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Quotes And Sayings About Prayer

Prayer Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Prayer

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I don't know whether I believe in God or not. I think, really, I'm some sort of Buddhist. But the essential thing is to put oneself in a frame of mind which is close to that of prayer.
~By Henri Matisse ~


I began to pray those same fervent prayers, lying in bed at night, hoping to see a scroll unrolled from the ceiling with a message from God just for me.
~By James Green Somerville ~


The sexual embrace can only be compared with music and with prayer.
~By Marcus Aurelius ~


It takes me forever to say my prayers these days, but I don't care, because this time around, I want to make sure God doesn't have to do any guesswork.
~By Terry McMillan ~


It would be unthinkable in Canadian public life today for the public inauguration of our supreme political figures to be accompanied by prayer.
~By Stockwell Day ~


There are many things that are essential to arriving at true peace of mind, and one of the most important is faith, which cannot be acquired without prayer.
~By John Wooden ~


Some people think that prayer just means asking for things, and if they fail to receive exactly what they asked for, they think the whole thing is a fraud.
~By Gerald Vann ~


Prayer is an august avowal of ignorance.
~By Victor Hugo ~


Appreciation is the highest form of prayer, for it acknowledges the presence of good wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts.
~By Alan Cohen ~


The romantic embrace can only be compared with music and with prayer.
~By Henry Ellis ~


Faith and prayer are the vitamins of the soul; man cannot live in health without them.
~By Mahalia Jackson ~


I never force myself to be devout except when I feel so inspired, and never compose hymns of prayers unless I feel within me real and true devotion.
~By Franz Schubert ~


Prayers were held in Assembly Hall. We all perched in rows on wooden benches while teachers sat up on the platform in armchairs, facing us.
~By Roald Dahl ~


An Atheist believes that a hospital should be built instead of a church. An atheist believes that deed must be done instead of prayer said. An atheist strives for involvement in life and not escape into death. He wants disease conquered, poverty vanished, war eliminated.
~By Madalyn Murray O'Hair ~


I write quite a lot of sonnets, and I think of them almost as prayers: short and memorable, something you can recite.
~By Carol Ann Duffy ~


To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
~By Mohandas Gandhi ~


The most eloquent prayer is the prayer through hands that heal and bless.
~By Billy Graham ~


Never believe that true prayer consists in mere babbling, reciting so many psalms and vigils, saying your beads while you allow your thoughts to roam.
~By Johannes Tauler ~


Inaudible prayers, particularly of the Canon, which at first don't seem to have anything to do with music, end up being a very important part of the aesthetic of the traditional structure of the Mass.
~By Richard Morris ~


One of the misperceptions that exists in the Muslim world, which needs to be fixed, is the perception that Muslims in America are - are - are living in - in very, very, very bad circumstances. They cannot practice religion freely. It is not the truth at all. The fact is, we are practicing. We fast, we pray, we do our prayers.
~By Feisal Abdul Rauf ~


The best prayers have often more groans than words.
~By John Buchan ~


Of all duties, prayer certainly is the sweetest and most easy.
~By Laurence Sterne ~


I really feel like life will dictate itself. You should allow it to unfold as naturally as possible. Just go with the flow. When you're really desperate, you say a few prayers and hope for the best. That's the way I've always lived my life.
~By Shania Twain ~


A childish soul not inoculated with compulsory prayer is a soul open to any religious infection.
~By Alexander Cockburn ~


There is no greater distance than that between a man in prayer and God.
~By Ivan Illich ~


I do believe we're all connected. I do believe in positive energy. I do believe in the power of prayer. I do believe in putting good out into the world. And I believe in taking care of each other.
~By Harvey Fierstein ~


I do believe in the power of prayer.
~By Geraldine Ferraro ~


Cease to think that the decrees of the gods can be changed by prayers.
~By Virgil ~


Prayers not felt by us are seldom heard by God.
~By Philip Henry ~


Your cravings as a human animal do not become a prayer just because it is God whom you ask to attend to them.
~By Dag Hammarskjold ~


Poetry and prayer are very similar.
~By Carol Ann Duffy ~


Every Teen Challenge ministry is responsible for raising its own finances, but we assist these works with finances, prayer and counseling, especially overseas in areas such as Siberia, Africa, South America.
~By David Wilkerson ~


