November 21, 2017

Praying for the Church Suffering: A Method of Reciting the Rosary for the Poor Souls in Purgatory

Purgatory

Here we pray the Sorrowful Mysteries. Before each decade, we pray what concerns the particular mystery, and instead of ending the decades with Glory Be…, we pray:

Lord, grant them eternal rest and let perpetual light shine upon them!

Begin the Rosary normally, and then before the first decade is prayed, but after the 1st Sorrowful Mystery is stated, pray: Lord, Jesus Christ, through Thy bloody sweat of fear that Thou didst shed on the Mount of Olives, we ask Thee to have mercy on the Poor Souls in Purgatory. Deliver them from their fear and pain and console them with the cup of heavenly comfort!

Before the second decade is prayed, but after the 2nd Sorrowful Mystery is stated, pray: Lord Jesus Christ, through Thy painful Scourging which Thou didst tolerate so patiently for us sinners, we ask Thee to have mercy on the Poor Souls in Purgatory. Retract from them the pain of Thy anger and give them eternal rest!

Before the third decade is prayed, but after the 3rd Sorrowful Mystery is stated, pray: Lord Jesus Christ, through Thy painful Crowning which Thou didst suffer so patiently for us sinners, we ask Thee to have mercy on the Poor Souls in Purgatory, and give them the crown of eternal delight!

Before the fourth decade is prayed, but after the 4th Sorrowful Mystery is stated, pray: Lord Jesus Christ, through Thy painful Carrying of the Cross, which Thou didst suffer so patiently for us sinners, we ask Thee to have mercy on the Poor Souls in Purgatory. Remove from them the heavy burden of suffering and lead them into eternal peace!

Before the fifth decade is prayed, but after the 5th Sorrowful Mystery is stated, pray: Lord Jesus Christ, through Thy painful Crucifixion, which Thou didst suffer so patiently for us sinners, we ask Thee to have mercy on the Poor Souls in Purgatory. Turn Thy Holy Face toward them and let them today be in Paradise with Thee!

After praying the last decade, we pray: Lord Jesus Christ, through Thy five Holy Wounds and through all of Thy Sacred Blood that Thou didst shed, we ask Thee to have mercy on the Poor Souls in Purgatory, and in particular for our parents, relatives, spiritual guides, and benefactors. Heal their painful wounds and let them enjoy and participate fully in Thy Salvation. Amen.

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