you have not responded why you think that praying to Jesus Christ is "prayer to a non-Christian deity" -- not only does the Litany have us praying directly to our Lord and God Jesus Christ, but also asking Mary to pray for us TO God.
Why do you think that praying to Jesus Christ is "prayer to a non-Christian deity"?
Honey, if the saved dead in Heaven are not alive and well, you and I haven’t a prayer on any terms of reaching there, so what’s it to you. Ever get a load of Revelations, John’s blessed vision caught up into Heaven and seeing those below the Alter praying, “ how long, Lord, how long, before you avenge us”?
What do you come up with when you think of God the Father, or Jesus the Son......, and there is no.......mother...., yet it is God the Holy Spirit who overshadows Mary and she is made with child. The spouse, the Holy Spirit in power.
The whole family of God, and no mother? Father, Son, Holy Spirit spouse, no daughter to God the father, no spouse to God the Holy Spirit, no mother to God the Son?
The Church a bride? Wedding Feast? Coming to the bridegroom? Come on.