Prayers of Devotion for the Souls in Purgatory

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1.  The Faithful Departed

Immortal God, holy Lord, Father and Protector of all You have created, we raise our hearts to You today for those who have passed out of this mortal life.

In Your loving mercy, Father of all, be pleased to receive them in Your heavenly company, and forgive the failings and faults they may have done from human frailty.

Your only Son, Christ, our Savior, suffered so cruelly that He might deliver them from the second death.  By His merits may they share in the glory of His victory over sin and death.

For all the faithful who have died we pray, but in particular for those dear to us, parents, relatives and friends.  Nor do we forget all who did good to us while on earth, who helped us by their prayers, sacrifice and example.  We pray also for any who may have done us harm, and stand in special need of Your forgiveness.

May the merits and prayers of our Virgin Mother, Mary, and those of all Your Angels and Saints, speak for us and assist them now.  This we ask in Christís name.  Amen.

2.  Departed Loved Ones

O Almighty God, Who by the love which You have for men, willed to take our humanity, to live a life of hard work, to suffer a most cruel passion, and finally to die on the cross, I beseech You by the infinite merits purchased for us with Your precious blood, to deliver the souls in purgatory and grant them eternal rest.

Accept, O merciful God, the prayers which I offer for them, and call them to the glory of heaven.  I commend to You the souls of my relations, friends and benefactors, and all in need of my prayers.

Most Holy Virgin, Mother of Mercy, Comforter of the Afflicted, obtain for them everlasting peace.  Amen.

3.  Prayer for the Dying

Most Merciful Jesus, lover of souls, I pray You, by the agony of Your most Sacred Heart, and by the sorrows of Your Immaculate Mother, to wash in Your Most Precious Blood, the sinners of the world who are now in their agony, and who will die today.

Heart of Jesus, once in agony, have mercy on the dying.  Amen.

4.  Psalm 119

Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord, Lord, hear my voice!

O let your ears be attentive to the voice of my pleading.

If you, O Lord, should mark our guilt, Lord, who would survive?

But with you is found forgiveness: for this we revere you.

My soul is waiting for the Lord, I count on his word.

My soul is longing for the Lord more than watchman for daybreak.

Because with the Lord there is mercy and fullness of redemption, Israel indeed he will redeem from all its iniquity.

Eternal rest grant to them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine on them.  May they rest in peace.  Amen.

5.  Prayer for the Dead

O God, the creator and redeemer of all the faithful, grant to the souls of your departed servants the remission of all their sins that through our prayers they may obtain that pardon which they have always desired.  Amen.

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6.  Prayer of Supplication

O Holy Souls, as one truly devoted to you I promise never to forget you, and continually to pray to the Most High for your release.  I beseech you to respond to this offering which I make to you, and obtain for me from God, with Whom you are so powerful on behalf of the living, that I may be freed from all dangers of soul and body.

I beg both for myself and for my relations and benefactors, friends and enemies, pardon for our sins, and the grace of perseverance in good, whereby we may save our souls.  Obtain for us peace of heart; assist us in all our actions; succor us promptly in all our spiritual and temporal needs; console and defend us in our dangers.

Pray for the Supreme Pontiff, for the exaltation of Holy Church, for peace between nations, for Christian rulers, and for tranquility among peoples; and grant that we may one day all rejoice together in paradise.  Amen.

7.  For a Holy Death

O my Lord and Savior, support me in my last hour by the strong arms of Your Sacraments and by the power of Your consolations.

Let the absolving words be said over me, and the holy oil sign and seal me.

Let Your own body and blood by my food and drink; and let my Mother, Mary, breath on me and my angel whisper peace to me.

May the glorious saints and my own patrons smile upon me that, in them all and through them all, I may receive the gift of perseverance, and die as I desire to live in Your Church, in Your service, and in Your love.  Amen.

8.  Prayer for a Happy Death

O God, Who has willed all men to die, but has concealed from all the hour of their death, grant that I may pass my days in the practice of holiness and justice, and that I may deserve to leave this world in the peace of a good conscience, and in the embrace of Your love.  Through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

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9.  Prayers for the Poor Souls in Purgatory

SUNDAY

O Lord, hear my prayer.
  
and let my cry come unto You.

O God, the Creator and Redeemer of all the faithful, grant unto the souls of Your servants and handmaids the remission of all their sins, that through our devout supplications they may obtain the pardon they have always desired, Who lives and reigns world without end.  Amen,

Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let Perpetual Light shine upon them.  May they rest in peace.  Amen.

O Lord God Almighty, I beseech You by the Precious Blood which Your divine Son Jesus shed in the Garden, deliver the souls in Purgatory, and especially that one which is the most forsaken of all, and bring it in into Your glory, where it may praise and bless 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 led us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Hail Mary, full of grace; the Lord is with Thee; blessed art thou among 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.

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.

MONDAY

O Lord, hear my prayer.
  
and let my cry come unto You.

O God, the Creator and Redeemer of all the faithful, grant unto the souls of Your servants and handmaids the remission of all their sins, that through our devout supplications they may obtain the pardon they have always desired, Who lives and reigns world without end.  Amen,

Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let Perpetual Light shine upon them.  May they rest in peace.  Amen.

O Lord god almighty, I beseech You by the Precious blood which Your divine Son Jesus shed in His cruel scourging, deliver the souls in Purgatory, and among them all, especially that soul which is nearest to its entrance into Your glory, that it may soon begin to praise You and bless 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 led us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Hail Mary, full of grace; the Lord is with Thee; blessed art thou among 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.

