The Prayer of St. Gertrude the Great for the Souls in Purgatory

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St. Gertrude the Great is invoked often, for prayers for the poor souls in purgatory. She had a deep empathy for those souls in purgatory, and would ask God at each mass to have mercy on them.

God would reply to St. Gertrude that He would use whatever was offered to Him for the faithful departed, according to His inclination to show pardon & mercy.

St. Gertrude was a Benedictine and mystic writer. She had the gift of miracles and prophecy.

Jesus revealed to her His infinite love, and asked her to spread it, with love, for the suffering and for sinners.

Our Lord told St. Gertrude the Great that the following prayer would release 1,000 souls from purgatory each time it is said. The prayer was later extended to include living sinners as well.

The Prayer of St. Gertrude

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the masses said throughout the world today, for all the holy souls in purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, those in my own home and within my family.

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  1. I pray for those who have passed and I pray that this prayer will help them to get to heaven I hope they have been baptized I don’t know whether the prayer works for those who have not been baptized then maybe in purgatory but I pray that it will help all who have passed there have been so so many who have died that have not been baptized but I hope and pray that this prayer will help them as well as myself one day if I should arrive in purgatory May the peace of Jesus Christ be with those and those who help

  2. I put my husband David special prayer..which is in a coma at the moment…i ask for prayers and pray that he gets better and if not for my father God to take his hand and lead him the way to eternal rest….😢Amen

  3. I pray for all my deceased relatives and those to come before you in the future in the following families:

    May God have mercy on their souls, especially those who had distant themselves from the church, and who were lapsed Catholics for almost their entire lives. For those who live in sin, and those who reject you Lord. May they see the light of day and be close to our Savior one day! I ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.Amen. Thank you!

  4. St. Gertrude I pray to you to wrap your loving arms around my son Michael. Please St. Gertrude bring my son back home to me next week and please be with him tomorrow in court! I offer this intentions.

  5. May all the souls from my family members that departed this physical life have found eternal peace with God our Father in Heaven!

  6. I pray to the holy souls to intervene to our lord for Hector Osuna who has an addictive personality and struggles with all temptations that surrounds him. I thank god for what ever he sends his way. Thank you holy souls. I ask God to soon lessen your days in purgatory so you can finally feast in the banquet and glorify him.

  7. My these holy souls in purgatory:
    Carmen Castro Veiga
    Cesáreo Manuel Domínguez
    Rosalía A. Garrandés Domínguez
    Carmen Tomasa López Valdes
    Manuel Garrandés Collía
    All Garrandés-López brothers & Sistets
    All Garrandés Cousins
    Zeida López Balbin
    Pelayo Balbin
    Pupi Pelayo Balbin
    L. Aimée Sánchez
    All Souls in Purgatory

  8. Please remember my Father Leonard Thomas Schmotzer he passed Jan 6 2017….as( for his sin to be forgiven and his admittance into heaven.

  9. Please pray for my mother who died last oct 14 2017,her 40 days will be on nov 24. Please pray thdt all her sins will be forgiven and that her soul will will be taken to heaven w/Jesus.amen.thank you.

  10. Please pray for me, for all my loved ones who have fallen away from the Church, for my beloved dead, and for the souls in Purgatory. Than k you.

  11. Please pray for my deceased. Loved ones : Roseanne Rowden
    , Connie Rivas, Alfred Rivas, Masood Hussaini, Adolph John Rivas sr., Eloisa Rivas, Vincent O’Halloran, Drew Little
    Thank you I am glad O joined as a member to have prayers and novenas.

  12. Eternal Father in Heaven, please have compassion and mercy and forgive the sins of all our near and dear loved ones (families, relatives, friends) and especially on those who have committed Suicides, and those who do not have any one to pray for them, especially those poor and abandoned Souls in Purgatory & those who died all of a sudden, by Natural Calamities all over the world.
    Eternal Father, I offer thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son Jesus, in union with the masses said throughout the world today, for all the holy souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, those in my own home, and within my family.

