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Friday, October 18, 2013

Praying to the Saints - XVI

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

In addition to our prayers directly to God and Jesus (which are absolutely essential to the Christian life), there are abundant reasons to ask our fellow Christians in heaven to pray for us.

The Bible indicates that they are aware of our prayers, that they intercede for us, and that their prayers are effective (else they would not be offered).

It is only narrow-mindedness that suggests we should refrain from asking our fellow Christians in heaven to do what we already know them to be anxious and capable of doing.

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