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How do protestants pray?

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May 28, 2010 2:55PM

Protestants may pray in silence , in groups or outloud. However , they do not like using formula prayers , and they do not pray to Mary or to saints.

(The implication above is that people of other faiths - like Catholics - do pray to Mary or to saints. This is not the case and any Catholic who says otherwise is mistaken. Catholics ask Mary or saints for intercession on their behalf, but do not pray TO them. "Holy Mary, Mother of God, PRAY for us sinners..." Catholics only worship and pray TO God our Father and His son Jesus Christ. The best way to explain this to a Protestant is as such: Have you ever asked a family member or loved one to pray for you due to some hardship or difficulty you were going through? Catholics ask Mary to pray for them in much the same way.