  13. Eternal Father I pray for the souls of John, Carmen, Joe, Danny, Mimi, Lou and Joe. Forgive their sins and allow them to enter your kingdom
    As well as Debbie, Sam, Domenic, Danielle, My Grand Parents, Parents, Uncles, Aunts, Cousins, Friends and Enemies, I pray you will forgive their sins, show them mercy and allow them to enter into your kingdom
    And all sinners past and past and present I beg and pray you will forgive and show mercy Amen

  14. Please pray for my late parents Mr & Mrs Benjamin Lucia Khoza, my late brothers &sister Benedict, Sebastian ,& Eugenia Khoza, my daughter Nonkululeko Khoza, all relatives & friends. Thank you.

  15. Please pray for the souls of the generations of my family who came before me and who will come after me once I’m gone. Pray for my family alive today, for their conversion, and to come back to our Catholic Church. Pray for my miscarried babies and aborted babies and for all the babies that the mothers don’t know to pray for. Pray for the souls of my friends and family members that have passed. But most of all pray for the forgotten souls and the ones that have no one to pray for them. Thank you for your mercy Lord,, for I do not deserve a sliver of your mercy but know I want to be with You in Heaven and will need Purgatory, prayers from others too. Thank you for these prayers and for Your Mercy and Love, Amen

  16. Please pray for the soul of my mom. Mona Valdez, who passed 2 days ago, and Darleen Cook, my dad Roe Lopez, and my mother in law and father in law Shirley and Harvey.

  17. So through St Gertrude, we come before you Lord, and we pray for all those souls who are without prayer, we pray for all the souls in purgatory… we ask dear Lord, for your Mercy… that they may be released to a peaceful place with you… Lord have Mercy! Thank you St Gertrude for interceding for us!

    Thank you for your prayers and novena reminders; thank you for this great opportunity to pray with you.

  18. Empathy for the poor and holy souls in purgatory. Have mercy on them.

    I pray for my family members that need to be saved.

    Bring peace and reconciliation within my family.


  19. Pray for my father Dieter

    Pray for my aunt Joan
    Pray for my grandmother Dora
    Pray for my grandfather Tom

    & I pray for my other family members and those who need prayer to save

  20. Thank you for all the Novenas and other prayers. I forward these to my sister and hopefully, she forwards them.
    I believe it’s incumbent upon us to always pray for the Poor Souls in Purgatory and to kindly ask when they enter God’s kingdom to please pray us so we may join them.
    I also ask and believe that we should and need to pray for all who have left the Church that they please return and seek God’s mercy and forgiveness. It is boundless!!

  21. I also offer and join the prayer of St. Gertrude to all departed souls and the departed faithful. May the good Lord grant our prayer and request.

  22. Please Pray For The Souls Of The Following; Elia, Karlina, Eva, Peter, Lucy, Cecilia, Leotisa, Denis, Joseph, Matia, Kasino, Philip, Ofemia, Richard Josefina, Bruna, Mary, Bruna, Linus, Alselmu, Dorina, Kamilu, Patrict, Alex Ambrose, Kennedy And Other Departed Family Members And Friends. Amen

  23. I pray for all the holy souls in purgatory from my family and family tree. May their souls rest in peace in jesus name. Vitalis, Veronica, Elizabeth, Whilfrida, Monica, Margaret, Faith, Francis, Mariko Simon,Wilson, Marcela, Elijah, Lucia, the souls of the children i miscarried ,all the souls barred in the lands on which our homes are built i pray, that perpetual light shines upon them and grant them entry into heaven. Amen

  24. Please pray for the repose of the soul of my dad and mum Aloysius & Annette Van Sluytman. Annette Gonsalves and all my departed family.

  25. I pray for all my dearly departed
    In the
    Castillo family
    Monge family
    Fraychinaud family
    Monique Massey
    Darlene varsuo
    All extended family members

  26. Thank you Lord for your son Jesus. I pray for my loving mother Flora Arasia-Rodriguez, and all of my family and my husband family that have gone before for us. Have mercy on them and on us, in Jesus name I pray. Jesus I trust in you. ❤️ Amen

  27. Special prayers for all the deceased in my family, Frank, my Dad and Mom, my sisters and brother . May they all rest in peace.

