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160 Meaningful Prayer Quotes

Quotes About Prayer

Top 10 Prayer Quotes

“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 in the one who says it, our prayers do make a difference.” – Max Lucado

“True prayer is a way of life, not just for use in cases of emergency. Make it a habit, and when the need arises you will be in practice.” – Billy Graham

“You know the value of prayer: it is precious beyond all price. Never, never neglect it.” – Sir Thomas Buxton

“You cannot pray for someone and hate them at the same time.” – Billy Graham

“Worship and intercession must go together; the one is impossible without the other. Intercession means that we rouse ourselves up to get the mind of Christ about the one for whom we pray.” – Oswald Chambers

“Work, work, from morning until late at night. In fact, I have so much to do that I shall have to spend the first three hours in prayer.” – Martin Luther

“Work as if you were to live a hundred years, pray as if you were to die tomorrow.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Work as if everything depends on you. Pray as if everything depends on God.” – St. Ignatius Loyola

“Whether we realize it or not, prayer is the encounter of God’s thirst with ours. God thirsts that we may thirst for him.” – St. Augustine

“Where there is much prayer, there will be much of the Spirit; where there is much of the Spirit, there will be ever-increasing prayer.” – Andrew Murray

Power Of Prayer Quotes

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“The world was made partly that there may be prayer; partly that our prayers might be answered.” – C.S. Lewis

“The wish to pray is a prayer in itself.” – Georges Bernanos

“The whole reason why we pray is to be united into the vision and contemplation of God to whom we pray.” – Julian of Norwich

“The value of persistent prayer is not that God will hear us, but that we will finally hear God.” – William McGill

“The supreme thing is worship. The attitude of worship is the attitude of a subject bent before the King… the fundamental thought is that of prostration, of bowing down.” – Campbell Morgan

“The reason why we obtain no more in prayer is because we expect no more. God usually answers us according to our own hearts.” – Richard Alleine

“The reality is, my prayers don’t change God. But, I am convinced prayer changes me. Praying boldly boots me out of that stale place of religious habit into authentic connection with God Himself.” – Lysa TerKeurst

“The one concern of the devil is to keep Christians from praying. He fears nothing from prayerless studies, prayerless work, and prayerless religion. He laughs at our toil, mocks at our wisdom, but trembles when we pray.” – Samuel Chadwick

“The great people of the earth today are the people who pray, (not) those who talk about prayer.” – S.D.Gordon

“The essence of meditation is a period of time set aside to contemplate the Lord, listen to him, and allow him to permeate our spirits.” – Charles Stanley

“The devil is aware that one hour of close fellowship, hearty converse with God in prayer, is able to pull down what he hath been contriving and building many a year.” – Flavel

“Prayer is the means of sustaining a faith that at times can grow weak. The power of prayer is enriching, uplifting to hear our God speak.” – Greta Zwaan

“Prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God.” – Teresa of Avila

“Prayer is not overcoming God’s reluctance, but laying hold of His willingness.” – Martin Luther

“Prayer is not only asking, but an attitude of mind which produces the atmosphere in which asking is perfectly natural.” – Oswald Chambers

“Prayer is not monologue, but dialogue; God’s voice is its most essential part. Listening to God’s voice is the secret of the assurance that he will listen to mine.” – Andrew Murray

“Prayer is not eloquence, but earnestness; not the definition of helplessness, but the feeling of it; not figures of speech, but earnestness of soul.” – Hannah More

“Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts.” – Mother Teresa

“Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.” – Gandhi

“Prayer is not an old woman’s amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Prayer is no petty duty, put into a corner; no piecemeal performance made out of the fragments of time which have been snatched from business and other engagements of life; but it means that the best of our time, the heart of our time and strength must be given.” – E.M. Bounds

“Prayer is exhaling the spirit of man and inhaling the spirit of God.” – Edwin Keith

“It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without heart.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?” – Corrie ten Boom

“Intercessory prayer is exceedingly prevalent. What wonders it has wrought! The Word of God teems with its marvelous deeds. Believer, thou hast a mighty engine in thy hand, use it well, use it constantly, use it with faith, and thou shalt surely be a benefactor to thy brethren.” – C. H. Spurgeon

“In worship, God imparts himself to us.” – C.S.Lewis

“If the heart wanders or is distracted, bring it back to the point quite gently and replace it tenderly in its Master’s presence. And even if you did nothing during the whole of your hour but bring your heart back and place it again in our Lord’s presence, though it went away every time you brought it back, your hour will be very well employed.” – St. Francis de Sales

“If Bible Christianity is to survive the present world upheaval, we shall need to have a fresh revelation of the greatness and the beauty of Jesus…. He alone can raise our cold hearts to rapture and restore again the art of true worship.” – A.W. Tozer

“I saw more clearly than ever, that the first great and primary business to which I ought to attend every day was, to have my soul happy in the Lord.” – George Mueller

“I saw more clearly than ever, that the first great and primary business to which I ought to attend every day was, to have my soul happy in the Lord. The first thing to be concerned about was not, how I might serve the Lord, how I might glorify the Lord; but how I might get my soul into a happy state, and how my inner man may be nourished…. I saw that the most important thing I had to do was to give myself to the reading of the Word of God and to meditation of it.” – George Mueller

“God shapes the world by prayer. The more praying there is in the world the better the world will be, the mightier the forces against evil.” – Mother Teresa

“God never gives us discernment in order that we may criticize, but that we may intercede.” – Oswald Chambers

“God is looking for people to use, and if you can get usable, he will wear you out. The most dangerous prayer you can pray is this: ‘Use me.’” – Rick Warren

“God does nothing except in response to believing prayer.” – John Wesley

“God does nothing but by prayer, and everything with it.” – John Wesley

“God does not delay to hear our prayers because he has no mind to give; but that, by enlarging our desires, he may give us the more largely.” – Anselm of Canterbury

“God can handle your doubt, anger, fear, grief, confusion, and questions. You can bring everything to him in prayer.” – Rick Warren

“Give me faith, Lord, and let me help others find it.” – Leo Tolstoy

“Every great movement of God can be traced to a kneeling figure.” – D.L. Moody

Good Night Prayer Quotes

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“In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.” – John Bunyan

“I’m convinced that the man who has learned to meditate upon the Lord will be able to run on his feet and walk in his spirit. Although he may be hurried by his vocation, that’s not the issue. The issue is how fast his spirit is going. To slow it down takes a period of time.” – Charles Stanley

“If your day is hemmed in with prayer, it is less likely to come unraveled.” – Cynthia Lewis

“If you believe in prayer at all, expect God to hear you. If you do not expect, you will not have. God will not hear you unless you believe He will hear you; but if you believe He will, He will be as good as your faith.” – Charles Spurgeon

Good Morning Prayer Quotes

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“The prayer offered to God in the morning during your quiet time is the key that unlocks the door of the day. Any athlete knows that it is the start that ensures a good finish.” – Adrian Rogers

“In the morning, prayer is the key that opens to us the treasures of God’s mercies and blessings; in the evening, it is the key that shuts us up under his protection and safeguard.” – Billy Graham

“Don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.” – Satchel Paige

“Do not make prayer a monologue…make it a conversation.” – Author Unknown

“Do not forget that the value and interest of life is not so much to do conspicuous things …as to do ordinary things with the perception of their enormous value.” – Teilhard de Chardin

“Beware in your prayers, above everything else, of limiting God, not only by unbelief, but by fancying that you know what He can do. Expect unexpected things ‘above all that we ask or think.’” – Andrew Murray

“As it is the business of tailors to make clothes, and the business of cobblers to mend shoes, so it is the business of Christians to pray!” – Martin Luther

Prayer Quotes For Strength

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“We can be tired, weary, and emotionally distraught, but after spending time alone with God, we find that he injects into our bodies energy, power and strength.” – Charles Stanley

“We are to pray in times of adversity, lest we become faithless and unbelieving. We are to pray in times of prosperity, lest we become boastful and proud. We are to pray in times of danger, lest we become fearful and doubting. We are to pray in times of security, lest we become self-sufficient.” – Billy Graham

“We are either in the process of resisting God’s truth or in the process of being shaped and molded by his truth.” – Charles Stanley

“True prayer is neither a mere mental exercise nor a vocal performance. It is far deeper than that. It is a spiritual transaction with the creator of Heaven and Earth.” – Charles Spurgeon

“Prayer must carry on our work as much as preaching; he preacheth not heartily to his people that will not pray for them.” – Richard Baxter

“Prayer makes a godly man, and puts within him the mind of Christ, the mind of humility, of self-surrender, of service, of pity, and of prayer. If we really pray, we will become more like God, or else we will quit praying.” – E.M. Bounds

“Prayer lays hold of God’s plan and becomes the link between his will and its accomplishment on earth. Amazing things happen, and we are given the privilege of being the channels of the Holy Spirit’s prayer.” – Elisabeth Elliot

“Prayer is the song of the heart. It reaches the ear of God even if it is mingled with the cry and tumult of a thousand men.” – Kahlil Gibran

“Prayer is the raising of one’s mind and heart to God or the requesting of good things from God.” – St. John Damascene

“Prayer is the inner bath of love into which the soul plunges itself.” – St. John Vianney

“Prayer is the forerunner of mercy. Turn to sacred history, and you will find that scarcely ever did a great mercy come to this world unheralded by supplication.” – Charles Spurgeon

“Prayer is the first thing, the second thing, the third thing necessary to a minister. Pray, then my dear brother; pray, pray, pray.” – Edward Payson

“Prayer is the exercise of drawing on the grace of God.” – Oswald Chambers

“Prayer is simply talking to God like a friend and should be the easiest thing we do each day.” – Joyce Meyer

Prayer Quotes For Healing

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“What wings are to a bird and sails to a ship, so is prayer to the soul.” – Corrie Ten Boom

“What is love if it be not fiery? What are prayers if the heart be not ablaze? They are the battles of the soul.” – Samuel Chadwick

“Spiritual work is taxing work, and men are loath to do it. Praying, true praying, costs an outlay of serious attention and of time, which flesh and blood do not relish.” – E.M. Bounds

“Since God knows our future, our personalities, and our capacity to listen, he isn’t ever going to say more to us than we can deal with at the moment.” – Charles Stanley

“She (my mother) became a warrior far superior to any epic hero. She became a giant on her knees. With a sword in one hand she battled the enemies of death and disease, and with her other hand stretched toward heaven she kept beseeching God’s help and His mercy.” – Bishop T.D. Jakes

“Search for a person who claims to have found Christ apart from someone else’s prayer, and your search may go on forever.” – E. Bauman

“Satan cannot deny but that great wonders have been wrought by prayer. As the spirit of prayer goes up, so his kingdom goes down.” – William Gurnall

“I know that the Lord is always on the side of the right; but it is my constant anxiety and prayer that I and this nation may be on the Lord’s side.” – Abraham Lincoln

“I have lived to thank God that not all my prayers have been answered.” – Jean Ingelow

“I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had no where else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day.” – Abraham Lincoln

“I firmly believe God continues to answer the prayers of His people even after He has taken them to heaven. Never forget that God isn’t bound by time the way we are. We see only the present moment; God sees everything. We see only part of what He is doing; He sees it all.” – Billy Graham

“I believe that it is impossible to grasp all the different forms of prayer without great purity of heart and soul. There are as many forms of prayer as there are states of soul. A person pays in a certain manner when cheerful and in another when weighed down by sadness or a sense of hopelessness. When one is flourishing spiritually, prayer is different from when one is oppressed by the extent of one’s struggles.” – John Cassian

“All I know is that when I pray, coincidences happen; and when I don’t pray, they don’t happen.” – Dan Hayes

“A godly man is a praying man. As soon as grace is poured in, prayer is poured out. Prayer is the soul’s traffic with Heaven; God comes down to us by His Spirit, and we go up to Him by prayer.” – Thomas Watson

“A generous prayer is never presented in vain; the petition may be refused, but the petitioner is always, I believe, rewarded by some gracious visitation.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

“A day without prayer is a day without blessing, and a life without prayer is a life without power.” – Edwin Harvey

“A beginner must look on himself as one setting out to make a garden for his Lord’s pleasure, on most unfruitful soil which abounds in weeds. His majesty roots up the weeds and will put in good plants instead. Let us reckon that this is already done when the soul decides to practice prayer and has begun to do so.” – Saint Teresa of Avila

Prayer Quotes From The Bible

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“What the church needs today is not more machinery or better, not new organizations or more and novel methods, but men who the Holy Spirit can use—men of prayer, men mighty in prayer. The Holy Spirit does not come on machinery but on men. He does not anoint plans, but men—men of prayer.” – E. M. Bounds

“Therefore, when you decide to undertake this work of prayer and feel by grace that you are called by God, lift up your heart to God with a meek stirring of Love.”

“Think of what He can do, and how He delights to hear the prayers of His redeemed people. Think of your place and privilege in Christ, and expect great things!” – Andrew Murray

“There must be the inward worship within the shrine if there is to be outward service.” – Alexander MacLaren

“There is variation in our prayer because we look toward God from different vantage points. Our situation changes; we develop and are subjected to a range of external factors. Our situation can also change because we deliberately choose to seek further into the mystery of God.” – Michael Casey

“There is no way that Christians, in a private capacity, can do so much to promote the work of God and advance the kingdom of Christ as by prayer.” – Jonathan Edwards

“There has never been a spiritual awakening in any country or locality that did not begin in united prayer.” – D.A.T. Pierson

“There are parts of our calling, works of the Holy Spirit, and defeats of the darkness that will come no other way than through furious, fervent, faith-filled, unceasing prayer.” – Beth Moore

“Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” – Matthew 5:44

“Pray without ceasing” – Thessalonians 5:17

“…..a vital and personal relationship with the living and true God. This relationship is prayer.” – para. 2558 Catechism of the Catholic Church

Prayer Quotes For Family

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“Prayer is a surge of the heart, it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy.” – St. Therese of Lisieux

“Prayer enlarges the heart until it is capable of Containing God’s gift of himself.” – Mother Theresa

“Prayer does not fit us for the greater work; prayer is the greater work.” – Oswald Chambers

“Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.” – Kierkegaard

“Prayer delights God’s ear; it melts His heart.” – Thomas Watson

“Prayer at its highest is a two-way conversation and for me the most important part is listening to God’s replies.” – Frank C. Laubach

“Learn to worship God as the God who does wonders, who wishes to prove in you that he can do something supernatural and divine.” – Andrew Murray

“Leaders must be released from the idea that they must be great prayer warriors before they can begin to call others to prayer.” – David Bryant

“It is true that a prayer that comes from the heart can move mountains, it increases your faith, and brings you closer to God.” – Rebecca Small

“It is possible to move men, through God, by prayer alone.” – Hudson Taylor

“It is not well for a man to pray cream and live skim milk.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“It is not enough to begin to pray, nor to pray aright; nor is it enough to continue for a time to pray; but we must patiently, believingly, continue in prayer until we obtain an answer; and further we have not only to continue in prayer unto the end, but we have also to believe that God does hear us, and will answer our prayers. Most frequently we fail in not continuing in prayer until the blessing is obtained, and in not expecting the blessing.” – George Müller

“I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Any concern too small to be turned into prayer is too small to be made into a burden.” – Corrie Ten Bloom

“And so I urge you: carry on an ongoing conversation with God about the daily stuff of life, a little like Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof. For now, do not worry about ‘proper’ praying, just talk to God.” – Richard J. Foster

“An unschooled man who knows how to meditate upon the Lord has learned far more than the man with the highest education who does not know how to meditate.” – Charles Stanley

“All vital praying makes a drain on a man’s vitality. True intercession is a sacrifice, a bleeding sacrifice.” – J.H. Jowett

Prayer Is Powerful Quotes

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“To pray well is the better half of study.” – Martin Luther

“To pray rightly, you must make God your hope, stay, and all. Right prayer sees nothing substantial or worth being concerned about except God.” – John Bunyan

“To get nations back on their feet, we must first get down on our knees.” – Billy Graham

“To desire revival… and at the same time to neglect (personal) prayer and devotion is to wish one way and walk another.” – A.W. Tozer

“To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.” – Martin Luther

“The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, ‘O God, forgive me,’ or ‘Help me.’” – Billy Graham

“The amount of time we spend with Jesus — meditating on his Word and his majesty, seeking his face — establishes our fruitfulness in the kingdom.” – Charles Stanley

“Study your prayers, a great part of my time is spent getting in tune for prayer.” – Robert McCheyne

“Stay faithful. If you’re hurting, stay hopeful. Pray and give thanks to God for the opportunity to grow; ask Him to shed light, ask Him for clarity.” – Thomas Nelson

“Rich is the person who has a praying friend.” – Janice Hughes

“Rather than set aside daily time for prayer, I pray constantly and spontaneously about everything I encounter on a daily basis. When someone shares something with me, I’ll often simply say, ‘let’s pray about this right now.’” – Thomas Kinkade

“Quit playing, start praying. Quit feasting, start fasting. Talk less with men, talk more with God. Listen less to men, listen to the words of God. Skip travel, start travail.” – Leonard Ravenhill

“Prayers outlive the lives of those who uttered them; outlive a generation, outlive an age, outlive a world.” – E.M Bounds

“Prayer, then, is a matter of our participating in the life of Jesus Christ.” – Michael Casey

“Prayer should not be regarded as a duty which must be performed, but rather as a privilege to be enjoyed, a rare delight that is always revealing some new beauty.” – E.M. Bounds

“Prayer should be the key of the day and the lock of the night.” – George Herbert

“Pray as you can, not as you can’t.” – Dom Chapman

“Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.” – St. Augustine

“Our praying, however, needs to be pressed and pursued with an energy that never tires, a persistency which will not be denied, and a courage which never fails.” – E. M. Bounds

“Of all the things Christ wants for us, loving him and focusing our attention on him are the most important.” – Charles Stanley

“Nothing tends more to cement the hearts of Christians than praying together. Never do they love one another so well as when they witness the outpouring of each other’s hearts in prayer.” – Charles Finney

“None can believe how powerful prayer is, and what it is able to effect, but those who have learned it by experience. It is a great matter when in extreme need to take hold on prayer.” – Martin Luther

“Mind how you pray. Make real business of it. Let it never be a dead formality…plead the promise in a truthful, business-like way…Ask for what you want, because the Lord has promised it.” – Charles Spurgeon

“Men may spurn our appeals, reject our message, oppose our arguments, despise our persons, but they are helpless against our prayers.” – J. Sidlow Baxter

“If we would turn the time we spent discussing the other’s life into prayer time instead, no telling what would happen to the glory of God.” – Beth Moore

“If we would pray aright, the first thing we should do is to see to it that we really get an audience with God, that we really get into His very presence. Before a word of petition is offered, we should have the definite consciousness that we are talking to God, and should believe that He is listening and is going to grant the thing that we ask of Him.” – Dr. R. A. Torrey

“If the only prayer you ever say in your whole life is ‘thank you’ that would suffice.” – Meister Eckhart

“History is silent about revivals that did not begin with prayer.” – Edwin Orr

“Have you any days of fasting and prayer? Storm the throne of grace and persevere therein, and mercy will come down.” – John Wesley

“Groanings which cannot be uttered are often prayers which cannot be refused.” – Spurgeon

“God’s way of answering the Christian’s prayer for more patience, experience, hope, and love often is to put him into the furnace of affliction.” – Richard Cecil

“God will do great things for you if you will wait for Him. Yield to Him. Cooperate with Him.” – John Smith

“God warms his hands at man’s heart when he prays.” – John Masefield

“God speaks in the silence of the heart. Listening is the beginning of prayer.” – Mother Teresa

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