From the apology of the Augsburg confession, these few sentences put into light the folly of praying to the saints. To pray to the saints is to say that Christ doesn’t listen, he instead turns a deaf ear so much is his anger with your sins. To pray to the saints is to say that while Christ died on the cross for your sins, man you’ve angered him enough that he’s not going to forgive you without someone in his ear who’s going to back you up. My friends, Christ IS mercy. No other mercy is going to cut it.