Special Prayer — Day 8

O most loving and merciful Lord Jesus, through the merits of St. Francis of Assissi and the glorious St. Nicholas of Tolentino, I beseech You to absolve the souls of all the faithful departed from every bond of sin and may the Holy Souls, aided by the sufferings of Mary who say the Body of Your Son wrapped in the white shroud, be enabled to escape the judgment of Your justice.  And may Your servants and handmaids who departed from this life be led in the everlasting light and peace.

Grant them, O Lord, to pass from death to life, and may this novena which I make help them in their sufferings.  I also ask You to grant my petition, if it be for Your greater glory and the salvation of souls.  Amen.