Special Prayer — Day 7

O most compassionate Lord, through the merits of Your angels and in remembrance of the sufferings of the Blessed Mother when she took Your Son lifeless on her lap in Calvary, I beseech You to give ear to my petition in behalf of the Holy Souls, so that they may be taken up to their true home in heaven and come to the possession of eternal joys.

Eternal rest give unto Your servants and handmaids who have passed out of this world, especially those dear to my heart, and let perpetual light shine upon them.  Lord come to my assistance and grant the special grace which I ask in this Novena, if it be for Your greater glory and the salvation of souls.  Amen.