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Quotes on Prayer

The following are various quotes on prayer that may be encouraging to you.

  1. “Don’t pray for lighter burdens, but for stronger backs.”

  2. “Prayer is when you talk to God; meditation is when you listen to God.”

  3. “To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.”

  4. “Courage is fear that has said its prayers.”

  5. “Pray, and let God worry”

  6. “Most people do not pray; they only beg.”

  7. “The greatest prayer is patience”

  8. “Prayer is as natural an expression of faith as breathing is of life”

  9. “Prayer is not an old woman’s idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action.”

  10. “All prayers are answered if we are willing to admit that sometimes the answer is “no”

  11. “Grant that I may not pray alone with the mouth; help me that I may pray from the depths of my heart”

  12. “Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening.”

  13. “Many people pray as if God were a big aspirin pill; they come only when they hurt.”

  14. “Prayer is a confession of one’s own unworthiness and weakness”

  15. “Prayer is the key to Heaven, but faith unlocks the door.”

  16. “Prayer is the voice of faith.”

  17. “A lot of kneeling will keep you in good standing”

  18. “It’s hard to fall when you are already on your knees”

  19. “when life seems more than you can stand, kneel”

  20. “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.”

  21. “Pray often; for prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge for Satan”

  22. “Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men! Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for power equal to your tasks.”

  23. “I believe in prayer. It’s the best way we have to draw strength from heaven.”

  24. “As long as there are tests, there will be prayer in schools”

  25. “Prayer has comforted us in sorrow and will help strengthen us for the journey ahead.”

  26. Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.

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

  28. Trouble and perplexity drive me to prayer and prayer drives away perplexity and trouble.

  29. Don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.

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

  31. Prayer may not change things for you, but it for sure changes you for things.

  32. We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties.

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

  34. When a man is at his wits’ end it is not a cowardly thing to pray, it is the only way he can get in touch with Reality.

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

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

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

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

  39. God can pick sense out of a confused prayer.

  40. Prayer requires more of the heart than of the tongue.

  41. God speaks in the silence of the heart. Listening is the beginning of prayer.

  42. 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.

  43. Just pray for a tough hide and a tender heart.

  44. Before we can pray, “Lord, Thy Kingdom come,” we must be willing to pray, “My Kingdom go.”

  45. 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.

  46. Be thankful that God’s answers are wiser than your answers.

  47. Prayer is the language of a man burdened with a sense of need.

  48. Prayer is exhaling the spirit of man and inhaling the spirit of God.

  49. Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden.

  50. Some people pray just to pray and some people pray to know God.

  51. Wishing will never be a substitute for prayer.

  52. Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?

  53. Of all the duties enjoined by Christianity none is more essential and yet more neglected than prayer.

  54. We must alter our lives in order to alter our hearts, for it is impossible to live one way and pray another.

  55. Those who know God the best are the richest and most powerful in prayer. Little acquaintance with God, and strangeness and coldness to Him, make prayer a rare and feeble thing.

  56. When the Christian stops praying the devil shouts for joy.

  57. Faith prays, unbelief does not.

  58. If you can’t pray a door open, don’t pry it open

  59. God does not delay to hear our prayers because He has no mind to give; but that, by enlarging our desires, He may give us the more largely.

  60. We waste most of our time trying to get God to do something He has already done — or praying for God to do something He told us to do.


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