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

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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.