The best prayer to Mary is the "Hail Mary," as follows: Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee, blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the Fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now, and at the hour of our death. Amen. Hail = hello. Grace = God's help. Thee = you. Thou = you. Thy = your. Or you can start by just saying, Jesus help me, or Mary help me, or St. Joseph help me. You can add what you want them to help you with. I often say, Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, help me get through this (day, or mess, or whatever); or help me with (someone's name); or help (someone's name). Frank
No, we don't only pray to the Blessed Mother but also to the Father,Son and Holy spirit. I have three favorite saints that I pray to so they will talk to God and hear my prayer, kinda like a middle man.The saying of the rosary is a devotion to Mary, the mother of God. Usually when I pray I talk like I would speak to a regular human being.