Praying for the Souls in Purgatory

The Chaplet of Divine Mercy adapted for use with St. Michael beads

Begin with the Sign of the Cross.

On the St. Michael medal, recite the St. Michael prayer:

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

On the tail, recite the Creed on the first single bead, then do a “Power Pack” (i.e., Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be) on the next three beads.

On the first of each of the 9 sets of chaplet beads

Eternal Father, I offer You the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Your Dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for the sins of [intention] in Purgatory.”

On each of the 3 beads following: “For the sake of His Sorrowful Passion, have mercy on them.”

On the chain before the next single bead: “Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on them.”

Intentions: You can leave it generic and just say “the poor souls,” but you can also specify groups of people who are on your heart. If I don’t have anything in particular, I like to let God bring images into my mind. Doing this has led me to pray for first responders, electricians, dental hygienists, and rice farmers.

After finishing the chaplet:

Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase your mercy in us that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to Your holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself.

End with the Sign of the Cross.

The beads shown above are available for $18.95 @

The prayers that go with the Chaplet of St. Michael the Archangel are enclosed with the beads. You can see them @

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