Intercessory prayers are not "normal" nor effective for any. Sorry. Praying for others is a fine practice and is hardly the same thing as praying TO someone TO pray or petition for you. Witchdoctor primitivisms. Unworthy. Period. You're the one going in circles by trying to equate praying for another and praying to another. Get your own religious practice straight as these are not the same thing. Do what you will but quit trying to claim the Revelation supports such nonsense. Have you read the paper I recommended yet. Please do. And let's discuss practices with efficacy shall we?
Your willful ignorance of the original definition of the term "pray," which is to offer an earnest petition, is bothersome. If you would prefer to use a different word, that is fine. The point is that if we can ask a human person on this earth to pray for us, why not ask Mary? Instead of proving a clear difference between the two, you've displayed a willful ignorance bordering on intolerance.
In all honesty and fairness, I think we are talking in circles because you honestly don't have the vocabulary and frame of reference to understand what I am talking about. It's like "casting pearls before swine" and therefore it might be best if we respectfully agree to disagree.
(If you aren't familiar with the "pearls before swine" reference either, here it is:
Edited by Howard509, 13 March 2013 - 01:39 PM.