It is not well for a man to pray cream and live skim milk. - Henry Ward Beecher
Prayer moves the hand that moves the world.
- John Aikman Wallace
Prayer changes things.
Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.
- Soren Kierkegaard
God shapes the world by prayer. Prayers are deathless. They outlive the lives of those who uttered them.
- E. M. Bounds
Men of God are always men of prayer.
- Henry T. Mahan
All who have walked with God have viewed prayer as the main business of their lives.
- Delma Jackson
He who ceases to pray ceases to prosper.
- Sir William Gurney Benham
The whole meaning of prayer is that we may know God.
- Oswald Chambers
The only way to pray is to pray, and the way to pray well is to pray much.
The less I pray, the harder it gets; the more I pray, the better it goes.
- Martin Luther
If we are willing to spend hours on end to learn to play the piano, operate a computer, or fly an airplane, it is sheer nonsense for us to imagine that we can learn the high art of getting guidance through communion with the Lord without being willing to set aside time for it.
- Paul Rees
When you cannot pray as you would, pray as you can.
- Edward M. Goulburn
Prayer should be the key of the day and the lock of the night.
- Thomas Fuller
Seven days without prayer makes one weak.
- Allen E. Bartlett
Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray.
Time spent in prayer is never wasted.
- Francois de Fenelon
Prayer begins where human capacity ends.
- Marian Anderson
Many people pray as if God were a big aspirin pill; they come only when they hurt.
- B. Graham Dienert
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.
- Kahlil Gibran
Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines.
- Satchel Paige
When you enter your secret chamber, take plenty of time before you begin to speak. Let quietude wield its influence upon you. Let the fact that you are alone assert itself. Give your soul time to get released from the many outward things. Give God time to play the prelude to prayer for the benefit of your distracted soul.
- O. Hallesby
There is no need to get to a place of prayer; pray wherever you are.
- Oswald Chambers
Without the incense of heartfelt prayer, even the greatest of cathedrals is dead.
We must lay before him what is in us, not what ought to be in us.
- C. S. Lewis
Prayer is a serious thing. We may be taken at our words.
- Dwight L. Moody
My words fly up, my thoughts remain below; Words without thoughts never to heaven go.
- William Shakespeare
Be not hot in prayer and cold in praise.
Prayer is something deeper than words. It is present in the soul before it has been formulated in words. And it abides in the soul after the last words of prayer have passed over our lips.
- O. Hallesby
God prefers bad verses recited with a pure heart to the finest verses chanted by the wicked.
The best prayers have often more groans than words.
- John Bunyan
Our groanings, which cannot be uttered, rise to Him and tell Him better than words how dependent we are upon Him.
- O. Hallesby
Many words do not a good prayer make; what counts is the heartfelt desire to commune with God, and the faith to back it up.
Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul.
- Mahatma Gandhi
Prayer in the sense of petition, asking for things, is a small part of it; confession and penitence are its threshold, adoration its sanctuary, the presence and vision and enjoyment of God its bread and wine.
- >C. S. Lewis
He who prays for his neighbors will be heard for himself.
No one who has had a unique experience with prayer has a right to withhold it from others.
- Soong Mei-ling
God receives little thanks, even for his greatest gifts.
We are going home to many who cannot read. So, Lord, make us to be Bibles so that those who cannot read the Book can read it in us.
- Anonymous Chinese woman
firmly believe a great many prayers are not answered because we are not willing to forgive someone.
>Dwight L. Moody
It is vain to expect our prayers to be heard if we do not strive as well as pray.
Help yourself and heaven will help you.
- Jean de la Fontaine
God gives the nuts, but he does not crack them.
- German proverb
There are four ways God answers prayer: No, not yet; No, I love you too much; Yes, I thought you'd never ask; Yes, and here's more.
- >Anne Lewis
God's chief gift to those who seek him is Himself.
- E. B. Pusey
Prayer enlarges the heart until it is capable of containing God's gift of Himself.
- Mother Teresa
The man who prays grows, and the muscles of the soul swell from this whipcord to iron bands.
F. B. Meyer
Prayer opens our eyes that we may see ourselves and others as God sees us.
- Clara Palmer
It is impossible to lose your footing while on your knees.
Prayer is the spiritual gymnasium in which we exercise and practice godliness.
- V. L. Crawford
Prayer is exhaling the spirit of man and inhaling the spirit of God.
- Edwin Keith
How to make God laugh? Tell him your future plans.
- <Woody Allen
I like your Christ, do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.>Mohandas Gandhi