Why We Should Pray for Souls in Purgatory

″The practice of recommending to God the souls in Purgatory, that He may mitigate the great pains which they suffer, and that He may soon bring them to His glory, is most pleasing to the Lord and most profitable to us. For these blessed souls are His eternal spouses, and most grateful are they to those who obtain their deliverance from prison, or even a mitigation of their torments. When, therefore, they arrive in Heaven, they will be sure to remember all who have prayed for them.″

Jesus asked St Faustina to bring to him the souls detained in purgatory and immerse them in the abyss of his Mercy (Diary 1226).

He said, “All these souls are greatly loved by Me. They are making retribution to My justice. It is in your power to bring them relief”.

Souls in purgatory are unable pray for themselves, they must rely entirely on others to pray and make sacrifices on their behalf.

Prayers for the faithful departed pleases God, who uses our supplications to purify these souls that he loves.

It is an act of mercy on our part to for those we have known and loved, for those who are not remembered, and for those who have no one else to pray for them.


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