Spiritual Life

Praying for the Damned

Have you ever considered praying for those you consider lost causes? Would you pray for someone in hell?

John Ege
11 min readJun 9, 2024

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As a practicing Spiritist, I don’t preach hellfire and brimstone. I was raised to believe there is an eternal hell, but I find that philosophy incompatible with a loving God, an eternal existence, and free will. If there is any place close to being hell, I would say this forsaken planet. That said, I do recognize that about 2 percent of the Near Death Experiencers reported are unpleasant. Unpleasant ranges finding oneself in a dark void, or something much more unpleasant, reminiscent of Dante’s Inferno. Have you ever heard of an unpleasant NDE where there subject wasn’t released, even if it was to come back to Earth?

Both negative and positive NDE’s per the literature from the International Associations of Near Death Research, IANDS, and the books discussing this topic, frequently have reports from experiencers stating they were aware of the prayers people were saying on their behalf.

Perhaps there are some things that prayer won’t change. For example, let’s say a person is sick and they’re going to die. We’re all going to die, eventually. Do we stop praying because someone is terminal? No. We pray and allow the prayer to comfort…

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John Ege

LPC-S, Assistent State Director for MUFON, TX, and father of 1... Discovering the Unseen through Art, Word, Thought, and Mystery.