Quotes about prayer can be almost as powerful as the act of praying itself. Inspiring prayer quotes can be the seeds of your future prayers, or reflect the precious gifts that prayer brings to your daily life. Turn to prayer quotes for a quick connection to your faith life.

To pray is no small thing. It is nothing less than a sacred pilgrimage into the heart of the whole world.

Wayne Muller

We don't pray to get God's attention. We pray to turn our attention toward Him.

Christopher Knippers

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

'Help' is a prayer that is always answered.

Anne Lamott

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

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

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

Soren Kierkegaard

We must lay before him what is in us; not what ought to be in us.

C.S. Lewis

Blessings are the spiritual equivalent of breathing in, and prayer is the spiritual equivalent of breathing out.

Monsignor Tom Hartman and Rabbi Marc Gellman

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

People may refuse our love or reject our message, but they are defenseless against our prayers.

Rick Warren

Prayer immediately turns us into something greater than ourselves.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan