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Why do Catholics Pray to Mary?
Catholics DO NOT Pray to Mary, rather they ask Her for Prayer as you will see in the last line” Holy Mary Mother of God Pray for Us Sinners”
“Hail Mary” is in fact an acknowledgement of Mary as seen in Bible verses as demonstrated bellow.
Hail [Mary], full of Grace the Lord is with thee —>Luke 1 : 28 28 And the angel being come in, said unto her: Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.
Blessed art thou amongst women, and Blessed is the fruit of thy womb—>. Luke 1:28 and Luke 1:42 42 And [she] cried out with a loud voice, and said:” Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb”. [she: Elizabeth as shown in verse 41]
Holy Mary Mother of God —> Luke 1:43 [Elizabeth says]43 And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? [Christians will agree “God” is Lord]
Pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death, amen —>[ Once acknowledged, we ask her for prayer.]
This now leads us to more questions in regards to:
Praying to the dead
Misconception that Mary is used as a “mediator”
There is but one mediator and that is Jesus.
I will be blogging about this soon.