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


My desk drawer is filled with all kinds of prayers.
~By Geraldine Ferraro ~


I have lived to thank God that all my prayers have not been answered.
~By Jean Ingelow ~


Experience teaches us that we do not always receive the blessings we ask for in prayer.
~By Mary Baker Eddy ~


To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.
~By Martin Luther King, Jr. ~


He knows the tax code as thoroughly as the pope knows the Lord's Prayer.
~By William Proxmire ~


I grew up a Catholic and I don't want to talk badly about the Catholic Church but there's a lot of routine stuff going on. You say the same prayers, you sit, you kneel, whatever.
~By Bernhard Langer ~


I believe that prayer is our powerful contact with the greatest force in the universe.
~By Loretta Young ~


Prayer requires more of the heart than of the tongue.
~By Adam Clarke ~


Who rises from prayer a better man, his prayer is answered.
~By George Meredith ~


When you cease from labour, fill up your time in reading, meditation, and prayer: and while your hands are labouring, let your heart be employed, as much as possible, in divine thoughts.
~By David Brainerd ~


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


The 1928 Republican Convention opened with a prayer. If the Lord can see His way clear to bless the Republican Party the way it's been carrying on, then the rest of us ought to get it without even asking.
~By Will Rogers ~


Thank you for the sacrifices you and your families are making. Our Vietnam Veterans have taught us that no matter what are positions may be on policy, as Americans and patriots, we must support all of our soldiers with our thoughts and our prayers.
~By Zack Wamp ~


The wish to pray is a prayer in itself. God can ask no more than that of us.
~By Georges Bernanos ~


Prayer is mans greatest power!
~By W. Clement Stone ~


I'll do a little prayer here and there if I feel the need to.
~By Jeff Gordon ~


Music is a form of prayer.
~By Toru Takemitsu ~


Prayer holds together the shattered fragments of the creation. It makes history possible.
~By Jacques Ellul ~


The unworthy successor of Peter who desires to benefit from the immeasurable wealth of Christ feels the great need of your assistance, your prayers, your sacrifice, and he most humbly asks this of you.
~By Pope John Paul II ~


My father was an Episcopalian minister, and I've always been comforted by the power of prayer.
~By Anna Lee ~


When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers.
~By Oscar Wilde ~


The object of most prayers is to wangle an advance on good intentions.
~By Robert Brault ~


Prayer means that the total you is praying. Your whole being reaches out to God, and God reaches down to you.
~By E. Stanley Jones ~


The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, 'O God, forgive me,' or 'Help me.'
~By Billy Graham ~


God is waiting eagerly to respond with new strength to each little act of self-control, small disciplines of prayer, feeble searching after him. And his children shall be filled if they will only hunger and thirst after what he offers.
~By Richard Holloway ~


In Lincoln's day a President's religion was a very private affair. There were no public prayer meetings, no attempts to woo the Religious Right. Few of Lincoln's countrymen knew anything at all of his religious beliefs.
~By David Herbert Donald ~


As I prepare for this next phase in my life, I ask that people continue to offer the prayers that have protected me thus far. I also pray that I will always see those who are not seen and easy to forget in the hustle and bustle of Washington politics.
~By Artur Davis ~


Prayer begins where human capacity ends.
~By Marian Anderson ~


Anything large enough for a wish to light upon, is large enough to hang a prayer upon.
~By George MacDonald ~


It is clear that he does not pray, who, far from uplifting himself to God, requires that God shall lower Himself to him, and who resorts to prayer not to stir the man in us to will what God wills, but only to persuade God to will what the man in us wills.
~By Thomas Aquinas ~


I'll tell you right now. I'm for prayer in school.
~By Kinky Friedman ~


In prayerful silence you must look into your own heart. No one can tell you better than yourself what comes between you and God. Ask yourself. Then listen!
~By Johannes Tauler ~


The prayers of a lover are more imperious than the menaces of the whole world.
~By George Sand ~


Sincere friendship towards God, in all who believe him to be properly an intelligent, willing being, does most apparently, directly, and strongly incline to prayer; and it no less disposes the heart strongly to desire to have our infinitely glorious.
~By Jonathan Edwards ~


There are only two occasions when Americans respect privacy, especially in Presidents. Those are prayer and fishing.
~By Herbert Hoover ~


