Quotation Explorer - 'Prayer'

A Prayer does not need to become a ritual. - Sunday Adelaja
Skill + hard work = SuccessSkill + hard work + prayer = Great success - Matshona Dhliwayo
Prayer is divine. - Lailah Gifty Akita
True prayer does not seek God’s help, but it focuses on what is good for everyday life and all of humanity. - Debasish Mridha
Our prayer should address our Father with the complete understanding of God’s fatherhood - Sunday Adelaja
As prayer without faith is but a beating of the air, so trust without prayer [is] but a presumptuous bravado. He that promises to give, and bids us trust His promises, commands us to pray, and expects obedience to his commands. He will give, but not without our asking. - Thomas Lye
To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer. - Mahatma Gandhi
For the children around the world without a home, say a prayer tonight. - Third Day
When prayer, rituals and ascetic life are just a means of self-indulgence, they are harmful rather than beneficial. - Idries Shah
The grace of prayer is an act of seeking to communicate with divine power. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Christianity is more than just a belief; it is a life of discipline, a firm determination to live a life of prayer and contemplation, a life of self-denial and Christlikeness. - Ramon M. Torres
Fear not because your prayer is stammering, your words feeble, and your language poor. Jesus can understand you. - J.C. Ryle
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.[Quoting Reverend Phillips Brooks, during Remarks at Presidential Prayer Breakfast, February 7 1963] - John F. Kennedy
Writing is prayer. - Franz Kafka
Let me not fear defeat or death,Let me not fear being forgotten,Let my defiance sustain my soul,Let it remain with me ever after.Poem: Prayer to the God of Rebellion, in ‘Chameleon Lights - Ayushman Jamwal
As white snowflakes fall quietly and thickly on a winter day, answers to prayer will settle down upon you at every step you take, even to your dying day. The story of your life will be the story of prayer and answers to prayer. - Ole Hallesby
success is easy with just a prayer, encouragement and patience! - Sonia Dea Octalia
Prayer is in essence rebellion—rebellion against the world in its fallenness. Prayer is the undying refusal to accept as normal what is pervasively abnormal. It is the refusal of every agenda, every scheme, every interpretation that is at odds with the norm as originally established by God. - David G. Wells
Scientific prayer makes God a celestial lab rat, leading to bad science and worse religion. - Michael Shermer
Experience teaches us that we do not always receive the blessings we ask for in prayer. - Mary Baker Eddy
Love leads us to write poetry because love improves our hearing; like prayer, poetry is every bit as much about listening as it is about speaking. To 'get' the poem is to hear the eloquence of the silence that it calls forth through its manifestation of love. - David Patterson
Anything that dims my vision of Christ, or takes away my taste for Bible study, or cramps my prayer life, or makes Christian work difficult, is wrong for me, and I must, as a Christian, turn away from it. - J. Wilbur Chapman
Prayer in private results in boldness in public. - Edwin Louis Cole
For me, prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy. - Thérèse de Lisieux
A prayer in its simplest definition is merely a wish turned Godward. - Phillips Brooks
Joy is prayer - Joy is strength - Joy is love - Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. - Mother Teresa
Reading is a beautiful prayer for knowledge. - Debasish Mridha
You are not here to verify,instruct yourself, or inform curiosityor carry report. You are here to kneelwhere prayer has been valid. And prayer is more than an order of words, the conscious occupation of the praying mind, or the sound of the voice praying. - T. S. Eliot
His Nana's prayers were moving toward his mother like little butterflies of thoughts wrapped in the most beautiful colors. Each prayer looked like a mini-rainbow. - H. L. Balcomb
Closing one’s eyes when praying doesn’t increase the odds of the prayer being answered. It merely decreases the odds of being distracted. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Prayer is the key that unlocks all doors. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Asking in prayer helps you to see your problem in the light of God’s power. - Elizabeth George
Prayer is as natural an expression of faith as breathing is to life. - Jonathan Edwards
A healthy prayer life provides a life free from the shackles of strife. - Errol Anthony Smythe
Bowing down in prayer to a body results in worldly life and bowing down in prayer to Soul results in attaining moksha (final liberation). - Dada Bhagwan
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body and prayer is to the soul. - Matthew Kelly
There are two ways of opening the eyes of people. The first is by way of preaching the Word of God and the second is prayer - Sunday Adelaja
Change your thought life to a prayer life. - Carla Mcdougal
I am still searching for a popular prayer which doesn’t seek materialistic or other benefits from God and is a simple prayer which simply expresses gratitude in Him and believes what He does will be for our best… - Neelam Saxena Chandra
When you have a good romance, find ways to make their lives miserable and hellish...Do you think 'Titanic' would have been so popular if they had both lived? Not a prayer. - Orson Scott Card
A nation aimlessly drifting away from God is a nation for which prayer is a rudder and praise is a sail. And it is the man or woman on their knees that builds the former and gives wind to the latter. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
I am unable to believe in a God susceptible to prayer. I simply haven't the nerve to imagine a being, a force, a cause which keeps the planets revolving in their orbits, and then suddenly stops in order to give me a bicycle with three speeds. - Quentin Crisp
Prayer beautifies you - TemitOpe Ibrahim
...to many of us prayer is more like talking to a chocolate pudding than participating in an amazing relationship with a living being. - Peter Enseleit
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. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh
So we must daily keep things wound: that is, we must pray when prayer seems dry as dust; we must write when we are physically tired, when our hearts are heavy, when our bodies are in pain. - Madeleine L'Engle
Humor is a prelude to faith, and laughter is the beginning of prayer. - Reinhold Niebuhr
What we call the Lord's prayer is actually the Disciple's Prayer because It says "Forgive us our trespasses" and Our LORD Jesus had no sin. Selah - Kingsley Opuwari Manuel
I write, as far as I can tell, because writing is a black sheep sibling of prayer, an urgent struggle against a bad connection, intent, hopeful, innocent, never quite good enough. - Kirk Wilson
To lift up the hands in prayer gives God glory, but a man with a dungfork in his hand, a woman with a slop pail, give Him glory, too. God is so great that all things give Him glory if you mean that they should. - Gerard Manley Hopkins
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, most Merciful. Praise be to AllahThe Cherisher and Sustainer of the Worlds: Most Gracious, Most Merciful; Master of the Day of Judgment. (First Chapter from the Quran, Al Fatiha, which every Muslim prayer contains and begins with, but in Arabic) - Our Creator
Prayer is a many fingeredand kaleidoscopic thing—it foldsand unfolds inside of you. It entersthe many rooms you cannot enter. - Cecilia Llompart
My prayer for you is simple. May the power of love be with you. May kindness adorn your heart, and may simplicity find a peaceful place in your thoughts and actions. - Debasish Mridha
Heaven is full of answers to prayer for which no one bothered to ask.
