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Something to think and pray about this week

Jesus also told his friends to “follow me.” So, it seems clear that it is fine to talk to people who have gone on ahead of us. We can even have a conversation with them if they initiate it. Even though it isn’t recommended that we ask them to do things for us—we should ask only God—it’s long been a tradition to ask them to pray for us. They are, after all, our loved ones who prayed for us while in the flesh. And since prayer is talking with God, our loved ones are as capable of praying for us after death as they were before. Why would we not pray for them in return? Death is not a reason to stop praying for people. In the Catholic tradition, the Hail Mary is a prayer that specifically asks Jesus’ mother to “pray for us now and at the hour of our death.”

- Excerpted from The Prayer List by Jane Knuth

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