Pain of Helplessness and Desolation

The souls in Purgatory have entered into the realm of Divine Justice. The penance and satisfaction due for their faults must be made, either by the pain of Purgatory itself, or by the suffrages of the faithful, consisting in prayer, good works, and the spiritual treasure of indulgences bestowed upon them; for the suffering souls can no longer merit, and are entirely unable to assist themselves.

A sick man and a beggar have a tongue to ask for help, and the very sight of their misery will move others to compassion. The suffering souls, however, have no resource but that of patience, resignation, and hope. To all their moans there is but one answer, "the night hath come in which no man can work."

Hence in their extreme desolation and distress, they incessantly cry out to us for relief and assistance; but since they cannot do this in a manner perceptible to us, holy Church does it for them, by instituting many touching devotions on their behalf. Can we, then, be cold and heartless towards these souls? "A hard heart will fare evil at the last." Be not, then, indifferent to your own interests.

Prayer: Have mercy, O Lord, upon the suffering souls in Purgatory, in their helplessness and desolation. Comfort them by the prayers and petitions of the angels and the just in heaven and upon earth; shorten the time of their suffering and reward them with joys eternal. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Special Intercession: Pray for the most forsaken and helpless souls.

Lord grant them eternal rest and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen. (Three times.)

Practice: Deny yourself a little comfort, or some special consolation, and offer it for the most forsaken souls in Purgatory.

Invocation: My Jesus, mercy!

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Comment by AnnaMaria on November 4, 2016 at 8:29pm

AMEN

Comment by Judy Muller on November 3, 2016 at 9:26am

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the masses said throughout the world today, for all the holy souls in Purgatory........especially those of our family and lineage and those who suffer the pain of helplessness and desolation..........Precious Blood of Jesus, cleanse them......Amen.

Comment by AnnaMaria on November 2, 2016 at 7:32pm

AMEN

Comment by AnnaMaria on October 26, 2016 at 5:55pm

AMEN

Comment by AnnaMaria on October 18, 2016 at 8:20pm

AMEN

Comment by AnnaMaria on October 17, 2016 at 8:12pm

AMEN

Comment by Alley on October 24, 2015 at 5:29pm

15 decades with love +

Comment by Adella Bush on November 14, 2013 at 4:53pm

I offer the rejection that comes to me in many forms.Amen

Comment by Gloria on September 29, 2012 at 9:41am

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the masses said throughout the world today, for all the holy souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, those in my own home and within my family. Amen."

My Jesus, mercy!

Comment by Gloria on September 11, 2012 at 10:00pm

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the masses said throughout the world today, for all the holy souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, those in my own home and within my family. Amen."

My Jesus, mercy!

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