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Can I Pray To Mary

On the question of whether or not some pray to mary please consider this, "In a typical rosary, a person will utter 2,226 words of praise to Mary just from repeating the required 53 "hail Mary" prayers". Does this constitute praying to mary?

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The RCC teaches that we should never pray TO Mary but THRU her to God. We can ask for her intercession the same that we ask each other to pray for us. But Mary CANNOT answer prayers. It is perfectly okay to pray in this way as long as it is PART of your prayer life. It should never become your exclusive way of praying. We should continue to pray to Jesus daily.
---Greyrider on 11/4/07


Those who are Non believers will remain Non believers.God is no respecter of people.Jesus & mary were put together by Almighty God the Father(No I wont quote)Bc of unbelief.But Jesus will NOT Accept you if you DO NOT ACCEPT His Mother- She whom He is Her Saviour"Sorry She is also Protected By the REAL Holy spirit who overshadowed HER.Not some masquerading unholy spirit whom some misguided believers who are unbelievers and blind to the Truth.
---Emcee on 10/24/07


yes you can if you blve she can hear you, but the bible says the only intermediary is jesus, and even when Jesus thought us to pray he directed it straight to the father, so why dont you take the habit of praying direct to the father instead of mary, your prayers might get answered quicker. no protocol, got it
---tim on 10/24/07


For those of you who pray to Mary and not our Dear Heavenly Father as He has said in His Holy Word. If you don't believe what we(bloggers) have been telling you is truth..then..Ask Mary when you pray. If she is real, she herself, will tell you, you should not be praying to her but to the Father. Perhaps, there is a small chance that you will listen to her.I know some of you Catholics have ears to hear. Please listen before it is too late.
---Robyn on 10/24/07


My heart goes out to all of the Catholics at this blog.
---Robyn on 10/13/07




Jeanne, Jesus put Mary into John's care because she had no other children to look after her. Three of the so-called brothren of Jesus were Apostles, one of which became the Bishop of Jerusalem. But the Bible also shows that these brethren were first cousins to Jesus, not siblings - the term used for brethren also includes cousins.
---lorra8574 on 10/11/07


During the many "Hail Marys" one is supposed to meditating upon the life, miracles, death, and resurrection of Our Lord.
---lorra8574 on 10/10/07


Jas:You need to read Study & then will understand.God has 3 distinct conversations.#1To Satan where "the woman" is concieved .#2To The Fallen Eve & #3,to the Guilty Adam.
---Emcee on 10/10/07


Yes it does constitute praying to Mary according to Catholic Doctrine Mary is an intercessor to Jesus. However, according to KJV. John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. Jesus is the only intercessor. A live person can pray to Jehovah God in Jesus Christ his sons name for another person. But not a dead person and that is what Mary is.
---Maria on 10/10/07


gen 3:15 is talking about eve and not mary.
---jas on 10/10/07




have you ever asked someone to pray for you? if you have why are you praying to that person you heritic.

The hail mary is asking the mother of Jesus/God incarnate to pray for us and with us. this isn't praying to marry it is a misunderstanding of theologies.
---Jared on 11/7/06


Jeanne::"But she would not want us to pray to her but Jesus"That is supposition,those who interceed do not pray to her,why because as His mother she knows the difference& acknowledges the fact that HE her Son is also Her God.This misconception is being blown out of all proportion she is The MOM & knows what is right & will not violate His command.He who is not with her is against HER & also Him. Gen3;15
---Emcee on 11/7/06


Yes that's praying to Mary. We are only to pray to God. Mary was most blessed among all women & should be given much respect but she would not want us to pray to her but to Jesus. Jesus loved her dearly on the cross He told John behold your mother & to Mary behold your son. Even dying Christ thought of his mother & friend. Notice he did not leave her in the care of his natural family as they were not believers yet. He left her in care of a believer. So love her as a role model but do not pray to her.
---Jeanne on 11/6/06


"KayDear"Thats OK sometimes we disagree, but this should not destroy the friendship all good things come to those who wait.Respect is greater than non agreement,besides love & understanding is more commendable.Cheer up.
---Emcee on 11/6/06


