Ellen White centenary prayers (novena) – Day 7

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Soul Sleep

Today, leading up to the centenary of Ellen White’s death, we pray for Adventism, who deny the spirit of man. Instead of believing in a heaven filled with saints praising God, to them, we are alone, with no living cloud of witnesses to pray for their fellow Christians on earth. We pray that they come to understand the biblical teaching that our fellow-believers have indeed become spirits made perfect, and that we praise God united with them.

How utterly revolting is the belief that as soon as the breath leaves the body the soul of the impenitent is consigned to the flames of hell! … Upon the fundamental error of natural immortality rests the doctrine of consciousness in death—a doctrine, like eternal torment, opposed to the teachings of the Scriptures, to the dictates of reason, and to our feelings of humanity
– Ellen White, The Great Controversy, pp477-478

Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
– Ecclesiastes 12:7 [KJV]

And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
– Matthew 10:28 [KJV]

And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.
– Luke 23:43 [KJV]

Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord
– 2 Corinthians 5:6 [KJV]

And as touching the dead, that they rise: have ye not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spake unto him, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? [27] He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: ye therefore do greatly err.
– Mark 12:26-27 [KJV]


Hail Mary, full of grace, mother of Christians,
Blessed art thou amongst women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
Pray for us sinners, now, and at the hour of our death.
Amen

Ellen White, mother of Adventism,
pray for those who follow what you taught during your life on earth.
Now that you are in God’s presence, you can see the sad reality
of the errors you brought your children.
Together with us, ask God to send his grace on the Adventist church,
so that it might see the beauty and love and truth
to be found in the original Christian faith,
and return to the faith of the Apostles,
the faith recorded in the Bible.
Amen

Holy Michael the Archangel,
Pray for us.

Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob,
Pray for us.

Joseph and the Patriarchs,
Pray for us.

Moses and all the Old Testament Saints,
Pray for us.

Saint Peter, Saint Paul, and all the Holy Apostles,
Pray for us.

St Ignatius of Antioch, St Polycarp, St Justin Martyr,
Pray for us.

Souls of all those who served God in the Adventist church,
Pray for us.

Holy Souls in Purgatory,
Pray for us.

Anima Christi

Soul of Christ, make me holy.
Body of Christ, save me.
Blood of Christ, inebriate me.
Water from the side of Christ, wash me.
Passion of Christ, make me strong.
O good Jesus, hear me.
Hide me within Your wounds.
Let me never be separated from You.
Deliver me from the wicked enemy.
Call me at the hour of my death,
And tell me to come to You,
That with Your saints I may praise you
Forever. Amen

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever.
Amen

Glory be to the Father +, and to the Son +, and to the Holy Spirit +,
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.
Amen


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Further prayerful reading:

Soul sleep – are the dead alive in heaven, or not?
And no man hath ascended up to heaven
Paradise vs Heaven

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