Why Should We Pray to Mary?

Why is it meaningful to pray to Mary? It is because Jesus, in His divine wisdom, has bestowed upon us His Blessed Mother as an exceptional spiritual mother (Rev.12:17). She stands as a heavenly advocate, constantly interceding on our behalf.

Occasionally, some Christians may question the significance of praying to Mary when they believe they can directly approach Jesus. However, they do not hesitate to ask fellow believers on Earth to pray for them, rather than solely relying on their personal communication with Jesus. The Apostle Paul himself acknowledges that God bestows blessings “in answer to many prayers” (2 Cor. 1:11). Moreover, if the prayers of righteous individuals on Earth hold great influence with God (Jas. 5:16–18), then the prayers of those who have completed their earthly journey and now reside in heaven with Christ would undoubtedly hold even greater weight.

Scripture further speaks of “the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven” and “the spirits of just men made perfect” (Heb. 12:23, emphasis added). Having achieved perfection in Christ, including a profound love and care for their fellow brothers and sisters in Christ on Earth (see 1 Cor. 2:12-26), it is not surprising to find these holy men and women in heaven presenting our prayers to Jesus, the Lamb (Rev. 5:8). Throughout the history of the early Church, Christians have consistently sought the intercession of these saints who have gone before them into the heavenly realms.

By examining these insights, we come to understand that the saints, as devoted followers of Jesus, work in harmony with Him as co-intercessors for us. Consequently, it should come as no surprise that Mary, the Mother of God and the exemplary disciple (see Luke 1:28, 38), assumes a prominent role as our primary intercessor among the angels and saints.

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