Prayers for the Holy Souls
O Jesus, You suffered and died that all mankind might be saved and brought to eternal happiness. Hear our pleas for further mercy on the souls of:
My dear parents, grandparents and spouse, R: Jesus Have Mercy
My brothers and sisters and other near relatives, R:
My Godparents and sponsor of Confirmation, R:
My spiritual and temporal benefactors, R:
My friends and neighbors, R:
All for whom love or duty calls me to pray, R:
Those who have suffered disadvantages or harm through me, R:
Those who have caused me disadvantages or harm, R: Those who I have led astray, R:
Those who have led me astray, R:
Those who are especially beloved by You, R:
Those whose release is near at hand, R:
Those who desire most to be united with You, R:
Those who endure the greatest sufferings, R:
Those who are least remembered, R:
Those whose release is most remote, R:
Those who are most deserving on account of their services to the Church, R:
The rich, who now are the most destitute, R:
The mighty, who now are powerless, R:
The once spiritually blind, who now see their folly, R:
The frivolous, who spent their time in idleness, R:
The poor who did not seek the treasures of heaven, R:
The tepid, who devoted little time to prayer, R:
The indolent, who neglected to perform good works, R:
Those of little faith, who neglected the frequent reception of the Sacraments, R:
The habitual sinners, who owe their salvation to a miracle of grace, R:
Parents who failed to watch over their children, R:
Superiors who were not solicitous for the salvation of those entrusted to them, R:
Those who strove for worldly riches and pleasures, R:
The worldly-minded, who failed to use their wealth and talents in the service of God, R:
Those who witnessed the death of others, but would not think of their own, R:
Those who did not provide for the life hereafter, R:
Those whose sentence is severe because of the great things entrusted to them, R:
The Popes, kings and rulers, R:
The Bishops and their counselors, R:
The Priests and Religious of the Catholic Church, R:
My teachers and spiritual advisers, R:
The defenders of the holy faith, R:
Those who died on the battlefield, R:
Those who fought for their country, R:
Those who were buried in the sea, R:
Those who died of apoplexy, R:
Those who died of heart attacks, R:
Those who suffered and died of cancer or AIDS, R:
Those who died suddenly in accidents, R:
Those who died without the Last Rites of the Church, R:
Those who shall die within the next twenty-four hours, R:
[ special intention here ], R:
My own poor soul when I shall have to appear before your judgment seat, R:
Grant them eternal rest, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them with your Saints forever more because You are gracious.
Let us pray:
May the prayer of Your suppliant people, we beseech You, O Lord, benefit the souls of Your departed servants and handmaids, that You both deliver them from all their sins and make them partakers of Your redemption.
May the divine assistance remain always with us. And may the souls of the faithfully departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Jesus, meek and humble of heart,
R: Make my heart like unto Thine.
Saint Nicholas of Tolentine, Patron Saint of the Holy Souls in Purgatory,
R: Pray for us!
St. Joseph, model and patron of those who love the Sacred Heart of Jesus:
R: Pray for us!
The Prayer of St. Gertrude the Great
I offer You 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,
for those in my own home,
and in my family. Amen.
A Prayer at Consecration
Oh, God Almighty Father. Creator of Heaven and Earth and of all things, I beg you by the merits of your only begotten Son’s Passion, Death, and Resurrection, and, through the intercession of His most holy and Immaculate Mother Mary, her most chaste spouse Joseph, and all the apostles, martyrs, saints, and angels, that You release from Purgatory, those souls, and admit them to Your Beatific Vision. Amen.
— written by Bill Hinger
A Prayer for Spiritual Communion
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there
and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.