**Praying for the Dead Proved from Scripture **
In the following passages, note carefully that Paul prays for and sends greeting to the “household of Onesiphorous” who, by implication, has recently died. Prayer for the dead is clearly demonstrated when Paul specifically prays for the dead man in 2 Tim. 1:18.
**2 Timothy 1:16-18 (RSV) **
May the Lord grant mercy to the household of Onesiph’orus, for he often refreshed me; he was not ashamed of my chains,  but when he arrived in Rome he searched for me eagerly and found me –  may the Lord grant him to find mercy from the Lord on that Day – and you well know all the service he rendered at Ephesus.
**2 Timothy 4:19 **
Greet Prisca and Aq’uila, and the household of Onesiph’orus.