Litany for the Poor Souls in Purgatory

O Jesus, Thou suffered and died that all mankind might be saved and brought to eternal happiness. Hear our pleas for further mercy on the souls of:

My dear parents and grandparents, | My Jesus Mercy
My brothers and sisters and other near relatives, | My Jesus Mercy
My godparents and sponsors of Confirmation, | My Jesus Mercy
My spiritual and temporal benefactors, | My Jesus Mercy
My friends and neighbors, | My Jesus Mercy
All for whom love or duty bids me pray, | My Jesus Mercy
Those who have suffered disadvantage or harm through me, | My Jesus Mercy
Those who have offended me, | My Jesus Mercy
Those whose release is near at hand, | My Jesus Mercy
Those who desire most to be united to Thee, | My Jesus Mercy
Those who endure the greatest sufferings, | My Jesus Mercy
Those whose release is most remote, | My Jesus Mercy
Those who are least remembered | My Jesus Mercy
Those who are most deserving on account of their services to the Church, | My Jesus Mercy
The rich, who are now the most destitute, | My Jesus Mercy
The mighty, who are now powerless, | My Jesus Mercy
The once spiritually blind, who now see their folly | My Jesus Mercy
The frivolous, who spent their time in idleness, | My Jesus Mercy
The poor who did not seek the treasures of heaven, | My Jesus Mercy
The tepid who devoted little time to prayer, | My Jesus Mercy
The indolent who neglected to perform good works, | My Jesus Mercy
Those of little faith, who neglected the frequent reception of the Sacraments, | My Jesus Mercy
The habitual sinners, who owe their salvation to a miracle of grace, | My Jesus Mercy
Parents who failed to watch over their children, | My Jesus Mercy
Superiors who were not solicitous for the salvation of those entrusted to them, | My Jesus Mercy
Those who strove for worldly riches and pleasures, | My Jesus Mercy
The worldly minded, who failed to use their wealth and talent for the service of God, | My Jesus Mercy
Those who witnessed the death of others, but would not think of their own, | My Jesus Mercy
Those who did not provide for the life hereafter, | My Jesus Mercy
Those whose sentence is severe because of the great things entrusted to them, | My Jesus Mercy
The popes, kings, and rulers, | My Jesus Mercy
The bishops and their counselors, | My Jesus Mercy
My teachers and spiritual advisors, | My Jesus Mercy
The priests and religious of the Catholic Church, | My Jesus Mercy
The defenders of the Holy Faith, | My Jesus Mercy
Those who died on the battlefield, | My Jesus Mercy
Those who fought for their country, | My Jesus Mercy
Those who were buried in the sea, | My Jesus Mercy
Those who died of apoplexy, | My Jesus Mercy
Those who died of heart attacks, | My Jesus Mercy
Those who suffered and died of cancer, | My Jesus Mercy
Those who died suddenly in accidents, | My Jesus Mercy
Those who died without the last rites of the Church, | My Jesus Mercy
Those who shall die within the next twenty-four hours, | My Jesus Mercy
My own poor soul when I shall have to appear before Thy judgment seat, | My Jesus Mercy

PRAYER

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them: For evermore with Thy Saints, because Thou art gracious.
May the prayer of Thy suppliant people, we beseech Thee, O Lord, benefit the souls of Thy departed servants and handmaids: that Thou mayest both deliver them from all their sins, and make them to be partakers of Thy redemption. Amen.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord. And let perpetual light shine on them. Amen.
May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.