Jesus and Holy Souls

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NOVENA FOR THE HOLY SOULS
IN PURGATORY
(By Saint Alphonsus Liguori)

Prayer to Our Suffering Saviour for the Holy Souls in Purgatory

O most sweet Jesus,
through the bloody sweat which Thou didst suffer in the Garden of Gethsemane, have mercy on these Blessed Souls.
Have mercy on them.
R. Have mercy on them, O Lord.

O most sweet Jesus,
through the pains which Thou didst suffer during Thy most cruel scourging, have mercy on them.
R. Have mercy on them, O Lord.

O most sweet Jesus,
through the pains which Thou didst suffer in Thy most painful crowning with thorns, have mercy on them.
R. Have mercy on them, O Lord.

O most sweet Jesus,
through the pains which Thou didst suffer in carrying Thy cross to Calvary, have mercy on them.
R. Have mercy on them, O Lord.

O most sweet Jesus,
through the pains which Thou didst suffer during Thy most cruel Crucifixion, have mercy on them.
R. Have mercy on them, O Lord.

O most sweet Jesus,
through the pains which Thou didst suffer in Thy most bitter agony on the Cross, have mercy on them.
R. Have mercy on them, O Lord.

O most sweet Jesus,
through the immense pain which Thou didst suffer in breathing forth Thy Blessed Soul, have mercy on them.
R. Have mercy on them, O Lord.

(State your intention(s) here while recommending yourself to the souls in Purgatory.)

Blessed Souls, I have prayed for thee;
I entreat thee, who are so dear to God,
and who are secure of never losing Him,
to pray for me a miserable sinner,
who is in danger of being damned,
and of losing God forever.

Amen.

DAY ONE

Jesus, my Saviour, I have so often deserved to be cast into hell. how great would be my suffering if I were now cast away
and obliged to think that I myself had caused my damnation. I thank Thee for the patience with which Thou hast endured me. My God, I love Thee above all things
and I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee
because Thou art infinite goodness.
I will rather die than offend Thee again.
Grant me the grace of perseverance.
Have pity on me and at the same time
on those blessed souls suffering in Purgatory.
Mary, Mother of God,
come to their assistance with thy powerful intercession.

Say the following prayers:

1 Our Father...
1 Hail Mary...
The above Prayer to Our Suffering Saviour for the Holy Souls in Purgatory .

DAY TWO

Woe to me, unhappy being,
so many years have I already spent on earth
and have earned naught but hell!
I give Thee thanks, O Lord,
for granting me time even now to atone for my sins.
My good God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee.
Send me Thy assistance,
that I may apply the time yet remaining to me
for Thy love and service;
have compassion on me, and,
at the same time,
on the holy souls suffering in Purgatory.
O Mary, Mother of God,
come to their assistance with thy powerful intercession.

Say the following prayers:

1 Our Father...
1 Hail Mary...
The above Prayer to Our Suffering Saviour for the Holy Souls in Purgatory .

DAY THREE

My God! because Thou art infinite goodness,
I love Thee above all things,
and repent with my whole heart of my offenses against Thee. Grant me the grace of holy perseverance.
Have compassion on me,
and, at the same,
on the holy souls suffering in Purgatory.
And thou, Mary, Mother of God,
come to their assistance with thy powerful intercession.

Say the following prayers:

1 Our Father...
1 Hail Mary...
The above Prayer to Our Suffering Saviour for the Holy Souls in Purgatory .

DAY FOUR

My God! because Thou art infinite goodness,
I am sorry with my whole heart for having offended Thee.
I promise to die rather than ever offend Thee more.
Give me holy perseverance;
have pity on me,
and have pity on those holy souls
that burn in the cleansing fire
and love Thee with all their...
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