We should seek not so much to pray but to become prayer. - Francis of Assisi
If God be near a church, it must pray. And if he be not there, one of the first tokens of his absence will be a slothfulness in prayer. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
When all seems hopeless, cross your fingers and stick with the secular prayer. - Brian Spellman
Prayer is an insurance policy that you can never lapse on. - The Prolific Penman
Prayer is like breathing....how long can you hold your breath? - Kingsley Opuwari Manuel
The second level of prayer is seeking. - Sunday Adelaja
The little estimate we put on prayer is evidence from the little time we give to it. - E.M. Bounds
True prayer is pleading with God for that which He wants to do anyway. - Todd Stocker
Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer. - Mark Twain
I don't know whether I believe in God or not. I think, really, I'm some kind of a Buddhist. But the essential thing is to put oneself in a frame of mind which is close to that of prayer. - Henri Matisse
Prayer and faith are bound together. Faith is the inspiration for prayer, and prayer is the expression of that faith. - Elizabeth George
Every prayer is a wish fulfilled in due time. - Lailah Gifty Akita
The power of prayer is so profound that it can assuage our emotions. It calms the mind, dilutes all our worries, gives an anchor to fears and endows us with a remarkable peace of mind. - Balroop Singh
Virtues are formed by prayer.Prayer preserves temperance. Prayer suppresses anger. Prayer prevents emotions of pride and envy.Prayer draws into the soul the Holy Spirit, and raises man to Heaven. - St. Ephrem of Syria
Prayer is not about a list; prayer is about a lifestyle. - Dillon Burroughs
More than commitment, dedication, character, discipline, patience, determination, perseverance and prayer, you need faith because you must first belief before you can witness a pragmatic change in your life. - Sesan Kareem
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: 'O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.' And God granted it. - Voltaire
For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God. - Saint Teresa of Avila
Prayer makes your heart bigger, until it is capable of containing the gift of God himself. Prayer begets faith, faith begets love, and love begets service on behalf of the poor. - Mother Teresa
Victories are won while on your knees! Keep praying for those who rise up against you. Fear not. The Lord has rectified the problem. Prayer is POWERFUL!! - Anita R. Sneed-Carter
may I be I is the only prayer - E.E. Cummings
Prayer is our yearning for God, the cry of our poverty and misery, stretching out toward the throne of His divine mercy. - Emmanuel D'Alzon
Our generation is realistic, for we have come to know man as he really is. After all, man is that being who invented the gas chambers of Auschwitz; however, he is also that being who entered those gas chambers upright, with the Lord's Prayer or the Shema Yisrael on his lips. - Viktor E. Frankl
Devote yourself to prayer. - Lailah Gifty Akita
No one can believe how powerful prayer is and what it can effect, except those who have learned it by experience. Whenever I have prayed earnestly, I have been heard and have obtained more than I prayed for. God sometimes delays, but He always comes. - Martin Luther
Prayer gives you a supernatural boldness that you cannot get by any other means - Sunday Adelaja
Nothing tends more to cement the hearts of Christians than praying together. Never do they love one another so well as when they witness the outpouring of each other's hearts in prayer. - Charles Grandison Finney
After much prayer, careful study and reliance on the Holy Spirit, I have concluded this about Christ’s intercession for us. Jesus died on the cross to purchase peace with God for me and He is in heaven now to maintain that peace, for me and in me. - David Wilkerson
Prayer is not meant to be a burden or used as a badge of holiness. Instead, it is a gift of God that when used properly should yield great victory in our lives. - Paul Silway
We look upon prayer simply as a means of getting things for ourselves, but the biblical purpose of prayer is that we may get to know God Himself. - Oswald Chambers
Prayer elevates and transforms you. Nourish your soul using this powerful communication tool every day, and you will never be the same again. - Pooja Ruprell
Your desire is your prayer. Picture the fulfillment of your desire now and feel its reality and you will experience the joy of the answered.Dr. - Joseph Murphy
Prayer opens the window of heaven. - Lailah Gifty Akita
If I throw out a boathook from the boat and catch hold of the shore and pull, do I pull the shore to me, or do I pull myself to the shore? Prayer is not pulling God to my will, but the aligning of my will to the will of God. - E. Stanley Jones
I can see God in a daisy. I can see God at night in the wind and rain. I see Creation just about everywhere. The highest form of song is prayer. King David's, Solomon's, the wailing of a coyote, the rumble of the Earth. - Bob Dylan
I close my eyes, then I drift away, into the magic night I softly say. A silent prayer, like dreamers do, then I fall asleep to dream my dreams of you. - Roy Orbison
The prayer of a righteous man avails much - Sunday Adelaja
Prayer is listening. - Søren Kierkegaard
The prayer of the church determines the history and the fate of its people as well as the whole earth - Sunday Adelaja
God works on earth only through the prayers of believers and based on this basis, the destiny of this world is not in the hands of earthly kings and rulers but in the hands of prayer warriors. - Sunday Adelaja
Prayer is the breath of our spirit-man - Sunday Adelaja
Prayer is knowing that what I ask for is always far bigger than what I could ever articulate, but it is never too big for God to understand nor is it ever too vast for Him to deliver. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
I have now concentrated all my prayers into one, and that one prayer is this, that I may die to self, and live wholly to Him. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Prayer is a spiritual device that links humankind direct to the Father. - Euginia Herlihy
Kindness is the best prayer. - Debasish Mridha M.D.
