Update: there wasn’t an initial response from HR to my anonymous letter, but today we received another bereavement email and it said “Condolences” instead of “Thoughts and Prayers”! Of course, it still concluded by saying the family would appreciate our prayers, but that doesn’t bother me as much because it doesn’t sound like the request is coming directly from the company.
I don’t get the point of praying for dead Christians. I mean the person is dead?? Christians should be happy that the deceased is now with Jesus – is that not their belief? Are you meant to pray for the living – the dead persons’ relations? Is this because their prayers are not good enough and they need more people praying for them?
What is the thing they are praying for? What is the goal of the prayers you are being asked to perform? Are there special prayers for the dead or do Christians use the same ones for locating their missing door keys? Any theologians about the site??