What is the efficacy of prayers offered after one has sinned?

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What is the efficacy of prayers offered after one has sinned?


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Re: What is the efficacy of prayers offered after one has sinned?
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2012, 11:51:44 PM »
The point is: when one sins mortally, to try to make an act of perfect contrition. In other words, consider God's goodness and repent for love of Him. If one's contrition is unselfish, one's prayers will have merit. Of course, we can't know if our contrition is perfect. When we receive absolution, our sins are forgiven, even if our contrition is not perfect. Note that mortal sin does not prevent God from giving the person actual grace or no one would ever be able to repent. While we cannot receive sanctifying grace while in mortal sin, we can receive actual grace.




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