I still could not understand why non-Catholic Christians believe one should pray straight to God alone and that if a Catholic pray for the intercession of Virgin Mary and of the Saints, we take a bite out of 100% devotion to God.
case 1: Mr. A asks a Saint X to pray for him. The Saint X prays to God for whatever Mr. A has asked.
case 2: Mr. B asks his Friend Y to pray for him. The Friend Y prays to God for whatever Mr. B has asked.
If someone says Mr. A didn’t spend 100% of time praying to God, then how is it different when Mr. B also spent some time asking friend to pray for?
If you think Jesus can only accept your prayer and not the Saints in Heaven, you better live on Earth as long as you could to pray for others. If you wish to get to Heaven so soon, you are a selfish person.