Mortal sin means that one’s soul is not in a state of grace. So if one chooses to commit a mortal sin and is truly in the state of mortal sin, can he beg God for forgiveness and be once again in a state of grace without going to confession, but with the intent to go to confession? For instance, if one commits a mortal sin on Monday and the next confession time is not until Sunday, if he in mortal sin until he can get to the confessional, or can God grant some sort of “advance” on forgiveness until he gets to the “bank”, aka the confessional?
and one more question: if one is for sure in a state of mortal sin and knows he is, is it of any value to pray? or is he completely separated from God until he sacramentally confesses?
thanks and God bless.