Don't make prayer a consistent battle, but rather constantly pray against life's battles. - Anthony Liccione
We mustn’t just simply pray, but rather ask God about His desires and plans. This is the prayer of enquiry - Sunday Adelaja
You can go as far as you believe it, but through prayer you can exceed it. - DeWayne Owens
I choose gentleness... Nothing is won by force. I choose to be gentle. If I raise my voice may it be only in praise. If I clench my fist, may it be only in prayer. If I make a demand, may it be only of myself. - Max Lucado
Faith is not a feeling, she says. It's a set of actions. By taking the actions, you demonstrate more faith than somebody who actually has experienced the rewards of prayer and so feels hope. - Mary Karr
Why should man expect his prayer for mercy to be heard by What is above him when he shows no mercy to what is under him? - Pierre Troubetzkoy
All I know is a society afraid to even talk of prayer, is a society that doesn't have a prayer.
On every level of life, from housework to heights of prayer, in all judgment and efforts to get things done, hurry and impatience are sure marks of the amateur. - Evelyn Underhill
Prayer may just be the most powerful tool mankind has.~Blink - Ted Dekker
I’m convinced that one of the most powerful forces on earth is the prayer of a child. - Wess Stafford
Whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive. (Matthew 21:22) - Matthew Bible
Start your day with and in prayer. Communicate with the Lord and listen for instructions. Hooking up, plugging into, and connecting to the POWER SOURCE each day will keep power outages and disconnections away! - Anita R. Sneed-Carter
Prayer does not change God, but changes him who prays. - Soren Kierkegaard
Keep going even when the going is slow and uncertain.Make your dream your prayer and your service.Don’t wait for recognition. Let it find you working. Romanticize authenticity instead of perfection. - G.G. Renee Hill
Prayer is like coffee for my soul in the morning - Munia Khan
One of the greatest gifts to give our friends and others is a prayer. - Ellen J. Barrier
Soon there would be the evening call to prayer and all over Zinder people would be thanking Allah for the gift of one more day, of one more moment in which to live and breathe. - Kathleen Hill
Two hands working can do more than a thousand clasped in prayer. - Madalyn Murray O'Hair
Love is my religion, kindness is my prayer, forgiveness is my temple, and peace is my abode. - Debasish Mridha
The secret prayer chamber is a bloody battleground. Here violent and decisive battles are fought out. Here the fate of souls for time and eternity is determined, in quietude and solitude. - Ole Hallesby
Whatever your difficulty, whatever your hardship in life: Dance and make the song you sing your prayer. Sing it courageously, and with each step strengthen yourself with the knowledge and wisdom of your elders, so that whatever next happens, you can survive and not lose your rhythm. - Red Haircrow
No matter the circumstances, I encourage you to go forward with faith and prayer, calling on the Lord. You may not receive any direct revelation. But you will discover, as the years pass, that there has been a subtle guiding of your footsteps in paths of progress and great purpose. - Gordon B. Hinckley
Our prayers may be awkward. Our attempts may be feeble. But since the power of prayer is in the One who hears it and not in the one who says it, our prayers do make a difference. - Max Lucado
As the genuine religious impulse becomes dominant, adoration more and more takes charge. 'I come to seek God because I need Him', may be an adequate formula for prayer. 'I come to adore His splendour, and fling myself and all that I have at His feet', is the only possible formula for worship. - Evelyn Underhill
Prayer is a sacred act for all seasons. - Lailah Gifty Akita
The 3 most powerful resources you have available to you : love, prayer and forgiveness. - H. Jackson Brown Jr.
