Prayer by definition is “a solemn request for help or expression of thanks addressed to God or an object of worship.”
As children of God, if you have been “born again” in Christ Jesus, we have the right to go “boldly before the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in times of need.” (Hebrews 4:16) Our petitions are heard by our GOD, our Father in heaven! Who could be better?!
Nowhere in Scripture does it approve of praying to anyone other than God alone! (But the heathens pray to their false gods.) (Scripture is the Old Testament and the New Testament.)
Nowhere in Scripture does anyone ask for someone (other than the LORD) in heaven to pray for him.
Nowhere in Scripture does it say that Mary/Miriam or the saints can even hear our prayers. Mary and the saints are not omniscient. If one continues to pray to Mary or the saints, an imposter, a demon may show up!
“And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light.”
(2 Corinthians 11:14)
This phony “Mary”, a demon, has been seen at Fatima, Lourdes, Medjugorje, and other places. “Our Lady of Guadelupe” is also a fake, an old idol. (See this article)
See “SATAN in SATIN” by Jeremy James for “Overwhelming Proof that the Apparitions of the Virgin Mary are Demonic Deceptions”
DO NOT BE DECEIVED!
When I was in a Buddhist cult, we were using a chant. This, unknown to me at the time, was a summon to demons. I was definitely deceived and we had demons around our Buddhist altar!
If you do yoga, the many mantras are to summon demons. But many Americans aren’t aware of this.
“For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus,”
1 Timothy 2:5
This Contemporary English Version expresses it this way:
“There is only one God, and Christ Jesus is the only one who can bring us to God. Jesus was truly human, and he gave himself to rescue all of us.”
It was important that God became a man SO that He could take our collective guilt on the cross and so be our Savior!
Therefore He [Jesus Christ] is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them. Hebrews 7:25
Jesus, who is GOD, is wonderful! He died for our sins and then He continues to intercede for us! What a GOD!