This kind of puzzles me, can anyone help? I understand that it states that the ultimate crux of the prayer is Jesus is Judge, but if you read it, I think you can see what I mean. This was written by someone else.
Do Catholics still pray to Mary for salvation? This seems to be the case if one looks at their official documents. One of the many prayers in the popular booklet "Devotions in Honor of Our mother of Perpetual Help,” are as follows:
In thy hands I place my eternal salvation, and to thee do I entrust my soul . . . For. If thou protect me, dear Mother, I fear nothing; not from my sins, because thou wilt obtain for me the pardon of them; nor from the devils, because thou art more powerful than all hell together; nor even from Jesus, my Judge Himself, because by one prayer from thee, he will be appeased. But one thing I fear; that, in the hour of temptation, I may neglect to call on thee, and thus perish miserably. Obtain for me, then, the pardon of my sins . . .”Wasn’t it Jesus Christ Who obtained our salvation on the cross when He cried out “It is Finished?” If so, then we need to pray to Him and only Him when we need to be pardoned for our sins. Hebrews 10: 19-22 says, “Therefore, brethren, since we have full freedom and confidence to enter into the Holy of Holies by the power and virtue in the blood of Jesus . . . And since we have such a great and wonderful and noble Priest [Who rules] over the house of God, let us all come forward and draw near with true hearts in unqualified assurance and absolute conviction engendered by faith.”