8 Best Prayers for the Poor Souls in Purgatory

The Catholic Church celebrates All Souls Day, also referred to as the Day of the Dead on November 2nd where they spend the duration of the month praying for those departed. Hoping to spiritually purify these souls to receive the mercy and love of God. Here is a look at some of the best prayers for the poor souls in purgatory.

Prayer for Confidence
St. Gertrude, known for your dedication to the freeing of Holy Souls from the painful fires of Purgatory, as directly requested of you by our Lord Himself, please stir within our heart the same ardent fervor to also free these suffering souls. Let us be confident, St. Gertrude, in the infinite mercy of God and the unending gratitude these purified souls have for their benefactors upon their release from Purgatory and their admittance into the unfathomable joys of eternal life. We praise God with all the Saints, forever and ever. Amen.

Here is the traditional prayer to St. Gertrude:

“Eternal Father, I offer You the most Precious Blood of Your Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the Masses said throughout the world today, for all the Holy Souls in Purgatory, for all sinners everywhere,  for sinners in the universal Church, those in my own home and within my family. Amen.”

Here are seven more video purgatory prayers.

Here is a prayer for those left suffering in purgatory. This video addresses what you can do to start alleviating the poor souls of those suffering.

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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.