Yesterday was the feast of Saint Monica.  After years of Monica’s tears and prayer, her son Augustine converted to Christianity.

Her feast always makes us ponder: what do our prayers actually do?  Do they change God?  What is their point?

There is a good article on The New Theological Movement titled: If prayer can’t change God, what good is it? The example of St. Monica.   It’s worth a read.

[Thanks to Fr Zehnle on Servant and Steward for drawing my attention to the article].