Prayer Quotes

In prayer we communicate with God, asking for help, thanking Him for all we have, praising him for his faithfulness and abundant creation. Our prayer quotes focus on the fact that there is no one way to pray. Whether you pray once a day or once in awhile, in song or by spoken word, or simply by listening for God’s message in the world around you, you are strengthening your connection with him. Our prayer quote collection, from rabbis, reverends, hospital chaplains and others, will give you different perspectives and insights on the power and practice of prayer.

 

 You should never let adversity get you down—except on your knees.  
- From God's Little Instruction Book
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 To pray is no small thing. It is nothing less than a sacred pilgrimage into the heart of the whole world. 
- Wayne Muller, author
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 If we truly love people, we will desire for them far more than it is within our power to give them, and this leads us to prayer. 
- Richard Foster, professor of religion
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 Be thankful that God's answers are wiser than our prayers. 
- Seen on the marquee of an auto body shop in Greensboro, North Carolina
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 We don't pray to get God's attention. We pray to turn our attention toward Him. 
- Christopher Knippers, Author
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 When you pray be sure that you listen as well as talk. You have things you want to say to God but He also has things He wants to say to you. 
- Joyce Meyer, Author and Teacher
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 'Help' is a prayer that is always answered. 
- Anne Lamott, Author
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 Bless me, Lord, as this day ends. Bless my family and my friends. Keep me safe all through the night. Wake me with the dawn of light. 
- submitted by Shirley Szpond, Dearborn, Michigan
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 Go out on a limb when you pray for others. Take a risk. Be outrageous. Be passionate. Take a leap. Love a lot, not just a little. 
- Rick Hamlin, author
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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, philosopher
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 We must lay before him what is in us; not what ought to be in us. 
- C.S. Lewis, author
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 Blessings are the spiritual equivalent of breathing in, and prayer is the spiritual equivalent of breathing out. 
- Monsignor Tom Hartman and Rabbi Marc Gellman
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 The best result of prayer is awareness of the presence of God, which allows us to face life with fortitude and dignity. 
- Sheba Ross Delaney, writer
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 People may refuse our love or reject our message, but they are defenseless against our prayers. 
- Rick Warren, pastor
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