Do Our Loved Ones in Heaven Pray for Us?

Bible question: do our loved ones in heaven pray for us here on earth?


We will get more into this and explain it a little deeper, but the short answer to this interesting question is a resounding and confusing yes and no.

Whenever we lose someone that we loved and that was dear to us, it can be easy for our minds to wander to the topic of what happens after life, more specifically, this article concerns heaven and the communication between there and here.

So, without further ado, let’s hop on into today’s article question!

What is prayer?Bible question do our loved ones in heaven pray for us here on earth

Putting it simply, prayer is the act of speaking with/to God in a spiritual manner or sense.

Now prayer can look like various things to various people.

For some people, a prayer is a scheduled event that happens at certain parts of the day and in certain manners and specific verbiage.

To others, prayer is seen as a more intimate personal connection between them and God that can be likened to having a close-knit relationship with your dad, whom you can talk to about anything at any time, no matter what is happening in life.

Prayer is essentially something that only occurs or happens from people here on Earth to God in heaven.

The Bible specifically has much to say on the topic of prayer, and in every instance where prayer is being said/thought alone or in public, it is always as a personal address to God alone.

  • Psalms 17:6 – “I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer.”
  • Psalms 102:17 – “He will respond to the prayer of the destitute; he will not despise their plea.”
  • Luke 11:2-4 – “So He said to them, ‘When you pray, say: ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed by Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”
  • Philippians 4:6 – Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”

The act of praying is ultimately something that is done as a means of communicating with God our needs, desires, worries, fears, etc., during our life here on Earth.What does the Bible teach about our saved loved ones in heaven praying for us here on Earth

So, in the traditional sense of what it means to pray, the answer to our main article question of “Do our loved ones in heaven pray for us?” is no.

In this sense, the answer is no because prayer is a spiritual type of communication that only occurs between a physical human being here in the material world and with God, who is omnipresent.

Let’s look at the question from another angle, though…

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Can our loved ones in heaven talk to God about us?Can people in heaven pray for us

Now maybe this is a better way of looking at this question.

Since prayer is technically a spiritual act that can only be done between a physical human in the material world and God in heaven, we need to approach this from a different angle.

If you’ve lost any loved ones that you believe have found eternal rest in the spiritual realm of heaven and ever wonder if they pray for you, as we talked about above, the technical answer is no.

But…that doesn’t mean that they aren’t talking with God about you and for you.

Heaven is essentially the realm of God Himself where our souls/spirits will reside for the rest of time after our life here on earth is complete.

This would mean, on a hypothetical level, that there will be plenty of time where your loved ones could be spending time talking with God Himself, asking all of the questions they could ever want to ask, learning all of the things they could ever want to learn, and more than likely share a few words about you and everyone else they love and miss here in the material world.Do People Now in Heaven Pray for Those on Earth

It can be hard at times when we’ve lost someone we cared for and loved deeply.

Even though time moves on and the way we experience our grief and loss changes with time, there are still those moments that remind us of the emptiness in life without these people, whether it’s the first year without them or the twentieth year without them.

The best thing that we can do is find the reassurance in our hearts and minds that even though we miss them deeply, our loved ones in heaven really are in a much better place and are just enjoying every second of it while they patiently wait for us to rejoin them when our time in the material world is up…

And just maybe, every now and then, when we find ourselves praying to God about our grief, our loved ones are talking to Him at the same time sharing their funniest stories and memories of you.

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