Q: Can I pray for the dead to be raised?
In Matthew 10, Jesus told His disciples to raise the dead, saying,
“Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. Freely you received, freely give.” (Matthew 10:8)
If you feel led by the Holy Spirit to pray that a dead person be resurrected, then go ahead. Do pray for that. If the burden is genuinely from God, press in, and you will see your miracle. If the burden is not from God, you will not receive your miracle, but you are not condemned in the process, because you exercised faith in believing that the burden was from God.
I met a man who prayed for a dead person to be raised, but the dead person was not raised. I had more respect for that man afterward, and not less. The man exercised faith, and I believe the Lord was pleased with him.
I have heard of people praying for people to be raised for many hours. I have heard of (but have not personally witnessed) dead people being raised.