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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Praying to the Saints - X IV

Praying to the Saints - Why do we Venerate the Saints? 
Answer to those who ask "Why not pray directly to Jesus?" (IV)
Source - Malankara World

Also, God answers in particular the prayers of the righteous. James declares: "The prayer of a righteous man has great power in its effects.

Elijah was a man of like nature with ourselves and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth.

Then he prayed again and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth its fruit" (Jas. 5:16–18). Yet those Christians in heaven are more righteous, since they have been made perfect to stand in God’s presence (Heb. 12:22-23), than anyone on earth, meaning their prayers would be even more efficacious.

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