Arranging a bowl of flowers in the morning can give a sense of quiet in a crowded day - like writing a poem or saying a prayer.
~By Anne Morrow Lindbergh ~


In the Lord's Prayer, the first petition is for daily bread. No one can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach.
~By Woodrow Wilson ~


So I went in front of the judge, and I had my St. Jude prayer book in my pocket and my St. Jude medal. And I'm standing there and that judge said I was found guilty, so he sentenced me to what the law prescribed: one to 14 years.
~By Aaron Neville ~


Bernard always had a few prayers in the hall and some whiskey afterwards as he was rather pious.
~By Daisy Ashford ~


Every year we celebrate the holy season of Advent, O God. Every year we pray those beautiful prayers of longing and waiting, and sing those lovely songs of hope and promise.
~By Karl Rahner ~


Thank you to all for your prayers and good wishes. It gave me the strength to persevere and warmed my heart.
~By Steven Cojocaru ~


God answers sharp and sudden on some prayers, And thrusts the thing we have prayed for in our face, A gauntlet with a gift in it.
~By Elizabeth Barrett Browning ~


It is good for us to keep some account of our prayers, that we may not unsay them in our practice.
~By Matthew Henry ~


When I have had such men before my camera my whole soul has endeavored to do its duty towards them in recording faithfully the greatness of the inner as well as the features of the outer man. The photograph thus taken has been almost the embodiment of a prayer.
~By Julia Margaret Cameron ~


Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden.
~By Corrie Ten Boom ~


Prayer is simply a two-way conversation between you and God.
~By Billy Graham ~


The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course.
~By Billy Graham ~


God is looking for people to use, and if you can get usable, he will wear you out. The most dangerous prayer you can pray is this: 'Use me.'
~By Rick Warren ~


Grudge no expense - yield to no opposition - forget fatigue - till, by the strength of prayer and sacrifice, the spirit of love shall have overcome .
~By Maria W. Chapman ~


Just the same way I'd say a prayer before going onstage, taking that even further and using the drum to inspire people. And using that as a vehicle for the intention.
~By Rick Allen ~


Having soon discovered to be great, I must appear so, and therefore studiously avoided mixing in society, and wrapped myself in mystery, devoting my time to fasting and prayer.
~By Nat Turner ~


I close my eyes, then I drift away, into the magic night I softly say. A silent prayer, like dreamers do, then I fall asleep to dream my dreams of you.
~By Roy Orbison ~


Prayer should be the key of the day and the lock of the night.
~By George Herbert ~


And for anyone who ever thought that Ellen and I broke it off because of sexuality, you couldn't be more mistaken. And for anyone who thought my mother's prayers had anything to do with me marrying a man, forget it.
~By Anne Heche ~


Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us.
~By Socrates ~


Shakespeare is one of the last books one should like to give up, perhaps the one just before the Dying Service in a large Prayer book.
~By Charles Lamb ~


When prayer removes distrust and doubt and enters the field of mental certainty, it becomes faith; and the universe is built on faith.
~By Ernest Holmes ~


Intercessory prayer might be defined as loving our neighbour on our knees.
~By Charles Bent ~


And it is to rock the soul and lead the person to immorality, corruption - to forget their prayers, to forget their God. And thus the world has partaken of the spirit of the Negro race, accepting their ways.
~By Warren Jeffs ~


One positive command he gave us: You shall love and honor your emperor. In every congregation a prayer must be said for the czar's health, or the chief of police would close the synagogue.
~By Mary Antin ~


I believe in prayer. It's the best way we have to draw strength from heaven.
~By Josephine Baker ~


As long as algebra is taught in school, there will be prayer in school.
~By Cokie Roberts ~


The Divine wisdom has given us prayer, not as a means whereby to obtain the good things of earth, but as a means whereby we learn to do without them; not as a means whereby we escape evil, but as a means whereby we become strong to meet it.
~By Frederick William Robertson ~


Prayer indeed is good, but while calling on the gods a man should himself lend a hand.
~By Hippocrates ~


The prayers of cowards fortune spurns.
~By Ovid ~


To gather with God's people in united adoration of the Father is as necessary to the Christian life as prayer.
~By Martin Luther ~


Business underlies everything in our national life, including our spiritual life. Witness the fact that in the Lord's Prayer, the first petition is for daily bread. No one can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach.
~By Woodrow Wilson ~

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