Hello, not sure if this is the right forum for this, but here goes.
A quick question that has been bugging me off and on for quite a while: Let’s say someone commits a mortal sin. He realizes it, and obviously wants to go to confession as soon as possible, but won’t be able to for a couple of days. Assuming that being in a state of mortal sin is to be cut off from God’s grace, what is it that prompts him to go to confession? Also, if one is cut off from God’s grace, what kind of prayers can he say? While he can always pray to our lady and to the saints, can he also pray to Jesus and the Father? This is what I am confused about. If one is not in a state of grace, does Jesus listen? Answer our prayers? Thanks for any light someone can shed on this.