I am having a difficult time understanding what exactly it is I’m praying for when I pray to certain saints.
Sometimes the words come off to me as though they’re asking for more from the saint than to simply pray for me.
For example, in the Prayer to St. Joseph:
“Keep far from us, most loving father, all blight of error and corruption: mercifully assist us from heaven, most mighty defender, in this our conflict with the powers of darkness.”
That comes of to me as asking St. Joseph to do more than pray for us.
Would someone please shed some light on this, and, if possible, provide some examples of how the saints intervene in our lives in other ways aside from praying for us?