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The Bible does not mention anywhere that we should pray to God through Mary.

Obviously she's Mother of God, and we owe her that, but even Jesus teaches to pray to God Himself.

But why does the Roman Catholic Church teach that we should pray to Mary and not just through her to her Son?

marked as duplicate by user900, curiousdannii, Mr. Bultitude, Flimzy, Geremia Apr 29 '16 at 0:33

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    I don't think this is a duplicate of that question. They're related, but the questions are not the same. However, this question does seem to make some assumptions about Roman Catholic belief that I'm not sure are correct. – Lee Woofenden Apr 28 '16 at 22:03
  • From what I understand (and I could be mistaken), the question appears to be about the difference between praying to Mary and praying through her to her Son. I've edited the question reflecting this. – Geremia Apr 29 '16 at 0:20
  • Hopefully the OP will read the answered questions posted. – Marc Apr 29 '16 at 1:49
  • "Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for our sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen." This is part of the Catholic church's "holy rosary" and it's to be said 53 times. Not coincidental on the number. The answer is in a very specific document. This question is answerable. – Daisy Apr 29 '16 at 13:48
  • @Daisy Intercessory prayers are covered in the answer AthanisusofAlex provided. While the question is answerable, I think it was already answered. – KorvinStarmast Apr 29 '16 at 15:48