Emcee, I do respect you. I just don't agree with you. As for blessed is he who believes...Jesus was referring to Himself; not to Mary and the doctrines that the Catholic church has created in honor of her.

love ya.
---Kay on 11/6/06


"How about to give Jesus a father on this earth. How much harder would his mission be if he were labeled a bastard - not to mention that they may well have stoned Mary to death. They had to get married."

grace3869, I was speaking of couples in general. As for Joseph and Mary needing to get married, the Bible says that Joseph was planning on breaking the betrothal and not marrying Mary (after she became pregnant), but the angel encouraged him to go ahead with the marriage.
---Kay on 11/5/06


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"Where"

grace3869, I've posted that info already. Its on down the page a little bit.
---Kay on 11/5/06


"Kay Dear"Your free choice in believeing appears in keeping with the rest of the protesters.The bible makes a statement you make a decision based on your inteligence & but not having been there, is not truth.Blessed are those who believe & dont see & so I shall agree to disagree.Remember Respect is what I am offering,even in Tennesse.
---Emcee on 11/5/06


"Kay Dear"Your free choice in believeing appears in keeping with the rest of the protesters.The bible makes a statement you make a decision based on your inteligence & but not having been there, is not truth.Blessed are those who believe & dont see & so I shall agree to disagree.Remember Respect is what I am offering,even in Tennesse.
---Emcee on 11/5/06


Emcee, Grace and Augusta, Thank you for your kind words, thoughts and wishes...I'm sorry I have not been here to tell you that it means much to me that you all expressed your concern, and I have missed you all. Bless you
---Christina on 11/5/06


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"But if you had total abstinence would it be WRONG.that is a vow."

Emcee, why even be married? Why not just court each other for the rest of your life?
---Kay (Vote) on 11/3/06

How about to give Jesus a father on this earth. How much harder would his mission be if he were labeled a bastard - not to mention that they may well have stoned Mary to death. They had to get married.
---grace3869 on 11/5/06


The Bible clearly teaches that Joseph and Mary never took a vow to remain celibate.
---Kay (Vote) on 11/4/06

Where
---grace3869 on 11/5/06


Rubin, I disagree, I do not think it is the same. I cannot ask a dead woman to pray for me. Although I believe Mary is a saint the bible does not teach that she has yet ascended to heaven. It is God that I choose to worship and pray to. And it is God that gave us that free will to decide who we will serve.
God Bless
---Faith on 11/4/06


"Kay dear" keep searching you wil yet get your answer.Patience is a mother of Virtue.Ask & YOU WILL receive.

Emcee, I have already received my answer. Clearly we aren't to view Mary the way many people are viewing her. Its not biblical.
---Kay on 11/4/06


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""Kay"::There are many reasons & there are also many childless couples,surely you have seen this in your life time "

Emcee, what does a childless couple have to do with it? Just because a couple doesn't have children doesn't mean they're being celibate. You can be sexually active without producing children. Besides, Mary and Joseph had children together.

The Bible clearly teaches that Joseph and Mary never took a vow to remain celibate.
---Kay on 11/4/06


Helen ::Since you are apostate & do not believe & need an explaination you are in the wrong Forum, you may need to take it to a more higher source for convincing & your clarification, if you really seek the truth & not what you percieve.
"Your Faith may then make you Whole."
---Emcee on 11/4/06


WHOOOOA helen I am not Catholic, I am just telling why they think like they do, I had a Catholic freind send me a book years ago explaining why they do what they do. anything outside the King James Bible is false doctrine.
Peace be with you
---kent on 11/4/06


Kent - ("But it is in Catholic doctrine Helen") -- That will never make it true because it goes against what God's Word says. Are you then saying that Mary and Joseph disobeyed the Lord? Or maybe you think that God is lying and that He does not really mean what He says?
---Helen_5378 on 11/4/06


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"It is the same thing as asking you to pray for me.."

