When Monica was told of Augustine’s conversion, he tells us in his Confessions that she leapt for joy, rejoiced and praised God, who can do more than we ask or think; for she understood that God had given her more than she had ever dared to beg for. He continues, “you changed her mourning into joy, much more plentiful than she had desired, and in a much more precious and purer way than she ever required.”
God hears our prayers, God always answers our prayers – in ways we may recognize and in ways that we may never understand. We pray with confidence and even wonder.
Photograph by Brother Brian.