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peachofthesunshine said: You know, I've heard "repose of the soul" my whole life, but I'm not sure what it means. Obviously it can apply to the living, but at a first glance, it looks like it should be a prayer for the dead. Do you know what it means?

Hello! Your guts are right! It is a prayer or type of prayer for the dead if you will. When you pray for the “repose of the soul” you are praying for some one in Purgatory. The Holy Souls have passed this earth, and are in need of our prayers to attain the Eternal goal of Heaven. Therefore, when praying for a soul you are trying to lessen their time in Purgatory. Prayers like the Mass or the Most Holy Rosary can do the trick. As for the living, I am not so sure you would pray a prayer for their repose soul since they are still alive, and repose means rest and tranquility. I hope I answered your question sufficiently. If you need a little bit for reading there’s a link!
http://people.opposingviews.com/repose-soul-mean-catholicism-8533.html

God Bless!

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Anonymous said: Please pray for the repose of the soul of the brother of my priest, named John.

Done and done!

God Bless, Anon

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by-grace-of-god:

For the first time in the history of Iraq, Mosul is now empty of Christians
The message played over loudspeakers gave the Christians of Iraq’s second-largest city until midday Saturday to make a choice: convert to Islam, pay a tax or face death.
Pray for our persecuted brothers and sisters

Our Lady Help of Christians, pray for those persecuted!

by-grace-of-god:

For the first time in the history of Iraq, Mosul is now empty of Christians

The message played over loudspeakers gave the Christians of Iraq’s second-largest city until midday Saturday to make a choice: convert to Islam, pay a tax or face death.

Pray for our persecuted brothers and sisters

Our Lady Help of Christians, pray for those persecuted!

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The Three Acts

ACT OF FAITH

O MY GOD, I firmly believe that Thou art one God in Three Divine Persons, Father, Son and Holy Ghost. I believe that Thy Divine Son became Man, and died for our sins, and that He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe these and all the truths which the Holy Catholic Church teaches, because Thou hast revealed them, Who canst neither deceive nor be deceived.

ACT OF HOPE

O MY GOD, relying on Thy almighty power and infinite mercy and promises, I
hope to obtain pardon of my sins, the help of Thy grace, and Life Everlasting, through the merits of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Redeemer.

ACT OF CHARITY

O MY GOD, I love Thee above all things, with my whole heart and soul, because Thou art all-good and worthy of all love. I love my neighbor as myself for the love of Thee. I forgive all who have injured me, and ask pardon of all whom I have injured.

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A PRAYER FOR THE DYING AND A SPECIAL SOUL

O MOST MERCIFUL JESUS, lover of souls,
I beseech Thee, by the agony of Thy most Sacred Heart,
and by the sorrows of Thine Immaculate Mother,
wash clean in the Thy Blood the sinners of the whole world
who are to die this day.

Remember most especially the soul I spiritually adopt
with the intention of entrusting him or her to Thy Shepherd’s care:
I beseech Thee for the grace to move this sinner, who is in
danger of going to Hell, to repent. I ask this because of my
trust in Thy great mercy.

If it should please Thy Majesty to send me a suffering this day
in exchange for the grace I ask for this soul, then, it, too,
shall please me very much, and I thank Thee, Most Sweet Jesus,
Shepherd and Lover of Souls; I thank Thee for this
opportunity to give mercy in thanksgiving for all the mercies
Thou hast shown me. Amen.

Heart of Jesus, once in agony, have mercy on the dying.

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My parish came out on a Spanish Catholic T.V. channel! Feeling so proud of them right now….

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Prayer for Daily Neglects

Eternal Father, I offer You the Sacred Heart of Jesus, with all Its love, all Its sufferings and all Its merits.

First to expiate all the sins I have committed this day and during all my life.

Glory be to the Father…

Second to purify the good I have done poorly this day and during all my life.

Glory be to the Father…

Third to supply for the good I ought to have done, and that I have neglected this day and all my life…

Glory be to the Father…

(Poor Clare, a nun, who had just died, appeared to her Abbess, who was praying for her and said to her “I went straight to Heaven,” the nun told her abbess, “for, by means of this prayer recited every evening, I paid my debts.”

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The Power and Promises Associated with the
Recitation of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy: 

“Encourage souls to say the Chaplet which I have given you. It pleases Me to grant everything they ask of Me by saying this chaplet. When hardened sinners say it, I will fill their souls with peace, and the hour of their death will be a happy one. Write that when they say this chaplet in the presence of the dying, I will stand between My Father and the dying person, not as the just Judge but as the merciful Saviour.” Diary 1541

Read more at:
http://www.divinemercyhawaii.org/index.cfm?load=page&page=283

The Power and Promises Associated with the
Recitation of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy:

“Encourage souls to say the Chaplet which I have given you. It pleases Me to grant everything they ask of Me by saying this chaplet. When hardened sinners say it, I will fill their souls with peace, and the hour of their death will be a happy one. Write that when they say this chaplet in the presence of the dying, I will stand between My Father and the dying person, not as the just Judge but as the merciful Saviour.” Diary 1541

Read more at:
http://www.divinemercyhawaii.org/index.cfm?load=page&page=283

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Prayer in Time of Troubles

In every need let me come to Thee with humble trust, saying,
Jesus, help me!

In all my doubts, perplexities, and temptations,
Jesus, help me!

In hours of loneliness, weariness and trials,
Jesus, help me!

In the failure of my plans and hopes; in disappointments, troubles and sorrows,
Jesus, help me!

When my heart is cast down by failure, at seeing no good come from my efforts,
Jesus, help me!

When others fail me, and Thy grace alone can assist me,
Jesus, help me!

When I throw myself on Thy tender love as Father and Savior,
Jesus, help me!

When I feel impatient, and my cross irritates me,
Jesus, help me!

When sickness and loneliness overcome me,
Jesus, help me!

Always, in weakness, falls and shortcomings of every kind,
Jesus, help me and never forsake me.

Amen.

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A Prayer for the Forgiveness of Sin

My Jesus, I place all my sins before you. In my estimation They do not deserve pardon, But I ask you To close your eyes To my want of merit And open them To your infinite merit.

Since you willed To die for my sins, Grant me forgiveness For all of them. Thus, I may no longer feel The burden of my sins, A burden that oppresses me Beyond measure.

Assist me, dear Jesus, For I desire to become good No matter what the cost Take away, destroy, And utterly root out Whatever you find in me That is contrary To your holy will. At the same time, dear Jesus, illumine me So that I may walk in your holy light.

Amen.

Prayer by Saint Gemma Galgani