I am wondering about prayers for the dead. Iam a protestant and Iam wondering if I have enough faith for the saints to appear from heaven and actually talk to me? I would like my mom and my grandma when they die. I want to know if afaid of anything that they can appear to me and console me. Do the saints have to be canonized before they can appear to me? Moses and Elijah appeared to Jesus during the Transfiguration.
Prayers of the dead is not the same as trying to summon the spirits of the dead or trying to engage them in conversation which God strictly forbids.
Saint Ignatius and the Saint Nektarios of Greek have both appeared to people after their death,why can’t my mom or grandma do the same to me? but I just have to have faith.
I believe the protestants have lost that connection.