Prayer Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Prayer

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Courage is just fear, plus prayers, plus understanding.
~By Edward Albert ~


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


An authentic life is the most personal form of worship. Everyday life has become my prayer.
~By Sarah Ban Breathnach ~


If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.
~By Meister Eckhart ~


What most of all hinders heavenly consolation is that you are too slow in turning yourself to prayer.
~By Thomas Kempis ~


Some of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers.
~By Garth Brooks ~


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 ~


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 ~


I foresee the day when we shall read nothing but telegrams and prayers.
~By Emile M. Cioran ~


Prayer for many is like a foreign land. When we go there, we go as tourists. Like most tourists, we feel uncomfortable and out of place. Like most tourists, we therefore move on before too long and go somewhere else.
~By Robert McAfee Brown ~


Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.
~By Soren Kierkegaard ~


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


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


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


If you get down and quarell everyday, you're saying prayers to the devil, I say.
~By Bob Marley ~


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


As priests uphold their people in prayer, so their people are to uphold them with prayer and love, for he cannot work without his people.
~By Arthur Middleton ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


In our home there was always prayer - aloud, proud and unapologetic.
~By Lyndon B. Johnson ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 prayers of cowards fortune spurns.
~By Ovid ~


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


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


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


My longing for truth was a single prayer.
~By Edith Stein ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


When about fifteen I once made a great scandal by taking out my knife in prayer meeting and assaulting a young man who, while I was kneeling down during the prayer, stood above me and squeezed my neck.
~By Simon Newcomb ~


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.
~By Mohandas Gandhi ~


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 ~


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 ~


Cover this confirmation process with prayer. When they make it harder for us to pray, we just pray harder.
~By Zell Miller ~


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


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 ~


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


For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God.
~By Saint Teresa ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


I desire an special interest in your prayers that my faith fail not in the day of adversity.
~By John Hawley ~


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


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 Chiang Kai-shek ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Poetry was invented as an mnemonic device to enable people to remember their prayers.
~By Peter Davison ~


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 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 ~


The best way to obtain truth and wisdom is not to ask from books, but to go to God in prayer, and obtain divine teaching.
~By Joseph Smith, Jr. ~


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


Scientific prayer makes God a celestial lab rat, leading to bad science and worse religion.
~By Michael Shermer ~


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 ~


Our prayer and God's mercy are like two buckets in a well; while the one ascends the other descends.
~By Mark Hopkins ~


From faith, hope, and love, the virtues of religion referring to God, there arises a double act which bears on the spiritual communion exercised between God and us; the hearing of the word and prayer.
~By William Ames ~


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


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


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 ~


Prayer is aligning ourselves with the purposes of God.
~By E. Stanley Jones ~


A simple grateful thought turned heavenwards is the most perfect prayer.
~By Doris Lessing ~


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 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 ~


I also pray for favor and His anointing on my life and ministry that I might have spiritual blessing when I minister to people. They're my principal prayers; I don't have a prayer list that I go down.
~By Pat Robertson ~


The real end of prayer is not so much to get this or that single desire granted, as to put human life into full and joyful conformity with the will of God.
~By Charles Bent ~


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


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 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 ~


Today we thank God for all the blessings He has bestowed upon this great Country and ask Him to continue to heal our land and meet our needs - and we do so through the power of prayer.
~By Nick Rahall ~


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


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 ~


The right wing always mobilizes around constitutional amendments: the right to bear arms, school prayer.
~By Al Sharpton ~


Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again.
~By Sarah Ban Breathnach ~


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 ~


After much prayerful consideration, I feel that I must say I have climbed my last political mountain.
~By George C. Wallace ~


Prayer does not use up artificial energy, doesn't burn up any fossil fuel, doesn't pollute. Neither does song, neither does love, neither does the dance.
~By Margaret Mead ~


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


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


We gather for prayer, and reading the Bible, and singing the songs of David.
~By William Brewster ~


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


The fact that the Lord can work and act even with insufficient means consoles me, and above all I entrust myself to your prayers.
~By Pope Benedict XVI ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~

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