[quote="Chuck1, post:5, topic:292885"]
But why not directly to god ? , does the hail Mary give u some kind of advantage or somthing ?
Chuck, it's not that the Hail Mary prayer is better than praying directly to the Father or to Jesus. It's more that people who are dying often need to pray something that is memorized and even instinctive. For many Catholics that prayer is the Hail Mary because so many Catholics know that prayer better than any other. (Catholics recognize Mary as OUR mother and we crave the comfort of a mother in times of crisis.) For other Catholics/Christians it might be the Divine Mercy prayer, the Act of Contrition, the Lord's Prayer, the 23rd Psalm, some other Bible verse, or any other memorized prayer.
There is no reason why a dying person shouldn't pray pray in his own words. But a dying person may not have the strength/energy to formulate such a prayer. Rote prayer can be a source of comfort and strength to the dying.