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A prayer of St Gertrude to release many souls from Purgatory each time it is recited.
O 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, for those in my own home and for those within my family. Amen.
Love is the binding of actual relations and the string that connects pure hearts. The spirit of God touches the family and friends, the soul in purgatory needs our prayers and love. It will help them to come out of the unbearable atmosphere. Life is the gift of God with huge responsibilities assigned to us by Lord Jesus Christ for this world for the glory of God. Even after the death, the holy souls in purgatory much needed our prayers and love to satisfy their longing for God alone.
Have you ever thought about the lost one in your family or friends? How are souls relieved from purgatory? The prayers for souls in purgatory may heal them and get great comfort for enjoying their eternal life with God, and the souls of many of those who have died in God’s grace undergo purification so that they may enter heaven.
The souls in purgatory can do nothing for themselves; their purification “pays for the damages” of their sins. It makes whatever restitution remains for these sins to God.
However, our prayers for these souls can help ease their sufferings and help them reach heaven more quickly. Although they can no longer pray for themselves, they can pray for us out of gratitude! The souls in purgatory, there is great joy as well as pain.
God has given us the power and privilege to help deliver the holy souls from purgatory. God’s justice demands expiation of sins, and he places in your hands the means of assisting the holy souls. To help the suffering souls, Mass is the most effective means to help the holy souls in purgatory. It’s the highest form of worship, the highest act of prayer. It’s the source and summit of our faith. Praying for the souls in purgatory, I want to emphasise that torture is a temporary place. It isn’t a permanent destination for those who go there after death, but that is most definitely not the case. Once all remaining spiritual flaws and faults have been cleansed, they will enter into the glory of heaven. The practice predated Christianity and was taken up by the early Church. Both purgatory and praying for the dead were beliefs and practices held by all Christians until the Protestant Reformation. Throughout the centuries, Christians have prayed for souls in purgatory or for “the dead,” which means the same thing. We do so for the same reason that we pray for the living: because in the mystery of God’s plan and of His goodness, our prayers can aid and benefit them.