I want to tell you why I pray more for the sinners on earth than the souls in purgatory.
On Earth, everyone still can make a choice about good or bad. That’s why I have a special devotion to praying for poor sinners. I want to help the sinners get to Heaven. I want them to repent before they die, to love God and to make right choices. Right choices lead to Heaven.
Once we die, we’ve already made a choice whether to love God or not. That choice determines whether we go to Heaven or Hell. By praying for sinners, we have a chance to save sinners.
The souls in purgatory are already destined for Heaven. It’s good to pray for them so they can get to Heaven and be with God earlier. So we can pray for them too.
But my urgent goal is to redirect sinners’ course away from Hell so I’m sure they can be with God later. If they are in purgatory, I will still pray for them, but I want to get as many sinners as I can on the road towards Heaven.
For Jesus said, “There will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who have no need of repentance.” Luke 15:7