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.

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

Pray for blessings, not things.

Jim Louden

When you sing, you pray twice.

Johnny Cash

I love prayers. I love the idea that…five times a day I make the affirmation that I am about to enter into the presence of God and offer my prayers.

Gwendolyn Zorah Simmons

I prayed hard and gradually became aware that this…was a way of finding…entrance into my own writing. When I thought God had abandoned me, I discovered that he had simply given me a different voice to praise the inexhaustible beauty of the world.

Pat Conroy

To say a prayer is not enough. One has to believe that it’s possible for that prayer to be heard.

Rabbi Marvin Hier

Often a healing takes place in ourselves as we pray for the healing of others.

Michael E. DeBakey

It’s all right—questions, pain, stabbing anger can be poured out to the Infinite One....Our wounded ragings will be lost in him and we will be found.

Susan Lenzkes

Prayer is a choice. For us to pray…shows that we are choosing to leave an opening in our spirits. Without this opening, there is no vessel, no place into which God can breathe.

Joanna Laufer