Can we pray to Jesus or to Mary or to the dead apostles? Or must we pray only to the Almighty God? Who is the Mediator between God and men?
Matthew 6:9, 10. Jesus taught his apostles how to pray in the Sermon on the Mount. He said “You must pray this way: Our Father in the heavens, .....” At no time did he give any permission to pray to anyone else.
So we can pray only to The Almighty God, whose name is, “Jehovah.” Psalms 83:18. Period.
—We cannot pray to Jesus, or Mary, or saints, or apostles, or statues, or anything or anyone else.
The Almighty God gave much authority in heaven to his son, Jesus, the anointed one, to be King and High Priest with many others who would be kings and underpriests with Jesus forever, ruling from heaven over the people on the earth forever.
Note: The Almighty God, Jehovah, retained all authority to listen to and answer all prayer. He never delegated that responsibility to anyone else, ever. He still is the hearer of and answerer of all prayer.2. Mediator:There is only one Mediator between God and men, a man named Christ Jesus, the Son of God. 1 Timothy 2:5. At no time did God ever give anyone else the responsibility of being the mediator or mediatrix between God and mankind. Mary is not a Mediatrix as the Catholics call it between God and man. Period.
- PubliusLv 77 months ago
No, no, and no. We must pray only to Jesus' father and our father, to his God and our God.
Jesus Christ is the Mediator of the New Covenant, our Advocate with the Father.
Jesus claimed to be Jehovah, silly, and his audience understood him. That's why they tried to murder him. "Before Abraham ever was, I AM."
- DavidLv 77 months ago
We can always pray to God the Father. Jesus invited us also to pray to Him. And I have heard people pray to the Holy Spirit. But I don't think Mary or any of the saints want to be prayed to.
- PaulLv 77 months ago
We worship only Almighty God. However, we can ask other Christians to pray for us, both those still alive on Earth and those in Heaven.
- Chi girlLv 77 months ago
Of course we can pray to Jesus; he's God the Son and the only Mediator between the Father and us.
There are also countless intercessors -- prayer warriors, some call them -- and the most important intercessor, Mary the mother of Christ. At the wedding at Cana, Jesus performed his very first miracle and taught us that we can ask his mother to intercede for us.Source(s): Greek Orthodox Christian
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- 7 months ago
The Instruction... and example... of Jesus The Christ, The Son of The Creator God..... states that ALL Worship and prayer is to be made to God.. whom we may call Father.....jehovah is NOT the name of God..... no living mortal knows The Name of The Creator God........
- VeschengroLv 67 months ago
You can if you wish but Im not stupid enough to speak into thin air
- oddLv 77 months ago
Yes, we can.
Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis.
- SnowbirdLv 67 months ago
Therre is only one Mediator between God and man - it is Jesus Christ - He is the Mediator between God and man,(1 Timothy 2:5) so we should pray to the Father in Jesus' Name.
We must never pray to Mary because she is just like any other human being, she is dead and gone, and no don't pray to dead saints or apostles or any human people whatsoever. Our instructions are to pray to God in the Name or through Jesus Christ our Lord
- keyjonaLv 77 months ago
If it has a name, It's not God the Father. There is NO name worthy of God, the Creator Father.
- MalcolmLv 77 months ago
1 John 2:1 is about our "advocate", and Romans 8:27, 34 are about our "intercessors." And you can take it from there.