Devotion for the Dying

Devotion To The Agonizing Heart Of Jesus

  Every day an average of 290,000 persons die, are judged and begin an eternity of endless bliss or hopeless misery. Alas! it is to be feared that vast is the number of the dying who are in mortal sin, yet to be saved they need but the grace of a good confession or of an act of perfect contrition. Will you refuse to beg this grace for them from the Agonizing Heart of Jesus? Do it now tomorrow it will be too late to pray for those who are dying today!

   PRAY FOR THE DYING-----Souls were purchased with the Blood of Christ, 290,000 will be judged today. Do not let the demons drag them into Hell. As you love Jesus, save them and bring joy to His Sacred Heart.
   PRAY FOR THE DYING-----Have pity on the untold multitude of unBaptized children in danger of death; ask for them the grace of Baptism, and for the just in agony-----the grace of perseverance.
   PRAY FOR THE DYING-----It is continuing the work of Jesus on earth, saving souls, aye, it is going into the very jaws of death to snatch souls from Hell to give them to Christ for eternity.
   PRAY FOR THE DYING-----Justice demands it, if through your fault some souls have been lost, or are on the way to perdition. Save the dying if you have been a stumbling block to the living.
   PRAY FOR THE DYING-----If you save but one soul a day, in ten years you will give 3650 elect to Heaven. What a crown for eternity! In return for your charity, consider the graces you will receive in time and the reward in store for you in eternity from our dear Lord, Who died for these souls. Think of the eternal gratitude of the loving Heart of Mary their Mother, of their Guardian Angels, and of the redeemed souls themselves. How well they will plead your cause, when your time comes to die. There is gratitude on earth, how much more there must be in Heaven.
   PRAY FOR THE DYING AND SPREAD THIS DEVOTION-----It will be your greatest consolation in death and an assurance of a happy end; for it is easy to die after praying for the dying every day of one's life. "With the same measure that you shall mete withal, it shall be measured to you again." [Luke 6: 38]

Prayer for the Dying

    MOST merciful Jesus, lover of souls, I pray Thee, by the agony of Thy most Sacred Heart and by the sorrows of Thine Immaculate Mother, wash in Thy Blood the sinners of the whole world who are now in their agony and are to die this day. Amen.

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

   O ST. JOSEPH, Foster Father of Jesus Christ and true Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, pray for us and for the dying of today
[or tonight].

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father.


O GENTLEST Heart of Jesus, ever present in the Blessed Sacrament,
ever consumed with burning love for the Poor captive Souls in Purgatory,
have mercy on the Soul of Thy departed servant.

Be not severe in Thy judgment, but some drops of Thy Precious Blood fall
upon him [or her], and send, O merciful Savior, Thy Angels to conduct
him [or her] to a place of refreshment, light and peace. Amen.


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