Friday, October 31, 2008

All Saints and All Souls

For many years I've had our Lord nudging me to pray for the Holy Souls in Purgatory (and I've been forgetting), and especially for those that have no one to pray for them. There are many wonderful prayers to offer for our loved ones that have gone before us.......two of my favorites....

Prayer for the Most Abandoned Souls

Have mercy, we beseech you, Lord God, through the precious Passion of your only begotten Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ; have mercy on those souls that have no intercessor to you to have them in remembrance, which have neither hope nor comfort in their torments, but only for that they be framed after your image and likeness and ensigned with the sign of faith, which either by negligence of them that be living or by long process of time are forgotten by their friends and posterity.

Spare them, Lord, and defend your creation; neither despise the work of your hands, but extend your right hand to them and deliver them from duress of their pains and bring them into the company of the celestial citizens through your exceeding great mercies which are most excellent above all your works.

Who lives and reigns in unity with the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.

Prayer of St. Gertrude the Great

Eternal Father, I offer thee the most precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with all the Masses being said throughout the world today, for all the Holy Souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere, those in the Universal Church, in my home and within my family. Amen.

St. Teresa of Avila interceding for the Holy Souls in Purgatory

1 comment:

John said...

Wonderful prayers. I look forward to reading your blog. Thank you.