- The Memorare Prayer:
- The Hail Holy Queen Prayer:
- Consider This Excerpt From A Papal Speech:
Despite the fact that advocates of this Marian devotion emphatically deny that they worship Mary (and are sincere in their attempts to serve God), their own words and actions testify against them. Roman Catholics ascribe completely unbiblical functions, titles, and traits to Mary. They basically place her in the same position as that of Jesus Christ. Nowhere does the Bible teach that Mary is the way that leads to Christ. Also, asserting that Mary is our mother is nothing but cultic mysticism.
The Scriptures emphatically contradict the notion that Mary functions as a "co-mediator". There is no Savior but God (2 Samuel 22:3; Isaiah 43:11; Hosea 13:4). He will not give His glory to another (Isaiah 42:8). The New Testament affirms the same message regarding the exclusive role of the Lord in dispensing salvific grace and allowing people to enter His kingdom (Acts 4:12; John 14:6). The only way for us to approach the Father is through the Son. Just as there is only one God, so there is only one Person who can reconcile us to God (1 Timothy 2:4-6). Mary cannot help us get to heaven in any fashion whatsoever. Roman Catholics could not be more wrong on this point, which is a terrible misfortune.