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Since the Virgin Mary is not a living person, isn't it wrong to ask her to pray for us?
"And concerning the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was said to you by God, I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob'? He is not the God of the dead but of the living." Matthew 22:31-32

God has granted us the ability to obtain everlasting life. The truth of this matter is the fact that Mary is very much alive. She is alive for Jesus; for Jesus is the God of the living, not the dead.

The Bible does teach us that we are forbidden from summoning up spirits for the purpose of gaining information. However; asking our spiritual Mother Mary to pray for us in heaven is not the same as this forbidden practice.

Asking for someone to pray for us vs. asking a spirit for information are as different as night and day. The difference between praying to Mary and summoning the dead is vast. Summoning spirits is considered an act of knowledge-seeking behavior, while asking Mary for help is only a humble request to have her help us become closer to God.
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Rosary Promise #4: "It will cause virtue and good works to flourish; it will obtain for souls the abundant mercy of God; it will withdraw the hearts of men from the love of the world and its vanities, and will lift them to the desire of eternal things. Oh, that souls would sanctify themselves by this means."  See also: 15 Promises of the Rosary...

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