Gods not looking for the next great Preacher or worship leader he is looking for a BROKEN PERSON WHO WILL BE FOUND IN THE PLACE OF PRAYER!!!!! - Joe Joe Dawson
Why, 'inspire?' As y'all can see I love things with the word, 'inspire!' Well, let me remind you that all inspiration comes from God, and my prayer, is that He will lead me, to inspire you to find the true inspiration that He will freely give to you! - Mary Kate
We see answers to prayer all around us.our home, family, children, healing, life, love,are all answers to prayer. - Pazaria Smith
Meditation, prayer and positive thinking are a great combination for making your mind your best friend. - Rishika Sharma
Prayer is the key that opens heaven; the favors we ask descend upon us the very instant our prayers ascend to God. - Augustine of Hippo
Your prayer for someone may or may not change them, but it always changes YOU. - Craig Groeschel
Prayer at its highest is a two-way conversation-and for me the most important part is listening to God's replies. - Frank C. Laubach
Prayer is a phenomenal tool for power, prudence and prosperity. - Gift Gugu Mona
The act of praying is the very highest energy of which the human mind is capable; praying, that is, with the total concentration of the faculties. The great mass of worldly men and of learned men are absolutely incapable of prayer. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
I am grateful for all those dark years, even though in retrospect they seem like a long, bitter prayer that was answered finally. - Marilynne Robinson
Love is a prayer, begin it with self. If you can worship yourself without shame or guilt, you will be able to respect others. - Vishwas Chavan
Just a simple prayer today, for those who are sick or going through darkness of any kind. Dear God, we ask that you place your healing hands on the shoulders of our friends and loved ones, who are suffering and relieve them of these hardships, in Jesus name. Amen. - Ron Baratono
If you want to have a big and strong church, then you need to build a prayer wall of defense in the spiritual realm... - Sunday Adelaja
The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays. - Søren Kierkegaard
If there is any god, then love is his religion and love is his prayer. - Debasish Mridha
Prayer is a heart exercise. It’s an act of communicating with God about what’s most important and pressing in your life. - Jim George
Prayer lets God do what he does best. Take a pebble & kill a Goliath. Take the common, make it spectacular! Pray & see what He can do. - Max Lucado
Prayer is the sign of your weakness. Rely on your inner strength. You will be the winner. - Amit Ray
Look for excuses to celebrate others, and life will find a way to celebrate you.Make your life a prayer and be the light that touches lives far, wide and beyond. - Pooja Ruprell
Whatever it is you ask for in prayer, believing you have received it, it shall be yours. - Jesus
When kindness is your religion, then caring is your prayer. - Debasish Mridha
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. - Rick Warren
You can surrender without a prayer, but never really pray without surrender. You can fight without ever winning, but never ever win without a fight. - Neil Peart
A clear prayer for which you take sole responsibility has no option but to manifest, if not today or tomorrow, then the day after that. - Pooja Ruprell
Jesus taught us how to pray because The Lord's Prayer is the spiritual image of the Ten Commandments. - Felix Wantang
The doctrine of the material efficacy of prayer reduces the Creator to a cosmic bellhop of a not very bright or reliable kind. - Herbert Müller
God’s power is the grace of prayer. - Lailah Gifty Akita
I was not always a Muslim, but once I was led into the absorption of prayer and the mysteries of the Qur’an, something troubled in me became still. - Camilla Gibb
The prayer of a trained theurgist is like the majestic flow of a large river; but an ignorant and weak person can produce only something similar to an irregular trickle from a half-clogged tap. - Mouni Sadhu
Prayer is a powerful weapon. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Prayer is helplessness plus faith. - Bill Thrasher
By some tear in the wish fabric, or the casting of a prayer, or the falling of some lonely star, the enchanted garden was not lost to me, but lost in me. - Ansul Noor
The third direction of prayer is prayer against Satan, devils and demons - Sunday Adelaja
Intercessory prayer is exceedingly prevalent. What wonders it has wrought! The Word of God teems with its marvelous deeds. Believer, thou hast a mighty engine in thy hand, use it well, use it constantly, use it with faith, and thou shalt surely be a benefactor to thy brethren. - C.H.SPURGEON
Just as electricity is unseen, but by the flip of the switch, lights turn on, so also by the words spoken in prayer, miracles manifest. - Tiffany Domena
Prayer is not about asking what you want, but what God wants. - Shannon L. Alder
in prayer, God does want your words, he wants your heart. He doesn’t track your eloquence, he treasures your soul. - Todd Stocker
As a children’s minister, I always believed that I was an evangelist, and at the end of the book, there’s a simple prayer that, whoever’s reading the book could accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior - Soraya Diase Coffelt
Faith is where they learn about their God; but Prayer is where they explore Him. - Geoffrey Wood
Motherhood is a ministry where prayer is needed, encouragement is necessary, and love is required. - Angela Y. Hodge
Answered prayer is the interchange of love between the Father and His child. - Andrew Murray
We must unceasingly ask for [perseverance] by making use of the means which God has taught us for obtaining it: prayer, fasting, almsgiving, frequenting the sacraments, association with good companions, and hearing and reading Holy Scripture. - Francis de Sales
We fail to prevail with unconverted men because of our more fundamental failure to prevail with God in prayer. - John R. Mott
There is but one solution: I'm sure that it isn't man, money, surveys, or talk. They all have their place, but if the basis isn't fervent, believing prayer, they are all in vain. - W. Cameron Townsend
Kindness, not rituals, is mankind’s greatest prayer. - Debasish Mridha
Prayer is the best resort and God will guide you to feel beautiful moments even if you're weak or strong, bury your soul into the arms of the love of God. - Grats
When they throw the water on the witch, she says, Who would have thought a good little girl like you could destroy my beautiful wickedness. That line inspired my life. I sometimes say it to myself before I go to sleep, like a prayer. - John Waters
The wish to pray is a prayer in itself. - Georges Bernanos
God can pick sense out of a confused prayer. - Richard Sibbes
My God, my GodMay there be no endTo the sea, to the sand,The splash of the water,The glow of the sky,The prayer of man - Hannah Senesh
Prayer is not mere wishing. It is asking with a will. . . . It is energy. We turn to an active Giver; therefore we go into action. - P.T. Forsyth
Prayer is an acknowledgement of your dependence on God and His direction for your life. - Jim George
The power of prayer is beyond the understanding of men. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Is not prayer the intensely personal struggle within each disciple, and among us collectively, to resist the despair and distractions that cause us to practice unbelief, to abandon or avoid the way of Jesus? - Ched Myers
Let gratitude be your pure prayer. - Debasish Mridha
Prayer implies surrender to the will of the giver, demand preconceives a right to receive. Pray, my dear, and you shall receive. - Zeina Glo in Beauty Cravings Prayer
Crying is one of the highest devotional songs. One who knows crying, knows spiritual practice. If you can cry with a pure heart, nothing else compares to such a prayer. Crying includes all the principles of Yoga. - Kripalvanandji
If you are not open to the unprecedented, you will repeat history. If you are open to the unprecedented, you will change history. The difference is prayer. - Mark Batterson
The ministry of prayer, if it be anything worthy of the name, is a ministry of ardor, a ministry of unwearied and intense longing after God and after his holiness. - E.M.Bounds
The second direction of prayer lies in us addressing our own circumstances and changing them ourselves - Sunday Adelaja
Pray the largest prayers. You cannot think a prayer so large that God, in answering it, will not wish you had made it larger. Pray not for crutches but for wings. - Phillips Brooks
Intercession is prayer we pray not for ourselves, but for others for country government, or any other person - Sunday Adelaja
Prayer, to the patriarchs and prophets, was more than the recital of well-known and well-worn phrases. It was the outpouring of the heart. Beset by perils, persecutions, pain and privations, they naturally turned to God in their need, believing that He was able to redeem them out of their troubles. - Herbert Lockyer
Hope is the moonlight filtering through the trees,Hope is the silent prayer that we make in distress,Hope is the promise that we make to ourselves,Hope is the happiness that we visualize, Hope is the horizon that we reach, if we try! - Balroop Singh
A culture that does not teach prayer soon runs mad with desire. - Laurence Freeman
Prayer is meeting with God. It's checking in, saying I am here, You are here. It is the present moment. - J.R. Rim
The innocent little girl said at the end of her prayer "Jesus, please take care of yourself because if anything happens to you, we are all in trouble - Kingsley Opuwari Manuel
Prayers and love are learned in the hour when prayer has become impossible and your heart has turned to stone. - Thomas Mann
Authentic prayer changes us, unmasks us, strips us, indicates where growth is needed. - Teresa of Avila.
