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I will die a happy woman. Perhaps, after I die, you will see this post and pray for me. It will help, I know. Even if I have been released from Purgatory when you read this post, your prayers will help other souls.
Praying for the dead is an act of Mercy. In this year of Mercy, we must pray for the dead. Their time of merit ended when they died. Our time for merit will end when we die. The dead, the souls in Purgatory, can do nothing to help themselves. You, the living, can help them greatly by offering Masses, praying for the dead, offering our sufferings, offering our joys, offering our accompiisments for the souls. This will help them. We can spend time in adoration and offer that time with Jesus for the Souls. There is so much we can do to help them.
An easy prayer to say is:
Eternal Rest grant unto them, Oh, Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, we love you. Save souls.
Eternal Father, I offer You the most Precious Blood of Your divine Son Jesus, in union with all of the Masses said throughout the world, in reparation for sins, for the Holy Souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, those within my own home, and within my family. Amen.
St. Gertrude Prayer said to release 1,000 souls from Purgatory each time it is prayed.
Please for the souls. Have Masses offered for their repose. They will be so grateful, and you will have an army of loving souls in heaven praying for you.