Thomas Aquinas on the Purpose of Prayer

If God is omniscient and immutable (unchangeable), what then is the purpose of prayer? It would seem as if prayer would be rendered of little value, given that God knows everything and is incapable of changing in response to our prayers. In his lectures on Matthew 6:9-11, Thomas Aquinas discussed the question of God’s omniscience and immutability and the purpose of one’s prayer. Although prayer may seem to be rendered of little use in light of these two divine traits, Aquinas identifies five reasons why prayer is vital to the Catholic’s spiritual life. Join us this week as we discuss Aquinas’ thoughts on the purpose of prayer in light of God’s nature.

The Catholic Heritage is devoted to helping Catholic Christians better understand the history, teachings and culture of their Catholic faith so that they can better love and serve Christ, the Church and their neighbors.

If you would like to invite Mary Estrada and/or Dr. Estrada to speak at your next event, you can contact them at feedback@catholicheritageshow.com or 1-909-575-8035.

Newsletter Sign-up for the Catholic Heritage Spirituality Show

To sign up for our podcast’s community newsletter, which gives you access to weekly bonus content, please navigate to: https://catholicheritagespirituality.com/podcastnewsletter/

To place your name on the waiting list for our future learning site, please navigate to: https://catholigheritageinstitute.com

Review our Podcast

iTunes (click iTunes > Ratings and Reviews > Write a Review)

How to Connect with Us

Comment on the show below

Ask a Question via Speakpipe

Leave a voicemail or send a text message for the show at 1-909-575-8035

Email via Contact Form in the Footer of the Site (audio files welcome)

Music provided by Pond5.

Join the newsletter

Chs 170 facebook profile photo

Subscribers to the newsletter get exclusive access to free weekly bonus videos, updates and audio content.

We won't send you spam. Unsubscribe at any time. Powered by ConvertKit