Prayer will make a man cease from sin, or sin will entice a man to cease from prayer. - John Bunyan
Prayer will never do our work for us; what it will do is to strengthen us for work which must be done. - William Barclay
A church service starts and ends with a prayer. A magazine starts and ends with an advert. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Prayer is a connection from your heart with a force that is powerful beyond measure, loves unconditionally and impartially, and embraces you whenever you turn to it. - Pooja Ruprell
Your prayer life is the foundation of your relationship with Christ. - Jim George
If for every well-intended prayer uttered in hopes of making the world a better place, there was instead a good deed accomplished, the world might look as though those prayers had been answered. - David G. McAfee
You are God’s masterpiece; and as long as you answer to His purpose for you, with faith and in prayer, He can never fail you. - Chinonye J. Chidolue
In certain trying circumstances, urgent circumstances, desperate circumstances, profanity furnishes a relief denied even to prayer. - Mark Twain
Get crazy in prayer. Ask for the seemingly impossible; then watch it happen. Do not make judgments on what you are worthy of. Save the practicality for other aspects of your life. - Pooja Ruprell
Prayer should not be a structured and complicated conversation. It should be a simply and spontaneous conversation between heavenly Father and His sons and daughters. - Euginia Herlihy
If you have to pray and sacrifice an animal to purify your heart, that is not a prayer. That is pure hatred. - Debasish Mridha
My prayer life IS my life. - Mel Blackaby
My prayer is to seek, find and serve God. - Gift Gugu Mona
You can tell how popular a church is by who comes on Sunday morning.You can tell how popular the pastor or evangelist is by who comes on Sunday night.But you can tell how popular Jesus is by who comes to the prayer meeting. - minister from Australia or New Zealand...(Jim Cymbala)
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it."(Letter to Étienne Noël Damilaville, May 16, 1767) - Voltaire
Prayer doesn't change things. It changes people and they change things.
One single grateful thought raised to heaven is the most perfect prayer. - G. E. Lessing
There is nothing in the world so much like prayer as music is. ~ - William Shakespeare
It was a prayer that he had never said before, because it was a prayer without words or pleas. - Paulo Coelho
The Prayer that precedes all other prayer is, may the real me meet the real you. - cs lewis
The third level of prayer, which is much more serious is knocking - Sunday Adelaja
Prayer was never meant to be magic,' Mother said.'Then why bother with it?' Suzy scowled.'Because it's an act of love,' Mother said. - Madeleine L'Engle
My action is my prayer. - Amit Kalantri
Prayer is one action where I lay aside my abilities to immerse myself wholly in God’s capabilities. And the liberation found in such an action is less about being engaged with God and more about being freed from myself. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: "O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous." And God granted it. - Voltaire
Essentially prayer and meditation are one and the same thing. - Abhijit Naskar
CHANGE: Don’t just talk about it, go out there and do it. Don’t just meditate about it, go out there and create it. Don’t just pray about it go out there and take action; participate in the answering of your own prayer. If you want change, get out there and live it. - - Steve Maraboli
The highest form of prayer is to the goodness of God. . . . God only desires that our soul cling to him with all of its strength, in particular, that it clings to his goodness. - Ann Voskamp
Develop your prayer language; increase your prayer coverage. - Sunday Adelaja
Prayer is a conversation with the Father you trust. - Sunday Adelaja
Prayer fuels power for life. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Satan dreads nothing but prayer. His one concern is to keep the saints from praying. He fears nothing from prayerless studies, prayerless work, prayerless religion. He laughs at our toil, he mocks our wisdom, but he trembles when we pray. - Samuel Chadwick
You might not be able to change your situation but prayer can. - Jerry Kinard
Prayer indeed is good, but while calling on the gods a man should himself lend a hand. - Hippocrates
Prayer is sacred act for all seasons. - Lailah Gifty Akita
The secret of the answered prayer is not in its artistry, nor shouts either… - Sunday Adelaja
Grace is not a little prayer you say before you eat. It is a way of life. Eph 2:8,9 - John Paul Warren
I also able to graciously survive the PhD from the grace, which comes from prayer, bible reading, extensive story reading, fasting, fellowship, listen to music, daily dance and sacred writing. - Lailah Gifty Akita
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. - Mahatma Gandhi
Everyone takes part in the mosque for one reason; to have a prayer answered. - Shujoy Chowdhury
The power of prayer is priceless. Great things can be accomplished by prayer. - Lailah Gifty Akita
The next time you’re waiting, redeem the time through prayer. You’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish. - Lori Hatcher
Man had created God in his own image, not the other way around. He had done it through sheer terror, and who could blame him? Unfortunately he had made too good a job. The god he had invented was just as cruel and careless as man himself. Not a deity to whom one should seriously address a prayer. - Richard Herley
It’s not possible for a person who has one to one fellowship with God, someone who breaks through in prayer and who knows how to wait for God not to have open success. It’s just not possible! - Sunday Adelaja
When you are angry, do not speak, but close your eyes. You can regain your inner peace with a word of prayer. - Lailah Gifty Akita
The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful then a thousand heads bowing in prayer. - Mahatma Gandhi
My constant prayer for myself is to be used in service for the greater good. - Oprah Winfrey
Do not turn to prayer only in times of grief, suffering and rage. Make prayer a habit whether you are blissful or sorrowful, serene or upset, clear or confused. - Pooja Ruprell
Appreciation is the highest form of prayer, for it acknowledges the presence of good wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts. - Alan Cohen
God instituted prayer to communicate to creatures the dignity of causality. - Blaise Pascal
What a blessed habit I have found my prayer list, morning by morning, it takes me via the Throne of all Grace straight to the intimate personal heart of each one mentioned here, and I know that He Who is not prescribed by time and geography answers immediately. - Oswald Chambers
Sometimes you are the answer to your own prayer. - Dillon Burroughs
Prayer is good but unconditional love is better. - Debasish Mridha
Do you know what is better than charity and fasting and prayer? It is keeping peace and good relations between people, as quarrels and bad feelings destroy mankind.
