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15 Prayers to Help the Holy Souls in Purgatory

Aside from the fact that the church commemorates the souls who have parted their earthly bodies during the second day of November, that are more reasons why we need to pray for the souls in the afterlife.

As followers of the Lord Jesus, we need to pray these prayers for souls in purgatory to help those in need of penance.

Prayer for Souls in Purgatory to be Free

Dear Lord,

Hear your holy church as we come together before your grace and mercy as sinners, that your most precious blood and holiness bring peace and salvation to the poor souls in purgatory. Let eternal rest grant unto them, o Lord, as you let perpetual light shine upon all their sins as well as all the works of evil.

Bring every soul in purgatory to your heavenly home and let the precious blood of thy divine son allow the imperfectly purified and the neglected souls to enter heaven. We ask these, o Lord, in the name of all the sufferings of thy divine son, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Prayer for the Souls in Purgatory after Suicide

Dear God,

We adore you and show you our deepest gratitude for the life that you have given us. We know that we are called to do all good things in accordance with your name. Forgive (name of deceased) for he did not know what he was doing. Allow him to be cleansed of all the things he has in the past and let him start a new beginning. Amen.

Prayer for the Soul in Purgatory to Take away Their Suffering

Dear God,

I pray for all the holy souls in purgatory[1]. Show them your mercy Lord, and let perpetual light and salvation grant unto them, o Lord. May your sacred heart grant mercy to the suffering souls in purgatory.

Father, I offer thee this blessed sacrament, that you may save them from cruel scourging in hell and let your temporal punishment be a way for them, that may their poor souls find the way to thy glory and find peace in you arms as our eternal creator.

We beseech thee, that as we realize and acknowledge your mighty presence, may the suffering souls experience your grace and mercy; and eternal rest grant unto them. May they rest in peace. Amen.

Prayer During All Souls’ Day (November 2)

All-powerful God,

As we commemorate the lives of our loved ones who have died this All Souls’ day (November 2), remember that the prayers of the faithful people, as well as their devotion towards all your sacrifices. Accept the confession of our sins, and forgive the souls in purgatory as you would do the same to us.

Let your mercy shine upon them; may your grace clothe them with the robe of purity. These we ask through your Son who died on the cross, Amen.

Prayer for the Soul sin Purgatory In God’s Mercy

God our Father,

In your mercy, we rest our weary hearts. Hear our prayer as we seek your mercy towards our faithful departed and all the holy souls in purgatory that was already forgotten. Cover them with your Holy Spirit as you have done to the world today.

As one catholic church, together we spend time in Eucharistic adoration, receive holy communion, and accept your holy sacrifice for your servants. Hear the prayers of your people for the dead, Lord, may their souls experience eternal rest.

Prayer for the Souls in Purgatory and God’s Children

Dear Lord Jesus Christ,

Look into the heart of your Children Lord and allow us to feel your mercy through all your miracles. Let your perpetual light shine upon us, all the faithful departed as well as the poor souls in purgatory that were neglected by their loved ones. Let your children experience eternal life in heaven, your own home.

Be the good Creator you are to your children and look into their sufferings and not on the indulgences they had before. Accept the penance we offer you and we ask all of these, through the intercession of Mother Mary, all the angels, and saints. Amen.

Prayer for the Souls in Purgatory After a Sudden Death

Dear God,

The sudden death of (name of the deceased) is quite incomprehensible but we trust in your mighty plans. We know that you are in control of everything and it is not up to us to doubt all the miracles you have made every single day of our existence.

Grant the soul of (name of the deceased) eternal peace, together with all the angels and saints in your kingdom. Mother Mary, pray for us.

Prayer for the Souls in Purgatory with the Rosary

Dear Father in Heaven,

We acknowledge that we are sinners but as we recite and pray the holy rosary and come before your mighty presence, we ask that you help the holy souls in purgatory through the merits from our faith-filled prayers.

Show mercy to many souls and grant our faithful departed in purgatory the salvation that you have spread and said throughout the world today. Free them from the shackles that kept them from receiving your gift of life till eternity.

Mary, Mother of Jesus, hear our intentions and help us as we continually pray the rosary, and continue to be the Mother for those who have died and the living. Amen.

Prayer for Eternal Rest

Almighty God in Heaven,

Hear us as I pray on behalf of all souls in purgatory, that they may no longer experience suffering and experience eternal rest for your son, Jesus, who has died on the cross for the sins of the church and the masses.

Have mercy on them, Lord, and be the rest for both living and the dead. Amen.

Prayer for Untimely Death

Dear Lord Jesus,

Help the families of (name of deceased) to have the sight of your truth. Allow them to realize that what happened was all part of your plans. Allow (name of deceased) to have a safe place in you for you know that he has done nothing against your will.

Bless your followers with love and understanding, oh Jesus. Amen.

Prayer for remembering the Souls in Purgatory

Ruler of Heaven and Earth,

Help us to have the beatific vision, despite all the problems we have for the entire month. Remind us not to be lost as we face all sufferings and allow us to remember the holy souls in purgatory that need our powerful prayer as merits for their redemption, that they may continue living with you, our Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, till eternity.

Have mercy over the souls of the dead, and absolve all holy souls from their sins as you would to your holy church. Blessed Mother Mary, help us with our life-desire to be closer to your Son, Jesus Christ, and have Him within my Family. Amen.

St. Gertrude the Great: Prayer for the Holy Souls

Almighty God in Heaven,

I offer you the blood of your Son, Jesus, in union with the masses, for the people and their sins, for the holy souls, the dead & the living, family & friends, and all your followers.

Grant them the purification by the fire of your charity and prepare us for the everlasting life filled with joy and stripped of any suffering. Amen.

Prayer for Forgotten Souls

God Almighty,

We are your people; hear us as we pray for the souls neglected by their families and forgotten by time. Give them the chance to be stripped away of their sin and allow them to have the refuge that they need in your arms. Let their death be a reminder that it is the beginning of unending life away from sin and distress.

Mother Mary, angels, and all the saints – pray for us. Amen.

Saint Alphonsus Liguori: Prayer for the Souls

Dear Jesus,

Hear us as we pray to you for mercy and acceptance of the souls in purgatory.

Hear your church as we ask for your mercy while you carry your cross on top of Mt. Calvary. We pray, together with your saints, that you forget all the indulgences of the sinful souls and allow them to enter your kingdom. We know that you do not deserve us but we come to you and lean not on our understanding but on your grace and mercy, we trust. Amen.

Prayer for the Souls in Purgatory and their Admittance

Lord Jesus Christ,

As one universal church, we adhere to tradition and the faith we have in you as our one and only God. As we receive your holy communion, hear as we offer prayers on behalf of our dead loved ones. Allow not their earthly indulgence pull them away from you and let purification come down to them as well as for those other holy souls until they become ready for your presence in heaven. Amen.

People Praying in a Church and Prayers for Souls in Purgatory

Final Thoughts

Let the grace of our Lord Jesus be the only reason why we continue living in this sinful world. Allow yourself to have penance of all the worldly sin that you have done until the time will come for your right time to be with Him in heaven.

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