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Prayer Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Prayer

Please enjoy these Prayer Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

Related topics: Spiritual Inspirational Live-By Thank

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr (Serenity Prayer) PHOTO

The fog unrolls itself to be a prayer rug to the mountains.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Lord, grant comfort, joy and health
to those I call friend,
to those I call enemy,
and to those I have cursed by my indifference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

Praying without ceasing is not ritualized,
nor are there even words.
It is a constant state of awareness of oneness with God.
- Peace Pilgrim

When prayer removes distrust and doubt
and enters the field of mental certainty,
it becomes faith; and the universe is built on faith.
- Ernest Holmes

Today I offer a prayer of forgiveness:
forgive the pettiness of my ingratitude...
the absence of profound thankfulness.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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The function of prayer is not to influence God,
but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Prayer doesn't change God, but changes him who prays
- Soren Kierkegaard

Prayer is not asking for what you think you want,
but asking to be changed in ways you can't imagine.
- Kathleen Norris

In prayer it is better to have a heart without words
than words without a heart.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Never forget the three powerful resources
you always have available to you:
love, prayer, and forgiveness.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

I offer my body, my mind
and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O Infinite Creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose
to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work,
and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered
to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Grace isn't just a little prayer
you say before receiving a meal.
It's a way to live.
- Jackie Windspear

Prayer is the key of the morning
and the bolt of the evening.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act
is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Most people consider the course of events as natural and inevitable.
They little know what radical change are possible through prayer.
Every morning I offer my body, my mind and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O infinite creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work, and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Gratitude is the prayer,
while Celebration is the song and the dance of praise.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Celebrate! Celebration is an expression of Gratitude.
Gratitude is like the prayer, while
Celebration is the hymn and sacred dance.
Celebration is its own road to happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have been driven many times to my knees
by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere to go.
My own wisdom, and that of all about me,
seemed insufficient for the day.
- Abraham Lincoln

Faith and prayer are the vitamins of the soul;
man cannot live in health without them.
- Mahalia Jackson

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

In our home there was always prayer -
aloud,
proud and unapologetic.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

God, our Creator, has stored within our minds and personalities,
great potential strength and ability.
Prayer helps us tap and develop these powers.
- Abdul Kalam

On this day, as on every day,
we Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving.
We have gratitude for EVERYTHING
that has ever occurred to bring us to this moment.
We give thanks for the joys and the sufferings,
the moments of peace and the flashes of anger,
the compassion and the indifference,
the roar of our courage
and the cold sweat of our fear.
We accept gratefully the entirety
of our past and our present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

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

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

Conversations with God are very different
from the usual nature of prayer.
Prayers are commonly only in one direction -
the one praying speaks and hopes God is listening.
Prayers also tend to focus on asking
for specific things or outcomes one wants,
rather than seeking to better understand the mind of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let everyone try and find that
as a result of daily prayer
he adds something new to his life,
something with which nothing can be compared.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

All the darkness of the world cannot
extinguish the light of a single candle,
yet one candle can illuminate all the darkness.
- Jewish Hanukah Prayer

My father was an Episcopalian minister,
and I've always been comforted by the power of prayer.
- Anna Lee

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.
- E. Stanley Jones

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

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.

We must not sit still and look for miracles;
up and doing,
and the Lord will be with thee.
Prayer and pains, through faith in Christ Jesus,
will do anything.
- George Eliot

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.
- Charles Bent

I'm for prayer in schools.
- Charles Evers

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.
- Nat Turner

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

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

Every one should find some suitable time,
day or night, to sink into his depths,
each according to his own fashion.
Not every one is able to engage in contemplative prayer.
- Johannes Tauler

As a people of faith, we know that prayer is a powerful instrument.
And as one Nation under God, we know that many times
our most powerful tool is prayer.
- Nick Rahall

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.
- Mother Maribel

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

I mean, George Bush is a man of prayer.
He talks to the lord.
He tries to get his direction from the lord.
- Pat Robertson

The wish to pray is a prayer in itself.
God can ask no more than that of us.
- Georges Bernanos

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.
- Ivan Turgenev

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.
- Charles Lamb

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

Anything large enough for a wish to light upon,
is large enough to hang a prayer upon.
- George MacDonald

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.
- Chiang Kai-shek

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

Of all things, guard against neglecting God in the secret place of prayer.
- William Wilberforce

Prayer means that the total you is praying.
Your whole being reaches out to God,
and God reaches down to you.
- E. Stanley Jones

Prayer is the slender nerve that moves the muscle of omnipotence.
- Martin Farquhar Tupper

I do believe in the power of prayer.
- Geraldine Ferraro

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

The romantic embrace can only be compared with music and with prayer.
- Henry Ellis

Prayer is mans greatest power!
- W. Clement Stone

Prayer, among sane people, has never superseded practical
efforts to secure the desired end.
- George Santayana

I read a poem every night, as others read a prayer.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

The joining of the whole congregation in prayer has
something exceedingly solemn and affecting in it.
- Karl Philipp Moritz

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

We spend millions of dollars per year supplying more
than adequate meals and a Koran to every detainee along
with a prayer rug that meets their religious standards.
- Bill Shuster

I'm just one of many moms who will say an extra prayer
each night for our sons and daughters going into harm's way.
- Sarah Palin

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

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


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