Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 month ago

What is the significance behind praying for the dead? ?

7 Answers

  • TeeM
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    In the context of this expression, the dead are not those who have actually physically died.

    These, who are called 'dead' are dead in that they haven't accepted Jesus' ransom, they haven't repented of their sins, turned around and dedicated their lives to God.

    Our prayers for those who do not know God or his Christ, is that they come to an accurate knowledge of the truth, and become alive.

    (Ephesians 2:1) 2 Furthermore, God made you alive, though you were dead in your trespasses and sins, 4 . . .because of his great love with which he loved us, 5 made us alive together with the Christ, even when we were dead in trespasses—by undeserved kindness you have been saved.  


  • David
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    There is no significance to praying for the dead.  It is absolutely futile

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Presumably a request to the Lord to save the souls of the lost departed, though the practice is useless, and not at all biblical. Its a catholic travesty. 

  • 1 month ago

    Since the death posses soul, though the dead body being buried under the ground. So all souls being kept in the hidden zone waiting for the resurrection day in the hereafter world.

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  • 1 month ago

    People who pray are afraid and so, they try to reassure themselves with some prayers ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  • 1 month ago

    To save them from Hell of course. But if they rejected Jesus’ sacrifice, then there’s no remaining sacrifice left. So it’s kind of pointless now.

  • Ronald
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    Superstitious folks like to think they can steer their god's will..because they believe they have a personal relationship with him, so he is willing to listen and hopefully act on their prayers..Religiosity is a mental disorder..

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