Dear God, open a door for my message, so that I may proclaim the mystery of Christ. I pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. Colossians 4:3-4

R4C

R4C
Reconciliation and Forgiveness ~ I am Sorry * Please Forgive Me * Thank You * I Love You. ~ Reconciliation and Forgiveness ~ I am Sorry * Please Forgive Me * Thank You * I Love You. ~ Reconciliation and Forgiveness ~ I am Sorry * Please Forgive Me * Thank You * I Love You.
Psalm 19:14, May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Prayer for Specific Souls in Purgatory



O Jesus, You suffered and died that all mankind might be saved and brought to eternal happiness. Hear our pleas for further mercy on the souls of ....

Response: Jesus, have mercy!

My dear parents, grandparents and spouse,
My brothers and sisters and other near relatives,
My Godparents and sponsor of Confirmation,
My spiritual and temporal benefactors,
My friends and neighbours,
All for whom love or duty calls me to pray,
Those who have suffered disadvantages or harm through me,
Those who are especially beloved by You,
Those whose release is near at hand,
Those who desire most to be united with You,
Those who endure the greatest sufferings,
Those who are least remembered,
Those whose release is most remote,
Those who are most deserving on account of their services to the Church,
The rich, who now are the most destitute,
The mighty, who now are powerless,
The once spiritually blind, who now see their folly,
The frivolous, who spent their time in idleness,
The poor who did not seek the treasures of heaven,
The tepid, who devoted little time to prayer,
The indolent, who neglected to perform good works,
Those of little faith, who neglected the frequent reception of the Sacraments,
The habitual sinners, who owe their salvation to a miracle of grace,
Parents who failed to watch over their children,
Superiors who were not solicitous for the salvation of those entrusted to them,
Those who strove for worldly riches and pleasures,
The worldly-minded, who failed to use their wealth and talents in the service of God,
Those who witnessed the death of others, but would not think of their own,
Those who did not provide for the life hereafter,
Those whose sentence is severe because of the great things entrusted to them,
The Popes, kings and rulers,
The Bishops and their counsellors,
The Priests and Religious of the Catholic Church,
My teachers and spiritual advisers,
The defenders of the holy faith,
Those who died on the battlefield,
Those who fought for their country,
Those who were buried in the sea,
Those who died of apoplexy,
Those who died of heart attacks,
Those who suffered and died of cancer or AIDS,
Those who died suddenly in accidents,
Those who died without the Last Rites of the Church,
Those who shall die within the next twenty-four hours,
My own poor soul when I shall have to appear before your judgement seat,

Grant them eternal rest, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them with your Saints forever more because You are gracious.

Let us pray:
May the prayer of Your suppliant people, we beseech You, O Lord, benefit the souls of Your departed servants and handmaids, that You both deliver them from all their sins and make them partakers of Your redemption. Amen.

May the divine assistance remain always with us. And may the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.



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3 things you may not have known about Purgatory

#1> It isn't merely a punishment. Rather, it's a merciful gift and a testimony of love given by God to make us "perfect images of Christ."

#2> The process of purgation can be long and painful, submitting to the purifying fire of Christ’s love, there’s nothing the souls can do to speed up the process or mitigate the pain. Therefore, we need to pray for our loved ones always.

#3> Though they can pray for themselves, the holy souls in Purgatory, as members of the body of Christ, can pray for us to obtain the graces we need to follow Christ more perfectly.

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

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