Is it too late to pray for somebody?


#1

My dad passed away about seven years ago. He was a non-practicing reform Jew. I didn’t pray for him at the time because I was an atheist then, but do you think it is too late to pray for his soul?


#2

No. God can apply our prayers whenever and wherever they are most needed, including seven years ago.


#3

No, not at all, it is quite common to say prayers for the deceased in our lives.


#4

I try to pray for the deceased daily and I just wanted to let you know that I said a prayer for your father as well.


#5

As time is no barrier to God, I usually ask Jesus to go to the person at their moment of death and to show Himself and His love and mercy; to give them the grace to accept Him; then for Him to welcome them into heaven. You know about Baptism of Desire?That would be their baptism ie the longing they have in that instant for him.


#6

Perhaps your father has been waiting for you to pray for him.


#7

Adding my prayers for your father.


#8

I hope not. My Father (Lutheran) died in 1962, and it wasn’t until 2007 that I became a Catholic and had a set of Gregorian Masses prayed for him.


#9

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