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.

Prayer pushes us through life's slumps, propels us over the humps and pulls us out of the dumps. Prayer is the oomph we need to get the answers we seek.

Max Lucado

Before you go to bed, give your troubles to God—he'll be up all night anyway.

submitted by Dolly Louco of West Deptford, New Jersey

Be thankful that God's answers are wiser than our prayers.

Seen on the marquee of an auto body shop in Greensboro, North Ca

I pray every night before I go to sleep and every morning when I wake up.

Singer Demi Lovato, on the healthiest thing she does for herself

Now I set me up to drive. I pray thee, Lord, keep us alive. That we might see another day to sing your praise and work and play.

Guideposts reader Helen Johnson, Silverton, Oregon

Prayer is translation. A man translates himself into a child asking for all there is in language he has barely mastered.

singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen

The nicest place to be is in someone's thoughts! The safest place to be is in someone's prayers! And the best place to be is in God's hands!

Marilyn Austin

Not to employ prayer with my patients was the equivalent of deliberately withholding a potent drug or surgical procedure.

Larry Dossey

God always answers prayers. Sometimes it’s ‘yes.’ Sometimes the answer is ‘no.’ Sometimes it’s ‘you gotta be kidding.’

Jimmy Carter

Life is fragile; handle with prayer.

Nicole Lorimer

To pray is to listen, to move through my own chattering to God, to that place where I can be silent and listen to what God may have to say.

Madeleine L’Engle

Communicating our questions, hopes, and fears in prayer makes them—even to ourselves—more open and clear…

Jimmy Carter