...now that I stop and think about it, it does seem a bit odd that we would ask others on earth to pray for our requests as fellow brothers and sisters in the Lord, without it being viewed as some kind of idolatry or giving up on Christ as the sole Mediator between us and the Father, but then turn around and consider it such if we try to share our prayer requests with our brothers and sisters who are now in heaven. It seems to me that, whether they are alive on earth or alive in heaven, there is still the danger of us setting a man or woman up as an idol in our hearts and minds, in the position only God should have; but I don't see why communicating prayer requests to those in heaven would therefore have to be idolatrous. Someone might disagree on the grounds of such communication being impossible and therefore futile. But I can't think of any Scripture denying that possibility. Are there particular Scriptures that you would say affirm this idea?
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