Thursday 2 November 2023

Prayer of the Day Prayer for the Forgotten Dead

Prayer for the Forgotten Dead 

O merciful God, take pity on those souls who have no particular friends and intercessors to recommend them to Thee, who, either through the negligence of those that are alive, or through the length of time are forgotten by their friends and by all. Spare them O Lord, and remember Thine own mercy, when others forget to appeal to it. Let not the souls which Thou hast created be parted from Thee, their Creator. They are Thy work, and though they have sinned, they have been redeemed by Thee. Vouchsafe, therefore, to look upon them and to deliver them from the intolerable pain of absence from Thee; the light and love of all Thy creatures. Oh! Place them in the number of Thy blessed Saints and citizens through Jesus Christ their Saviour.  

Eternal Father! I offer Thee the Precious Blood of Jesus in Satisfaction for my sins, and for the wants of the Holy Church.  

Eternal Father, I offer Thee 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, those in my own home, and within my family.  

Prayer for the Forgotten Dead

This prayer came across my FB timeline. I really struck me. I saved the image and started looking online for a text version of it. I Ended up finding several similar prayers. I have prayed this one fore a few months now. And Find it fitting to post it on All Souls Day.

Relates posts and links:
For other "Prayer of the Day" posts.

A sculpture of souls in purgatory at the back of my church. 

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