PRAYER TO MARY THE QUEEN OF PURGATORY
Have you lost a loved one who passed away, or know someone who has?
Prayers for souls in purgatory can help them!
While we can derive great comfort from the hope that our loved ones are enjoying Eternal Life with God, it never hurts to pray for their souls in any case.
Mary the Queen of Purgatory
O turn to Jesus, Mother! Turn, and call Him by His tenderest names; pray for the Holy Souls that burn This hour amid the cleansing flames.
Ah! They have fought a gallant fight: In death’s cold arms they persevered; and, after life’s uncheery night, The harbour of their rest is neared.
In pains beyond all earthly pains, Favourites of Jesus! There they lie Letting the fire wear out their stains And worshipping God’s purity.
Spouses of Christ they are, for He Was wedded to them by His Blood; And angels o’er their destiny In wondering adoration brood.
They are the children of thy tears; Then hasten, Mother! To their aid; In pity think each hour appears an age while glory is delayed.
See, how they bound amid their fires, While pain and love their spirits fill; then with self-crucified desires utter sweet rumors, and lie still.
Ah me! The love of Jesus yearns O’er that abyss of sacred pain, And, as He looks, His bosom burns With Calvary’s dear thirst again.
O Mary, let thy Son no more his lingering Spouses thus expect; God’s children to their God restore, And to the Spirit His elect.
Pray then, as thou hast ever prayed; Angels and Souls, all look to thee; God waits thy prayers, for He hath made Those prayers His law of charity.
O gentle Heart of Jesus, ever present in the Blessed Sacrament, ever consumed with burning love for the poor captive souls in Purgatory, have mercy on them.
Be not severe in Your judgments, but let some drops of Your Precious Blood fall upon the devouring flames.
And, Merciful Saviour, send Your angels to conduct them to a place of refreshment, light and peace.