PRAYERS FOR THE HOLY SOULS
Reading of the names of the Departed
Out of the depth I cry to you, O Lord,
Lord, hear my voice!
O let your ear be attentive
to the voice of my pleading.
- If you, O Lord, should mark our guilt,
Lord, who would survive?
But with you is found forgiveness:
for this we revere you.
- My soul is waiting for the Lord,
I count on his word.
My soul is longing for the Lord
more than watchman for daybreak.
Let the watchman count on daybreak
and Israel on the Lord.
- Because with the Lord there is mercy
and fullness of redemption,
Israel indeed he will redeem
from all its iniquity.
Prayer of Bl. John Henry Newman
O most gentle Heart of Jesus, ever present in the Blessed Sacrament, ever consumed with burning love for the Holy Souls in Purgatory, have mercy upon the souls of your servants. Bring them from the shadows of exile to your bright home in Heaven, where we trust you and your Blessed Mother have woven for them a crown of unfolding bliss. Amen.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord:
and let perpetual light shine upon them.
May they rest in peace. Amen.
May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
PRAYER TO OUR LADY OF MONTLIGEON
Our Lady of Deliverance,
have mercy on all our departed loved ones,
especially those who are most
in need of the Lord's mercy.
Intercede for those who have gone before us
that the purifying love of God
may lead them to full deliverance.
May our prayer,
united with the prayer of the whole Church,
obtain for them joy beyond all their desires
and bring consolation and relief to our loved ones
in their suffering and distress.
Mother of the Church,
help us, pilgrims on earth,
the better to live each day
our journey towards the Resurrection.
Heal our wounds of heart and soul.
Help us to become witnesses of the Unseen God,
seeking already the things that the eye cannot see.
Grant us the grace of becoming apostles of Hope,
like watchmen awaiting the dawn.
Refuge of sinners and Queen of all Saints,
gather us all, one day, in our Father's house
for the eternal Easter,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Our Lady of Montligeon, pray for the Holy Souls in Purgatory.