To Christians, when someone dies, it is not the end of life. It is the beginning of a new life--eternal life. If Jesus' Resurrection doesn't convince you, there are these scripture verses.
Christians often ask for prayers for this or that, and even for one another. Presently, I am soliciting prayers for a friend's wife, who is in dire condition in ICU. Her name is Katie Field. Please pray for Katie Field, her seven children, and husband, Brandon this morning at your worship service. Her condition is dire, she needs a miracle, and your prayers make such a difference.
In addition to asking for your prayers, Catholics also ask Mary and the saints to join in our prayers. Remember, Mary and the saints, living in eternal life, are more alive than we are, and will pray too.
The family has also asked that when we pray, we specifically ask for the intercession of Venerable Antoinietta Meo. Antoinietta died when she was seven and is considered venerable.
Every one dies and in heaven is considered a saint. The Catechism of the Catholic Church tells us: