Prayer Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Prayer

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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 ~


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 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 ~


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


Practical prayer is harder on the soles of your shoes than on the knees of your trousers.
~By Austin O'Malley ~


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 ~


If we really want to achieve true prayer, we must turn our backs upon everything temporal, everything external, everything that is not divine.
~By Johannes Tauler ~


With that in mind and in celebration of National Prayer Day, today I have proposed in the House of Representatives a Constitutional Amendment that would restore voluntary prayer in our Nation's schools.
~By Nick Rahall ~


It's clearly more important to treat one's fellow man well than to be always praying and fasting and touching one's head to a prayer mat.
~By Naguib Mahfouz ~


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


No god ever gave any man anything, nor ever answered any prayer at any time - nor ever will.
~By Madalyn Murray O'Hair ~


I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: "O Lord make my enemies ridiculous." And God granted it.
~By Voltaire ~


My impression, is that prayer is one of the most basic forms of magic. That it's harnessing the powers of your mind.
~By Boyd Rice ~


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


I deepen my experience of God through prayer, meditation, and forgiveness.
~By Marianne Williamson ~


To all my little Hulkamaniacs, say your prayers, take your vitamins and you will never go wrong.
~By Hulk Hogan ~


The candidate was required to prepare himself by confession, fasting, and passing the night in prayer.
~By Horatio Alger ~


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 ~


The sovereign cure for worry is prayer.
~By William James ~


Prayer is the slender nerve that moves the muscle of omnipotence.
~By Martin Farquhar Tupper ~


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 ~


It is my fervent hope and prayer that by exposing my mistakes and by pointing out the things that were a part of my early life, some who might be following the same paths might not make those same mistakes.
~By John Clayton ~


The scientific observer of Nature is a kind of mystic seeker in the act of prayer.
~By Muhammad Iqbal ~


Prayer is a thought, a belief, a feeling, arising within the mind of the one praying.
~By Ernest Holmes ~


Prayer is translation. A man translates himself into a child asking for all there is in a language he has barely mastered.
~By Leonard Cohen ~


Action is the normal completion of the act of will which begins as prayer. That action is not always external, but it is always some kind of effective energy.
~By Dean Inge ~


I first began to read religious books at school, and especially the Bible, when I was eleven years old; and almost immediately commenced a habit of secret prayer.
~By Francis W. Newman ~


One cannot help being impressed by the protesters. They have begun each day of the protest in Kiev in prayer and all activities are accomplished with a collective sense of respect, kindness, and an intention to conduct a peaceful revolution.
~By Bob Schaffer ~


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 ~


Let everyone try and find that as a result of daily prayer he adds something new to his life, something with which nothing can be compared.
~By Mohandas Gandhi ~


People would be surprised to know how much I learned about prayer from playing poker.
~By Mary Austin ~


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


But I used to have a bit of a gambling problem. And that would have been the answer to my prayers. It got worse when I started playing this character, too.
~By Fisher Stevens ~


Continuing a Lenten series on prayer: Prayer is co-operation with God. It is the purest exercise of the faculties God has given us - an exercise that links these faculties with the Maker to work out the intentions He had in mind in their creation.
~By E. Stanley Jones ~


Each heartfelt prayer, each Church meeting attended, each worthy friend, each righteous decision, each act of service perfomed all precede that goal of eternal life.
~By Thomas S. Monson ~


Prayer is not so much the means whereby God's will is bent to man's desires, as it is that whereby man's will is bent to God's desires.
~By Charles Bent ~


It is in vain to expect our prayers to be heard, if we do not strive as well as pray.
~By Aesop ~


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


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 ~


Like many Americans my thoughts and prayers are with the people of London. My deepest sympathies are extended to those who lost a loved one in the recent terror attacks.
~By Doc Hastings ~


In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words with out a heart.
~By John Bunyan ~


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 ~


The physical voice we use in prayer need not be great nor startling; even should we not lift up any great cry or shout, God will yet hear us.
~By Origen ~


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 ~


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 ~


Every one should find some suitable time, day or night, to sink into his depths, each according to his own fashion. Not every one is able to engage in contemplative prayer.
~By Johannes Tauler ~


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 ~


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


Religion is no more possible without prayer than poetry without language, or music without atmosphere.
~By James Martineau ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


