56. God calls us to prayer
The last part of this catechism course is dedicated to prayer. Prayer should be like breathing, like the beating of your heart and pulse. It other words, it should be a normal thing, inherent in the life of everyone. In fact, the first reaction of the human being when he discovers about his creator, such as when he discovers about his father and mother during infancy, is to call, talk, communicate and interact with them. And that is what prayer is: talking to God, whom we recognize as our Lord, to whom we owe everything and to whom, therefore, we have to show our reverence and gratitude, while we expose our needs and we apologize if we miss to reciprocate his merciful and provident love.
It has been said that man is greatest when he is on his knees. This means that prayer is an obligation of the human being, and raises us to the dignity of individuals who can dialogue with God, the Creator of the universe and source all good.