The Our Father for the Holy Souls in Purgatory

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THE “OUR FATHER” PRAYER
FOR THE SOULS IN PURGATORY

Our Father, Who art in Heaven

I beseech You, O Heavenly Father,
pardon the souls in Purgatory,
for they did not love You sufficiently,
nor render to You all the honour which is Your due,
due to You their Lord and Father, Who,
by pure grace, have adopted them as Your children.
By their sins, rather, have they driven You from their souls,
where You none the less wished always to live.
In reparation for these faults,
I offer You the love and veneration
which Your Incarnate Son showed You all
during His earthly life,
and I offer all the acts of penance and satisfaction
which He performed and by which
He effaced and atoned for the sins of men.

Hallowed be Thy Name

I beg You, O Father Most Good,
pardon the souls in Purgatory,
for they did not honour,
always and fittingly, Your Holy Name,
but often they took It in vain
and proved unworthy of the name “Christian”,
by their lives of sin.
In reparation for their faults,
I offer to You all the honour
which Your Well-Beloved Son rendered to Your Name
by His words and deeds.

Thy Kingdom come

I pray You, Father Most Good,
pardon the souls in Purgatory,
for they did not always seek
or adore Your Kingdom with enough fervour and diligence;
this Kingdom, the only place where true rest and peace reign.
In reparation for their omissions,
through indifference to do what is good,
I offer You the Most Holy Desire of Your Son,
by which He wished that they also
might become heirs of His Kingdom.

Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven

I pray You, Father Most Good,
pardon the souls in Purgatory,
for they did not always submit their will to Your Will.
In reparation for their disobedience,
I offer You the perfect conformity of the Heart,
full of love,
of Your Divine Son with Your Holy Will
and the most profound submission
which He showed in obeying You unto death on the Cross.

Give us this day our daily bread

I pray You, Father Most Good,
pardon the souls in Purgatory,
for they did not always receive
the Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist with enough desire,
but often without contemplation,
or love, or even unworthily,
or they neglected to receive It.
In reparation for these faults,
I offer You the outstanding Holiness
and the great contemplation of Our Lord Jesus Christ,
Your Divine Son,
addressed to You in favour
of His enemies when He was on the Cross.

Forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us

I pray You, Father Most Good,
pardon the souls in Purgatory,
all the faults of which they have been guilty
through succumbing to the Seven Capital Sins
and also in not having wished
either to love or pardon their enemies.
In reparation for these faults,
I offer You the outstanding Holiness
and the great contemplation of Our Lord Jesus Christ,
Your Divine Son,
addressed to You in favour of His enemies
when He was on the Cross.

And lead us not into temptation

I pray You, Father Most Good,
pardon the souls in Purgatory,
because too often they did not
resist temptations and the passions,
but they followed the Enemy of all goodness.
In reparation for all these sins,
in thought, word, and deed.
I offer You the glorious victory
which Our Lord won against the world,
as well as His Most Holy Life,
His Work and Sorrows,
His Suffering and His Most Cruel Death.

But deliver us from evil

and from all punishments through the Infinite Merits
of Your Well-Beloved Son and lead us,
as well as the Souls in Purgatory,
into Your Kingdom of eternal glory.

Amen.

(Attributed to Saint Mechthild)

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One Response to The Our Father for the Holy Souls in Purgatory

  1. marysong says:

    I said the prayer. It is beautiful. They can help us who need help so badly. Thanks.

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