Memorial Prayer for the Suffering Souls in Purgatory

Almighty God, Father of goodness and love, have mercy on the poor
    suffering souls, and grant Thine aid:
To my dear parents and ancestors;
Jesus, Mary, Joseph!  My Jesus, mercy.
To my brothers and sisters and other near relatives;
Jesus, Mary, Joseph!  My Jesus, mercy.
To my benefactors, spiritual and temporal; etc.
To my former friends and subjects;
To all for whom love or duty bids me pray;
To those who have suffered disadvantage or harm through me;
To those who have offended me;
To all those who are especially beloved by Thee;
To those whose release is at hand;
To those who desire most to be united with Thee;
To those who endure the greatest suffering;
To those whose release is most remote;
To those who are least remembered;
To those who are most deserving on account of their services to the
To the rich, who now are the most destitute;
To the mighty, who now are as lowly servants;
To the blind, who now see their folly;
To the frivolous, who spent their time in idleness;
To the poor, who did not seek the treasures of Heaven;
To the tepid, who devoted little time to prayer;
To the indolent, who were negligent in performing good works;
To those of little faith, who neglected the frequent reception
    of the Sacraments;
To the habitual sinners, who owe their salvation to a miracle of grace;
To parents who failed to watch over their children;
To superiors who were not solicitous for the salvation of those
    entrusted to them;
To the souls of those who strove for hardly anything but riches and
To the worldly-minded, who failed to use their wealth and talents in the
    service of God;
To those who witnessed the death of others, but would not think of
    their own;
To those who did not provide for the great journey beyond, and the
    days of tribulation;
To those whose judgment is so severe because of the great things
    entrusted to them;
To the popes, rulers, kings and princes;
To the bishops and their counselors;
To my teachers and spiritual advisors;
To the deceased priests of this diocese;
To all the priests and religious of the whole Catholic Church;
To the defenders of the Holy Faith;
To those who died on the battlefield;
To those who are buried in the sea;
To those who died of stroke or heart attack;
To those who died without the last rites of the Church;
To those who shall die within the next twenty-four hours;
To my own poor soul when I shall have to appear before Thy judgment

V.    O Lord, grant eternal rest to all the souls of the faithful departed,
R.    And let perpetual light shine upon them.
V.    May they rest in peace.
R.   Amen.