When we lose someone, it is believed that their souls linger in between heaven and earth. This is a spiritual dimension where the souls of the dead go through a purification process before they are allowed to enter heaven.
This place is not a place of divine rest. The souls of dead people can become traumatized if they linger for too long in this spiritual dimension.
This is why it is important to pray for these souls. Now, you don’t necessarily need to have a specific person to pray for.
The act of intercession is something you should engage in every time.
I have discovered 8 powerful prayers you should say for the holy souls in purgatory. Whether you have a specific soul in mind or not, these prayers can work on both ends.
All you need is faith, an inner image, and a consistent approach to these prayers. Let us discuss these prayers right away.
1) Short prayer for souls in purgatory
“Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the masses said throughout the world today, for all the holy souls in purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, those in my own home and within my family. Amen.”https://www.goodcatholic.com/
If you have someone who is in purgatory at the moment, this is one of the ways to shorten their stay in such a spiritual dimension.
When you say this short prayer, God will begin to pay special attention to the soul in question. This prayer suddenly becomes a gift from you to God, which induces Him to release the soul of your loved one in purgatory.
However, if you are generally praying for souls in purgatory as an act of your sacred love, then, this prayer will be split over souls, and it will continue to add up until it becomes tangible enough to grant them access to heavenly bliss.
This short prayer should be consistent. Sometimes, it might take weeks or months.
Just ensure you stay in prayer with a single focus.
2) Prayer for the holy souls in purgatory
“Heavenly Father, in union with the merits of Jesus and Mary, I offer to You for the sake of the poor souls all the satisfactory value of my works during life, as well as all that will be done for me after death. I give You my all through the hands of the Immaculate Virgin Mary that she may set free whatever souls she pleases, according to her heavenly wisdom and mother’s love for them. Receive this offering, O God, and grant me in return an increase of Your grace. Amen.”https://www.ourcatholicprayers.com/
Not everyone in purgatory is a wicked spirit. Some holy souls have been trapped in that dimension because nobody has sent a gift to them from earth.
They have been forgotten by their loved ones, or they probably don’t have any loved ones existing on the earth.
Well, as a good catholic, you can take the burden upon yourself to consistently say this special prayer for those souls.
Beg God to take special cognizance of them, and grant them much-needed access to their place of eternal bliss.
These souls don’t need to go through the cleansing or purification process because they have lived a holy life on earth.
With your singular act of special prayers, you will help them to find their way into eternal bliss.
Now, if you know someone in purgatory, who you can affirm lived a holy life on earth, you can say this prayer as an additional incentive to grant such a soul eternal access to heaven.
“He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; he will purify the Levites and refine them like gold and silver. Then the Lord will have men who will bring offerings in righteousness” — Malachi 3:3.
3) Prayer for the poor souls in purgatory
“My God, I know that Your strength is greater than anything in this world, I know that Your goodness is greater than anything in this world and I know that Your mercy is greater than anything and all of us.
I, knowing of Your divine strength, pray to You to ask You for help for the poor souls forgotten in purgatory, for the souls that were never remembered again and left there.
I pray to try to bring some light to these souls, through my faith but also through the powers of God Our Lord.
I count on Your help, My God, to be able to send light and hope to the poor souls in purgatory. So that they can escape, see the light and be enlightened once and for all. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
One of the ways to easily access heaven from purgatory is by the gifts, prayers, and good works of relatives on earth.
Now, there are poor souls in such a dimension who have never received such a gift from the earth. These souls can spend hundreds of years and might be shredded.
They need your prayers right now. Even if you cannot perform any act of kindness with their names written, you can as well say this prayer for them until it adds up and becomes something substantial to buy their entry into the heavens.
This prayer also purifies these souls and brings eternal forgiveness to them – if they have some sins they’ve not atoned for.
Do you also have someone who you believe is in purgatory? Well, this is the best moment to pray for them.
4) Prayer to release soul from purgatory
“With the powers of God, Jesus and all the Saints who can hear me, I pray, I ask, I implore that the forgotten souls of purgatory be rescued, be enlightened and be removed from there.
May the light reach all these forgotten souls, may peace reach all these souls and may God’s blessing reach all the forgotten souls in purgatory.
May the divine forces of God, Jesus, Angels and Archangels reach souls that are without hope, that are without light, and may You save them, now and forever. Amen.”
When souls need to be released from purgatory, this is one of the prayers to make.
With this prayer, you will demand the release of the soul by stating clearly that you have performed acts of kindness in the name of this soul, and also engaged in consistent prayers for several days.
Also, you can ask for forgiveness of sins consistently till you have a sense of peace in your heart that your desires have been granted.
“Truly, I say to you, you will never get out till you have paid the last penny.” — Matthew 5:26.
This is why you need to pray for those poor souls. Otherwise, they’ll be there for eternity.
