We ask not to be idolized or prayed to, for only a true christian should pray to is Jesus, the son of God and the father our God. God has said not to put any other God’s before him that includes the saints, and he has said not to have laid idols carved in stone that includes us too. So take down your statues pray not to any of us, only to Jesus and you will be free. Also we are not perfect, we were human and have made a lot of mistakes, if you knew the real person not just the legend you would think of us as your brothers and sisters, to be revered as fellow servants of God, no more, no less.
THOUS SHALL NOT MAKE UNTO THEE ANY GRAVEN IMAGES!