Quotes about Prayer

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

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.
Prayer is a confession of one's own unworthiness and weakness.
Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening.
Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow.
Answered prayers cause more tears than those that remain unanswered.
Prayer is less about changing the world than it is about changing ourselves.
Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.
Prayer is not an old woman's idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action.
In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
Most men pray for power, the strength to do things. Few people pray for love, the quality to be someone.
The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.
When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers.
Prayer is not a substitute for work, thinking, watching, suffering, or giving; prayer is a support for all other efforts.
Prayer is the voice of faith.
Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.
There are more tears shed over answered prayers than over unanswered prayers.
If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.
Pray to God but continue to row to the shore.
Why is it when we talk to God, we're praying, but when God talks to us, we're schizophrenic?
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.
I have not placed reading before praying because I regard it more important, but because, in order to pray aright, we must understand what we are praying for.
That prayer has great power which a person makes with all his might. It makes a sour heart sweet, a sad heart merry, a poor heart rich, a foolish heart wise, a timid heart brave, a sick heart well, a blind heart full of sight, a cold heart ardent. It draws down the great God into the little heart; it drives the hungry soul up into the fullness of God; it brings together two lovers, God and the soul, in a wondrous place where they speak much of love.
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks.
God answers sharp and sudden on some prayers and thrust the thing we have prayed for in our face, like a gauntlet with a gift in it.
All that I am or hope to be I owe to my angel mother. I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.
Don't put people down, unless it's on your prayer list.
Praying without ceasing is not ritualized, nor are there even words. It is a constant state of awareness of oneness with God.
Practice in life whatever you pray for and God will give it to you more abundantly.
Ask God's blessing on your work, but don't ask him to do it for you.
Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us.
Prayer is the slender nerve that moves the muscle of omnipotence.
Pray. To ask the laws of the universe to be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy.
Just pray for a tough hide and a tender heart.
Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths, or the turning inwards in prayer for five short minutes.
There are thoughts which are prayers. There are moments when, whatever the posture of the body, the soul is on its knees.
Religion is in the heart, not in the knees.
Take God for your spouse and friend and walk with him continually, and you will not sin and will learn to love, and the things you must do will work out prosperously for you.

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