Prayer Quotes

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Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart. -Mahatma Gandhi


Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts. -Mother Teresa


If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough. -Meister Eckhart


The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays. -Søren Kierkegaard


Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden. -Corrie ten Boom


Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow. -Benjamin Franklin


You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance. -Kahlil Gibran


God shapes the world by prayer. The more prayer there is in the world the better the world will be, the mightier the forces of against evil. -E.M. Bounds


We tend to use prayer as a last resort, but God wants it to be our first line of defense. We pray when there's nothing else we can do, but God wants us to pray before we do anything at all. - Oswald Chambers


A prayer couched in the words of the soul, is far more powerful than any ritual. -Paulo Coelho


Don't forget to pray today because God did not forget to wake you up this morning. -Oswald Chambers


The only difference between a wish and a prayer is that you're at the mercy of the universe for the first, and you've got some help with the second. -Jodi Picoult


Never pray for justice, because you might get some. -Margaret Atwood


Why must people kneel down to pray? If I really wanted to pray I’ll tell you what I'd do. I'd go out into a great big field all alone or in the deep, deep woods and I'd look up into the sky—up—up—up—into that lovely blue sky that looks as if there was no end to its blueness. And then I'd just feel a prayer. -L.M. Montgomery


Many people pray as if God were a big aspirin pill; they come only when they hurt. -B. Graham Dienert


Our struggle is--isn't it?--to achieve and retain faith on a lower level. To believe that there is a Listener at all. For as the situation grows more and more desperate, the grisly fears intrude. Are we only talking to ourselves in an empty universe? The silence is often so emphatic. And we have prayed so much already. -C.S. Lewis


He who kneels the most, stands the best. -D.L. Moody


The wise man in the storm prays God not for safety from danger but for deliverance from fear. -Ralph Waldo Emerson


When I pray for another person, I am praying for God to open my eyes so that I can see that person as God does, and then enter into the stream of love that God already directs toward that person. -Philip Yancey


Why is it that when we talk to God we’re said to be praying, but when God talks to us we’re schizophrenic? -Lily Tomlin


I used to think the Lord's Prayer was a short prayer; but as I live longer, and see more of life, I begin to believe there is no such thing as getting through it. If a man, in praying that prayer, were to be stopped by every word until he had thoroughly prayed it, it would take him a lifetime. -Henry Ward Beecher


We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties. -Oswald Chambers


Sometimes I go to God and say, "God, if Thou dost never answer another prayer while I live on this earth, I will still worship Thee as long as I live and in the ages to come for what Thou hast done already. God’s already put me so far in debt that if I were to live one million millenniums I couldn’t pay Him for what He’s done for me. -A.W. Tozer


Do not have your concert first, and then tune your instrument afterwards. Begin the day with the Word of God and prayer, and get first of all into harmony with Him. -J. Hudson Taylor


PRAY, v. To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled in behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy. -Ambrose Bierce


Deep down in me I knowed it was a lie, and He knowed it. You can't pray a lie - I found that out. -Mark Twain


In the silence of the heart God speaks. If you face God in prayer and silence, God will speak to you. Then you will know that you are nothing. It is only when you realize your nothingness, your emptiness, that God can fill you with Himself. Souls of prayer are souls of great silence. -Mother Teresa


Many people pray to be kept out of unexpected problems. Some people pray to be able to confront and overcome them. -Toba Beta


Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you. -Saint Augustine


The men who have done the most for God in this world have been early on their knees. He who fritters away the early morning, its opportunity and freshness, in other pursuits than seeking God will make poor headway seeking Him the rest of the day. If God is not first in our thoughts and efforts in the morning, He will be in the last place the remainder of the day. -E.M. Bounds


Prayer moves the hand that moves the universe.


The trouble with our praying is, we just do it as a means of last resort.  -Will Rogers


Prayer is not an old woman's idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action. -Mahatma Gandhi


Today Lord I am going to do my best with Your help and for Your glory. I realize that there are many different people in the world with a variety of opinions and expectations. I will concentrate on being a God-pleaser and not a self-pleaser or man-pleaser. The rest I leave in Your hands lord. Grant me favor with You and with men and continue transforming me into the image of Your dear Son. Thank You Lord. -Joyce Meyer


Talking to men for God is a great thing, but talking to God for men is greater still.  -E.M. Bounds


My father prayed because he had a good Friend with whom to share the problems of the day. -Corrie Ten Boom


Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire? -Corrie ten Boom


For me, prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy. -St. Thérèse de Lisieux


God speaks in the silence of the heart.  Listening is the beginning of prayer.  -Mother Teresa


We must move from asking God to take care of the things that are breaking our hearts, to praying about the things that are breaking His heart.  -Margaret Gibb


Sometimes the best answers to prayer are the ones God doesn't answer. -Robin Jones Gunn


Every great movement of God can be traced to a kneeling figure. -D. L. Moody


When I lay these questions before God I get no answer. But a rather special sort of 'No answer.' It is not the locked door. It is more like a silent, certainly not uncompassionate, gaze. As though He shook His head not in refusal but waiving the question. Like, "Peace, child; you don't understand." -C.S. Lewis


Every night I pray I whisper into a megaphone, not only so God is sure to hear, but also my neighbors, because I pray to God He’ll deliver pestilence and plague to the residents next door. I even tell God the exact address, as if He can’t read my heart. But it’s not for His benefit, it’s for my neighbors’. -Jarod Kintz


My prayer to God is a very short one: ''O Lord, make my enemies look ridiculous!'' God has granted it. -Voltaire


Before we can pray, "Lord, Thy Kingdom come," we must be willing to pray, "My Kingdom go." -Alan Redpath


If they are wrong they need your prayers all the more; and if they are your enemies, then you are under orders to pray for them. That is one of the rules common to the whole house. -C.S. Lewis


To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing. -Martin Luther


Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer. -Mark Twain


Answered prayer is the interchange of love between the Father and His child. -Andrew Murray


Praying and sinning will never live together in the same heart. Prayer will consume sin, or sin will choke prayer. -J.C. Ryle


Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one. -Bruce Lee


In the end, the number of prayers we say may contribute to our happiness, but the number of prayers we answer may be of even greater importance. -Dieter F. Uchtdorf


I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had no where else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day. -Abraham Lincoln


Seven days without prayer makes one weak.


Satan does not care how many people read about prayer if only he can keep them from praying. -Paul E. Billheimer


Lord, make me a blessing to someone today. -Jan Karon

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