Hence in their extreme desolation and distress, they incessantly cry out to us for relief and assistance; but since they cannot do this in a manner perceptible to us, holy Church does it for them, by instituting many touching devotions on their behalf. Can we, then, be cold and heartless towards these souls?- "A hard heart will fare evil at the last." Be not then indifferent to your own interests.
Prayer: Have mercy, O Lord, upon the suffering souls in Purgatory, in their helplessness and desolation. Comfort them by the prayers and petitions of the angels and the just in heaven and upon earth; shorten the time of their suffering and reward them with joys eternal. Through Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Special Intercession: Pray for the most forsaken and helpless souls.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them; may they rest in peace. Amen. (Three times)
Practice: Deny yourself a little comfort, or some special consolation, and offer it for the most forsaken souls in Purgatory.
Invocation: My Jesus, mercy!