Prayer For Souls In Purgatory: 15 Prayers To Help Their Holy Souls

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Purgatory is a concept in Christian theology that symbolizes a transitional stage where souls undergo purification before reaching their eternal destination. It resonates with believers who embrace the principles of divine mercy and the opportunity for spiritual transformation beyond earthly life.

Praying for all the holy souls in purgatory reflects a profound bond between the living and the departed, demonstrating an unwavering hope in God’s redemptive mercy.

15 Helpful Prayers For Souls In Purgatory

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

Prayer For Souls In Purgatory To Be Free

Dear Lord God Almighty,

We beseech you to hear your holy church as we come together before your grace and mercy as sinners, and we pray that your most precious blood and holiness bring peace and salvation to the poor souls in purgatory.

Let eternal rest be granted to them, O Lord, as you let perpetual light shine upon all their sins and all their works of evil.

Bring every soul in purgatory to your heavenly home, and let the precious blood of your divine son, Jesus, allow the imperfectly purified and neglected souls to enter heaven.

We offer you this prayer in the name of all the tribulations of your divine Son, Jesus Christ.


Prayer For The Souls After Suicide

Dear Lord God Almighty,

We beseech you and praise you, for you have given us life and granted us your mercy.

We know that we are called to do all good things in your name.

Forgive (the name of the deceased), for he did not know what he was doing.

Cover him with the most precious blood of your divine Son, Jesus.

Allow him to be cleansed of all the things he has done in the past, including harming himself.

Let him start a new beginning.


Prayer For The Souls In Purgatory To Ease Their Suffering

Dear Lord God Almighty,

I pray for all the souls in purgatory[1].

Show them your mercy, Lord, and grant them eternal light and salvation.

May your sacred heart grant mercy to the suffering souls in purgatory, sinners in the universal church, and sinners everywhere.

Father, we offer you this blessed sacrament as we offer our prayers so that you may save them from the scourge of hell and make your temporal punishment a way for them—that their poor souls may find the way to your glory and peace in your arms as our eternal creator.

We beseech you, as we recognize and acknowledge your mighty presence, to grant the suffering souls your grace and mercy and grant them eternal rest.

May thy glory shine upon the suffering souls in purgatory, as well as sinners in the universal church and sinners throughout the world today.

May they rest in peace.


Prayer During All Souls’ Day

All-powerful, Lord God Almighty,

As we commemorate the lives of our loved ones who have died this All Souls’ Day (November 2), remember the prayers of the faithful people and their devotion toward all your sacrifices.

Accept the confession of our sins and forgive the souls in purgatory, as you would do the same to us.

Cleanse their souls with the precious blood of your divine Son.

Let your mercy shine upon them, and may your grace clothe them with the robe of purity.

These we ask through your Son, who died on the cross.


Prayer For The Souls In Purgatory In God’s Mercy

God, our Eternal Father,

In your mercy, we rest our weary hearts.

Hear our prayer as we beg you to have mercy on our faithful departed and all the holy souls in purgatory who have already been forgotten.

As you have done for the rest of the world today, cover them with your Holy Spirit.

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 and be forgiven with the precious blood of your divine Son, Jesus.


Prayer For The Children’s Souls

Dear Lord Jesus Christ,

Look into the hearts of your children, Lord, and allow us to feel your mercy through all your miracles.

Let your eternal light shine on all the departed faithful and abandoned souls in purgatory.

Let your children experience eternal life in heaven.

Be the good father you are to your children and look into their sufferings, not at the indulgences they had before.

Accept the penance we offer you, which we ask through the intercession of Mother Mary, all the angels, and all the saints.


Prayer For Souls After A Sudden Death

Dear Lord God Almighty,

The sudden death of (name of the deceased) is 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, and cleanse them from all their sins with the precious blood of your divine Son, Jesus.

Mother Mary, pray for us.

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Prayer For The Souls With The Rosary

Dear Eternal 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 souls in purgatory through the merits of our faith-filled prayers.

Show mercy to many souls, and grant our faithful departed in purgatory the salvation you have spread and spoken about all over the world today.

Release them from the shackles that prevented them from receiving your gift of eternal life and cleanse them from all their sins with the precious blood of your divine Son, Jesus.

Mary, Mother of Jesus, please 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.


Prayer For Eternal Rest

Almighty God in Heaven,

Hear us as I pray on behalf of all the souls in purgatory that they may no longer experience suffering.

Let them experience eternal rest, for your Son, Jesus, has died on the cross for the sins of the church and the masses.

Have mercy on them, Father; cleanse them from all their sins with the precious blood of your divine Son, Jesus, and be the eternal rest for both the living and the dead.

Let your perpetual light shine upon them.


Prayer For Untimely Death

Dear Lord Jesus,

Assist the families of (name of the deceased) in seeing the truth.

Allow them to realize that what happened was all part of your plan.

Allow (the name of the deceased) to have a safe place in you, and let your perpetual light shine on them, for you know that he has done nothing against your will.

Bless your followers with love and understanding, oh Jesus.


Prayer For Remembering The Souls In Purgatory

Ruler of Heaven and Earth,

Help us to have a blessed vision despite all of the problems we’ve had this month.

Remind us not to be lost as we face all sufferings, and allow us to remember the souls in purgatory that need our powerful prayer as a merit for their redemption, so that they may continue living with you, our Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, till eternity.

As you would your holy church, have mercy on the souls of the dead and absolve all holy souls of their sins.

Blessed Mother Mary, help us with our life’s desire to be closer to your Son, Jesus Christ, and have him within our family.


St. Gertrude The Great: Prayer For The Holy Souls

Lord God Almighty in Heaven,

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

Grant them the purification of the fire of your charity, and let your perpetual light shine upon them.

O God, prepare us for an everlasting life filled with joy and stripped of any suffering.


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.

Allow them to be cleansed of their sins and to find the refuge they need in your arms.

Let their deaths remind them that it is the beginning of an unending life away from sin and distress, and let your perpetual light shine upon them.

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


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 sinful souls’ indulgences and allow them to enter your kingdom as you let your perpetual light shine upon them.

We know that we do not deserve you, but we come to you and lean not on our understanding but on your grace and mercy.


Prayer For 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 no earthly indulgence to draw them away from you; instead, allow purification to descend on them and those other souls until they are ready for your presence in heaven.

People Praying in a Church and Prayers for Souls in Purgatory


Through prayers and intercessions, Christians offer unwavering support to souls on their journey to eternal union with the divine. This act of compassion transcends earthly limitations, highlighting the interconnectedness of humanity. Praying for souls in purgatory reflects an enduring belief in the power of prayer to provide hope and companionship during their purification.

It embodies the timeless conviction that our spiritual bonds endure beyond death, reinforcing the significance of love, mercy, and collective spiritual responsibility. Engaging in this sacred practice unites us in faith, extending a helping hand to souls on their transformative pilgrimage toward eternal peace and fulfillment.

1 thought on “Prayer For Souls In Purgatory: 15 Prayers To Help Their Holy Souls”

  1. Thank you my Jesus Christ 🙏 for help us to be better people
    For making you suffer for our sin and thank you for standing
    By our sides Armen


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