Do our prayers affect a person who is already in heaven?

Do our prayers, said here on earth, enhance the status, or the Heavenly placement, of our deceased loved ones, even if they are already in Heaven?:confused:

These links should be helpful for understanding the Roman Catholic Church’s teachings on the particular and final judgment and praying for the dead. If you have any further questions or concerns that are not answered by these links, please contact Catholic Answers directly.

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Why do we pray for souls in purgatory?

If the souls in purgatory are destined for heaven, why do we pray for them?
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