5) St. Gertrude prayer for souls in purgatory
“Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the Masses said throughout the world today, for all the Holy Souls in Purgatory, for sinners every where, for sinners in the universal church, those in my own home and within my family. Amen.”
Do you desire to see the souls in purgatory released? Well, this is the prayer to say.
St. Gertrude was a nun who devoted her life to the souls in purgatory. She prayed incessantly for these souls to be free from that spiritual dimension.
You can take this burden upon yourself as well.
By saying this prayer, you have proven yourself to be full of divine compassion and this will not go unrewarded.
While saying this prayer, ensure to refer to the holy saint. This invites her spirit and causes this spiritual exercise to become more effective and powerful.
6) Divine mercy prayer for souls in purgatory
“Jesus, You who have so much mercy, so much strength and so much light within You, hear this prayer of mine and answer my humble request.
In the name of all forgotten souls, in the name of all souls left behind and in the name of all souls who need help in purgatory I ask… Jesus save all souls! Jesus, free all souls! Jesus, take all forgotten souls out of the purgatory!
Don’t let them stay there, don’t let them stay behind, don’t let them be forgotten forever!
I know that there is strength, faith and light necessary to save the souls in purgatory and that is why I pray to You Jesus, to help me with this request.
May the powers and miracles of Jesus intercede for me and help me that this prayer is heard and properly answered. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
Until God declares a soul “free”, it will remain in purgatory forever.
This is why you need to consistently pray for the divine mercy of God. You must say this prayer while on your knees.
According to some spiritualists, this prayer should be said for 40 days. The reason is that the spiritual significance of 40 days is repentance and mourning.
Therefore, keep asking for divine mercy and forgiveness for souls in purgatory until the 40-day exercise is over.
Afterward, go out and give alms to people to complete the spiritual process.
You can also say this Bible verse after praying:
“For judgment is without mercy to one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.” — James 2:13.
7) Purgatory Prayer To help 10000 souls
“St. Gertrude, I offer all my strength and all my faith as I pray this prayer for You to help me. I’m not looking for help for myself, but for the 10,000 forgotten souls left behind in purgatory!
St. Gertrude, I pray that You will help me to free all these forgotten souls, that You will help me to free all these abandoned souls, and that You will help me to free all those souls who can still reach a place in heaven, next to God.
With You, St. Gertrude, I know that I can save some forgotten souls, I know that I can take some souls to Heaven and that I can bring them light, peace and mercy. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
This is a special prayer that is often used to show compassion for thousands of souls.
This type of prayer comes with a heavy burden, which only few can bear. Therefore, be sure of your spiritual capacity before saying this prayer.
While engaging in this prayer, you will feel the weight of these souls on your shoulder, and you must continue to say this prayer until all the weight is lifted.
This special purgatory prayer will release 10,000 souls from that spiritual dimension. It will bring eternal peace and rest to these souls.
8) Catholic prayer to release souls from purgatory
“Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord; And let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen
O Lord, who art ever merciful and bounteous with Thy gifts, look down upon the suffering souls in purgatory. Remember not their offenses and negligences, but be mindful of Thy loving mercy, which is from all eternity. Cleanse them of their sins and fulfill their ardent desires that they may be made worthy to behold Thee face to face in Thy glory.
May they soon be united with Thee and hear those blessed words which will call them to their heavenly home: “Come, blessed of My Father, take possession of the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.”https://www.ourcatholicprayers.com/
When souls need to be released from purgatory, this is a catholic prayer to say.
The holy mary watches over everyone, including those in purgatory and she can wield her influence on Jesus to release certain souls.
Therefore, pray to her, and beg her to release the souls of your loved ones from that dimension.
Should I really pray for the souls in purgatory?
You don’t have to pray for the souls in purgatory.
Not everyone has the burden to do so. Some people only feel obligated to say these prayers when their loved ones have died.
However, if you feel a burden in your heart to engage in this prayer, then, go ahead and pray for the souls in purgatory.
When can I pray these prayers?
You should say these prayers in the morning or at midnight.
These are 2 auspicious seasons of the day that must be taken advantage of.
When you say these prayers at such moments, there is an intense spiritual energy, which follows the prayer and commands the attention of God.
Will these prayers really help lost souls?
Yes, these prayers will really help lost souls by doing the following:
- Atone for their sins;
- Speed up the purification process;
- Stand as a gift, which guarantees their entry into eternal bliss;
- Sign of love and compassion for the lost souls.
Pray and help lost souls!
Today, ensure you get on your knees and pray for lost souls.
They are looking up to your prayers right now.
As you pray for them, you are demonstrating your love for them, which will not go unrewarded. If you truly want the souls in purgatory to be granted access to Heaven, these are 8 powerful prayers you should engage in consistently on their behalf.