I know no words of prayer - God help me because I can not help myself.
~By Harold E. Hughes ~


We must not sit still and look for miracles; up and doing, and the Lord will be with thee. Prayer and pains, through faith in Christ Jesus, will do anything.
~By George Eliot ~


Prayer is commitment. We don't merely co-operate with God with certain things held back within. We, the total person, co-operate. This means that co-operation equals committment.
~By E. Stanley Jones ~


Our real work is prayer. What good is the cold iron of our frantic little efforts unless first we heat it in the furnace of our prayer? Only heat will diffuse heat.
~By Mother Maribel ~


I am acutely aware that you have not elected me as your President by your ballots, so I ask you to confirm me with your prayers.
~By Gerald R. Ford ~


I believe if we introduced the Lord's Prayer here, senators would propose a large number of amendments to it.
~By Henry Wilson ~


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 ~


As a people of faith, we know that prayer is a powerful instrument. And as one Nation under God, we know that many times our most powerful tool is prayer.
~By Nick Rahall ~


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


Everytime someone ends a prayer in the Western world they say Amen - that is the name of an Egyptian god associated with completion. So we're still praying to their gods.
~By Whitley Strieber ~


In a world of prayer, we are all equal in the sense that each of us is a unique person, with a unique perspective on the world, a member of a class of one.
~By W. H. Auden ~


Many of our prayers were not answered, and for this we are now grateful.
~By William Feather ~


I'm for prayer in schools.
~By Charles Evers ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


Just as in earthly life lovers long for the moment when they are able to breathe forth their love for each other, to let their souls blend in a soft whisper, so the mystic longs for the moment when in prayer he can, as it were, creep into God.
~By Soren Kierkegaard ~


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 ~


The desire is thy prayers; and if thy desire is without ceasing, thy prayer will also be without ceasing. The continuance of your longing is the continuance of your prayer.
~By Saint Augustine ~


If any of you should ask me for an epitome of the Christian religion, I should say that it is in one word - prayer. Live and die without prayer, and you will pray long enough when you get to hell.
~By Charles Spurgeon ~


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


Prayer should be short, without giving God Almighty reasons why he should grant this, or that; he knows best what is good for us.
~By John Selden ~


There are thoughts which are prayers. There are moments when, whatever the posture of the body, the soul is on its knees.
~By Victor Hugo ~


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


Prayer: the key of the day and the lock of the night.
~By Thomas Fuller ~


Those whose lives were lost on September 11 will remain in our thoughts and prayers forever.
~By Vito Fossella ~


The limitless loving devotion to God, and the gift God makes of Himself to you, are the highest elevation of which the heart is capable; it is the highest degree of prayer. The souls that have reached this point are truly the heart of the Church.
~By Edith Stein ~


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


But no nation can base its survival and development on luck and prayers alone while its leadership fritters away every available opportunity for success and concrete achievement.
~By Ibrahim Babangida ~


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 ~


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


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


Whatever a person may pray for, that person prays for a miracle. Every prayer comes down to this - Almighty God, grant that two times two not equal four.
~By Ivan Turgenev ~


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


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


Prayer is more than meditation. In meditation, the source of strength is one's self. When one prays, he goes to a source of strength greater than his own.
~By Madame de Stael ~


There can be no doubt that the practice of opening legislative sessions with prayer has become part of the fabric of our society.
~By Warren E. Burger ~


Pray till prayer makes you forget your own wish, and leave it or merge it in God's will.
~By Frederick William Robertson ~


I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.
~By Abraham Lincoln ~


I sang at the Inaugural prayer service at the National Cathedral.
~By Michael W. Smith ~


Prayer gives a man the opportunity of getting to know a gentleman he hardly ever meets. I do not mean his maker, but himself.
~By William Ralph Inge ~


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 ~


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


Prayer, among sane people, has never superseded practical efforts to secure the desired end.
~By George Santayana ~


By my definition, prayer is consciously hanging out with God. Being with God in a deliberate way.
~By Malcolm Boyd ~


The relationship to one's fellow man is the relationship of prayer, the relationship to oneself is the relationship of striving; it is from prayer that one draws the strength for one's striving.
~By Franz Kafka ~


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 ~

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September 25 ,2022
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