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Recite the Rosary during the vigil while meditating on the "Glorious Mysteries": The Resurrection, which inspires an increase of faith; The Ascension, which inspires an increase of hope; The Descent of the Holy Spirit, which inspires charity or love; The Assumption, which looks forward to a happy death; and The Coronation, which celebrates confidence in the promises made by Mary.
Recite the "Eternal Rest" prayer after each decade (group of 10 Hail Marys): "Eternal rest grant unto him/her, O Lord;and let perpetual light shine upon him/her. May he/she rest in peace. Amen." Recite this prayer instead of the "Fatima Prayer": "O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell; lead all souls to heaven especially those who are most in need of your mercy."
Recite the "De Profundis," or Psalm 130 instead of the "Hail Holy Queen" prayer. The "Hail Holy Queen" prayer is recited after the five decades have been completed on the "centerpiece," the icon which joins the introductory prayers to the decades.
Psalm 130 Prayer for Pardon and Mercy
A song of ascents.
Out of the depths, I call to you, Lord;
Lord, hear my cry!
May your ears be attentive
to my cry for mercy.
If you, Lord, mark our sins,
Lord, who can stand?
But with you is forgiveness
and so you are revered.
my soul waits for his word.
My soul looks for the Lord
more than sentinels for daybreak.
More than sentinels for daybreak,
let Israel look for the Lord.
For with the Lord is kindness,
with him is full redemption,
And God will redeem Israel
from all their sins.
Recite the Rosary, or chaplet, for the Dead. This a four decade Rosary (a devotion dating to the 1800's). It begins with the De Profundis and is composed of the "Eternal Rest" prayer and the phrase "Sweet Heart of Mary, be my salvation." Other prayers may be added as this devotion is not standardized to the extent of the "Dominican" Rosary.
Add the "Eternal Rest" prayer to the recitations of the Rosary in the month of November. This is the month which the Catholic Church dedicates to the souls in Purgatory.