Prayer Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Prayer

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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 ~


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


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 ~


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


It was the courts, of course, that took away prayer from our schools, that took away Bible reading from our schools. It's the courts that gave us same-sex marriage. So it is quite a battlefield, and the Supreme Court is the highest court in the land.
~By Rod Parsley ~


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


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


The man who says his evening prayer is a captain posting his sentinels. He can sleep.
~By Charles Baudelaire ~


Over the centuries, mankind has tried many ways of combating the forces of evil... prayer, fasting, good works and so on. Up until Doom, no one seemed to have thought about the double-barrel shotgun. Eat leaden death, demon.
~By Terry Prachett ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


We can never know for certain where our prayers are likely to go, nor from whom the answers will come. Just when we think we are at our nearest to God, we could be assisting the Devil.
~By Norman Mailer ~


There are more tears shed over answered prayers than over unanswered prayers.
~By Saint Teresa of Avila ~


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


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 ~


Basically I say a few prayers before a game and let that direct me, not superstitions.
~By Brian McBride ~


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 ~


The prayers of cowards fortune spurns.
~By Ovid ~


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 ~


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


Basically, I'm for anything that gets you through the night - be it prayer, tranquilizers or a bottle of Jack Daniels.
~By Frank Sinatra ~


The fewer the words, the better the prayer.
~By Martin Luther ~


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 ~


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


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


It is the prayer of my innermost being to realize my supreme identity in the liberated play of consciousness, the Vast Expanse. Now is the moment, Here is the place of Liberation.
~By Alex Grey ~


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


There is no problem with the opening of new houses of prayer for Lutherans and Pentecostals.
~By Vladimir Zhirinovsky ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


God is much in the difficult home problems as in the times of quiet and prayer.
~By Evelyn Underhill ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


I've found that prayers work best when you have big players.
~By Knute Rockne ~


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


Prayer in private results in boldness in public.
~By Edwin Louis Cole ~


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


God, our Creator, has stored within our minds and personalities, great potential strength and ability. Prayer helps us tap and develop these powers.
~By Abdul Kalam ~


You often feel that your prayers scarcely reach the ceiling; but, oh, get into this humble spirit by considering how good the Lord is, and how evil you all are, and then prayer will mount on wings of faith to heaven.
~By Charles Simeon ~


God knows, we don't want prayer.
~By Oliver North ~


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 ~


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


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


Of all things, guard against neglecting God in the secret place of prayer.
~By William Wilberforce ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


I'm just one of many moms who will say an extra prayer each night for our sons and daughters going into harm's way.
~By Sarah Palin ~


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 ~


God's way of answering the Christian's prayer for more patience, experience, hope and love often is to put him into the furnace of affliction.
~By Richard Cecil ~


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


Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening.
~By Mohandas Gandhi ~


Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness.
~By H. Jackson Brown, Jr. ~


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 ~


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 ~


If God listened to the prayers of men, all men would quickly have perished: for they are forever praying for evil against one another.
~By Epicurus ~


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 ~


We should not permit prayer to be taken out of the schools; that's the only way most of us got through.
~By Sam Levenson ~


In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
~By Mohandas Gandhi ~


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


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


Prayer is the spirit speaking truth to Truth.
~By Philip James Bailey ~


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 ~


God hears a mother's prayer.
~By Victoria Gotti ~


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 ~


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 ~


Every true prayer is a prayer of the Church; by means of that prayer the Church prays, since it is the Holy Spirit living in the Church, Who in every single soul 'prays in us with unspeakable groanings'.
~By Edith Stein ~


My mom taught us the Serenity Prayer at a young age.
~By Toby Keith ~


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 ~


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


Prayer is as natural an expression of faith as breathing is of life.
~By Jonathan Edwards ~


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


A prayer in its simplest definition is merely a wish turned Godward.
~By Phillips Brooks ~


I read a poem every night, as others read a prayer.
~By Tahar Ben Jelloun ~


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


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 joining of the whole congregation in prayer has something exceedingly solemn and affecting in it.
~By Karl Philipp Moritz ~


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


President Bush, Secretary of State Rice, and several cabinet level officials have visited Alabama's Gulf Coast in recent days to tour the devastation and to offer their continuing support and prayers for everyone affected by the storm.
~By Jo Bonner ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


When I was a kid, I'd kneel down at the side of my bed every night before I went to sleep, and my mother and I would say a Greek prayer to the Virgin Mary.
~By Olympia Dukakis ~


I have only ever made one prayer to God, a very short one: O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.
~By Voltaire ~


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 ~


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


Prayer is talking with God. God knows your heart and is not so concerned with your words as He is with the attitude of your heart.
~By Josh McDowell ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


Whether the prayer of Seneca was granted we do not know; but, as we do not again hear of Marcus, it is probable that he died before his father, and that the line of Seneca, like that of so many great men, became extinct in the second generation.
~By Frederic William Farrar ~


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


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 ~


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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April 14 ,2024
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