Prayer for the Souls in Purgatory

Prayer for the Souls in Purgatory [This prayer is centuries old]

A priest, riding through a forest on a horse, heard a cry and stopped, asking who called. The voice replied: "I am a poor soul that would have been damned, but was saved by a prayer I said daily. But because I never made the prayer known, I went to purgatory. Had I made the prayer known, I would not have gone to purgatory at all. Whoever prays this prayer with great love for Jesus, with devotion and faith, will surely free the soul prayed for." The soul then asked the priest to copy the prayer and make it known, which he did.

When you recite this prayer, intend it for all of humanity, from the beginning to the end of the world. Pray it daily.

Prayer

O thou most beloved, most merciful Lord Jesus Christ, into Thy holy almighty hands we commend ourselves for all eternity, as well as in the heart of the most high God, the eternal Trinity. We take refuge in the deep wounds of thy most holy body. May thy most holy body nourish us. May thy most precious, shed blood, thy fear and suffering, purify us of all our sins and debts! O dear Lord God, we humbly offer thy great fear and need to thy Heavenly Father, in expiation for all our sins and debts. May the terrible blows thou didst endure plead for us. May thy most painful scourging cover our great guilt. We offer all thine injustices, deep wounds, great pains and sighs to thy heavenly Father for all our neglects.

May thy great love, oh dearest Jesus, reconcile us with thy divine justice and with thee. O most merciful Jesus, may thy faultless judgment be for us the forgiveness of all our sins, known and unknown; may thy holy footsteps in so much misery lead and guide us into the way of thy divine justice; may thy shameful denuding make us pure in body and sanctify our souls. May thy bitter agony, thy holy wounds shield us from our visible and invisible enemies.

May thy pierced hands and feet lead us to all good. Oh dearest Lord, place us and hide us in thy five most holy wounds. Forget not our poor souls for which thou didst so agonizingly tremble on the stem of the holy cross. For the sake of all the martyrdom thou didst suffer, reconcile us with thy divine justice. May thy most holy and bitter death protect us and lead us to eternal salvation. May thy most blessed power and divine omnipotence drive away and keep away from us every evil of body and soul. May thy most holy wounds, dearest Jesus, bless us and protect us in our death agony, from all power of the infernal enemy. At the hour of our death, may thy most precious blood erase all our sins before our beloved heavenly Father, and let die in us all inclination to sin. May thy most precious blood lead us to all angels and saints. We commend and place all our suffering friends and enemies and all deceased persons to thy most loyal Redeemer's Heart.

Oh dearest Jesus, give to us all thine infinite merits, and the power and blessing of thy most bitter passion and death. Oh eternal Divinity, oh true humanity of Jesus, oh most blessed Trinity, protect us now, according to thy divine desire, and forever. Oh Almighty and immortal God, have mercy on us all. Amen.


Novena for the Holy Souls in Purgatory, by St. Alphonsus Liguori

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A manuscript of a soul in Purgatory. 4 min.

A Letter from an American Priest, sent March 12, 2015

I recently returned from Rome, where I went to attend the February installation of the new cardinals. But while I was there, something happened, something soul-shaking! that I did not expect! I spoke to Father Gabriel Amorth, the world's most famous living exorcist. His words shook me as few things ever have! Fr. Amorth told me that we have but a short time left, before the chastisements predicted by Our Lady of Fatima begin to rip our world apart, in ways we can hardly imagine! How long? Less than 8 months!

Fr. Amorth told me that unless the consecration of Russia is performed -- as our Lady asked -- by the end of October, 2015, the dark prophecies of Fatima may well come to pass any day after that!

Why did Father Gabriel Amorth tell this to me? So that our Lady's Apostolate will raise its voice -- as never before-- to shout the message of Fatima from the rooftops! And to do this, we must stand together. We must marshall all of our resources, all of our strength and -- wake the world from sleepwalking to its doom!

There are no accidents. All is Providence. Fr. Amorth is at 85, still the chief exorcist of Rome. He has performed tens of thousands of exorcisms and written several books on the subject. He was the handpicked successor of Father Candido, his famed saintly predecessor who himself had special spiritual gifts. Father Amorth knows we are in the final battle with Satan and the time is short.

