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Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening. Mahatma Gandhi
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When I pray, coincidences happen, and when I don't, they don't. William Temple
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The Lord's prayer contains the sum total of religion and morals.
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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. Phillips Brooks
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In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart. John Bunyan
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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
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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. Mahatma Gandhi
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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 Desiderius Erasmus
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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. Augustine of Hippo
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It is not well for a man to pray cream and live skim milk. Henry Ward Beecher
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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. Jeremy Taylor
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Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us. Socrates
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Common people do not pray; they only beg. George Bernard Shaw
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Bow, stubborn knees! William Shakespeare
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Battering the gates of heaven with the storms of prayer. Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson
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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. Jeremy Taylor
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We often want one thing and pray for another, not telling the truth even to the gods. Seneca the Younger
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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. George Santayana
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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. John Selden
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Do not ask for what you will wish you had not got. Seneca the Younger
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There are more tears shed over answered prayers than over unanswered prayers. Teresa of Ávila
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Why is it when we talk to God, we're praying, but when God talks to us, we're schizophrenic? Lily Tomlin
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"Be careful what you pray for." Janet Morris
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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.” Janet Morris, Chris Morris
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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." Aberjhani
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And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him. After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Jesus Christ
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When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers. Oscar Wilde
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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. Orson Welles
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My prayer to God is a very short one: O Lord, make my enemies look ridiculous! God has granted it. Voltaire
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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
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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. Mark Twain
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Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer. Mark Twain
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new! "Kiss my pommel." Janet Morris, Chris Morris
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