Quotes About Prayer

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“Give us this day our daily bread” is probably the most perfectly constructed and useful sentence ever set down in the English language. – P.J. Wingate

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

No one is a firmer believer in the power of prayer than the devil; not that he practices it, but he suffers from it. – Guy H. King

I have seen many men work without praying, though I have never seen any good come out of it; but I have never seen a man pray without working. – Hudson Taylor

Trouble and perplexity drive me to prayer and prayer drives away perplexity and trouble. – Philip Melanchthen

Don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines. – Satchel Paige

The value of consistent prayer is not that He will hear us, but that we will hear Him. – William McGill

Prayer may not change things for you, but it for sure changes you for things. – Samuel M. Shoemaker

Anything is a blessing which makes us pray. – C. H. Spurgeon

As long as there are tests, there will be prayer in schools. – Author Unknown

Every great movement of God can be traced to a kneeling figure. – D. L. Moody

We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties. – Oswald Chambers

Our prayers must mean something to us if they are to mean anything to God. – Maltbie D. Babcock

When at night you cannot sleep, talk to the Shepherd and stop counting sheep. – Author Unknown

Many people pray as if God were a big aspirin pill; they come only when they hurt. – B. Graham Dienert

Prayer is when you talk to God; meditation
is when you listen to God. – Author Unknown

Prayer is not merely an occasional impulse to which we respond when we are in trouble: prayer is a life attitude. – Walter A. Mueller

The Lord’s Prayer may be committed to memory quickly, but it is slowly learnt by heart. – Frederick Denison Maurice

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

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

Some stand on tiptoe trying to reach God to talk to him – you try too hard, friend – drop to your knees and listen to him, he’ll hear you better that way. – Ever Garrison

If we could all hear one another’s prayers, God might be relieved of some of his burdens. – Ashleigh Brilliant

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

The trouble with our praying is, we just do it as a means of last resort. – Will Rogers

When you pray, rather let your heart be without words than your words without heart. – John Bunyan

Underneath prayer disappears adversity. – Pepper Giardino

And help us, this and every day, to live more nearly as we pray. – John Keble

I believe in prayer. It’s the best way we have to draw strength from heaven. – Josephine Baker

It is not well for a man to pray cream and live skim milk. – Henry Ward Beecher

Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees. – Victor Hugo

I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. – Abraham Lincoln

You must GO forward on your knees. – Hudson Taylor

Prayer is a triumph, in whatever form. – Mirakel Reves

It is of course possible to dance a prayer. – Glade Byron Addams

God can pick sense out of a confused prayer. – Richard Sibbes

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

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

It is the habit of faith, when she is praying, to use pleas. Mere prayer sayers, who do not pray at all, forget to argue with God; but those who prevail bring forth their reasons and their strong arguments. – Charles H. Spurgeon

Prayer requires more of the heart than of the tongue. – Adam Clarke

God always answers our prayers, but sometimes the answer is no. – Author Unknown

God speaks in the silence of the heart. Listening is the beginning of prayer. – Mother Teresa

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

There come times when I have nothing more to tell God. If I were to continue to pray in words, I would have to repeat what I have already said. At such times it is wonderful to say to God, “May I be in Thy presence, Lord? I have nothing more to say to Thee, but I do love to be in Thy presence.” – O. Hallesby

Your prayer can be poetry, and poetry can be your prayer. – Noelani Day

God does nothing except in response to believing prayer. – John Wesley

Did You Know? John Wesley was a successful and respected preacher who spent 2 hours daily in prayer!

Whatever a man prays for, he prays for a miracle. Every prayer reduces itself to this: “Great God, grant that twice two be not four.” – Ivan Turgenev

Pray without ceasing. 1 Thessalonians 5:17

Most people do not pray; they only beg. – George Bernard Shaw

God does nothing except in response to believing prayer. – John Wesley

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. – Victor Hugo

What we usually pray to God is not that His will be done, but that He approve ours. – Helga Bergold Gross

The greatest tragedy of life is not unanswered prayer, buy unoffered prayer.-F.B. Meyer

Do not have your concert first, and then tune your instrument afterwards. Begin the day with the Word of God and prayer, and get first of all into harmony with Him. – Hudson Taylor

We must move from asking God to take care of the things that are breaking our hearts, to praying about the things that are breaking His heart. – Margaret Gibb

The most eloquent prayer is the prayer through hands that heal and bless. The highest form of worship is the worship of unselfish Christian service. The greatest form of praise is the sound of consecrated feet seeking out the lost and helpless. – Billy Graham

You can do more than pray after you have prayed; but you can never do more than pray until you have prayed. – A.J. Gordon

We cannot ask in behalf of Christ what Christ would not ask Himself if He were praying. – A.B. Simpson

Only those who see the invisible can attempt the impossible. – Dick Eastman

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

Prayer does not change the purpose of God. But prayer does change the action of God. – Chuck Smith

Just pray for a tough hide and a tender heart. – Ruth Graham

Shut the world out, withdraw from all worldly thoughts and occupations, and shut yourself in alone with God, to pray to Him in secret. Let this be your chief object in prayer, to realize the presence of your heavenly Father. – Andrew Murray

God tells us to burden him with whatever burdens us. – Author Unknown

God shapes the world by prayer. The more prayer there is in the world the better the world will be, the mightier the forces of against evil … – E.M. Bounds

Therefore, whether the desire for prayer is on you or not, get to your closet at the set time; shut yourself in with God; wait upon Him; seek His face; realize Him; pray.- R. F. Horton

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. – Gerald Vann

Prayer can never be in excess. – C. H. Spurgeon

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

God has editing rights over our prayers. He will… edit them, correct them, bring them in line with His will and then hand them back to us to be resubmitted. – Stephen Crotts

Don’t pray when you feel like it. Have an appointment with the Lord and keep it. A man is powerful on his knees. – Corrie ten Boom

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

Prayer is not monologue, but dialogue. God’s voice in response to mine is its most essential part. – Andrew Murray

Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden. – Corrie ten Boom

Call on God, but row away from the rocks. – Indian Proverb

Four things let us ever keep in mind: God hears prayer, God heeds prayer, God answers prayer, and God delivers by prayer. – E. M. Bounds

The trouble with nearly everybody who prays is that he says ‘Amen’ and runs away before God has a chance to reply. Listening to God is far more important than giving Him our ideas. – Frank Laubach

Be thankful that God’s answers are wiser than your answers. – William Culbertson

Prayer is exhaling the spirit of man and inhaling the spirit of God. – Edwin Keith

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