Ruben, its not the same. Faith is alive, Mary is dead.
---Kay on 11/4/06


"Kay"::There are many reasons & there are also many childless couples,surely you have seen this in your life time.
!People mary for companion ship.
2Many for procreation.
3Some for protection.
4some because they wantobeing the norm
5To avoid Children as in Same/X/Marriage
6Monetary reasons
7To keep a vow they have taken!!
8some do not get married at all.
---Emcee on 11/3/06


"Kay dear" keep searching you wil yet get your answer.Patience is a mother of Virtue.Ask & YOU WILL receive.
---Emcee on 11/3/06


"But if you had total abstinence would it be WRONG.that is a vow."

Emcee, why even be married? Why not just court each other for the rest of your life?
---Kay on 11/3/06


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Faith-(I need to ask this question. If you have Jesus as your Lord and Savoir, why does anyone feel the need to pray to Mary his mother? ) It is the same thing as asking you to pray for me..
---Ruben on 11/3/06


"There are many things in the word you dont believe because of the lack of knowledge & understanding but that does not say they are not true.Seek!!!"

Emcee, there isn't anything in the Word that states that Mary and Joseph took such a vow. Matt 1:24-25 says regarding Joseph's relationship with Mary, "Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife: And KNEW her not TILL she had brought forth her first-born son..."
---Kay on 11/3/06


So Joseph had sexual relations with Mary after Jesus was born.

"KNEW" = Jewish idiom for sexual intercourse between a man and a woman.

Matthew 12:46-50- Jesus had brothers. These aren't "brothers" in Christ, but actual siblings.
Matthew 13:55-56 "Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethen, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? And his sisters, are they not all with us?.."
Also:Acts 1:14; Galatians 1:19
---Kay on 11/3/06


"Kay"::Cool the blood relaxHa ha.How many times have women used the ploy I am feelin Tired have a headache,Have to get up early."you know what I Mean".But if you had total abstinence would it be WRONG.that is a vow.There are many things in the word you dont believe because of the lack of knowledge & understanding but that does not say they are not true.Seek!!!
---Emcee on 11/3/06


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Faith ::With a name like yours ask yourself how many hands does it take to make a clapping sound?.When Jesus was proclaiming His kingdom,he was by Himself.as it grew He took the aid of others, Peter,mat16;17-19& then His "Mother,Behold your son" He knew he could not stay on earth forever.I am sorry if you do not agree but The Virgin Mother is alive & implores like John the Baptist repent make straight the ways.
---Emcee on 11/3/06


Alan of UK::This is from the life Of Saints & She can be found in that book.I dont think CN advocates disclosing catholic literature as they do not approve & have their norms.Although it may be christian
Helen Hope you have your answer.
---Emcee on 11/3/06


But it is in Catholic Doctrine Helen.
Peace be with you
---kent on 11/3/06


Wonder if the dead truly can't hear nor answer?
Mark 9:4: "And there appeared unto them Elias with Moses: and they were talking with Jesus."
---Nana on 11/3/06


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Emcee - Where did you get all that from? What you said about Mary is absolutely not in Scripture ("They agreed to be celibate on their betrothal") -- Scripture teaches that married people should not deny each other. 1 Corinthians 7:5 "Do not deprive one another except with consent for a time,...and come together again so that Satan does not tempt you because of your lack of self-control". You were saying?
---Helen_5378 on 11/3/06


"Mary had taken the vow of chastity as a young maid &was cloistered from an early age in the temple,at peuberty she left the temple & returned home & was then promised to Joseph"
Where does this history come from?
---alan8869_of_UK on 11/3/06


"Kay ::I shall never refuse to answeryour question."--Emcee

Thats good. You certainly wouldn't want to get me upset. Irish blood boils when heated...tee hee hee!

love ya!
---Kay on 11/3/06


"Mary is dead, plain and simple, and will be resurrected with the rest of us, and won't be resurrected until Jesus comes back at the soon to come end. You can't pray to her nor can you pray with her. She cannot hear your prayers. God is the only - that is only - person you pray to." ---Steveng

Thats right.
---Kay on 11/2/06


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"The Teachings of Holy Mother Church declares Jesus Had no Brothers & sisters on account of her vow of chastity,they agreed to be celibate on their bethrodal."

Emcee, but that isn't from the Word of God. The Bible teaches that a husband and a wife aren't to abstain from one another sexually. To do so tempts one to commit sin (adultery, lust).

