= My uncle is a catholic and says he doesnt worship Mary he just reveres and honors her, but if praying and singing songs about someone isn’t worshipping then what is worshipping? =

I also want to know if there’s any scriptural example of someone praying to someone other than God and was not portrayed as idolatry
Exodus 20:5 is clear that you shall not bow down to images or serve them because God is a jealous god. God does not change and so is still jealous

If there are rulers over you when you break the commandments, and they instruct you to break the commandment by bowing to the statue of Mary, there’s something wrong

I was raised Catholic. The explanation they told me is that Catholics don't pray
*at* the image, but *through* the image

As for Mary, the standard formulas are not so much asking Mary to perform miracles herself, but asking Mary to pray on our behalf, on the assumption that God will prefer to listen to her

That makes sense. So if I want to borrow your car, I’ll just ask your?Doesn’t God love us all despite our sins? He gives us all the time we want, and listens to us all. Mary is dead. She can’t hear us. She has no power

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life: no one cometh unto the Father, but by me John 14:6
on the assumption that God will prefer to listen to her

There is no need to pray to anyone else but God, for we have no other intercessor besides Jesus (1 Timothy 2:5)
"For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him." (Matthew 6:8)
So the prayers we make to God aren't informing Him of anything He does not already know. They are an expression of asking to put our burdens on His shoulders and asking Him to help us with our problems, either to take them away or to give us the strength to endure the suffering

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