In November, the Church reminds us to pray for the dead.
Most of us know someone who has died,
think of all the people who die in wars, car crashes, airplane accidents, acts of terrorism.
Each one of us will die.
We can only hope that someone will pray for us when we die.
When we stand before the Throne of God for judgment,
our time of merit has ended.
We now live in eternity.
These are where we will live when we die
Purgatory is God's gift to His Children.
In Purgatory, we know that, one day, we will be with God.
We know that hell cannot touch us, and that when our souls are purified,
we will join the other saints in heaven.
Even if we are not canonized, we are saints when we enter heaven.
We need to pray for souls daily so that hell will not be their destiny.
Oh, My Jesus, forgive us our sins. Save us from the Fires of hell. Lead all souls to heaven,
especially those who are in most need of Thy Mercy.
The angel at Fatima taught the children this prayer:
My God, I adore, I hope, and I love You!
I beg pardon for those who do not believe, nor adore, nor hope, nor love You.
These prayers help to save the souls of the living.
Purgatory, though painful, is a place of love and joy.
Praying for the souls helps to release them from their sufferings.
Offer Masses for the souls.
Pray the St. Gertrude Prayer.
It's said to release 1,000 souls everytime it's prayed.
Oh, My God, I offer you the Most Precious Blood of Your Divine Son Jesus,
in union with all of the Masses said throughout the world,
in reparation for sins,
for the Holy Souls in Purgatory,
for sinners everywhere,
sinners in the universal Church,
those within my own home,
within my family.
All Praise and Honor be to the Precious Blood of Jesus, for it wrought our salvation and our redemption.