The Call to Prayer

In this lesson, we discuss the purpose of life. Why did God create us? How does this relate to prayer? Does God call all to prayer, or only a few?

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Discussion Questions

Answer these questions in our private Forum:

  1. Have you ever realized that you were made for intimacy with God? How does that knowledge make a difference in your life?
  2. Tell us about a time when you felt called to prayer.

Sources and Further Reading

Below are links to the sources used in this lesson, as well as other resources to supplement your learning.


  1. Baltimore Catechism, no. 6
  2. CCC, nos. 1, 51–2, 68, 1723, 2566–7
  3. Novo Millenio Ineunte, nos. 30–34
  4. Luke 18:1, James 1:17, 1 John 4:10, 1 Thes 5:17, Eph 6:18, Mt 26:41
  5. Lumen Gentium, no. 11

Additional Free Resource
God Calls Everyone to Prayer (column in the Catholic Voice)

Additional Paid Resource
Thirsting for Prayer by Jacques Philippe (affiliate link)