“Eternal rest give to them, O Lord.”
PRAYERS FOR THE POOR 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:-
My dear parents and grandparents,
---- My Jesus Mercy!
and sisters and other near relatives,
My Godparents and sponsors
My spiritual and temporal benefactors,
My friends and neighbours,
All for whom love or duty bids
Those who have offended me,
Those who have suffered disadvantage or
harm through me,
Those who are especially beloved by You,
release is near at hand,
Those who desire most to be united to You,
Those who endure the greatest sufferings,
Those whose release is most remote,
Those who are least remembered,
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,
Those one spiritually blind, who now see
their filly and idleness,
The poor, who did not seek treasures of heaven,
---- My Jesus Mercy!
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,
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,
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 great things entrusted to them,
kings and rulers,
The bishops and their counsellers,
and spiritual advisers,
The deceased priests of this diocese,
The priests and religious of the Catholic Church,
The defenders of the holy faith,
Those who fought for their country,
Those who were buried in the sea,
Those who died of apoplexy,
Those who died of heart attaches,
Those who suffered and died of cancer,
Those who died suddenly in accidents,
Those who died without the last rites of the Church.
Those who shall die within the next twenty
My own poor soul when I shall have to appear before Yourjudgement seat. ……
My Jesus Mercy.
Eternal rest grant unto them,
O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them; For evermore with Your Saints, because You are gracious.
P. The Lord be with you.
S. And with your spirit.
May the prayer of Your suppliant
people, we beseech you, O Lord, benefit the souls of Your departed servants and handmaids: That You may both deliver them
from all their sins, and make them to be partakers of Your redemption, Amen.Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, And let perpetual light shine on them, Amen.May their souls and souls of all, the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.