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.

TUESDAY

O Lord, hear my prayer.
  
and let my cry come unto You.

O God, the Creator and Redeemer of all the faithful, grant unto the souls of Your servants and handmaids the remission of all their sins, that through our devout supplications they may obtain the pardon they have always desired, Who lives and reigns world without end.  Amen,

Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let Perpetual Light shine upon them.  May they rest in peace.  Amen.

O Lord God Almighty, I beseech You by the Precious Blood of Your divine Son Jesus that was shed in His bitter crowning with thorns, deliver the souls in Purgatory, and among them all, particularly that soul which is in the greatest need of our prayers, in order that it may not long be delayed in praising You in Your glory and blessing 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 led us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Hail Mary, full of grace; the Lord is with Thee; blessed art thou among 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.

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.

WEDNESDAY

O Lord, hear my prayer.
  
and let my cry come unto You.

O God, the Creator and Redeemer of all the faithful, grant unto the souls of Your servants and handmaids the remission of all their sins, that through our devout supplications they may obtain the pardon they have always desired, Who lives and reigns world without end.  Amen,

Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let Perpetual Light shine upon them.  May they rest in peace.  Amen.

O Lord God Almighty, I beseech You by the Precious Blood of Your divine Son Jesus that was shed in the streets of Jerusalem, while He carried on His sacred shoulders the heavy burden of the Cross, deliver the souls in Purgatory, and especially that one which is richest in merits in Your sight, so that, having soon attained the high place in glory to which it is destined, it may praise You triumphantly and bless 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 led us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Hail Mary, full of grace; the Lord is with Thee; blessed art thou among 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.

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.

THURSDAY 

O Lord, hear my prayer.
  
and let my cry come unto You.

O God, the Creator and Redeemer of all the faithful, grant unto the souls of Your servants and handmaids the remission of all their sins, that through our devout supplications they may obtain the pardon they have always desired, Who lives and reigns world without end.  Amen,

Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let Perpetual Light shine upon them.  May they rest in peace.  Amen.

O Lord God Almighty, I beseech You by the Precious Body and Blood of Your divine Son Jesus, which He Himself, on the night before His Passion, gave as food and drink to His beloved Apostles and bequeathed to His holy Church to be the perpetual Sacrifice and life-giving nourishment of His faithful people, deliver the souls in Purgatory, but most of all, that soul which was most devoted to this Mystery of infinite love, in order that it may praise You therefore, together with Your divine Son and the Holy Spirit in Your glory 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 led us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Hail Mary, full of grace; the Lord is with Thee; blessed art thou among 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.

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.

FRIDAY

O Lord, hear my prayer.
  
and let my cry come unto You.

O God, the Creator and Redeemer of all the faithful, grant unto the souls of Your servants and handmaids the remission of all their sins, that through our devout supplications they may obtain the pardon they have always desired, Who lives and reigns world without end.  Amen,

Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let Perpetual Light shine upon them.  May they rest in peace.  Amen.

O Lord God Almighty, I beseech You by the Precious Blood which Jesus Your divine Son did shed this day upon the tree of the Cross, especially from His sacred hands and feet, deliver the souls in Purgatory, and in particular that soul for whom I am most bound to pray, in order that I may not be the cause which hinders You from admitting it quickly to the possession of Your glory, where it may praise You and bless You for evermore.  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 led us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Hail Mary, full of grace; the Lord is with Thee; blessed art thou among 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.

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.

SATURDAY

O Lord, hear my prayer.
  
and let my cry come unto You.

O God, the Creator and Redeemer of all the faithful, grant unto the souls of Your servants and handmaids the remission of all their sins, that through our devout supplications they may obtain the pardon they have always desired, Who lives and reigns world without end.  Amen,

Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let Perpetual Light shine upon them.  May they rest in peace.  Amen.

O Lord God Almighty, I beseech You by the Precious Blood which gushed forth from the sacred side of Your divine Son Jesus in the presence of and to the great sorrow of His most holy Mother, deliver the souls in Purgatory, and among them all, especially that soul which has been most devout to this noble Lady, that it may come quickly into Your glory, there to praise You in her, and her in You, through all the ages.  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 led us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Hail Mary, full of grace; the Lord is with Thee; blessed art thou among 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.

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.

10.  Prayer to Our Lady, Consoler of the Souls in Purgatory

O Glorious Virgin Mary, have pity on the holy souls who are held back for a period of purification.  They are far from God and from you, their merciful Mother; deliver them, as they hope for their celestial home and will rejoice in that happy moment of their union with God, a moment so eagerly longed for in their hearts.

Pity especially the most abandoned souls.  We pray for them and ask you, Mother of Goodness, to receive and grant our requests.  We beg that you, Mary, reunite us all in heaven, near Our Lord Jesus Christ, you son, who lives and reigns with the Father and the Holy Spirit forever and ever.  Amen.

11.  Prayer for the Faithful Departed

God of love and compassion.  You look with tenderness on your beloved sons and daughters, who have been saved by the death and resurrection of Jesus.  We ask you to show that same embracing compassion and tender mercy to (mention names here) whom you have called from this life.  May they enjoy the fullness of the risen life with Jesus and all the saints, bathed in your glory, light and tender mercy.  Amen.

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