Prayers for the Dying

Daily Prayer for the Dying

O most merciful Jesus, lover of souls, I pray Thee by the agony of Thy most Sacred Heart and by the sorrows of Thy Immaculate Mother, cleanse in Thy Blood the sinners of the whole world, who are now in their Agony, and are to die this day. Amen. Agonizing Heart of Jesus, have mercy on the dying.

An Act of Offering for the Dying

(To be made every morning and evening)

O my God, for the salvation of the dying, especially for those who are to die this day (night), I offer to Thee, through the hands of the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Joseph and St. Francis, all my thoughts, words, actions, and sufferings, of this day and of my whole life in union with the good works of all pious Christians, and with the merits of all the Saints in Heaven.  But particularly do I thus offer to Thee, for the dying sinners, the bitter Passion and Death of Jesus Christ, the sorrows of His dearest Mother, and all the holy Masses that are celebrated today throughout the world. I desire to renew this act of offering for the dying whenever I shall say, “My Jesus, mercy,” and I promise to consecrate my whole life to the salvation of the dying. Give me grace to persevere in this noble work till death.