Right here on CAF we have a special prayer forum to solicit prayers from people. If we don’t believe in this, then I can see a person not asking for prayers from the saints, that is their prayer forum. It is always good to have as many people praying for us and our intentions as possible.
When we ask one saint to pray for us it dosen’t mean that we stop praying and let them do all the praying. But rather we have asked them to pray with us. The more we have the better.
The church herself prays the litany of the saints on some occasions to ask many of the saints to pray for our intentions. If the church does it, then we should do what she does.
The time we spend talking to them is the same as if we talked to any good friend. If we are afraid to talk to them because it takes away our time with praying to Jesus, then we shouldn’t talk to anyone on earth either for this too would be taking time away from talking to Jesus. But rather charity is what Jesus asked of us. That means we care for others. The saints care only if they know what our problem is and that means we must talk to them and let them know.
Anytime you talk to saints, you are talking to other Christs, for we are all God’s children and talking is one of the ways we must carry on with charity for one another. They love us and want to know. And one saint is never jealous of another being prayed to.
Pray to many as you like or to none if you like, but do it from love and not the wrong reasons.
May Jesus be praised and may all be blessed.