So take a breath and find what is unsolved in your heart.Breathe in patience, breathe in love.Love yourself bountiful.And send that love out to others.When you send love out from the bountifulness of your own love, it reaches other people.This love is the deepest power of prayer. - John O. Donohue
As long as we have unsolved problems, unfulfilled desires, and a mustard seed of faith, we have all we need for a vibrant prayer life. - John Ortberg
In the circle of successful living, prayer is the hub that holds the wheel together. Without our contact with God we are nothing. With it, we are 'a little lower than the angels, crowned with glory and honor. - Conrad Hilton
Prayer can solve more problems, alleviate more suffering, prevent more transgression, and bring about greater peace and contentment in the human soul than can be obtained in any other way. - Thomas S. Monson
Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire? - Corrie ten Boom
Trouble and perplexity drive me to prayer, and prayer drives away perplexity and trouble. - Elizabeth George
I know I’m not the only one whose life is a conditional clausehanging from something to do with spring and one tall room and the tremble of my phone.I’m not the only one that love makes feel like a dozenflapping bedsheets being ripped to prayer flags by the wind. - Noah Warren
I have so much to do that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer. - Martin Luther
Let your faith in the Universe deepen, purify and strengthen most on your troublesome, dark days. If you close your eyes in prayer, surrendering every problem and desire, you will find a way out without fail. - Pooja Ruprell
The things, good Lord, that we pray for, give us the grace to labour for’, as Sir Thomas More expressed it. The inner voice of prayer expresses itself naturally in action, just as the inner voice of my brain guides all my bodily actions. - Philip Yancey
I would rather be what God chose to make me than the most glorious creature that I could think of; for to have been born in God's thought, and then made by God is the dearest, grandest, and most precious thing in all thinking."This is a prayer of contentment - C.S. Lewis
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. - Madalyn Murray O'Hair
The act of prayer present an opportunity to communicate and connect to the Supreme being,God. - Lailah Gifty Akita
I will always know the glory of the beautiful and rare, as they will know security from labour and prayer. As they will hear the laughter of the children they gave life, I will know the torments of the song born under knife. - Roman Payne
The gift of prayer is priceless gift. - Lailah Gifty Akita
If the only prayer you ever say in your whole life is "thank you," that would suffice. - Meister Eckhart
Let your cares drive you to God. I shall not mind if you have many of them if each one leads you to prayer. If every fret makes you lean more on the Beloved, it will be a benefit. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Prayer is a royal power. - Lailah Gfty Akita
Learn to pray. Pray often. Pray in your mind, in your heart. Pray on your knees. Prayer is your personal key to heaven. The lock is on your side of the veil. And I have learned to conclude all my prayers with ‘Thy will be done’ (Matthew 6:10; see also Luke 11:2; 3 Nephi 13:10). - Boyd K. Packer
We touch the last reality directly in prayer. - P.T. Forsyth
Prayer is beyond any question the highest activity of the human soul. Man is at his greatest and highest when upon his knees he comes face to face with God. - D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Prayer is a state of continual gratitude. - St. John of Kronstadt
Work, he tells them one night, is a kind of prayer. - Bernice Morgan
When in prayer, there is no need to implore, beg or repeat. You have been heard, and your wishes will be granted perfectly at the right time. Relax, be patient and do not fret. - Pooja Ruprell
Prayer is like a business , the you put in more input the greater the output becomes. - Osunsakin Adewale
Mother Teresa said that she couldn't imagine doing her work for more than thirty minutes without prayer. Do you and I have work that we can't imagine doing for thirty minutes without prayer? - Gary Haugen
The power of prayer is beyond the understanding of man - Lailah Gifty Akita
The contact between beings is established only by mute presence, by apparent non-communication, by that mysterious and wordless exchange which resembles inward prayer. - Emil Cioran
The simple act of praying and petitioning for prayers is in itself a blessing of God's grace and yet another step toward peace, forgiveness, healing, and salvation, regardless of the initial outcome of the prayer. - Joe Campos
Life is fragile,handle with prayer. - Amanda Hudson
Your happiness is a prayer for me, therefore i will always pray for your happiness. - Grats
Nothing is so at odds with prayer as vanity. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
I will not say, as the beggars at our door used to do, ‘I’ll never ask anything of Him again;’ but, on the contrary, ‘He shall hear oftener from me than ever,’ and I will love God the better, and love prayer the better, as long as I live. - Philip Henry
Don’t just pray, but reach out in prayer to get an understanding of God’s plan, of His revelation and vision for your life. - Pastor Adelaja Sunday
Prayer is the secret weapon that restores your trust in God. - Jim George
Practice makes better and prayer makes perfect. The more we do, the easier it gets, and all the while praying perfects us in the art. - TemitOpe Ibrahim
It is in descending in the humble silence of prayer that we are able to ascend to the greatest heights of true human fulfillment in union with God. - Mac MacKenzie
Conversation with God leads to an encounter with God. Prayer turns theology into experience. - Tim Keller
Confidence that one's impressions are God-given is no guarantee that this is really so, even when they persist and grow stronger through long seasons of prayer. Bible-based wisdom must judge them. - J.I. Packer
Whoever in prayer can say, "Our Father," acknowledges and should feel the brotherhood of the whole race of mankind.
