Jesus, our Lord, You spent the night before Your Passion on the Mount of Olives, in the Garden of Gethsemane. In front of Your eyes You saw all the sins of the world—a burden which crushed You and which pressed blood out through Your pores. The Apostles slept and did not have the strength to keep watch with You during this hardest of hours. Only Your Heavenly Father was moved and sent an Angel in order to console and strengthen You during Your mortal anguish (Luke 22:43).
Lord, see our brothers and sisters in Purgatory. They suffer more than a human can while here on earth and You wish us to be merciful toward their anguish and distress. You give us the chance to do something for them, to keep watch with them, to pray for them, to make an offering on their behalf; but most of all, we can bring them the Holy Mass. Yes, we may even send our Guardian Angel so that he may in the Power of Your Blood console and strengthen them. How merciful God was with His Son on the Mount of Olives, and in this way He wishes us also to be merciful toward the suffering Church in Purgatory.
Jesus, remember Your loneliness on the Mount of Olives. Remember how much good it did for You when the Angel of Your Heavenly Father strengthened and supported You. Teach us to be as merciful and as supportive as Your Father, and fill the Poor Souls with the same consolation which You received on the Mount of Olives.
Mary, Queen of Angels, have mercy toward your suffering children in Purgatory. Send them your Angels to help them.
Saint Michael the Archangel, Saint Gabriel the Archangel, Saint Raphael the Archangel, you nine choirs of Holy Angels, you Seraphim and Cherubim, you Thrones and Dominations, Princes and Powers, you Archangels and Angels, we pray, in the name of God and in the name of your Queen, our Heavenly Mother Mary, go quickly and help our brothers and sisters in Purgatory. They suffer great anguish, they thirst for the Eternal God more than the stag thirsts for a spring’s water. Strengthen them and lead them further on the path to Heavenly Fatherland. Amen.