Description: Is there a universal call to prayer? The Catholic Catechism tells us man is in search of God. God, in the act of creation, called every being into existence from nothingness. Even after man sinned and lost his likeness to God, he remained an image of his Creator and never lost his desire for the One who called him into existence. All religions attest to man’s essential search for God. The Catechism points out, however, that God calls us, first, to that mysterious encounter - prayer. God always initiates. Man’s first step in the process is to respond. Prayer is a reciprocal call. Throughout the whole history of salvation, the covenant drama unfolds. the revelation of prayer in the Old Testament comes between the fall and the restoration of man. Prayer is the relationship with God in historical events. This is Peggy Stanton and this has been the Order of Malta’s Minute with the Catechism.