So those folks,on thE beach ..the,ones in parades,following statues ..are,praying quietly in their closets????..<quoted text>
Actually you are embarrassing yourself!
He never said to pray on a public forum either and people do it all the time .[lol]
But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
Blessed Mother Marys part . was a very important part in Christianity, Blessed Mother brought JESUS to US to save us.
"Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you" (Lk 1:28)
"Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb"
LK 1:43 43 Elizabeth said .
And how does this happen to me, that the Mother of my LORD should come to me?
The Angel of the Lord declared to Mary:
And she conceived of the Holy Spirit. Lk 1:19,Mt 1, Lk 1:35
Behold the handmaid of the Lord: Be it done unto me according to Thy WORD.
And the Word was made Flesh: And dwelt among us. John 1:14
Mary is honored, NOT worshiped as we worship JESUS only!!!!!
CATHOLics pray in public all the TIme....so why laugh or say we,should quoting scripture ..