Prayer Quotes

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Courage is just fear, plus prayers, plus understanding.
Edward Albert

Battering the gates of heaven with the storms of prayer.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Deeply saddened by the news of the terrorist attacks in central London, the Holy Father offers his fervent prayers for the victims and for all those who mourn. [on the London terrorist bombings, 7th July 2005]
Pope Benedict XVI

I really feel like life will dictate itself. You should allow it to unfold as naturally as possible. Just go with the flow. When you're really desperate, you say a few prayers and hope for the best. That's the way I've always lived my life.
Shania Twain

I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: 'O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.' And God granted it.
Voltaire

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

The works of God are great mysteries and may truly always be hidden from us, however it is not wrong to lead your own personal enquiry through your prayers to the Lord.
Jane Grey

The man who says his evening prayer is a captain posting his sentinels. He can sleep.
Charles Baudelaire

To all my little Hulkamaniacs, say your prayers, take your vitamins and you will never go wrong.
Hulk Hogan

Many of our prayers were not answered, and for this we are now grateful
William Feather

All the Saints of God are there to protect me, to sustain me and to carry me. And your prayers, my dear friends, your indulgence, your love, your faith and your hope accompany me.
Pope Benedict XVI

A child's eyes, those clear, wells of undefiled thought - what on earth can be more beautiful? Full of hope, love and curiosity, they meet your own. In prayer, how earnest; in joy, how sparkling; in sympathy, how tender! The man who never tried the companionship of a little child has carelessly passed by one of the great pleasures of life, as one passes a rare flower without plucking it or knowing its value
Caroline Norton

The torpid artist seeks inspiration at any cost, by virtue or by vice, by friend or by fiend, by prayer or by wine.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
Soren Kierkegaard

Your prayer must be for a sound mind in a sound body.
Juvenal

We must not sit still and look for miracles; up and doing, and the Lord will be with thee. Prayer and pains, through faith in Christ Jesus, will do anything.
George Eliot

The romantic embrace can only be compared with music and with prayer.
Havelock Ellis

A prayer for the wild at heart, kept in cages.
Tennessee Williams

People would be surprised to know how much I learned about prayer from playing poker.
Mary Austin

Prayer indeed is good, but while calling on the gods a man should himself lend a hand.
Hippocrates

In prayer the lips ne'er act the winning part
Without the sweet concurrence of the heart
Robert Herrick

Courage is fear that has said its prayers.
Dorothy Bernard

Old hands soil, it seems, whatever they caress, but they too have their beauty when they are joined in prayer. Young hands were made for caresses and the sheathing of love. It is a pity to make them join too soon.
André Gide

It is in vain to expect our prayers to be heard, if we do not strive as well as pray.
Aesop

There are only two occasions when Americans respect privacy, especially in Presidents. Those are prayer and fishing.
Herbert Hoover

As we look upon that agony and those tearful prayers, let us not only look with thankfulness; but let that kneeling Saviour teach us that in prayer alone can we be forearmed against our lesser sorrows; that strength to bear flows into the heart that is opened in supplication; and that a sorrow which we are made able to endure is more truly conquered than a sorrow which we avoid
Alexander Maclaren

I bought singles until I started working properly and then I started buying albums, so this brings back a lot of teenage memories from being in London before I got work [say a little prayer]
Billy Ocean

If God listened to the prayers of men, all men would quickly have perished: for they are forever praying for evil against one another.
Epicurus

There are thoughts which are prayers. There are moments when, whatever the posture of the body, the soul is on its knees.
Victor Hugo

Prayer ardent opens heaven
Edward Young

The general atmosphere of Lord's is more like a prayer meeting than a ball game.
Alistair Cooke

Just as in earthly life lovers long for the moment when they are able to breathe forth their love for each other, to let their souls blend in a soft whisper, so the mystic longs for the moment when in prayer he can, as it were, creep into God.
Soren Kierkegaard

Anything large enough for a wish to light upon, is large enough to hang a prayer upon.
George MacDonald

Prayer puts you in touch with the infinite and prepares your mind for the finite.
Peter Daniel

The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course.
Billy Graham

What a Friend we have in Jesus,
All our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry
Everything to God in prayer! [Hymn]
Joseph Scriven

Intercessory prayer might be defined as loving our neighbour on our knees.
Charles Bent

I admired and valued Robin as a colleague and friend and as one of the greatest parliamentarians of our time. His wife Gaynor and his two sons are in our thoughts and prayers. [on the death of Robin Cook]
Gordon Brown

The sexual embrace can only be compared with music and with prayer.
Marcus Aurelius

I never pray on a golf course. Actually, the Lord answers my prayers everywhere except on the course.
Billy Graham

If thou shouldst never see my face again, pray for my soul. More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Far as distress the soul can wound 'Tis pain in each degree; Bliss goes but to a certain bound, Beyond is agony. (A Prayer for Indifference)
Frances Greville

Basically, I'm for anything that gets you through the night - be it prayer, tranquilisers or a bottle of Jack Daniels.
Frank Sinatra

Our prayers are answered not when we are given what we ask but when we are challenged to be what we can be.
Morris Adler

Business underlies everything in our national life, including our spiritual life. Witness the fact that in the Lord's Prayer, the first petition is for daily bread. No one can worship God or love his neighbour on an empty stomach.
Woodrow Wilson

The creator who could put a cancer in a believer's stomach is above being interfered with by prayers
Bret Harte

The object of most prayers is to wangle an advance on good intentions.
Robert Brault

O Lord, thou knowest how busy I must be this day; if I forget thee, do not thou forget me. [Prayer before Battle of Edgehill, 1642]
Sir Jacob Astley

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

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



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