[quote=Anonymous_1]When i pray to the Lord, i try my best to come as i am, humbly, and lift my heart up to Him, with thanks and rpaise, request and petitions
If you are praying to saints who have passed or Mary, how is it not worship?
Here is Websters definition of pray
Main Entry: pray m-w.com/images/audio.gif
Etymology: Middle English, from Old French *preier, *from Latin *precari, *from *prec-, prex *request, prayer; akin to Old High German *frAgEn *to ask, Sanskrit *prcchati *he asks
1 : ENTREAT, IMPLORE – often used as a function word in introducing a question, request, or plea <pray be careful>
2 : to get or bring by praying
1 : to make a request in a humble manner
2 : to address God or a god with adoration, confession, supplication, or thanksgiving
Because Catholics don’t limit who we ask for prayer. We get everybody involved, even our Mother, and brothers and sisters, in heaven!!!
Catholics have older brothers and sisters in heaven also. We don’t limit thinking of our brothers and sisters, to only those here on earth.
So then asking someone else to pray for you is wrong? Face it, that’s the point you’re making.
Next time someone asks you to pray for them, tell them no. Say to them, I won’t pray for you, you can go to God yourself. Tell them, haven’t you heard, there is only one mediator between God and man and it ain’t me? So pray for yourself !!!
Now tell me, is that scriptural? Nope!
Just as an aside, Jesus came to the world through Mary. That’s fact. He didn’t come to us directly. Did Mary need to give her consent? :yup: Going through one to get to others, makes the one you go through, a mediator by definition. Or in Mary’s case mediatrix. Therefore, since Jesus is God, and God came to us through Mary, by us going through Mary, we are only imitating Christ