Praying to Mary/ Saints - Some Christians believe Mary and some saints are intercessors before God. It is believed that a Saint, who is glorified in Heaven, has more “direct access” to God. Therefore, if a saint delivers a prayer to God, it is more effective. How scriptural is this?
Do the Saints really have the ability to intercede with the Father on our behalf? The Bible does say in 1Timothy 2:5 “for there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus”; where then is the place of Jesus (the only mediator) and the Holy Ghost whom the Bible says is our intercessor Romans 8:26-27? How effective is this mode of praying to Mary (the mother of our Lord Jesus Christ) and Saints?
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