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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Praying to the Saints - XII

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

Praying for each other is simply part of what Christians do. As we saw, in 1 Timothy 2:1–4, Paul strongly encouraged Christians to intercede for many different things, and that passage is by no means unique in his writings.

Elsewhere Paul directly asks others to pray for him (Rom. 15:30–32, Eph. 6:18–20,  Col. 4:3, 1 Thess. 5:25, 2 Thess. 3:1), and he assured them that he was praying for them as well (2 Thess. 1:11). Most fundamentally, Jesus himself required us to pray for others, and not only for those who asked us to do so (Matt. 5:44).

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