Prayer Quotes

Most popular prayer quotes

You can't pray a lie.


The greatest prayer is patience.


He prayeth best, who loveth best.
Every wish
Is like a prayer—with God.


All honest thought is a form of prayer.


The wish to pray is a prayer in itself.
Is prayer a local or long distance call?
Prayer begins where human capacity ends.
Prayer is a long rope with a strong hold.
To pray is to think about the meaning of life.
No sincere prayer leaves us where it finds us.


Prayer is a concentration of positive thoughts.


Prayer is an invitation to God to intervene in our lives.
Get down on your knees and thank God you are on your feet.
— Irish proverb

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It is not well for a man to pray cream and live skim milk.


Who rises from Prayer a better man, his prayer is answered.
Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening.
Two hands working can do more than a thousand clasped in prayer.


A prayer in its simplest definition is merely a wish turned Godward.
Prayer is when you talk to God; meditation is when you listen to God.

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The object of most prayers is to wangle an advance on good intentions.
To pray is to pay attention to something or someone other than oneself.
One single grateful thought raised to heaven is the most perfect prayer.


Prayer is less about changing the world than it is about changing ourselves.
Prayer in my opinion is nothing else than an intimate sharing between friends.
In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.

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Often when I pray I wonder if I am not posting letters to a non-existent address.
God forbid that we should ever retire from prayer, the sweetest work of the soul.
If the only prayer you say in your entire life is "Thank You," that would suffice.

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What we usually pray to God is not that His will be done, but that He approve ours.
It is in vain to expect our prayers to be heard, if we do not strive as well as pray.
Faith and prayer are the vitamins of the soul; man cannot live in health without them.


The man who says his evening prayer is a captain posting his sentinels.  He can sleep.
Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden.
If we could all hear one another's prayers, God might be relieved of some of his burden.

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When thou prayest, rather let thy heart be without words, than thy words without a heart.
If you begin to live life looking for the God that is all around you, every moment becomes a prayer.


When I pray something wonderful happens, not only for the person that I am praying for, but also for me.
Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness.

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Our prayers are answered not when we are given what we ask but when we are challenged to be what we can be.
Your cravings as a human animal do not become a prayer just because it is God whom you ask to attend to them.
Pray, v.  To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled in behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy.
Pray, v.: To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy.
Serving God is doing good to man. But praying is thought an easier service and is therefore more generally chosen.

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Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees.
Let us always pray for us, one for the other; let us pray for the whole world, so that there may be a great fraternity.

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

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We speak. He listens. He speaks. We listen. This is prayer in its purest form. God changes his people through such moments.

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This doctrine of the material efficacy of prayer reduces the Creator to a cosmic bellhop of a not very bright or reliable kind.
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 't.
When life knocks you to your knees, which it always does and always will—well, that's the best position in which to pray, isn't it?


Prayers are to men as dolls are to children.  They are not without use and comfort, but it is not easy to take them very seriously.
You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might also pray in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance.
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."
God, our Creator, has stored within our minds and personalities, great potential strength and ability. Prayer helps us tap and develop these powers.
Prayer is the medium of miracles. It is a means of communication of the created with the Creator. Through prayer love is received, and through miracles love is expressed.
Prayer is conversation with God while driving to work or awaiting an appointment or before interacting with a client. Prayer can be the internal voice that directs the external action.
Prayer is simply a heartfelt conversation between God and his child. My friend, he wants to talk with you. Even now, as you read these words, he taps at the door. Open it. Welcome him in. Let the conversation begin.

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I find that my life constantly threatens to become complex and divisive.  A life of prayer is basically a very simple life. This simplicity, however, is the result of asceticism and effort: it is not a spontaneous simplicity.


Faith and prayer are important elements of my belief in God. Faith is my rock, but it is also the way I align my thoughts, my heart, and my actions to realize my goals. Prayer is the way I connect with the energy of God, it is also the way I clarify to myself what I am asking for. Thus, when I enter a challenging and uncertain situation I say, "l'm putting my trust in my faith, Dear Lord, and I am stepping out on Your Word."