Can Christians Pray To The Saints?

When it comes to prayer, is prayer only for God, or can Christians also pray to the Saints who have gone on before us? Does the Bible even cover this topic? Is this a grey area in Scriptures, or is the Bible clear on prayer? Join ArieRashelle as she searches through the Scriptures to find the answer to the question, ‘Can Christians Pray To The Saints?’

Revelation 6:9-11
Psalms 106:28-29
1 Samuel 28
Isaiah 8:19
1 Timothy 2:5-6
John 14:6
1 Corinthians 15:51-53
1 Corinthians 3:16
Galatians 2:20
John 15:4
John 15:9
1 John 4:8
John 15:16
John 14:14
Romans 8:26-28
Romans 8:34

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We oftentimes find it difficult to let go of sins simply because it is tradition. When something is passed down from generation to generation, it becomes a generational curse. It becomes a stronghold in the lives of our descendants. Look at what Jesus accuses the Pharisees of doing:

Matthew 15:1-9

1 Then Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said, “Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat.” He answered them, “And why do you break the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition? 

For God commanded, ‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and, ‘Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.’ But you say, ‘If anyone tells his father or his mother, “What you would have gained from me is given to God,”he need not honor his father.’ So for the sake of your tradition you have made void the word of God. You hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, when he said:

“‘This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’”


The Pharisees were living in sin and teaching others to live in sin all because of tradition. Tradition is one of the most dangerous weapons the Devil has in his arsenal. Don’t let that trip you up. Study the Scriptures for yourself to see if what is being taught to you is true or not, don’t just take someone’s word for it. Be like the Bereans who would go and look to see if what Paul was teaching them was true. If the Bereans took the time to double-check the greatest apostle who ever lived, we can take the time to double-check our pastors and teachers of our day and age. Seek the discernment of the Holy Spirit so that you may recognize false prophets in your lives. So that you can recognize wolves in sheep clothing. And so that you can recognize the goats living among you.

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