I have been feeling drawn to begin practicing my faith more (ok, to be totally truthful, any practice by me of my faith would be more than what I’m currently doing now:D ), and my conscience is telling me that due to the circumstances in my life that are giving me the most problems, I may want to try a novena or two.
I know of many novenas, but is there an online database of sorts to find out if there is a novena that would apply to my particular situations? And, if not, is it ok for me to make something up on my own, providing that it’s in keeping with official doctrine? For example, if there isn’t a novena for say, organ donation (which is one of the issues I’m dealing with), could I, say a decade of the rosary, an Our Father, a Glory Be, and then think about what it is I’m asking for and have it be legitimate?
More importantly, will God even listen to my prayers even though I haven’t been to Confession in years (I am planning to go this weekend). I just want to know that, even if the answer to my various prayers happens to be ‘no’, I would like to have the knowledge that the answer was no because that’s not what God has in store as opposed to because I haven’t practiced my faith in years.