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Famous Prayer Quotes

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A list of the best prayer quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous prayer quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic prayer quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational quotes from that same writer.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best quotes about prayer?" and "What are inspirational prayer quotes?"

This list includes notable prayer quotes by various authors, writers, playwrights, speakers, politicians, athletes, poets, and more. Vote on your favorites so that the greatest prayer quotes rise to the top, as the order of the list changes dynamically based on votes. Don't let your favorite prayer sayings get to the bottom of the list.

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    The Lord's prayer contains the sum total of religion and morals.

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    Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening.

    Mahatma Gandhi More
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    When I pray, coincidences happen, and when I don't, they don't.

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    Moreover, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord by ceasing to pray for you, but I will instruct you in the good and right way. -- I Samuel 12:23

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    If I regard wickedness in my heart the Lord will not hear. -- Psalms 66:18

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    Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks.

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    In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.

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    Prayer is not an old woman's idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action.

    Mahatma Gandhi More
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    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.

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    Heaven grant that the burden you carry may have as easy an exit as it had an entrance. -- Prayer To A Pregnant Woman

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    Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks. -- I Thessalonians

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    Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.

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    It is not well for a man to pray cream and live skim milk.

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    So I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

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    But if it were I, I would appeal to God; I would lay my cause before Him. He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted. -- Job 5:8-9

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    Whatsoever we beg of God, let us also work for it.

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    Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us.

    Socrates More
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    Common people do not pray; they only beg.

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    Bow, stubborn knees!

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    new! Battering the gates of heaven with the storms of prayer.

    Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson More
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    When you lie down with a short prayer, commit yourself into the hands of your Creator; and when you have done so, trust Him with yourself, as you must do when you are dying.

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    We often want one thing and pray for another, not telling the truth even to the gods.

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    Short prayers reach heaven.

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    Ask God for what man can give, and you may get it.

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    When we take one step toward to God, he takes seven steps toward us.

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    Pray that you will never have to bear all that you are able to endure.

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    Pray to God but continue to row to the shore.

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    Prayer and practice is good rhyme.

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    Prayer, among sane people, has never superseded practical efforts to secure the desired end.

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    Prayer should be short, without giving God Almighty reasons why he should grant this, or that; he knows best what is good for us.

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    Do not ask for what you will wish you had not got.

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    There are more tears shed over answered prayers than over unanswered prayers.

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    Why is it when we talk to God, we're praying, but when God talks to us, we're schizophrenic?

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    "Be careful what you pray for."

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    Listen close and you can hear, “Please, bless us and forgive us, and make us good here and strong here. Let us get along here. Let those we love and left behind be blessed. Let us find the proper path and keep to it. Help us act harmoniously, and find work pleasing in the sight of god and man.”

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    "Overall, my books represent a kind of shared communion and meditation with my fellow human beings… The books are also a part of what I call the great continuum of spiritual literary dialogue that I feel has been in progress since human beings first gave in to the urge to pray to their sense of something greater than themselves and interpreted certain signs or events or silences as responses to those prayers."

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    When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers.

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    I hate it when people pray on the screen. It's not because I hate praying, but whenever I see an actor fold his hands and look up in the spotlight, I'm lost. There's only one other thing in the movies I hate as much, and that's sex. You just can't get in bed or pray to God and convince me on the screen.

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    My prayer to God is a very short one: O Lord, make my enemies look ridiculous! God has granted it.

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    Prayer moves the hand that moves the universe.

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    Pray for what you want, but work for what you need.

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    Our thanks to God should always precede our requests.

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    Seven days without prayer makes one weak.

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    Do not make prayer a monologue -- make it a conversation.

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    You can't pray a lie.

    Mark Twain More
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    More than once I had seen a noble who had gotten his enemy at a disadvantage stop to pray before cutting his throat.

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    Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.

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    "Kiss my pommel."

    Janet Morris, Chris Morris More
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