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.

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

Everyone has a different way of connecting to God….But if there is any rule at all concerning prayer, it is that however you pray you must be willing to put forth an effort for your prayer to be answered.

Rabbi Irwin Katsof

Prayer is the place where burdens change shoulders.

Sherin D. Austin

Peace comes not because your prayer has been answered exactly as you prayed it, but because you shifted your focus and the burden of responsibility on to Him.

Christopher Parkening

Prayer, I have discovered, is less about what I say and more about what I hear.

Susan Cosio