I have met and spoken to Father Amorth many times over the years. This is the first time he has ever told me in plain language how much time we have left -- exactly -- before the manifest chastisements of the world could begin! (end of quote)


Gabriele Amorth (Wikipedia)

The Imminent Chastisement for Not Fulfilling Our Lady’s Request

By Father Paul Kramer, B.Ph., S.T.B., M.Div., S.T.L. (Cand.)

The following is an edited transcript of a speech given at the Ambassadors of Jesus and Mary Seminar in Glendale, California, September 24, 2004.

How often we hear the questions, in the context of all the confusion in the Church, the troubles in the world, "What is it leading to? Where will it end?" We know exactly where it’s going to end, because Our Lady of Fatima said, "In the end, My Immaculate Heart will triumph ..." What is going to bring about that triumph were the words that followed, "In the end, My Immaculate Heart will triumph, the Holy Father will consecrate Russia to Me, Russia will be converted, and a period of peace will be given to the world."

Unanimously, those who have spoken prophetically, and the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary, tell us that there will be a great chastisement of the world. All of the most certain prophecies and apparitions tell us that it will be at the time when wickedness, when evil, seem to be triumphant, when all appears to be lost; as Our Lady said in Quito, Ecuador in 1634.

"My Time Will Come"

She says "Then My time will come." The Miracle of Grace will break out upon the world. Evil will be destroyed, wickedness will be conquered. And it is all set forth in the Message of Fatima, in the Secret of Fatima, and most importantly in the third part of the Secret that is commonly called the Third Secret of Fatima. Our Lady said if people are going to continue to sin against God, then the world is going to be chastised. The very first request Our Lady made, was that people stop sinning against God, because God is already too much offended.

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There will be a wicked council planned and prepared that will change the countenance of the Church. Many will lose the Faith; confusion will reign everywhere. The sheep will search for their shepherds in vain.

A schism will tear apart the holy tunic of My Son. This will be the end of times, foretold in the Holy Scriptures and recalled to memory by Me in many places. The abomination of abominations will reach its peak, and it will bring the chastisement announced at La Salette. My Son's arm, which I will not be able to hold back anymore, will punish this poor world, which must expiate its crimes.

One will only speak about wars and revolutions. The elements of nature will be unchained and will cause anguish even among the best (the most courageous). The Church will bleed from all Her wounds. Happy are they who will persevere and search for refuge in My Heart, because in the end My Immaculate Heart will triumph.

Be Prepared for the Future

• The disciples will drink the cup that Christ drank. -- Matthew 20:23
• "One must expect to drink the chalice of God's wrath." -- Words of Mary at La Salette

God will strike in an unheard-of-way. Woe to the inhabitants of the earth. God will pour out his wrath, and no one will be able to flee so many accumulated evils.

The chiefs and leaders of the people of God have neglected prayer and penance. And the devil has obscured their minds. They have been turned into errant stars which the devil will drag with his tail to perdition.

God will allow the old serpent to foment divisions among those who reign, in all societies and in all families. They will suffer physical and moral torments. Society is on the verge of most terrible scourges and paramount events. One must expect to be governed with an iron lash and to drink the chalice of God's wrath.

(She continued to describe the sufferings and punishment of Italy and of the Church in Europe and in the world.) ... One will see nothing but homicides, hatred, envy, lies and discord, without love of country or family. -- The Blessed Virgin Mary, to Melanie and Mathieu, La Salette, France, Sept. 19, 1846

Be Prepared for the Future

“A prudent person foresees the danger ahead and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.” -- Proverbs 27:12

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Quotes

"A prudent person foresees the danger ahead and takes precautions; the simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.” – Proverbs 27:12

"By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail." – Ben Franklin

"Be prepared for if times get tough, or even if they don't" - Jack Spirko of The Survival Podcast

"Make preparations in advance… You never have trouble if you are prepared for it." – Theodore Roosevelt

"A ready person never needs to get ready." – Oswald Chambers

"Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation." -- Scripture

Story of the Unprepared Virgins: "And the unprepared virgins said to the wise, give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out. But the wise answered, saying, No, lest there should not be enough for us and you, but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves. And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding: and the door was shut. Afterward the foolish, unprepared virgins came also, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us! But he answered and said, assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you. (Mt. 25:12) Depart, ye cursed, into the everlasting fire. (Mt. 25:41) -- "And these will go away into everlasing puishment, but the righteous into eternal life." (Matthew 25:46).

