The Efficacy of Prayer For the Suffering Souls


"It is a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead that they may be loosed from their sins."2 Mach.xii 46)

Prayer for the dead is holy because pleasing to God; wholesome, because through the merciful goodness of God it accomplishes its sublime and charitable object. Nothing is so pleasing to God as the sacrifice of love and mercy, especially when offered for the suffering souls, whom He loves most tenderly, because they are holy and sure of Heaven.

To relieve the suffering souls we can scarcely do anything more salutary than to gain indulgences applicable to them, offering to God the perfect satisfaction of Christ and the saints, and performing good works in their behalf, that they may be comforted or delivered from the pains of Purgatory.

A suffering soul may receive an entire or temporary remission of her penalty, according to the indulgence applied.

Prayer: Open, O Lord, the rich treasures of Thy holy Church, in favor of the souls in Purgatory that they may receive full pardon, or at least, some relief in their pains; and grant us grace to deliver and comfort a great number of suffering souls by prayer and good works. Through Christ, Our Lord. Amen.

Special Intercession: Pray for the souls, who, during their earthly career endeavored to gain many indulgences for the faithful departed.

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

Practice: Apply all the indulgences you can gain to the souls in Purgatory.

Invocation: My Jesus, mercy!

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Comment by Judy Muller on November 7, 2016 at 6:17am

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 have  no one to pray for them ..........Precious Blood of Jesus, cleanse them......Amen.

Comment by AnnaMaria on October 18, 2016 at 8:32pm

AMEN

Comment by AnnaMaria on October 17, 2016 at 8:15pm

AMEN

Comment by Flavia Talladen Schott on July 16, 2016 at 5:27pm

Amen.

Comment by Gloria on January 13, 2015 at 2:18pm

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 Katharine,T.O de M on January 13, 2015 at 1:00am

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

My Jesus, mercy!

Comment by Gloria on September 29, 2012 at 9:30am

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 9:52pm

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 4, 2012 at 9:37am

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 1, 2012 at 9:22am

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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