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How To Properly Pray

When I pray, should I be praying to Mary, Jesus or God?

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Jesus prayed to his father and we would do well to do likewise. We first praise God for his goodness AND his son, and that his will which is to obey his son, be accomplished.
To separate the two as if they are a human father and son is to not understand the trinity. There are a few protestant sects which obsess with Jesus only (Acts 4:12) but they fail to understand you can't separate the two in rightousness and will.
Praising the son IS praising the father.

Praying to Mary is silly and you'd be just as effective praying to Santa. That is what happens when you are religious but ignorant of God's word.
---larry on 11/30/09

Jesus is Almighty God in the flesh: pray only to Jesus, for all else is idolatry.
---Eloy on 11/30/09

Do not pray to Mary. Mary instructed some people in her time to do whatever Jesus says (John 2:5). Jesus says, Ask the Father in my name (John 16:26-27). Follow what Jesus says and it shall be always OK with you.
---Adetunji on 11/30/09

Prayer is your link to God the Father. Prayer is simply talking to God much like writing your thoughts in your personal journal - and do this without ceasing morning, noon and night. Many people repeat the Lord's praying over and over again - talking to God comes from the heart not the mind.

1 Peter 3:12
Hebrews 11:6
James 1:6
Psalm 86:6-7
1 John 5:14-15
Psalm 55:17
Luke 11:9

And pray for you and your family's protection during the tribulation that is soon to come upon us that is already here, Ephesians 6:13-18
---Steveng on 9/15/09

When you pray, go into your prayer closet. Don't be like the hypocrites and pray out loud in public with elaborate prayers, because then you are praying to please man.

Read: Matthew Chapter 6 verses 5 and 6
---John on 9/15/09

Good answer Donna66. I hope that people reading these blogs pay extra attention to a blog when they see "Donna66" as the author.
---Rod4Him on 9/14/09

Forget Mary. God and Jesus are the same. And it depends on how I pray. When I talk to the living God all throughout the day I mostly say the name Jesus. Jesus this Jesus that. Jesus is busy in these days we are living in. Sometimes when praying outloud in public or over my meals, or just around, I may be a bit more formal. perhaps, God, in the name of Jesus. Ect, ect. Or my heavenly Father ect, ect, in the name of Jesus. There is no other God and I am not ashamed of the only TRUE God, Creator, who can, will help me. Hallelujah. Note: There are no rules or laws. Except one: Always pray by the power of the living God. Wait for His power to come upon you. Also, when I pray silently I am the most informal!
---catherine on 9/14/09

Probably best to pray to the Father in the name of Christ Jesus. You won't go wrong doing that.
---mugwump on 9/12/09

the prayer Jesus taught us starts with "Our Father" >
it does not begin with "our sins"
---Bill_bila5659 on 9/11/09

.....BUT, if you can't remember... or are are confused about the "proper" way to pray...

just tell God what's on your mind.

He already knows what you are thinking, but He wants you to bring all your concerns to Him.
---Donna66 on 9/11/09

In the Bible,Jesus tells us how to pray in The Gospels

Always pray to The Father,In My Name..

---Gabby on 9/11/09

Praying should be done in the following manner, pray to God the Father and use his son's name in order to be hear. You know the old saying," all heaven stands at attention when I mentioned his name"!!!!
If you would have yourself pray answered prayers you must be so positive as to be ridiculous. The Bible calls this calling something into existence that does not exist. When you can achieve this positiveness the Holy Spirit(and it is the Holy Spirit who determines when you can) within you will respond to your request. Glory hallelujah to the name of the Lord!!!!
---mima on 9/11/09

When you pray you are to pray to the God of the Bible (His TRUE nature, NOT what we believe God to be like), in Jesus' name. This is how the Bible says to pray.
---Leslie on 9/10/09

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