Prayer Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Prayer

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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 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 ~


I pray for miracles. I have always found prayer to bring quick results.
~By Martha Reeves ~


Prayer is a confession of one's own unworthiness and weakness.
~By Mohandas Gandhi ~


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


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 ~


No white group has founded a major religion on this planet. The major religious were started in the Orient and the Middle East, not in Greece and Rome. I always knew you racists didn't have a prayer.
~By Jane Elliot ~


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 ~


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


Rather than set aside daily time for prayer, I pray constantly and spontaneously about everything I encounter on a daily basis. When someone shares something with me, I'll often simply say, 'let's pray about this right now.'
~By Thomas Kinkade ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


Please know that my thoughts and prayers, as well as those of many, many others here in Alabama and around the country, are with each of you during this time.
~By Jo Bonner ~


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


God does say He will graciously entertain our prayers. He says that if we exercise faith, and if our request is in accordance with His will, He will hear us.
~By Walter Martin ~


Memory, so complete and clear or so evasive, has to be ended, has to be put aside, as if one were leaving a chapel and bringing the prayer to an end in one's head.
~By Harold Brodkey ~


I used a lot of pancake makeup and a prayer, and a Buddhist chant.
~By Steven Cojocaru ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


Make your goals big and broad enough so that they never become answered prayers and boomerang to curse you.
~By Doug Coupland ~


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


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


It is not only our duty to pray for others, but also to desire the prayers of others for ourselves.
~By William Gurnall ~


About all I can say for the United States Senate is that it opens with a prayer and closes with an investigation.
~By Will Rogers ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


The issue of prayer is not prayer; the issue of prayer is God.
~By Abraham Joshua Heschel ~


We have wasted our spirit in the regions of the abstract and general just as the monks let it wither in the world of prayer and contemplation.
~By Alexander Herzen ~


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 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 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 ~


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 ~


Prayer is a strong wall and fortress of the church; it is a goodly Christian weapon.
~By Martin Luther ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


Our hearts and prayers go out to the people in London and in Egypt. We're very concerned about it. We are providing our expertise to aid in the investigation in London.
~By Alberto Gonzales ~


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


The Lord's prayer contains the sum total of religion and morals.
~By Arthur Wellesley ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


There is a strong correlation between belief in evolution and liberal views on government control, pornography, prayer in schools, abortion, gun control, economic freedom, and even animal rights.
~By Phyllis Schlafly ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do.
~By Victor Hugo ~


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


Never was a faithful prayer lost. Some prayers have a longer voyage than others, but then they return with their richer lading at last, so that the praying soul is a gainer by waiting for an answer.
~By William Gurnall ~


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 ~


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


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 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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


Keep a journal, and learn how to see how you as an individuals sees information so you can learn your own sign language. Meditate and practice psychic self defense and surrounding yourself with prayer.
~By John Edward ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


A single grateful thought toward heaven is the most perfect prayer.
~By Gotthold Ephraim Lessing ~


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


We don't have a prayer of defeating the Red Threat of our generation without a long boom of almost unprecedented duration.
~By Mitch Daniels ~


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


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


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


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

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