Quotes about Prayer

Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays. ~Søren Kierkegaard

Don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines. ~Satchel Paige, 1974

We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties. ~Oswald Chambers

Many people pray as if God were a big aspirin pill; they come only when they hurt. ~B. Graham Dienert

Prayer is when you talk to God; meditation is when you listen to God. ~Author Unknown

It is good for us to keep some account of our prayers, that we may not unsay them in our practice. ~Matthew Henry

When you pray, rather let your heart be without words than your words without heart. ~John Bunyan

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

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

God speaks in the silence of the heart. Listening is the beginning of prayer. ~Mother Teresa

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. ~Margaret Gibb

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

Who rises from prayer a better man, his prayer is answered. ~George Meredith

Prayer is exhaling the spirit of man and inhaling the spirit of God. ~Edwin Keith

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

“There is a vast difference between saying prayers and praying” unknown

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

“In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.” Mahatma Gandhi

“Courage is fear that has said its prayers.” Dorothy Bernard

“Pray, and let God worry” Martin Luther

You may pray for an hour and still not pray. You may meet God for a moment and then be in touch with Him all day. –Fredrik Wisloff

Some people pray just to pray and some people pray to know God. –Andrew Murray

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

I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had absolutely no other place to go. — Abraham Lincoln

If you can’t pray a door open, don’t pry it open.– Lyell Rader

Those who do not believe do not pray. This is a good functional definition of faith. Faith prays, unbelief does not. –John A. Hardon

When I pray, coincidences happen, and when I don’t pray, they don’t. –William Temple

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. –Jacquelyn K. Heasley

The Church is looking for better methods; God is looking for better men. The Holy Ghost does not flow through methods, but through men. He does not come on machinery, but on men. He does not anoint plans, but men…Men of prayer.” –E. M. Bounds

Prayer in its highest form is agonizing soul sweat. –Leonard Ravenhill

The lover of silence draws close to God. He talks to Him in secret and God enlightens him. –John Climacus

God never gives us discernment in order that we may criticize, but that we may intercede. — Oswald Chambers

There is nothing that makes us love a man so much as praying for him. –William Law

Prayer is not so much an act as it is an attitude—an attitude of dependency, dependency upon God. –Arthur W. Pink

“I would rather train twenty men to pray, than a thousand to preach; A minister’s highest mission ought to be to teach his people to pray.” -H. MacGregor

When a Christian shuns fellowship with other Christians, the devil smiles. When he stops studying the Bible, the devil laughs. When he stops praying, the devil shouts for joy. –Corrie Ten Boom


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