...is they can hear our prayers.
None of us know how prayer “works” exactly
but all Christians believe it does work. We all believe God can knows
our words, thoughts, and even the stirrings of our hearts. Can those in
heaven do the same? If God opts to allow them to then, why not?
Consider St. Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians
where he says the apostles are made a “spectacle” to the angels (4:9)
and that in heaven we’ll be given knowledge (13:4). How about Jesus’
words that there’s rejoicing in heaven at the repentance of a sinner (Lk
15:10). Knowing a sinner has repented requires knowing the deepest
moving of the sinner’s heart; far beyond simply hearing a prayer.
That scripture tells us the saints in heaven are still aware of us here
on earth is yet another reason Catholics believe they can hear our