Why do Catholics pray to saints?

God said to pray only to Him through Jesus. Then why do Catholics pray to saints?

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*]Why Catholicism Is Preferable to Protestantism?
*]Making Sense of Mary
*]The Intercession of the Saints
*]Is Mary’s and the saints’ intercession unbiblical?
*]What is the biblical reason Catholics pray to saints for intercession?
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Suggested Reading:

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*]Hail, Holy Queen: The Mother of God in the Word of God by Scott Hahn
*]Rome Sweet Home: Our Journey to Catholicism by Scott Hahn and Kimberly Hahn
*]Angels and Saints: A Biblical Guide to Friendship with God’s Holy Ones by Scott Hahn
*]A Biblical Walk Through The Mass: Understanding What We Say And Do In The Liturgy by Edward Sri
*]The Protestant’s Dilemma: How the Reformation’s Shocking Consequences Point to the Truth of Catholicism by Devin Rose
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