Dial a Prayer

Synopsis: Cora, a disenchanted and troubled young woman, begrudgingly answers phones at a Prayer Call Center under the watchful direction of its religious leader Bill. When her prayers start making a difference, one caller shows up convinced he's been saved by her voice. With the discovery of her newfound gift, Cora struggles to reconcile her troubled past, and grapples with the faith that others have started to show in her.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Maggie Kiley
Production: Vertical Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
97 min

Dial A Prayer, this is Jeff.

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that.

I'll put you on hold and get

right back to you.

Hello, Eileen?

I'm so glad you called.

Yes, He answers all of your

prayers in His own way.

But remember, with God,

all things are possible.

Dial-a-Prayer, how may

I pray for you today?

Oh, such a discomfort.

Can anyone help me?

Mm-hm, praise God.

Um, how may I pray

for you today?

This rash, can't you stop

the itching?

Ernest, it's time to wrap it up

Let's see...

you have a rash... rash.

Um, where is the rash?

Well, that's quite private.

No, no, no, I just... I just

need more information because..

the more specific that we are

with our prayers...

the more that the good Lord

will be willing...

to take your worry into


All right, are you ready

to pray with me?

I hear that, I do.


Just put your faith

in the power of the Lord...

and you gonna find

those keys, girl.

The Daily Devotional

is offering a free trial...

but after 30 days, you can

continue with a donation


What was that?

Oh, Sarah,

oh, you are too much.

All righty then, in faith.

Whoa, whoa, whoa, hold up!

Hold up!

Those are valuable goods.

It's your first day.

It's a lot to take in, I know.

Believe me, I have seen a lot

of people crumble under

the pressure to serve.

But you look solid.



Coffee break!

This lady called the other day,

and, you know, kept crying

and crying and...

That guy called today, too,

he started crying.

I was just like,

"You gotta keep the faith."

You think there's any way

I could go out and have a...

Good morning, everyone!

Good morning, Bill!

Beautiful, beautiful day.

Isn't it?


Oh, Serena Belle, did you bring

your iced lemon cake again?


We deserve our breaks.

And how blessed we are to be

sharing the good Lord's work...

with the y, y callers

who are reaching out to us.

Another record week!

Yay! Whoo!

And! And! Repeat callers

for Georgia...


For Serena Belle!


That room, this building,

these four walls...

and the y walled cubicles...

this space... this space

is truly a special space.

And the work you do, redeems

you in the eyes of the Lord.

This you must know

and feel in your heart.

You are all truly serving

the master.

We are, amen.

God, not me.

Dear Heavenly Father,

bless this day.

Let us serve you and your

word in all its glory.



All right, let's get to work,

and by that, I mean,

let's talk turkey.

Pun intended.

We are fast coming upon the

great Thanksgiving holiday...

and you know what that means.

A whole lot of need.

You mean, we're gonna be

more busy than usual?

Oh, honey, you haven't seen


need as the holiday, precious.

Indeed, indeed, but now, now

is the time to answer the call.

We will not slow down.


We will not leave a caller

holding on the line.

Mm-mm, no.

We will push through,

we will send out that prayer.

We are special, and the work we

do is special.

And it matters.


Each and every one

of you matters.


Because we're here.


Waiting with open arms.


With open ears!


And with open hearts,

send it up!

With open hearts,

thank you, God! Thank you.

- Amen.

- Praise God.

Oh, look, our new recruit.

Welcome, Cora... welcome.

And now, I have to ask you

a very serious question.

How's your serve?

Reigning champs, LCSD Indoor

Beach Volleyball League.


Huh? Welcome, playa!

I don't really do sports.

Oh! She doesn't really

do sports.

What do we say to that, team?

If you can answer the call,

you better pop that ball!

Welcome, welcome to the fold.

All right, it is time.

Let's go do some good.

Good work, everybody.

Don't tell my wife, but I'm

taking a piece of this cake.

It's not gonna eat itself.

No, it's not.

Let's do some work, folks.

Let's go. It's a sin to waste.

My name is , and I'll

help you through this, sir.

The power of prayer

is with you .

Willingly afflict... we're

created of children and men...

I see my prayers... look

with pity upon us.

Anything is possible,

Mrs. Lurie.

It is possible with God.

Are you hearing me?

All right, listen

with your whole heart.

Close your eyes,

and let my voice guide you.


You're not getting away

that easy.

I'm sorry.


I can't believe I almost...

Well, here,

hope it's not too small.

Wow, it's got my name

on the back and everything.

Oh, yeah.

We're on the

same team now, you know?

Right, um...

well, Bill, I gotta jet.


Well, that's...

that's wonderful, Margaret.

Yeah, yeah, that's...

Margaret, that is fantastic.


Oh, we are.

We are good, too.

She is, Cora is good.

Yeah, okay, I will.


See you on the fifth.

Hello, sweetie.

Margaret calling for the dirt.

Is it after 4:

I thought it was

so much earlier.

It's 5:


Margaret on the phone?

Oh, yeah, right, well,

she's just, um...

You know, she's... bored.

Wondering how we all are doing.

Please tell me you told her

that we're all doing A-okay.

Yeah, of course.



And you stayed the whole day?


Did anybody give you

a hard time?

Jesus, Mom!


Um, your father called...

and he's really behind

with the McCarron deposition.

So he'd probably

be a few more days in...

But he's really looking

forward to seeing you.

Big, deep breath in...

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