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Offline Miseremini

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Re: Prayers for the dying, recently deceased
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2020, 05:29:53 PM »
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  • So sorry to hear about your friend.  My condolences.
    Remember, we live in time, but God is in eternity and can access past, present and future.
    When your friend died, God knew you would pray for him in the future, and hopefully took that into account and had mercy on him.
    A very pious old priest, who died 20 years ago, taught me to pray for people even if they'd been dead a long time.
    Do offer the prayers for the dying for your friend.  God is merciful.
    "Let God arise, and let His enemies be scattered: and them that hate Him flee from before His Holy Face"  Psalm 67:2[/b]


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    Re: Prayers for the dying, recently deceased
    « Reply #16 on: September 20, 2020, 06:33:24 PM »
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    Re: Prayers for the dying, recently deceased
    « Reply #17 on: September 24, 2020, 02:48:38 PM »
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  • So sorry to hear about your friend.  My condolences.
    Remember, we live in time, but God is in eternity and can access past, present and future.
    When your friend died, God knew you would pray for him in the future, and hopefully took that into account and had mercy on him.
    A very pious old priest, who died 20 years ago, taught me to pray for people even if they'd been dead a long time.
    Do offer the prayers for the dying for your friend.  God is merciful.
    Thankfully to Mr. G,(part of a quote on another thread) I see where the old priest I quoted above got his information.  It was from Pius XI.
    "In his magnificent encyclical Miserentissimus Redemptor – On Reparation to the Sacred Heart – Pope Pius XI explained how the graces implored via prayerful acts of penance are applied by God in a way that is not timebound.
    Specifically, the Holy Father was addressing those who may wonder how our acts of reparation can “bring solace to Our Lord now, when Christ is already reigning in the beatitude of Heaven.”

    The Holy Father tells us that Our Lord died even for our sins “which were as yet in the future, but were foreseen.” In a similar way, he continued, “it cannot be doubted that then, too, already He derived somewhat of solace from our reparation, which was likewise foreseen.”

    The point is that our prayers for one another are, to God, timeless.
    "Let God arise, and let His enemies be scattered: and them that hate Him flee from before His Holy Face"  Psalm 67:2[/b]



     

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