We could all use the power of prayer now and then, but it seems to me that the people who are sure they have a direct line to heaven are most often calling collect with bad news. - Mark Abramson
Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts. - Mother Teresa
Gratitude is a prayer of an appreciating heart for the great gift of life and its endless treasures. - Debasish Mridha
The amount of words spoken does not determine the quality of the prayer - Sunday Adelaja
Receptive prayer is one of the most powerful weapons against spiritual u-turns. - Glenn C. Stewart
May your turn your pain into prayer. - Lailah Gifty Akita
God is going to lift you up higher, day by day and from prayer to prayer. - Sunday Adelaja
We pray because of that, to have less discomfort in life. This prayer is left unanswered for some reasons. The reason is not far-fetched God is not interested in your comfort. He is more interested in your purpose. - Sunday Adelaja
My Prayer? Oh' Lord give me the mind of a warrior that has been taught to fear your name, The soul of a prophet with the tongue and courage to speak truth though I be surrounded by those that despise it and the heart of a boy that believes he can slay a giant - Tonny K. Brown
Prayer creates a bridge from your heart to God. - Eileen Anglin
Those blessings are sweetest that are won with prayer and worn with thanks. - Thomas Goodwin
So, with my knees pierced by needles and my shoulder sewn together by the slender thread of endorphins, I keep to my genuflection and end my story the only way that really fits. As a prayer that seals surrender. World without end. Amen. - Sabrina Vourvoulias
The best way to obtain truth and wisdom is not to ask from books, but to go to God in prayer, and obtain divine teaching. - Joseph Smith Jr.
A temple, first of all, is a place ofprayer; and prayer is communion with God. It is the 'infinite in manseeking the infinite in God.' Where they find each other, there is holysanctuary--a temple. - B.H. Roberts
Don’t neglect the importance of prayer in your Christian life. - Jim George
PRAYER to the sun above the clouds.Sun that givest all things birth,shine on everything on earth!If that's too much to demand,shine at least on this our land.If even that's too much for thee,shine at any rate on me. - Piet Hein
Properly understood, Imagination and Prayer are directly proportional —the more they pray beyond their bounds, they expand their vision beyond their resources, their experiences, their expectations. - Geoffrey Wood
Prayer is the mortar that holds our house together. - Mother Teresa
If man is man and God is God, to live without prayer is not merely an awful thing: it is an infinitely foolish thing. - Phillips Brooks
Maybe this is a second doctoral program: advanced learning about life, death, marriage, mothering, family, faith, patience, prayer. My degree will be 'Doctor of Life,' and I will be in good company. So many of us earn our 'Doctor of Life' degrees. - Christina G. Hibbert Psy.D.
Pray, hope, and don't worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer. - Padre Pio
Kindness is my prayer. Humanity is my abode. - Debasish Mridha
In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart. - John Bunyan
The value of consistent prayer is not that [God] will hear us, but that we will hear Him. - William McGill
Work as if everything depended upon work and pray as if everything depended upon prayer. - William Booth
Meaningful prayer is a matter of the heart, not the eloquence of the words. - Jim George
Prayer can guarantee anyone's success but never someone's failure - Faisal Khosa
The difference between going where you are needed and going where you are called is purely based upon diligent prayer and the leading of the Holy Spirit. - M.J. Stoddard
Patience is the path to opportunities. We gain patience through prayer and meditation. Within that vein, we never consider ourselves having failed. - Ellen J. Barrier
Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden. - Corrie ten Boom
Every word you speak is a prayer, or meditation of reinforcement which creates permanence. - Bryant McGill
Prayer is the most powerful resource we have in this life; yet, many only turn to it as a last resort. When unbelievers pray for repentance of sin and ask for God’s forgiveness, prayer is the spiritual dynamite that obliterates the darkness and despair of a sin-soaked soul. - Franklin Graham
You can regain your inner peace with a daily prayer. - Lailah Gifty Akita
To talk about God, except in the context of prayer, is to take His name in vain.One may, indeed, talk to a child about God, but this is on a par with telling him that he was brought to his mother by a stork. - Ferdinand Ebner
Basically, I'm for anything that gets you through the night - be it prayer, tranquilizers or a bottle of Jack Daniels. - Frank Sinatra
God cherish and value our prayer more profoundly in our days of abundance instead of distress. - Aditya Ajmera
My prayer is that God would continue to love me enough to refuse to answer the prayers I'm praying that I shouldn't be praying. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
To say that 'prayer changes things' is not as close to the truth as saying, 'prayer changes me and then I change things.' God has established things so that prayer, on the basis of redemption, changes the way a person looks at things. - Oswald Chambers
Every prayer victory makes it easier to believe the next time. - Lori Hatcher
Kindness if the best form of prayer and a gift of pure love. - Debasish Mridha
The best Morning Prayer for endless peace would be, Today I will forgive everyone for their mistakes. Today I will love everyone without judging them. Today I will be kind to everyone even if they do not deserve it. Today I will be a fountain of peace to create waves of joy around me. - Debasish Mridha
The most meaningful prayer is kindness. - Debasish Mridha
A basket of ripe fruit is holier than any prayer book. - Marty Rubin
The Ego is a veil between humans and God’.In prayer all are equal. - Jalaluddin Rumi
Love is the highest prayer; as God is love, God cannot ignore Himself. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Has someone or something pushed your anxiety button? Answer it with prayer! - Evinda Lepins
Breathe a word of prayer, not anger. - Matshona Dhliwayo
The great thing in prayer is to feel that we are putting our supplications into the bosom of omnipotent love. - Andrew Murray
