Have you lost a loved one who passed away, or know who has? Prayers for souls in purgatory can help them. While we can derive great comfort from the hope that our loved ones are enjoying Eternal Life with God, it never hurts to pray for their souls in any case. There are never any words you can offer someone to comfort them when a loved one passes away. reading about the holy souls definitely helps us put things into perspective. The common message from the Holy Souls is that instead of tears they need Holy Masses and prayers offered for them.We should never stop even if its been 20 years because our time is different than theirs and if the Holy Soul has been released and is now rejoicing in Heaven, your offering will be given to another Holy Soul in desperate need of prayer.