Prayers for the Holy Souls in Purgatory

We pray for the souls in purgatory to soon be admitted into heaven, and we ask their intercession. Our prayers hurry along their purification and their prayers of intercession help us in many ways. One example of our Founder's understanding of the power of this prayer is his encouragement to the sisters, when they are sent on a new assignment, to pray for the souls in purgatory, for their intercession for the mission and the people they would be rmeeting. This devotion to the souls in purgatory is a favorite of a number of our senior sisters. Their firm conviction, which has become my own, is that the souls in purgatory are good friends to have.   


Lord, my Creator and Redeemer, I believe that in your mercy you accept suffrages, particularly the holy sacrifice of the Mass for the souls in purgatory, for their relief and liberation. Stir up my faith and infuse in my heart sentiments of kindness toward these souls by offering prayers and sacrifices for these brothers and sister.

Eternal rest unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them, may they rest in peace. Amen

Lord, Jesus Christ, King of glory, through the intercession of Mary and all the saints, free the souls of the faithful departed from purgatory. And through the intercession of St. Michael, standard-bearer of the heavenly army, guide them to the holy light promised to Abraham and to his descendants. I offer you, Lord, sacrifices and prayers of praise. Accept them for these souls and admit them to eternal joy. I have confidence that these souls, once admitted to their eternal reward, will supplicate you on our own behalf before your throne in heaven.  

Eternal Rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them, may they rest in peace. Amen.

Adapted from the Prayers by Blessed James Alberione, Founder of the Daughters of St. Paul





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