1 Corinthians 7:2-5
---Kay on 11/2/06


" Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you..." Yes, this prayer is to Mary and is blasphemous.

Mary is dead, plain and simple, and will be resurrected with the rest of us, and won't be resurrected until Jesus comes back at the soon to come end. You can't pray to her nor can you pray with her. She cannot hear your prayers. God is the only - that is only - person you pray to.
---Steveng on 11/2/06


I need to ask this question. If you have Jesus as your Lord and Savoir, why does anyone feel the need to pray to Mary his mother?

Acts 4
4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

Jesus is the only way.
---Faith on 11/2/06


Jared-(Jesus didn't have Brothers? Oddly I think his Brothers were with him and opposed his ministry.) The word Brother does not mean he had brothers, for instance in John 20;17-18 it reads "Jesus said, "Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet returned to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, 'I am returning to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.' " Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news:
---ruben on 11/2/06


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Emcee

Yes, the bible is all about Jesus & his message to mankind. He is the one who died on the cross for us.

Luke 11
11:27 And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked.

11:28 But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.
---Faith on 11/2/06


Jared>>The Teachings of Holy Mother Church declares Jesus Had no Brothers & sisters on account of her vow of chastity,they agreed to be celibate on their bethrodal. Mary had taken the vow of chastity as a young maid &was cloistered from an early age in the temple,at peuberty she left the temple & returned home & was then promised to Joseph.
Kay ::I shall never refuse to answeryour question.
---Emcee on 11/2/06


Jesus didn't have Brothers? Oddly I think his Brothers were with him and opposed his ministry. (and told him to go get himself killed) James is the brother of Jesus and the author of one of the books in the bible. and they would be either older (according to Catholic tradition) or near his age. He was 33 how old would his siblings be around 32 to 20 all of which could labor to support their mother.
---Jared on 11/2/06


Kay-(Ruben, either Jesus' other brother(s) weren't old enough to fully care for Mary or John just so happened to be at the right place at the right time (standing close to Mary)-John 19:26.) Or Jesus does not have brothers..
---Ruben on 11/2/06


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"Also according to Jewish custom the next oldest takes over..What happen?"
Ruben, either Jesus' other brother(s) weren't old enough to fully care for Mary or John just so happened to be at the right place at the right time (standing close to Mary)-John 19:26.
---Kay on 11/1/06


"Kay::In answer to your question, if you are genuinely contrite & seeking the truth about Jesus Mother, it will be revealed to you .Only dont miss the opportunity,& don't let it pass you by."

Emcee,but that "truth" will never contradict the Bible. Anyway, why won't you answer my question and share with me what you know? If you don't want to then thats okay.

love ya.
---Kay on 11/1/06


No don't pray too Mary but you can pray WITH Mary, just as you would pray with your spouse, children, parents, church (Catholics and Orthodox Christians believe the communion of saints is not bound by time, and I agree even though I'm not catholic or orthodox)
---Jared on 11/1/06


Kay-( Jesus was Mary's oldest son and according to Jewish custom the oldest son was responsible for taking care of his mother.) Also according to Jewish custom the next oldest takes over..What happen?
---Ruben on 11/1/06


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Kent ::Fix the fuse & your light will come on I am NOT in darkness.
---Emcee on 11/1/06


NANA::Thank you, that was forthrite & very sweet & commendable.You do surely Know what it is all about.May His love overshadow you giving you the joy of peace & Happiness.
---Emcee on 11/1/06


Kay::In answer to your question, if you are genuinely contrite & seeking the truth about Jesus Mother, it will be revealed to you .Only dont miss the opportunity,& don't let it pass you by.
Sincerely.
---Emcee on 11/1/06


Emcee , all I can say is I hope you stay here long enough to see the light.
Peace be with you
---kent on 11/1/06


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Kay::Its fruitless to carry on a debate when the premise of the next party is fixed.Jesus saw that coming amongst humanity.Hence HE created a figurehead with Himself as the Ruling factor. If you do not acknowledge that, then the devil steps in & has a hey day, as is evident on this forum. As much as I like to continue, It is really a waste of time & that is sinful,so I shall just offer my occassional tid bit.Nice talking to you, its been a pleasure & as I said you are a lovely lady God be with you.
---Emcee on 11/1/06


Kay, your question tells your stance and on top you are curious?. I am not Catholic but I have no problem accepting their manner of worship and I do not put in doubt their faith. May God bless all of them and they be allowed to show all the Good that be in their hearts.
---Nana on 11/1/06


"Jn19;26-27 She was not their Mother Neither were they her(children)sons.John was not even mentioned..."

