Prayer for Those Who Are Dear to me
“Have mercy, O Lord,
on all my friends and relatives,
on all my benefactors,
on all who pray for me
and on all who have asked me
to pray for them.
Give them a spirit of fruitful penance,
mortify in them all vices,
and make all Your virtues flower in them.
Let them, O Lord, so live
that they may be pleasing to You.
Have mercy, O God, on our bishops,
our rulers, our government,
and on the whole Christian people.
Holy Mary, pray for them all.
All you saints of God, pray for them.
Have mercy, O God, on all my deceased benefactors
and on all for whom I ought to pray.
Absolve all Your faithful
and give them peace and communion
with all the saints.
Holy Mother of God, pray for them.
And all you saints of God,
pray for them. Amen.”