GOD’S FRIENDS, MY FRIENDS: The Precedent for Intercessory Prayer

At his weekly audience on May 18, Pope Benedict XVI spoke about the efficacy of intercessory prayer.  He used the biblical patriarch Abraham as an example—reminding us of how Abraham prayed to God for the people of Sodom and Gomorrah.“Not so!” cry about a half dozen people I know.  They buttress their argument by quoting 1 Timothy 2:5, “There is one mediator between God and man, the man Christ Jesus.”   These devout and well-meaning friends believe, wrongly I think, that praying to saints is … [Read more...]