God hears sinners. But if you are
afraid of that which is said in the Scriptures, "We know that
God hears not sinners," let fear and belief in this be far from
you, for he was blind who said it. Therefore, believe rather Him who
said -- and who lies not-- "Though your sins be as scarlet, I
will make them white as snow."
If God hears not sinners, what hope
do we have? If God hears not sinners, why do we pray, and publish
the record of our sin, as did the publican in the temple, by the
beating of our breast? Assuredly, God does hear sinners; but He
answers those only who call on Him in truth and sincerity of heart
and in holiness.