Death cannot destroy the affection your loved ones bore for you in life, but that affection is now sweeter, purer, more constant. United with God in Heaven, are offering atonement to Him in Purgatory, they love us with a deeper, everlasting love.
Prayers for the Faithful departed far more acceptable to God than prayers for the living: for
the suffering souls are in the greatest need and cannot help themselves.
O Lord Jesus Christ, have compassion on Thy Church suffering. Temper Thy justice with pity and open the gates of Heaven for the souls in Purgatory, that they may praise and glorify Thee forever. Amen.
O Lord Jesus Christ, deliver the souls of the faithful departed from the flames of hell, and let Thine angels bring them into the holy light. We offer Thee, O Lord, a sacrifice of prayer and praise, accept them in behalf of all the souls in Purgatory, that they may pass from death to life everlasting with Thee in heaven. Amen.
O Lord Jesus, by the merits of the sorrows of Thy Virgin Mother, release from Purgatory the soul that is dearest to Thee. Place it today in Heaven, that in union with the angels and Thy Blessed Mother it may forever praise Thee. Amen.
O Lord Jesus Christ, by Thy terrible agony in the Garden, we beseech Thee to have pity on the Souls in Purgatory, particularly the soul who has the most to suffer through us. Deliver it from the torments, that it may join the heavenly throng in forever glorifying Thee. Amen.
O God, who hast commanded us to honor our father and our mother, in Thy loving kindness have mercy on the souls of my parents. Forgive them their sins, and grant that I may see them face to face amid the joys of life everlasting. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
O Lord Jesus Christ, Whose adorable Heart sighs for the love and happiness of Thy banished children, we beseech Thee to remember the souls of Thy servants for whom we pray: Command them, we beg of Thee, to be received by Thy holy Angels and with them enjoy eternal happiness and glory in Heaven. Amen.
Most beloved Jesus, by the merits of Thy five wounds, hear the pleas and release from the torments of Purgatory the faithful soul that did the most good on earth. Place it today at Thy heavenly throne that it may join in honoring Thee and in guiding me to live according to its dictates. Amen.
O my God, I offer Thee the Blood shed by Thine only begotten Son on Calvary; the sorrows of His blessed Mother, for the remission of our sins, the deliverance of the Souls in Purgatory, for our Holy Mother Church and for the forgiveness of sinners. Amen.