O God, our Creator and Redeemer, hear our prayers for the faithful departed. In Your love accept as reparation in their behalf the sacrifices we offer for them.
May the merits of our good deeds help to cleanse them still more from all stain of sin and selfishness, and bring them to the happiness of Heaven for which You created them.
Graciously grant our petitions through the merits of Your son, Jesus Christ, Our Lord. Amen.
“Have pity on me, have pity on me. At least you, my friends, for the hand of the Lord has touched me.” (Job 19:21)