Bringing you the "Good News" of Jesus Christ and His Church While PROMOTING CATHOLIC Apologetic Support groups loyal to the Holy Father and Church's magisterium
Home About
What's New? Resources The Church Family Life Mass and
Ask A Catholic
Knowledge base
AskACatholic Disclaimer
Search the
AskACatholic Database
Donate and
Support our work
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
New Questions
Cool Catholic Videos
About Saints
Disciplines & Practices for distinct Church seasons
Purgatory and Indulgences
About the Holy Mass
About Mary
Searching and Confused
Contemplating becoming a Catholic or Coming home
Homosexual and Gender Issues
Life and Family
No Salvation Outside the Church
Sacred Scripture
non-Catholic Cults
Justification and Salvation
The Pope and Papacy
The Sacraments
Relationships and Marriage situations
Specific people, organizations and events
Doctrine and Teachings
Specific Practices
Church Internals
Church History

Michael C. wrote:

Hi, guys —

I once overheard an Evangelical pastor say that he objected to praying to saints and others in Heaven because it would cause them anxiety to receive petitions when Scripture says the saved are at peace.

This strikes me as a childish view of the afterlife in that we are still basically ourselves and still subject to all the stress and worries that we experience on Earth. My sense of Heaven is that being in the presence of God will liberate us from such limitations and free us from a linear view of existence. We will have a different and more complete understanding of reality and context, which would negate any anxiety even if we receive or hear a prayer related to some tragedy that has happened on Earth.

  • Do you have any thoughts on my view or the view of this Evangelical pastor?


  { Do you have thoughts on this Evangelical pastor's view on praying to the saints and Heaven? }

Mike replied:

Hi Michael,

I think you are mainly correct thought there is no anxiety from the saints hearing any prayer.

There is complete joy and happiness for those in Heaven who have worked in faith to please the Lord. If you need help defending this position, search our database for answers to questions that may help.

Use search words like praying to the saints and mary

Also, pray for your Evangelical pastor friend on a regular basis.


Please report any and all typos or grammatical errors.
Suggestions for this web page and the web site can be sent to Mike Humphrey
© 2012 Panoramic Sites
The Early Church Fathers Church Fathers on the Primacy of Peter. The Early Church Fathers on the Catholic Church and the term Catholic. The Early Church Fathers on the importance of the Roman Catholic Church centered in Rome.