So I have a few questions regarding funerals and other rituals in our community regarding the deceased:
[li]What is the purpose of the funeral service?[/li]
[li]Why is it necessary to pray for the deceased?[/li]
[li]What is our belief about people who are not prayed on/ don''t attend a funeral service?[/li]
[li]Why don't we pray for suicide cases? (I understand it's because they cannot be redeemed - but what if they had mental illness or struggled with depression and were never diagnosed?)[/li]
[li]Are the 3rd/40th day and 1 year prayers church or cultural practise?[/li]
Biblical References would be greatly appreciated! Thanks very much in advance :)
Pleasee pray for me!