Should We Pray For People After They Die?

Catholics say “pray for souls in Purgatory.”

Non-Catholic Christians say “there’s no need to pray for souls after they’re dead.”

In this final video of the 2016 Lent and Easter season, I ask some basic questions about this dichotomy.

Happy Feast of the Divine Mercy!

Pray the Chaplet. Today and every day.


Thanks for taking some of your precious time today to read and listen to my thoughts. My commitment during Lent 2016 and continuing through Divine Mercy Sunday, the Second Sunday of Easter, is to post a daily video reflection to help you and me on our walk through the season and toward Easter Sunday, and finally to the Feast of Mercy. Click here for my YouTube channel:

I appreciate your help and encouragement. Please let me know how I can help you. This is something I’ve been called to do for some time. I’m finally embracing it. Father, forgive me for procrastinating.

One Response to Should We Pray For People After They Die?

  1. Staci Troilo says:

    This prayer for souls in purgatory was given to St. Gertrude:

    Eternal Father, I offer Thee the most precious blood of They 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. Amen, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus.

    This prayer was given to St. Gertrude and Jesus promised that every time it was said, 1,000 souls would be released from purgatory and allowed into God’s Presence. It’s not to be merely recited, but said with belief and conviction.

    If this is true, then yes, we are to pray for souls in purgatory. Even if it wasn’t given to St. Gertrude, can it really hurt to pray for those souls? I can’t see how it could. I know I’d like for someone to pray for me once I pass on. If my soul isn’t pure when I die and I’m “in holding” (in purgatory) for a while, I’d like someone to pray I move on to Heaven.

    Just saying…

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: