Prayer

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.

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

Our prayers may be awkward. Our attempts may be feeble. But since the power of prayer is in the one who hears it and not the one who says it, our prayers do make a difference.

Max Lucado

Nothing is more important than honesty in prayer. There are no pretensions in prayer, so the best place to begin is wherever you are.

Robert Schuller

I strongly suspect that if we saw all the difference even the tiniest of our prayers make, and all the people those…prayers were destined to affect…we would be so paralyzed with awe...that we would be unable to get up off our knees for the rest of our lives.

Peter Kreeft

To begin to pray is to open a book with no end.

Seraphim Sigrist

We can be dry as dust, distracted and insensible to God’s presence. Still we can pray...and if we make even the smallest gesture of availability he will be there.

Carol Zaleski, Ph.D.

PUSH—Pray Until Something Happens

Paula Jolliff

The purpose of prayer is not to influence God to grant you special favors, but rather to remind yourself that you are always connected to God.

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

I’ve seen prayers answered. But often, in my experiences, if you get what you pray for, you’ve really shortchanged yourself.

Anne Lamott

Prayer is not asking for what you think you want, but asking to be changed in ways you can’t imagine.

Kathleen Norris