Can we pray directly to God or must all prayer go through Jesus?

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Recently a Methodist friend said that you couldn’t pray directly to God, that you must go through Jesus. Can we pray directly to God, or must all prayer go through Jesus?


It is essential to distinguish between prayer addressed to God the Father and prayer having access to the Father.
Jesus taught us to pray directly to the Father when he gave us the Our Father (Matt. 6:9). But we should understand that our prayers have access to the Father only through Jesus, for he proclaimed, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by me” (John 14:6)

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  1. When we pray the Rosery we hold the Crucifix and say the prayers to God and the Holy Mother and all through Jesus. I would say we have it all covered! The Apostles Creed A beautiful prayer that strengthens the spirit and soul!

  2. Pray unceasingly to God through Jesus. And, remember that Mary is a lowly obedient servant of God. That God’s Promise to His people had been possible through Mary. And the Holy Church as the Mystical Body of Christ honored Mary as God Really Does for there is no other human being created by Him who is such full of grace as Mary the Mother of Jesus! We must therefore pray to God through Jesus and search Him who is the Truth that our hearts will be opened in understanding God’s unfathomable Love, Mercy and Grace. Mary is our Mother too! You can therefore ask Mother Mary who is full of grace, for God ordained it so since the beginning of time. When Mary asked Jesus a favor during the wedding at Cana, Jesus never refused. (“,)

    1. We Catholics believe that the Holy People (Saints) and Mary, the Mother of Jesus are in heaven where they can hear our prayers… Just as we may ask a friend or family to pray for us, we Catholics do the same with the ones in heaven…We ask them to pray for us…
      Jesus however is part of the Holy Trinity: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit…They are one…. They are God…
      Hope this helps Berry 🙂

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