before the D day.
So when one of my students asked me to list Psalms to read on All Saints Day, it was easy for me to answer because I am experienced in the topic.
I decided to write this article and share this knowledge with everyone else.
5 Psalms to read on All Saints Day
“Lord, who may dwell in your sacred tent? Who may live on your holy mountain? The one whose walk is blameless, who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from their heart; whose tongue utters no slander, who does no wrong to a neighbor, and casts no slur on others; who despises a vile person but honors those who fear the Lord; who keeps an oath even when it hurts, and does not change their mind.”
In these psalms, David first asks God who would make it to His holy dwelling. Then he continues to describe who will make it there, the saints and their deeds made them unshaken.
Therefore, you can read these verses to celebrate the saints and appreciate how they led their lives, as well as get inspired to lead a life described in these verses.
“Fear the Lord, you his holy people, for those who fear him lack nothing.”
This verse talks about fearing the Lord; all saints who are called the Holy ones fear the Lord. It also says that if you fear God, you will not lack anything.
Therefore, you can read this verse on Saints Day to remind yourself about how the saints feared God and never lacked anything.
“The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for he founded it on the seas and established it on the waters. Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place? The one who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not trust in an idol or swear by a false god.”
In this verse, David says that God created everything and everyone. He also says that only the holy ones can ascend and stand in God’s holy place; those with pure hearts get vindication and blessings.
Therefore, you can read these verses as you meditate upon all the known and unknown saints who are in heaven.
“May your priests be clothed with your righteousness; may your faithful people sing for joy.”
In this verse, David talks about the saints being clothed with the righteousness of God. He also says that may they, the saints, sing for joy.
Therefore, you can read this on All Saints Day as a reminder to you of all the joy that the saints who are in heaven are having.
“The Lord will rescue his servants; no one who takes refuge in him will be condemned.”
In this verse, David says that God will deliver His people; all who seek him will not be condemned. Reading this verse on All Saints Day is a reminder that all the saints sought God, and they were delivered; therefore, it becomes an inspiration to seek God.
How to use Psalms for All Saints Day prayers
According to different believers, you can start by reading out the verses aloud. Next, it is suggested that you should use the verses as prayers, or you can pray as you quote the verses.
Lastly, it is said that you can meditate upon the verses.
Can you pray these Psalms on any day?
According to different people, you can pray these psalms on any day. All Saints Day is an official celebration of all saints done on November 1st, and some of these psalms are read on this day but they are not restricted to this day only.
However, it is said that you can choose to remember these saints and say prayers any day and read a verse from Psalms any day.
Others believe that you can pray these psalms and communicate to the Saints every day so that you can have a growth of fellowship with them.
As a theologian, I have always been curious to learn more about the Christian Faith. That is why I pursued a Certificate in Christian Studies, Certificate in Christian Foundations and a Masters in Theology. I also have an immersive experience in editing for numerous websites. I have worked as an editor for over a decade and am currently the editor-in-chief at Christian Faith Guide. I enjoy working as an editor and feel privileged to share my expertise and help spread God’s word. You can read more about me on the about us page.