Regardless of how good a person you think your loved one was on earth, you MUST pray for them because you LOVE them. Love never goes away. Love is Forever. If the soul you are praying for has gone to their Eternal Reward in Heaven, your prayer will benefit another needy soul. God Shares Love because God IS Love.
“Alas! If you knew what the heat of Purgatory is compared to yours! A little prayer does us so much good. It is like a glass of water given to a thirsty person.”