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Tina wrote:

Hi, guys —

  • Can you pray to more than one Saint at a time for the same intention?

Tina

  { Can you pray to more than one Saint at a time for the same intention? }

John replied:

Hi, Tina —

Of course!

The important thing to realize is when you are praying to a Saint, you are really asking them to pray for you. It's like asking more then one friend to pray for you. The only difference is that Saints are in a better position to know the Will of God for our life and therefore their prayer can be more effective.

The thing you want to avoid is using the intercession of saints as some kind of special back door to get what you want from God.

Jesus did say that we should pray together and for each other. Asking prayers of the Saints just fulfills that command but we need to be careful that our devotion to a Saint doesn't become some kind of lucky charm.

John

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