Should I pray to Mary or pray directly to God?

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Mary was the mother of Jesus Christ. She was a chase and pure woman and chosen by God from among all the woman of her time. Her responsibility was to give birth to Jesus and raise Him in the way of the Lord.

But Mary is only a human who needed salvation from Jesus – God in the flesh. And we know that all humans have sinned “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3: 23). And Mary acknowledged her need for a savior “And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour” (Luke 1:46, 47).

The Bible declares that Jesus  is the only Mediator between God and man: “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time” (1 Timothy 2:5, 6). And He is our intercessor  “Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them” (Hebrews 7:25).

Jesus declared, “I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture” (John 10:9); “Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that comes into God by him, seeing he ever lives to make intercession for them” (Hebrews 7:25); “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes to the Father, but by me” (John 14:6).

Christ is the way from earth to heaven. By His humanity He touches this earth, and by His divinity He touches heaven. He is the ladder connecting earth and heaven. Because of His incarnation and death “a new and living way” has been consecrated for us (Heb. 10:20). There is no other means of salvation (Acts 4:12). Therefore, we should not seek the mediation of humans. We should go directly to God the Father through Jesus Christ.

In His service,
BibleAsk Team

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