Hello from a newcomer to these forums, and wonder if anyone could help me with a question.
Though a non-Catholic, I feel inspired by various saints that I have read about. Especially (but not only) in times of great difficulty and uncertainty, which I am going through now, I have asked the Blessed Virgin and the saints to pray for me. In particular I have taken to asking the help of Saint Jude, Saint Therese (the Little Flower), Saint Joseph and most recently Saint Rita of Cascia.
I understand the difference between praying to God directly (which I also do) and asking the saints to intercede.
Even though there often seems to be no direct response to my prayers and my troubles continue, it gives me peace to feel that the saints are praying to God for me. But I do sometimes have nagging doubts. Could I really hope for a Catholic saint to intercede for me in my troubles when I am not Catholic or even at the moment thinking of becoming Catholic?
I am new to these forums, so please be patient with me if this seems like a silly question.