If a person is in mortal sin, can they still pray to God? Will He hear them? If you’re fearful that God has shut you out, be not afraid.
In this podcast episode of “Father Simon Says,” Fr. Richard Simon addresses a question from John, who asks whether God still gives graces and answers prayers to those who are not in a state of grace. Fr. Simon affirms that God hears all prayers, emphasizing the idea that when someone prays, they are turning back to God. He likens it to a lost child calling home, with the parent responding and doing what they believe is best for the child. Fr. Simon believes that God answers prayers in a way that draws individuals closer to Him, even if they are not in a state of grace, as God desires all to be in a state of grace.