One of the best ways we can love our neighbors as ourselves, is to pray for the poor souls in purgatory. This Efficacious Prayer for the Faithfully Departed, is a wonderful way to help the Poor Souls.
The Church Suffering needs our help, and they appreciate every prayer you can offer up for them. Even if all we have is time for is an “Eternal rest…”, we help in freeing the poor souls.
Did you know the faithfully departed will remember us and intercede for us? They will surely intercede for us when they reach heaven.
Fr Charles Arminjon (1824-1885) explains how the poor souls will show their appreciation.
“One day, freed from their torments by our solicitude, they will help us by their powerful intercession, and, when we fly up toward the heavenly fatherland, they will accompany us in procession.”The End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life by Fr Charles Arminjon
Please remember to help the poor souls by praying this Efficacious Prayer for the Faithfully Departed.
Efficacious Prayer for the Faithfully Departed
O Most compassionate Jesus, have mercy on the souls detained in Purgatory, for whose redemption Thou didst take upon Thyself our nature and endure a bitter death. Mercifully hear their sighs, look with pity upon the tears which they now shed before Thee, and by virtue of Thy Passion, release them from the pains due to their sins. O most merciful Jesus, let Thy Precious Blood reach down into Purgatory and refresh and revive the captive souls who suffer there. Stretch out to them Thy strong right hand, and bring them forth into the place of refreshment, light and peace. Amen.
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Recommended Books on Purgatory
- Hungry Souls: Supernatural Visits, Messages, and Warnings from Purgatory
- On Purgatory: The Members of the Church Suffering (De Controversiis)
- Purgatory: Explained by the Lives and Legends of the Saints
- Life and Revelations of St. Gertrude the Great (with Supplemental Reading: A Brief Life of Christ) [Illustrated]
- The End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life by Fr Charles Arminjon