O Most Blessed Virgin Mary, my Mother, I turn to thee in supplication, and by that sword which pierced thy sorrowful heart, when thou didst behold thy beloved Son Jesus Christ bow His head and give up the ghost, I pray and beseech thee to help the Holy Souls in Purgatory, and particularly those for whom I now pray. (mention here the named of your departed loved ones) Mother of Sorrows, Queen of Martyrs, for the love of thy divine Son, whose Precious Blood was shed for us, help us with thy powerful intercession, who are in danger of falling not only into Purgatory but also of losing our souls forever in Hell. O Mary, Mother of Grace; Mother of Mercy, pray for us now and at the hour of our death.
Eternal Father, through the most Precious Blood of Jesus and the Sorrows of Mary, have pity upon the Holy Souls in Purgatory. Amen.
Thomas a Kempis affirms “that the devils fear the Queen of heaven to such a degree, that only on hearing her great name pronounced, they fly from him who does so as from a burning fire.” The Blessed Virgin herself revealed to St. Bridget “that there is not on earth a sinner, however devoid he may be of the love of God, from whom the devil is not obliged immediately to fly, if he invokes her holy name with a determination to repent.” On another occasion she repeated the same thing to the saint, saying, “that all the devils venerate and fear her name to such a degree, that on hearing it they immediately loosen the claws with which they hold the soul captive.” Our Blessed Lady also told St. Bridget, “that in the same way as the rebel angels fly from sinners who invoke the name of Mary, so also do the good angels approach nearer to just souls who pronounce her name with devotion.”