Today, I am praying for those who have died. Most especially, I am praying for the souls who are in purgatory, for those who never knew love before they passed away, for those who died friendless, alone and abandoned, for those innoncents taken from their mother's wombs, for those who died because of neglect, for deceased priests and religious.
I came across this beautiful prayer for deceased servants of God from the Dominican Nuns of Summit, NJ. If you would, please remember them in your prayers today, too.
O God, creator and redeemer of all the faithful, grant to the souls of your servants and handmaids, remission of all their sins, that through loving supplications, they may obtain the favor they have always desired. For you live and reign forever and ever. Amen.
Image: The Day of Judgement from the center panel of the Memling Triptych in Gdańsk.