Taken From: “Sacred Heart Book” by Rev. F.X. Lasance. Round Top: Daughters of Mary Press, 2011
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O My God, I recommend to Thy clemency the holy souls in purgatory, and especially those to whom I am most indebted by the bond of charity or of justice; and chiefly I implore Thee in behalf of those who, during their life, have been most devout to the Blessed Sacrament; as also those who have most loved the Blessed Virgin. For this I offer Thee, my good Jesus, Thy wounds, Thy agony, Thy death, and all the merits of Thy most bitter Passion. I know that it is Thy pleasure I should pray for these holy souls, who are worthy of Thy love. Hear, then, dear Lord, and grant this my prayer in their behalf, which I present to Thee in the words of Thy holy Church : "Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis:" ”Eternal rest give unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them."