Thursday, November 13, 2014


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After each invocation say:
My Jesus, mercy

O JESUS, Thou didst suffer and die that all mankind
might be saved and brought to eternal happiness.
Through the Agony of Thine Crown of Thorns
 I offer it to Thy Eternal Father that Thou wilt
hear our pleas for further mercy on the souls of:

My dear parents and grandparents,

My brothers and sisters and other near relatives,

My godparents and sponsors of Confirmation,

My spiritual and temporal benefactors,

My friends and neighbors,

All for whom love or duty bids me pray,

Those who have offended me,

Those who have suffered disadvantage of harm through me,

Those who are especially beloved by Thee,

Those whose release is near at hand,

Those who desire most to be united to Thee,

Those who endure the greatest suffering,

Those whose release is most remote,

Those who are least remembered,

Those who are most deserving on
account of their services to the Church,

The rich who are now the most destitute,

The mighty who are now powerless, 

The once spiritually blind, who now see their folly,

The frivolous, who spent their time in idleness, 

The poor, who did not seek the treasures of Heaven, 

The tepid, who devoted little time to prayer,

The indolent, who neglected to perform good works,

Those of little faith, who neglected
 the frequent reception of the Sacraments,

The habitual sinners, who owe
 their salvation to a miracle of grace,

Parents who failed to watch over their children,

Superiors who were not solicitous
for the salvation of those entrusted to them,

Those who strove for worldly riches and pleasures,

The worldly minded, who failed to
 use their wealth and talents in the service of God,

Those who witnessed the death of others,
but would not think of their own,

Those who blasphemed and committed
 sacrilege without due reparation,

Those who violated the dignity of the human body
 and mind through impurity,

Those who are Purgatory because of me,

Those who did not provide for the life hereafter,

Those whose sentence is severe because
of the great things entrusted to them,

The popes, kings and rulers,

The bishops and their counselors,

My teachers and spiritual advisors,

The deceased priests of this diocese,

The priests and religious of the Catholic Church,

The defenders of the holy Catholic Faith,

Those who died on the battlefield,

Those who fought for their country,

Those who were buried in the sea,

Those who died suddenly in accidents
 and from other causes,

Those who died of sudden illness,

Those who suffered and died of lingering illnesses,

Those who died without the last rites of the Church,

Those who shall die within the next twenty-four hours,

For those who procured abortions or aborted their children,

For those who promoted or practiced contraception,

For those who gave scandal, especially to children,

My own poor soul when I shall have to
 appear before Thy judgment seat.

Eternal rest grant unto all of these,
O Lord; and let the perpetual light of 
Thine countenance shine upon them soon. Amen.

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