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All Souls Novena (To Be Prayed Before Mass Or At Home)

Nine days of Prayer for the Departed from November 2nd – November 10th to be prayed following the Prayers of the Faithful at each day’s Mass.

Tuesday, November 2nd

O Lord God, by the Precious Blood which Your divine Son, Jesus, shed in the Garden, deliver the souls in Purgatory, especially those souls who are the most forsaken of all. Bring them into Your glory where they may praise and bless you forever. Amen. Our Father . . ., Hail, Mary . . ., Eternal rest give to them, O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon them.

Wednesday, November 3rd

O Lord God, by the Precious Blood which Your divine Son, Jesus, shed in His cruel scourging, deliver the souls in Purgatory, and among them those souls who are nearest to sharing Your glory, that they may fully praise and bless You forever. Amen. Our Father . . ., Hail, Mary . . ., Eternal rest give to them, O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon them.

Thursday  –  November 4th

O Lord God, by the Precious Blood of Your divine Son, Jesus, which was shed in His bitter crowning with thorns, deliver the souls in Purgatory, and among them those souls who are in greatest need of our prayers, in order that they may not long  be delayed in praising you fully in Your glory and blessing you forever. Amen. Our Father . . ., Hail, Mary . . ., Eternal rest give to them, O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon them.

Friday– November 5th

O Lord God, by the Precious Blood of Your divine Son, Jesus, which was shed in the streets of Jerusalem while He carried the Cross, deliver the souls in Purgatory, especially those who are richest in merits in Your sight, so that when they have attained the high place to which they are destined, they may praise You triumphantly and bless You forever. Amen. Our Father . . ., Hail, Mary . . ., Eternal rest give to them, O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon them.

Saturday, November 6th

O Lord God, by the Precious Body and Blood of Your divine Son, Jesus, which on the night before his passion He gave to His beloved Apostles and willed to His holy Church as a perpetual Sacrifice and spiritual nourishment, deliver the souls in Purgatory. Most of all, deliver those who were devoted to the mystery of the Eucharist, that they may praise You together with Your divine Son and the Holy Spirit in Your glory forever. Amen. Our Father . . ., Hail, Mary . . ., Eternal rest give to them, O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon them.

Sunday, November 7th

O Lord God, by the Precious Blood which Jesus, Your divine Son, shed upon the Cross this day, deliver the souls in Purgatory, particularly those souls nearest to me and for whom I should pray, that they may come quickly into Your glory to praise and bless You forever. Amen.Our Father . . ., Hail, Mary . . .,Eternal rest give to them, O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon them.

Monday, November 8

O Lord God, by the Precious Blood which came forth from the sacred side of Your divine Son, Jesus, in the presence and to the great sorrow of His holy Mother, deliver the souls in Purgatory, especially those souls most devoted to this noble Lady, that they may come quickly into Your glory, to praise You with her throughout all ages. Amen. Our Father . . ., Hail, Mary . . .,Eternal rest give to them, O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon them.


Tuesday, November 9th


O most compassionate Jesus, have mercy on the Souls, detained in Purgatory, for whose redemption you did take upon You our nature and endured a bitter death. Mercifully hear their sighs, look with pity on the tears, which they now shed before Thee, and by virtue of Your Passion, release them from the pains due unto their sins. O most merciful Jesus, let Thy Precious Blood reach down into Purgatory and refresh and revive the Captive Souls, which suffer there. Stretch forth unto them Your strong right Hand, and bring them forth into the place of refreshment, light, and peace. Amen. 


Blessed Souls! We have prayed for you! We entreat you, who are so dear to God, and so certain of never losing Him, to pray for us miserable sinners, that are in danger of being damned and of losing God forever. Our Father . . ., Hail, Mary . . .,Eternal rest give to them, O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon them.


Wednesday November 10


DE PROFUNDIS 

Out of the depths I have cried to You, O Lord: Lord hear my voice. 
Let Your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication. 
If You, O Lord, wilt mark iniquities; Lord, who shall stand it? 
For with You there is merciful forgiveness: and by reason of Thy law, 
I have waited for Thee, O Lord. 
My soul has relied on His word: my soul has hoped in the Lord. 
From the morning-watch even until night, let Israel hope in the Lord. 
Because with the Lord there is mercy: and with Him plentiful redemption. 
And He shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities. 

V. Eternal rest give unto them. O Lord. 
R. And let perpetual light shine upon them.
V. From the gate of Hell. 
R. Deliver their souls, O Lord. 
V. May they rest in peace. 
R. Amen. 
V.  Lord, hear my prayer. 
R. And let my cry come unto Thee. 
V. The Lord be with you. 
R. And with Your Spirit. 

Let us pray: 
O God, the Creator and Redeemer of all the faithful, we beseech You to grant to the Souls of your servants the remission of their sins, so that by our prayers they may obtain pardon for which they long. O Lord, Who lives and reigns, world without end. Amen. 
May they rest in peace. Am
en.