Biblical verses on prayers for the dead ones, even dead sinners:
– Spirit’s and Angelic prayers to God for the dead men.
And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.
– Angelic prayers to God for the dead Prophets.
Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her.
– Moses prayed for a dead Reuben:
Let Reuben live, and not die; and let not his men be few.
– Moses prayed for 3,000 slain Jewish idolaters.
28 And the children of Levi did according to the word of Moses: and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men.31 And Moses returned unto the LORD, and said, Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold.32 Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin, and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou hast written.
– Continuous prayers (hailing) for a dead Mary.
27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary.28 And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.
– Jeremiah prayed for the dead Jews:
We lie down in our shame, and our confusion covereth us: for we have sinned against the LORD our God, we and our fathers, from our youth even unto this day, and have not obeyed the voice of the LORD our God.
– Nehemiah prayed for his dead forefathers:
Let thine ear now be attentive, and thine eyes open, that thou mayest hear the prayer of thy servant, which I pray before thee now, day and night, for the children of Israel thy servants, and confess the sins of the children of Israel, which we have sinned against thee: both I and my father’s house have sinned.
– A mourning for a dead Zedekiah.
4 Yet hear the word of the LORD, O Zedekiah king of Judah; Thus saith the LORD of thee, Thou shalt not die by the sword:5 But thou shalt die in peace: and with the burnings of thy fathers, the former kings which were before thee, so shall they burn odours for thee; and they will lament thee, saying, Ah lord, for I have pronounced the word, saith the LORD.
– A full-month prayers for slave’s slain parents:
And she shall put the raiment of her captivity from off her, and shall remain in thine house, and bewail her father and her mother a full month: and after that thou shalt go in unto her, and be her husband, and she shall be thy wife.
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