November 28, 2017

Prayers for Deceased Loved Ones and Others

Prayers for the Deceased

Prayer for the Deceased

Lord, God of holiness and light, You do not allow any shadow of darkness or evil in Your sight, and so in Your mercy You grant to those who have left this world burdened with sin, a time of purification, applying to them the spiritual treasurers of Your holy Church.

Hear my prayer, and through the merits of Jesus Christ, the Blessed Virgin, the saints, and all Your faithful people bring to an end this time of waiting for our beloved dead, especially _____.

In Your providence You have chosen Saint Nicholas as a special intercessor on behalf of the departed. Hear also his fervent prayer for those whom I recommend to You through his intercession. Amen.

Prayer for the Deceased #2

Lord Jesus, our Redeemer, You willingly gave Yourself up to death so that all people might be saved and pass from death into a new life. Listen to our prayers; look with love on Your people who mourn and pray for their dead brother/sister. Lord Jesus, You alone are holy and compassionate; forgive our brother/sister his/her sins.

By dying You opened the gates of life for those who believe in You; do not let Your brother/sister be parted from You, but by Your glorious power give him/her light, joy, and peace in heaven where You live for ever and ever. Amen.

For Our Mother and Father 

Ever-loving God, who has commanded us to honor our father and mother, have compassion in Thy mercy on the souls of my father and mother; forgive them their sins, and grant that I may see them in the joy of eternal brightness. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

For Brethren and Friends

O God, Who art ever ready to forgive sins and Who ever seekest the salvation of men: we most humbly entreat of Thy mercy that, through the intercession of Blessed Mary, ever a Virgin and of all Thy saints, the brethren, friends, and benefactors of our congregation, who have passed out of this world, may together enjoy that happiness which hath no end. Amen.

For Our Own Beloved Dead

Good Jesus, Whose loving Heart was ever troubled by the sorrows of others, look with pity on the souls of our dear ones in Purgatory. O Thou, Who “Loved Thine Own,” hear our cry for mercy, and grant that those whom Thou called from our homes and hearts, may soon enjoy everlasting rest in the home of Thy Love in Heaven. Amen.

Eternal rest, grant unto them, O Lord. And let perpetual light shine on them. Amen. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Commemoration of the Dead 

O Father of mercies, in the name of Jesus, Thy beloved Son, in memory of His bitter passion and cruel death, in virtue of the wound of His Sacred Heart, and in consideration also of the sorrows of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, of the heroic deeds of all the saints and of the torments of all the martyrs; I implore Thee to have pity on the souls of the faithful departed now suffering in purgatory.

To Thy mercy I recommend especially the souls of my relatives, friends, and benefactors, and of all those for whom I have promised to pray. Amen.

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