Special Prayer — Day 9

O Divine Majesty, our Lord and Creator, be merciful to the faithful departed for whom I offer this novena, especially to those who on earth had done me favors, and may they attain to everlasting rest, through the merits of the Virgin Mother who was filled with sorrow upon seeing Your Son taken into the sepulcher.  Grant that they may be purified by indulgences which I wish to obtain in their behalf so that they may receive forgiveness and unending peace.

Vouchsafe, O Lord, to the release the Holy Souls from every bond of sins and may they rejoice with Your saints forever.  Grant also, I beg of You, the favor which I ask during this novena, if it be for Your greater glory and the salvation of souls.  Amen.