Note that these two parables (wise and foolish virgins, separation of sheep and goats) are both in the 25th chapter of Matthew; all the parables in ch. 25 are about the judgment, at the end of time and end of the world. (The end of time for each soul is the hour of its death and judgment. The world comes to an end for each soul, at the moment it dies and is judged.)

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Do Not Be Afraid of Sudden Terror

Do not be afraid of sudden terror, of the ruin of the wicked when it comes; For the LORD will be your confidence, and will keep your foot from the snare. Proverbs 3:25-26

“I wish it need not have happened in my time,’ said Frodo. ‘So do I,’ said Gandalf, ‘and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” ~Lord of the Rings

You can feel it in the air, something big is coming. The whole world is groaning in distress. The forces of evil are everywhere, Black Masses, ISIS, Terror Threats, Disasters, suicides, should you be cringing in terror! Never! Your mission is to always stay with Jesus, stay close to Him no matter what happens. If you are far away now is the time to return before it is too late.

Behold, now is a very acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation. 2 Corinthians 6:2

Start with a short daily prayer that will give you the grace to convert, repent, return to the Lord with all your heart.

That powerful prayer is a Decade a Day, Only One Our Father and Ten Hail Mary's will begin to open your heart to God's Grace again and give you the strength to confess your sins. To learn how to Pray a Decade a Day go here: Decade a Day

With prayer you will be able to know your sins and come back to Confession, especially if it has been a long time. Cleanse thy soul and you will have the courage to face the dangers that are coming soon. Here is a wonderful story that displays that:

The Capture of a Slave Ship

Some years ago a British warship had orders to watch for slavers, which were said to be plying their barbarous trade on the African coast. One of these was sighted but, disregarding the signals to come to, managed to round a promontory and get into shallow water.

A launch was ordered to follow and, if possible, capture her. The command was given to a young lieutenant, who boarded the enemy ship under a hail of bullets. A desperate fight ensued with the crew, which were composed of fierce desperadoes. The young commander behaved with conspicuous bravery and succeeded against heavy odds in securing the prize.

On his return to England he was rewarded with a captaincy. Replying to a speech at his old school, he said : Gentleman, I scarcely merit the praise you bestow me. Though aware of my danger , I can’t say I felt any fear. I was at confession a few days before and knew that I was aright. Extracted from Fr. Paul O'Sullivan, O.P., THE SECRET OF CONFESSION, Tan Books

To learn more about Confession read this wonderful article: 36th Day of 4 Men Boot Camp After confession, you should return to the Holy Eucharist. It is Beyond Powerful!

Making really good Communions often is the best way to make sure you will die happy and save your soul.~Saint John Bosco


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Love and Hatred ----- Vol. 1, 1975

You cannot comprehend and compass with your mind the vast amount of evil that my Church now suffers. Divisions, resentment, and even hatred; divisions in parishes, divisions in religious orders and congregations, in convents and public rebellions, wound and lacerate my Mystical Body.

A filthy torrent vomited by hell upon the earth in a multitude of heresies, obscenities, scandals, violence, private and public injustices, causes grave damage, even in consecrated souls. Oh, yes! The men of today are not better than the men of the time before the flood; the cities of today are not even better than Sodom and Gomorrha.

The many calls and interventions of myself and of my Mother have not been of any use. The many partial punishments have not been of any use. The men of this century have filled the measure, they have hardened their hearts in iniquity, and the total punishment would already have come, if it were not for the intervention of my Mother, and yours also, interposing herself between divine justice and yourselves.

And also if it had not been for the generous and heroic victim souls, that have sacrificed themselves as living lamps before my altars....

The inhabitants of the corrupt Ninive believed; they repented and did penance in the presence of the warnings of the prophet, but the men of this perverse generation that rejects God, will not remain immune to the punishments of divine justice.

"Non praevalebunt."

Yes, the just will see that God is faithful to his promises; they will see how my Father, even in his justice, will make shine forth his designs of love for the salvation of humanity and of my Church.

I bless you, my son; love Me greatly, and offer Me your sufferings; remember that my Heart is merciful and inexhaustible in its riches and desires ardently to be able to give them to you.

Father Octavio: Confidences of Jesus to a Priest. Vol. 1, p. 39. Sept. 9, 1975

Albert Drexel 1889--1977. Author of "Faith Is Greater Than Obedience."