St. Francis of Assisi Before the Crucifix
c. 1631

His Hour: A Holy Hour of Reparation, Page 10

Prayer for Peace

LORD, make me an instrument of Thy peace!
Where there is hatred -------let me sow love.
Where there is injury-------pardon.
Where there is doubt-------faith.
Where there is despair-------hope.
Where there is darkness-------light.
Wjere there is sadness-------joy.

O Divine Master, grant that I amy not so much seek
To be consoled-------as to console,
To be understood-------as to understand,
To be loved as to love, for
It is in giving-------that we receive,
It is in pardoning-------that we are pardoned,
It is in dying-------that we are born to eternal life.

-------St. Francis of Assisi

By the Sign of the Holy Cross, deliver us from our enemies, O my God!

Prayer for Mercy for the Holy Souls in Purgatory

Have Mercy, O gentle Jesus! on the Souls detained in Purgatory. Thou Who for their ransom
didst take upon Thyself our human nature and suffer the most cruel death, pity their sighs
and the tears shed when they raise their longing eyes toward Thee; and by virtue of
Thy Passion, cancel the penalty due to their sins.

May Thy Blood, O tender Jesus, Thy Precious Blood, descend into Purgatory
to solace and refresh those who there languish in captivity. Reach forth Thy
hand to them, and lead them into the realms of refreshment, light and peace. Amen.

Divine Heart of Jesus, convert sinners, save the dying, set free the Holy Souls in Purgatory.