First of all, this is an apologetics forum where theological differences are dicsussed. At times we may disagree sharply, but let’s all be as friends, friends can disagree.
My question is this: Why Pray to Mary when you can pray to Jesus?
A prayer to Mary is a prayer to Christ. Think about, are our prayers to God only in words? Our prayers are in word, in thought and in our heart. It is a spiritual relationship with God. When we pray to a saint, like Mary, we are simply asking them to pray for us. When we pray to Mary though, it is also a prayer to Christ because our hearts are focused on Christ and because Christ is the whole reason why we pray. All prayer also goes to God through Christ.
Remember, it is not a choice we are making between praying to Mary and praying to Christ.
Q: Who came into the world to save sinners? Jesus or Mary?
Jesus of course, He is the Christ.
Q: Who is a sinners best friend? Jesus or Mary?
Jesus, He is our savior. That is why we pray the Kyrie at every mass. The second part is to Christ directly. We say, “Christ have mercy, Christ have mercy, Christ have mercy.”
Q: In the time of Jesus and Mary, who loved sinners more Jesus or Mary?
A: Jesus being God, loved them more.
As you said, Jesus loves them infinately. But this doesn’t mean that prayer to the saints is not good as well. If the saints pray for us it is efficacious. As James said(James5 I think), the prayer of a just man are efficacious.
Q: To whom did Jesus invite sinner’s to go for salvation, Himself or Mary?
A: Himself and only himself (John 14:6, Acts 4:12)
Every single one of our prayers is to Christ. We ask Christ to forgive us our sins. We ask Mary to pray for us.
Q: How many examples are there in scripture of sinners, who thinking they could obtain grace more easily, went to Mary first before, or along with Jesus?
John2, at the wedding of Cana. Mary approached Christ and Christ performed the miracle and turned the water into wine.
Q: Did the reprentant thief being crucified with Jesus do better to address himself to Jesus, or should he have gone first to Mary, who was at his feet?
A: The thief went directly to Jesus.
Yes he did. There was nothing wrong with what He did. There is also nothing wrong with asking the prayers of the saints as you would ask your brother to pray for you.
If then Jesus loves sinners infinitly more than Mary, never sent a sinner away (even a unclean woman who could have been punished for touching a clean person), and never sent them through an intermediary but welcomed them, when, after ascending to the throne of God to be our mediator, did Jesus lose any of His love, interest, or ability to give us all salvation, and all grace whatsoever we might ask? Does Jesus need help hearing all our prayers? Does Mary love us more than Christ?
Paul constantly exhorts people to pray for eachother. He says he is praying for them. this is the same thing as Mary praying for me, except Mary is completely cleansed and justified while she prays for us.