True Prayer is the work of relationship, where He moves them from mere information about Him to a one-on-one experience with Him, so that now when they talk about knowing God, they mean more than, I understand what you’re saying about God, but also, It fits my experience of Him. - Geoffrey Wood
If I have become so pathetically dulled that I hold freedom as my right and the privileges of liberty as my due, I can stand beside the stilled graves of a thousand soldiers fallen in defense of freedom and not feel a thing. And my most solemn prayer is that I will never be this. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
If the only prayer you say throughout your life is "Thank You," then that will be enough. - Elie Wiesel
The sooner I learn to forget myself in the desire that He may be glorified, the richer will be the blessing that prayer will bring to myself. No one ever loses by what he sacrifices to the Father. - Andrew Murray
Prayer for today:Dear Lord, the eternal ecstatic joy within me is often turned into bondage by my labeling mind. Please, give me some meditative wisdom. - Saurabh Sharma
Never think you can convince God through prayer for a blessing. Praying for prosperity is a wrong weapon for war. If prayer could bring money, all intercessors would be billionaires. - Apostle T. Vutabwashe
Sometimes, you have to shot block a friend's prayer because she's asking God to bless an obviously bad dating relationship. - jonathon acuff
Prayer is the starting point for every decision you make. - Jim George
Prayer has to be fervent, intensive, passionate and from the heart. - Sunday Adelaja
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. - James Hudson Taylor
Every stronghold the devil builds in the minds of people through thoughts should be pulled down in prayer - Sunday Adelaja
Practice brings better results than prayer. - Amit Kalantri
Prayer does not alter that which God has determined; it never changes anything. It merely achieves what He has already foreordained. - Watchman Nee
Hope Thrives When Prayer Strives. - Santosh Thankachan
Why is it that we feel bad when all we can do for a person is pray for them? We feel like we need to work to help, but remember: prayer is the work. - Dillon Burroughs
I am overflowing with love, peace, joy, happiness and abundance. Let this be your morning prayer. - Debasish Mridha
In prayer, God doesn’t want your words, he wants your heart. He doesn’t track your eloquence, he treasures your soul. - Todd Stocker
If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough. - Meister Eckhart
Prayer is communication. You talk, God listens. You listen when God talks. - Omoakhuana Anthonia
A true prayer is an inventory of needs, a catalog of necessities, an exposure of secret wounds, a revelation of hidden poverty. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing. - Martin Luther King Jr.
As far as we are concerned, there is no dislike, no personal tension, no disunity or strife that cannot be overcome by intercessory prayer. Intercessory prayer is the purifying bath into which the individual and the community must enter every day. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Moments of prayer intruded on by sloth cannot be made up. We may get experience, but we cannot get back the rich freshness and strength which were wrapped up in those moments. - Frederick W. Robertson
Writing is how I process the cacophony of each day. Prayer is how God makes sense out of my scribbles. - Donna Pyle
Prayer is not overcoming God's reluctance. It is laying hold of His willingness. - Martin Luther
Prayer holds together the shattered fragments of creation. It makes history possible. - Jacques Ellul
The theater is a communal event, like church. The playwright constructs a mass to be performed for a lot of people. She writes a prayer, which is really just the longings of one heart. - Marsha Norman
Prayer bends the omnipotence of heaven to your desire. Prayer moves the hand that moves the world. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
I pray every single moment of my life; not on my knees but with my work. My prayer is to lift women to equality with men. Work and worship are one with me. - Susan B. Anthony
The power of your prayer lies in your knowing that God is there right beside you. - Sunday Adelaja
Prayer is a conversation between two people who love each other -you and the Lord-and you don't have to use fancy or religious words to dialogue with him. - Cheri Fuller
Prayer is not a court hearing, so when you pray don't aim to prove before God how others wronged you; because He knows every heart already. - Gugu Mona
If you feel completely satisfied, you have hit the right answer, coz if not? you may have missed something, It could be the answer itself or it could be both your prayer and the answer! - Bradley B. Dalina
Asking is the first level of prayer. - Sunday Adelaja
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... - Terry Pratchett
I have only one prayer and that is, Please give me endless power to love. - Debasish Mridha
Prayer is not itself powerful; it is not magic. But its power is unlimited in that the child of God calls on a Father of unlimited goodness and ability. - Peter H. Davids
Prayer and fasting is what every Christian needs because prayer empowers you while fasting humbles you to be a better child of God. - Gugu Mona
Prayer is not an old woman's idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action. - Mahatma Gandhi
Music is the sweetest language for hearts, kindest prayer for souls, peaceful breeze for minds, and a magical sail for imaginations. - Debasish Mridha
Kindness is the best prayer; never forget to be kind and pray. - Debasish Mridha
let your desires be His prayer in you. trust them. let them take you by the hand.let them walk you forward into the next moment, and the next, and the next, and the next... - Kate Mullane Robertson
The greater the difficulty to be overcome, the more will it be seen to the glory of God how much can be done by prayer and faith. - George Müller
Sniffing glue is a homeless nonbeliever's prayer. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by Prayer and Fasting." -Mark 9:29 It seems like many times we miss the whole essence of Fasting and Prayer, perhaps because we have started becoming comfortable with "This Kind". - Santosh Thankachan
Prayer is the maternity where ideas are born. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
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