Emcee, Jn.19:26 says "When Jesus therefore saw his mother, AND THE DISCIPLE standing by, WHOM HE LOVED..."
Who was this disciple? The answer is found in John 21:24-"This is the disciple which testifieth of these things, and wrote these things: and we know that his testimony is true." So the answer is John.
---Kay on 11/1/06


"Mary plays a very important part after the resurrection of Jesus"

And what would you say that was, Emcee?
---Kay on 11/1/06


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"We know about the love your God and your neighbour as yourself commandments."

nana, how does this condone praying to the dead and worshiping idols? I'm curious.
---Kay on 11/1/06


Kent ::Sorry disagree-Read John's version19;26-27 how could John be her son?notice the word Woman same as in GenesisThis is your mother was she ?so its a dedication & that is the interpretation as because His Mother who is alive still appears & asks for Repentance from her children, to our & her God.
---Emcee on 11/1/06


Kay - It's called heresy what the RCC has done with Mary. They really don't need me to call them on it, for they have already made a fool of themselves in worshipping her. And you are right, I wasn't belittling Mary when I said "lord Buddha". A Buddhist woman, as she was swept away in the psunami, actually did call that out. No need to wonder as to where she did/did not go.
---Helen_5378 on 11/1/06


emcee, Jesus was simply telling John to watch out over His mother,were in the world did you come up with Jesus dedicating His mother to all of us. that is a stretch.
Peace be with you
---Kent on 11/1/06


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#4
behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him."
Bottom line is to not mess with a just and devout Man, even if he speaks a language from another planet. For justice and devotion and even love do not
need interpretation.
---Nana on 11/1/06


#3
that be blaspheming against the Holy Ghost. For we know it a sin to call good as bad and bad as good. Lets not get over-righteous and pass the judgement
belonging to God through our own hands and unjustly. Remember the two brothers wanting to be seated to the left and right of the Seat of Glory? Only God
has the right for those assignments. I've met some that even think that Christ brought the Holy Ghost. Luke 2:25: "And,
---Nana on 11/1/06


#2
The story of the Samaritan that saved the wounded man. Those people were despised; yet Jesus even that he said "...for salvation is of the Jews.";
used them to illustrate true brotherly love. Also their devotion he paraded. What did Paul say in 1 Corinthians? 1 Corinthians 7:19: Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God. More so we should be careful that in our condemnation of others we would in
---Nana on 11/1/06


#1
Prayer? Man is free to pray to whomever or whatever he desires. Now, I would that Man would have respect for one another regardless of their faith.
Most certainly I have no issue with those praying to Mary. I know many with a beautiful heart full of love that also pray and worship Mary. We know
about the love your God and your neighbour as yourself commandments.
---Nana on 11/1/06


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Emcee - Have you ever, in the whole of your life, bothered to honestly and earnestly ask the Lord Jesus Christ to reveal Himself to you? Cried out to Jesus directly? If you do that, He will reveal Himself to you. Then and only then will you know the truth that will set you free from your bondage.
---Helen_5378 on 10/31/06


Christina :: In your distress I shall not forget you in my daily Rosary May He ease your pain & anxiety .The peace of love be with you dear Lady.
---Emcee on 10/31/06


"Helen::Lord Buddah---Being Apostate is bad enough belittling Jesus Mother is worse"

I don't think Helen is belittling Mary. I think she is just putting Mary where she belongs...on the human level. She isn't divine. What's bad is how people are exalting Mary to queen of heaven, holy virgin queen, the only hope of our salvation, etc. Now THATS bad!!
---Kay on 10/31/06


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