  28. I ask for the total conversation of Dwayne Hart, for peace, joy and purpose of life! I ask for the renual of our relationship in Christ, a deeper and bonding love between us. In Christ Jesus Amen!

  29. Please Lord release all the souls
    Specially:my mother,my father and all the souls Who die from gun .
    And have mercy for My Friends
    And mercy for all of us Lord.

  30. St. Gertrude, please, pray for my husband, my parents, my in-laws, all of our grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, sisters and brothers, and all who have touched our lives. I also pray that all unborn children, grandchildren, and those of tender age are residing with you and our Lord in Heaven. Amen

  31. Roma Kim Sabeeney
    Choy Aming
    Kim Aming
    Joseph Aming
    Neville Aming
    Rita Ramcharitar
    Noel Jennings
    Coleen Aming
    Rita Paul
    Karen Talbot-Paul

  32. In remembrance of Peter and Marie Perez, Sterling and Arlene Hartman
    and all of the Perez, Rogacs, Wilson and Green family members.

  33. Claire,Ronnie,Judy<Bob LLOYD,Roy<davId,Fay,Joe,Kay, Shirley<Roland, MICHAEL < Jacob< Ray, Janie, Jack< Sarah, KaitlinRo,Nancy gerry, JJ, Brian, Cindy,

  34. Please pay for the sold or Felix Gutierrez, Virginia Nuñez, Juanita Martinez, Juan José Santiago, Cándido Gutierrez, Benjamin Cortez

  35. Dear Heavenly Father, Papa in Heaven, please release all the poor souls who are suffering this day into your kingdom, unite them in your love and mercy., especially all the souls in our family, friends and neighbours who have gone to their rest. Grant them everlasting peace.

  36. The Prayer of St. Gertrude

    Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the masses said throughout the world today, for all the holy souls in purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, those in my own home and within my family.

    I pray for my Christine, Samalie, Edward, Nankabirwa, Ann, all uncles, Auties and grandparents plus friends like david Luziika. And many other souls in Purgatory. Amen

  37. Dear JohnPaul and Anne
    Thank you for the gift of prayers on All Saints Day,All Souls Day and PRAYERS for the souls of our departed friends and relatives.
    God Bless You.

  38. Please pray for the peaceful repose of the following departed members of my family


  39. For my father who died of ALS 6 months ago. For all my friends, family and loved ones, all souls and myself according to God’s will.

  40. For all those going into surgery today, may the Blessed Mother watch over you, and bring you safely back to those you love. In Jesus’ name, we ask for your Mercy and Grace. Amen.

  41. I was told by a priest that the word “mass”, when used to mean the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, should always be capitalized. The word ‘mass’ in physics is a word that means “A measure of how much matter is in an object,” which is measured by weight. ‘mass’ can also mean a group or an amount, like a mass of people, or a mass of curls. It just seems fitting to me that when we shorten the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass to ‘Mass’, it should be capitalized. It’s a pet peeve of mine.

    • I certainly agree with that, and was always taught to write Mass, with a capital, when using it in the context of the Holy Sacrifice.

  42. Please pray for the soul of my recently departed wife, Isabelle Duval. She died at the age of 41, she has left us all too soon. Our hearts are broken and our souls are in despair. Please pray for Isabell and our family. I ask these things in the name of Mother Mary, our Lord Jesus and God almighty.

    • Praying for Isabelle and for you and your family Raymond. May the Lord bless you and give you peace! Blessed Virgin, pray for us. St. Gertrude, pray for us.

    • Please pray for my gramma, Laverne. She passed last night and I miss her so much already. She made her life a testimony of God’s grace and love, and taught me how to be a woman of the Lord.
      St. Gertrude, pray for us.

    • May your pain redemptive and may you see God’s will for your life as it unfolds into the future. And may you know Jesus has His arms wrapped around you in these days.